SPIE Optics + Photonics is the largest interdisciplinary technical conference in North America, presenting the latest research and technologies in solar, nano, optics, photonics, and space optics.
The San Diego Convention Center features original works of art in its plaza. (Photo courtesy of Timothy Hursley)
The conference will offer more than 3175 presentations. In the Nanoscience and Engineering track, topics include carbon nanotubes, optical trapping, and nano-solar hydrogen, metamaterials, and plasmonics. In Solar Energy + Technology, topics will include solar hydrogen, thin films, OPVs, and PV cell technologies. Photonic Devices + Applications will present topics including IR detectors, OLEDs, organic PVs, and solid state lighting. Astronomy is back in 2011 under the Optical Engineering + Applications track. Topics include optical design, systems, and engineering, remote sensing, x-ray technologies, solid state lighting, illumination engineering, advanced metrology, astronomical optics and space optical systems.
In addition to the more than 220 companies showcasing their latest products, the exhibit floor will feature several special attractions, including the NanoTech demo area, a Focus On Astronomy section and a Photonics for a Better World section.
Also plan on over 55 courses and workshops (in 16 tracks) to choose from, while earning CEU credits.