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SPIE Photonics Europe 2014 press kit

SPIE Photonics Europe

SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre
14-17 April 2014


SPIE Photonics Europe, the premier European optics and photonics R&D conference, brings together multiple disciplines, technologies, and perspectives from across Europe and around the world.


Brussels Town Hall

More than 1,200 technical presentations, on topics such as:

  • Micro/nano technologies
  • Organic photonics
  • Biophotonics
  • Highly integrated and functional photonic components
  • Advances in laser and amplifier technologies
  • Photonics in industrial applications
  • Quantum optics
  • Metamaterials
  • Laser sources and applications
  • Neurophotonics -- NEW session topic


Hot Topics speakers:

  • John Dudley, Université de Franche-Comté: International Year of Light 2015
  • Wolfgang Boch, European Commission Photonics Unit: Horizon 2020 and the Photonics Public-Private Partnership
  • Raymond Beausoleil, Hewlett-Packard Labs: integrated photonics
  • Brian Wilson, University of Toronto: nanoparticle-enabled endoscopy
  • John Sipe, University of Toronto: quantum nonlinear optics
  • Frank Koppens, ICFO-Institute of Photonic Sciences: graphene quantum nano-optoelectronics
  • Marc Sciamanna, Supélec, OPOTEL and LMOPS: laser diode dynamics
  • Michal Lipson, Cornell University: silicon photonics


Photonics Innovation Village, showcasing 13 competing technology transfer projects judged by representatives of the European Commission Photonics Unit, SPIE, Photonics21, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, a bank or venture capital company, and a large European photonics company.


Industry events

  • Industry Perspectives Programme: executive briefings on markets and business opportunities for photonics technology and applications
  • "Finding Partners for Horizon 2020" workshop
  • SCHOTT Workshop, on properties of optical glass and special optical materials
  • Photonics4Life "Interdisciplinary Workshop of Biophotonics"
  • FP7-STREP-Smartfiber Workshop, on fibre Bragg grating sensors and interrogators
  • "Getting Hired in 2014 and Beyond" workshop


Two-day exhibition (15-16 April) with approximately 70 photonics applications developers and suppliers

SPIE Photonics Europe exhibition


General chairs: Francis Berghmans, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Ronan Burgess, European Commission Joint Research Centre; Jürgen Popp, Institute of Photonic Technology Jena; Peter Hartmann, SCHOTT

Honorary Chair: Hugo Thienpoint, Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Press registration

Conference registration fees may be waived for members of the working press who wish to attend to cover an SPIE event. See the Press Coverage of Events page for rules of registration.


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