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Photonics West plenary sessions feature presentations from a wide range of leaders in the field, with focus on developing research and visions of the future of the industry.

Photonics West Plenary Sessions
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6 March 2021 • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM PST LIVE EVENT
Every year, attendees look forward to Saturday Night Hot Topics, an evening spent hearing highly engaged, world renowned speakers reveal the latest innovations in their areas of expertise. Don't miss this year's outstanding list of speakers.
7 March 2021 • 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM PST LIVE EVENT
Open to all Photonics West paid conference attendees.
7 March 2021 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST LIVE EVENT
Since 1959, SPIE has honored the best in optics and photonics for their significant achievements and contributions in advancing the science of light. Don't miss talks from our 2021 award winners.
7 March 2021 • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM PST LIVE EVENT
This session will highlight the breadth of advances occurring in the field of neurophotonics and provide a unique forum for communication and networking for leaders and innovators in this community.
8 March 2021 • 6:00 AM - 8:05 AM PST LIVE EVENT
Gérard Mourou explains how extreme light can answer the unanswered in physics and Ursi Keller reviews progress in dual-comb generation from diode-pumped SSLs and VECSELs. LASE Hot Topics by Marwan Abdou Ahmed, Univ. Stuttgart & Maria Farsari, FORTH.
8 March 2021 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST LIVE EVENT
Susumu Noda, Kyoto Univ. reports in a plenary talk on progress of Photonic Crystal Surface-Emitting Lasers, followed by Hot Topics in LASE presented by Manyalibo Matthews, LLNL, and Satoshi Kako, NTT Research, Inc.
9 March 2021 • 12:00 PM - 2:05 PM PST LIVE EVENT
An engaging session on ground-breaking silicon photonics, unifying the OE spectrum at the chip scale, and evolution of advanced immersive sensory media.