Photonics West Plenary events

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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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On Demand startDigital Forum: On-demand starting 6 March
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.
On Demand startDigital Forum: On-demand starting 6 March
On Demand startDigital Forum: On-demand starting 6 March
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.
On Demand startDigital Forum: On-demand starting 6 March
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.
On Demand startDigital Forum: On-demand starting 6 March
Gérard Mourou explains how extreme light can answer the unanswered in physics, and Ursula Keller reviews progress in dual-comb generation from diode-pumped solid-state lasers and VECSELs. Hot Topics on ultrafast lasers and 3D nanoprinting follow.
On Demand startDigital Forum: On-demand starting 6 March
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.
On Demand startDigital Forum: On-demand starting 6 March
An engaging session on ground-breaking silicon photonics, unifying the OE spectrum at the chip scale, and evolution of advanced immersive sensory media.