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The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
6 - 11 March 2021
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The leading event for the photonics and laser communities

Photonics West, the leading event for the photonics and laser communities

Make your plans to join us 6 - 11 March 2021
Attend Photonics West 2021, the premier laser, photonics, biomedical optics event. SPIE Photonics West covers a wide range of topics: biomedical optics, biophotonics, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, MOEMS-MEMS, displays, and more.

As we plan for an in-person meeting next year, we recognize that travel conditions are uncertain. SPIE remains committed to providing a forum for information sharing, collaboration, and advancing research that is vital to our community.

If we determine that we are unable to have an onsite meeting, we will host this event online as a Digital Forum. We will make the determination and will send information about the event’s final format by early January. Regardless of format, please join your community and contribute to our shared effort to improve the global condition for everyone. Find the SPIE response to COVID-19 here.

Acceptance Notification
9 November 2020

opens in January


Author information

Announcing: Photonics West Preview

Photonics Webinars

Attend a series of free webinars 25 - 28 January
Please join us in January for a series of free webinars addressing topics such as COVID-19 research, optical coherence tomography, and quantum technologies that will be discussed in detail during Photonics West in March. Hear from invited speakers and key companies during the Photonics West Preview.

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Explore Photonics West topics

SPIE BIOS, the largest biophotonics, biomedical optics, and imaging conference.


Biophotonics, Biomedical Optics, and Imaging

SPIE LASE, the laser source technologies and industrial lasers and applications conference.


Industrial Lasers, Laser Sources, and Applications

SPIE OPTO, the optoelectronics and photonic materials and devices conference


Optoelectronics, Photonic Materials and Devices


Make important connections at two world-class exhibitions


BiOS Expo

Exhibit at the world's largest biomedical optics and biophotonics exhibition.

Exhibit at BiOS
SPIE Photonics West Exhibition

Photonics West

Become an exhibitor at the flagship event for companies in the photonics industry.

Exhibit in 2021

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Review what SPIE Photonics West 2020 had to offer

2020 Programs and Proceedings

Download the 2020 Technical Program
Download the 2020 Exhibition Guide
View 2020 event highlights
Review 2020 Proceedings on SPIE Digital Library

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