MEDIA ADVISORY 'Laser Applications Today and Tomorrow' Media Briefing to Cover Latest Research and D


‘Laser Applications: Today and Tomorrow’ Media Briefing to Cover Latest Research and Developments in Laser Applications

Press invited to attend CLEO/IQEC 2009 - the premier event for breakthroughs in optics

With new product announcements and 1,500 technical paper presentations, CLEO/IQEC is the industry’s most influential business and scientific forum

What: Private media briefing “Laser Applications: Today and Tomorrow”

When/Where: Tuesday, June 2, 12 p.m., Room 327, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore

Details: From research on healing with light to lasers in space exploration to the world’s highest resolution projector, CLEO/IQEC is the premier forum for scientific and technical optics in the world today.

The exclusive press luncheon will feature representatives and participating panelists from the scientific and corporate communities, providing a high-level view of industry innovation. The special media-only panel features:

  • Tim Carrig, CLEO program co-chair & PhAST Applications Track chair (moderator)
  • Marcos Dantus, president & CEO, BioPhotonic Solutions, Inc., “Ultrafast Lasers Get in Shape with femtoFit™” (2009 PhAST/Laser Focus World Innovation Award Winner)
  • Aristide Dogariu, professor of optics, University of Central Florida, “Healing with Light”
  • Stuart McNaught, laser scientist, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, “100-kW Solid-State Laser System”
  • Forrest Williams, principal optical engineer, Evans & Sutherland, “World’s Highest Resolution Projector”

Registration: Advance registration for the media briefing is requested. Please contact Keira Shein, 410.363.9494, to register. Media/analyst registration for the conference can be accessed on the CLEO/IQEC Web site.

Contact:Please contact us or visit the CLEO/IQEC Web site for additional information.
Keira Shein, 410.363.9494,
Lyndsay Meyer, 202.416.1435,


With a distinguished history as one of the industry’s leading events on laser science, the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the International Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/IQEC) is where laser technology was first introduced.  CLEO/IQEC combines the strength of peer-reviewed scientific programming with an applications-focused exhibition to showcase the present and future of this technology.  Sponsored by the American Physical Society’s (APS) Laser Science Division, the Institute of Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Photonics Society and the Optical Society (OSA), CLEO/IQEC provides an educational forum, complete with a dynamic Plenary, short courses, tutorials, workshops and more, on topics as diverse as its attendee base whose broad spectrum of interests range from biomedicine to defense to optical communications and beyond.  For more information, visit the conference’s Web site at