Preview: SPIE Europe

Presentation proposals in digital optics, quantum technologies, optical imaging and sensing, laser-based manufacturing, attosecond science, and other photonics technologies had been accepted early for SPIE Photonics Europe 2018, held 22 – 26 April in the renovated and expanded Strasbourg Convention and Exhibition Center.

SPIE Photonics Europe returns to Strasbourg, France for the 2018 event (Source: SPIE)

Several new conferences have been added to the technical program, and a new AR / VR Design Challenge is offering cash prizes for students. Returning conferences will cover biophotonics, nanosciences, silicon photonics, and other topics. Other highlights include the eighth iteration of the Photonics Innovation Village, high-level plenary speakers, a two-day exhibition connecting research and industry, and a three-segment industry program focusing on laser processing, imaging, and funding opportunities.

SPIE Photonics Europe will again provide a forum for information updates on the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. Other special sessions are being organized on the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR), and for early-stage researchers and women scientists.

New conferences will cover:

  • Condensed-Phase Physics, chaired by Martin Schultze and Eleftherios Goulielmakis, MPI for Quantum Optics; and Thomas Brabec, U. Ottawa
  • Digital Optics for Immersive Displays (DOIDs), chaired by Bernard Kress, Microsoft; Wolfgang Osten, U. Stuttgart, and Hagen Stolle, SeeReal Technologies
  • Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics, chaired by Stefano Taccheo, Swansea U.; Jacob Mackenzie, U. Southampton; and Maurizio Ferrari, CNR Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie
  • Organic Electronics and Photonics, chaired by Sebastian Reineke and Koen Vandewal, TU Dresden
  • 3D Printed Optics and Additive Photonic Manufacturing, chaired by Alois Herkommer, U. Stuttgart; Georg von Freymann, TU Kaiserslautern; and Manuel Flury, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Strasbourg
  • Unconventional Optical Imaging, chaired by Corinne Fournier, U. Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne; Marc Georges, Centre Spatial de Liège; and Gabriel Propescu, U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Among returning conferences are:

  • Biophotonics, chaired by Jürgen Popp, Leibniz IPHT; Valery Tuchin, N.G. Chernyshevsky Saratov S. U.; and Francesco Pavone, European Lab for Nonlinear Spectroscopy
  • Metamaterials, chaired by Allan Boardman, U. Salford; Anatoly Zayats, King’s College London; and Kevin Mac-Donald, U. Southampton
  • Quantum Technologies, chaired by Jürgen Stuhler, Toptica Photonics; and Andrew Shields, Toshiba Research Europe. (Source: SPIE)

Link: SPIE Photonics Europe, 22 – 25 April 2018, Strasbourg, France

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