SPIE Optics + Photonics 2013 | San Diego Convention Center San Diego, California | August 25-29, 2013
Optics and photonics are enabling technologies that are part of our daily lives—from energy efficiency to healthcare. Advancements in these areas will help us to better respond to social and environmental challenges of our future. It’s these advancements that will be highlighted at the SPIE Optics + Photonics conference this August in San Diego, California. Long a core optical engineering meeting, SPIE Optics + Photonics is quickly growing in the areas of clean-energy and nanotechnology research. With more than 3,100 technical presentations, 50 courses, 4,500 attendees, and 240 exhibiting companies, SPIE Optics + Photonics offers you both classic and cutting-edge optics and photonics research, training, and product information. Join your peers at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2013 – and get the kind of technical information, professional training, hardware and market intelligence that is key to success in today's changing job and technology landscape. SPI E Optics + Photonics is the largest international, multidisciplinary optical sciences and technology meeting in North America. With four symposia, find the latest research in these four areas: NanoScience + Engineering, Solar Energy + Applications, Organic Photonics + Electronics, and Optical Engineering + Applications. Registration for this meeting is open until August 28, 2013. For more information about this meeting, please visit the meeting website.
ETOP'2013: Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference
The 12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference, ETOP’2013, is being jointly organized by Portugal’ and Tunisia’ Territorial Committees of ICO and will be held at Faculty of Science of the University of Porto in Porto, Portugal on July 23 to 26, 2013. Please refer to the announcement for more details.
Optics and Photonics: Essential Technologies for our Nation
For the last six years, the U.S. Advisory Committee on Optics has urged the National Research Council to update its 1998 report,Harnessing Light I, Optical Science and Engineering for the 21st Century. With the August 13th release of Harnessing Light 2, Optics and Photonics: Essential Technologies for our Nation, that goal has been achieved. The U.S. Advisory Committee on Optics was instrumental in the early stages of the effort. In 2007, the committee wrote a white paper in 2007 which outlined the need for such an update and eventually served as the basis for the study. Two members of the USAC served on the committee releasing the new report. Alan Willner served as co-chair of the Optics and Photonics: Essential Technologies for our Nation report committee, and Duncan Moore, chair of the USAC and president of the International Commission on Optics, served as a committee member. The sponsoring society members of the USAC, particularly SPIE and the Optical Society of America (OSA), have pledged their active engagement in report dissemination.Visit the National Academies Press homepage and read or download this report for free.
ICO-23: General Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Location: Santiage de Compostela, Spain
Duration: August 26-29, 2014
To stay informed, please visit the ICO-23 website.
Congratulations to our 2012 USAC-Student Best Paper Awardee!
- Siddharth G. Tallur, PhD candidate at Cornell University, won the award based on his paper "Electro-Mechanically Induced GHz Rate Optical Frequency Modulation in Silicon".
March 17, 2013 - USAC/ICO Committee meeting, Anaheim, CA
Date: February 4-15, 2013
Location: Trieste, Italy
2012 ICTP Winter College
Date: February 6-17, 2012
Location: Trieste, Italy
January 22, 2012 - USAC/ICO Committee Meeting, San Francisco, California
ICO-22: General Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Location: Puebla, Mexico
Duration: August 15, 2011 - August 19, 2011
ICO-22 was the 22nd General Congress of the International Commission for Optics (ICO), held at the William O. Jenkins Convention Centre, in Puebla, Mexico on August 15-19, 2011. This was the most important scientific and technical meeting on Optics around the world, and it is organized every three years. This congress reported on the latest advances and innovations in Optics and related areas. During the event, top level specialists delivered keynote speeches, and exhibitors of prestigious commercial companies will be present. (Picture copied from http://spie.org/x47756.xml).
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2011 ICTP Winter College on Optics in Imaging Science
Optical imaging science has seen enormous advances during the past two decades. The 2011 Winter College on Optics, organized by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), brought together a group of outstanding researchers who lectured on this and other important areas of development in imaging science. The Winter College was held at ICTP, Trieste, Italy, from January 31, 2011 to February 11, 2011.
The USAC supported the following U.S.-based students:
Sonny Ly, University of California, Davis
Mark Thomas Stahl, University of Alabama, Huntsville
Stephano Young, University of Arizona
2010 ICTP Winter College
For more information, please visit the ICTP website.