Register and Attend CLEO/QELS - the Premier International Laser and Electro-Optics Event




**MEDIA ADVISORY**

Register and Attend CLEO/QELS - the Premier
International Laser and Electro-Optics Event

With Applications-Focused Programming and 1,800 Technical Presentations,
CLEO/QELS is the Industry’s Most Influential Technical and Market Forum

What: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) / Quantum Electronics Laser Science Conference (QELS)

When/Where: May 16 - 21, 2010 (Exhibits open May 18-20) at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center

Details: CLEO/QELS is the premiere destination for a global audience of professionals who seek the latest information on laser science and photonics applications. Attendees gather from around the world to hear from the foremost authorities. In addition to the plenary sessions, invited speakers, contributed paper presentations, and short courses, CLEO also covers emerging applications of lasers and electro-optical technology.

Featuring:

  • 250 laser and electro-optics exhibitors (25 percent based outside the U.S.)
  • Comprehensive technical program features the most important technical developments in hot topic areas like biophotonics, semiconductor lasers, energy-efficient photonics, nanophotonic devices, ultrafast optics and more.

Highlights: Applications and Technical Programming:

Visit the CLEO/QELS website periodically for regular programming updates. In the meantime, here's a preview of what to expect:

  • CLEO: Applications - The revamped CLEO: Applications program (formerly PhAST) focuses on the demonstration of components, systems, and emerging applications of lasers and electro-optical technology. The new program runs from Monday, May 17, to Friday, May 21 on the same schedule as the CLEO Technical programs.
  • Market Focus - Part of the CLEO: Applications program, Market Focus sessions cover business and commercialized applications and are held on the exhibit floor. Industry experts will be featured on a series of panels covering the areas of Photonics for Energy, Industrial Lasers, Photonics for Defense and Security, and Biophotonics.
  • Technology Transfer Showcase - The CLEO Technology Transfer Program offers attendees from industry a “one-stop” opportunity to learn about the latest optics and photonics technologies coming out of universities and government labs.
  • LaserFest Symposium – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Laser - On May 16 - the actual date of the 50th anniversary of Theodore Maiman’s demonstration of the first working laser at Hughes Research Labs—Nobel laureates and early pioneers of the laser will offer retrospectives on the invention of the laser.  Nobel Laureates Nico Bloembergen and Charles Townes will speak, along with Ted Maiman’s wife, Kathleen, and National Ignition Facility Director Ed Moses, among others.
  • Join these industry leaders for a unique perspective into today’s lasers and electro-optics field. The CLEO/QELS Plenary Sessions, scheduled for Monday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 19, feature:

 

    • Gérard Mourou, École Polytechnique, France
      "New Physics at Extreme Intensities of Light"
    • Douglas Simons, Gemini Observatory, USA
      "A New Portal on the Universe-Laser Adaptive Optics"
    • Steven Block, Stanford University, USA
      "Single Molecule Biophysics with Optical Tweezers"
    • David Awschalom, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
      "Manipulating Single Spins and Coherence in Semiconductors"

 

  • Hundreds of educational workshops and tutorial sessions.

 

Private media events will include:

  • What’s Next – A Look at Future Applications of the Laser - a press-only lunch panel at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18. CLEO/QELS representatives and participating panelists from the scientific, corporate and analyst communities will provide a high-level view of the industry and innovation.

 

Registration: Media/analyst registration for CLEO/QELS can be accessed online at http://www.cleoconference.org/media_center/mediaregistrationform.aspx.

Contact: Please contact us or visit the event website at www.cleoconference.org for additional information.
 
Keira Shein, 410.363.9494, keira@wilkinsonshein.com
Lyndsay Meyer, 202.416.1435, lmeyer@osa.org

About CLEO/QELS:

With a distinguished history as the industry’s leading event on laser science, the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) / Quantum Electronics Laser Science Conference (QELS) is where laser technology was first introduced. In 2010, CLEO/QELS will unite the field of lasers and electro-optics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology, with content stemming from basic research to industry application. 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/QELS provides a holistic reflection of the critical developments in the field, showcasing the most significant milestones from laboratory to marketplace. With an unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, CLEO/QELS connects all of the critical vertical markets in lasers and electro-optics. For more information, visit the conference’s Web site at www.cleoconference.org.

###


Share:
Keyword
Topics

The Optical Society Creates Optical Design Innovator Award

The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce the creation of the Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award recognizing significant contributions to lens design, optical engineering or metrology by an individual at an early career stage. The inaugural award will be given in 2018.

Added: 26 Jul 2017


Sophisticated Medical Imaging Technique Proves Useful for Automotive Industry

Many of today’s cars are coated with paint that exhibits a metallic or glittery shine. The exact sparkle and color you see is determined by the distribution and characteristics of tiny metal flakes used in the paint. A new approach based on the medical imaging technique optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides the car industry with a practical way to automatically analyze these metal flakes, which until now have been difficult to image, in order to improve the efficiency of the automotive finishing process.

Added: 25 Jul 2017


Optics Leaders Announced as Visionary Speakers for 2017 FIO + LS Meeting

The Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS (FIO + LS) conference and exhibition provides a venue for leaders in the optics and photonics community to discuss the latest advances in the field. In 2017, the FIO + LS meeting has been thoughtfully redesigned and revised, offering attendees the best of past meetings while adding innovative elements to this year’s meeting. A new speaker category of visionary speakers have been added and will deliver presentations around the four conference themes

Added: 20 Jul 2017


Researchers Look Inside Dangerous Blood Clots with Optical Clearing Technique

A new technique that makes blood clots optically clear is allowing researchers to use powerful optical microscopy techniques to study the 3D structure of dangerous clots for the first time. Although blood clots stop bleeding after injury, clots that block blood flow can cause strokes and heart attacks.

Added: 17 Jul 2017


New Imaging Technique Fast Enough to Watch Molecular Dynamics Involved in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Researchers have developed a fast and practical molecular-scale imaging technique that could let scientists view never-before-seen dynamics of biological processes involved in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

Added: 13 Jul 2017


OSA Members Host Photonics Facility Tour for Congressman Charlie Dent

During the recent District Work Week, Representative Charlie Dent (R - Pa) toured the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN) and the Smith Family Laboratory for Optical Technologies, Lehigh University, PA. The tour was arranged by OSA members Nelson Tansu, the Daniel E. ’39 and Patricia M. Smith Endowed Chair Professor and Director of the CPN and Sean Anderson, a Photonics Engineer at Cisco.

Added: 12 Jul 2017


OSA’s Optics & Photonics News Wins 2017 APEX Award

OSA Publishing is pleased to announce that the staff of Optics & Photonics News (OPN), The Optical Society’s news and member magazine, has received a 2017 APEX Grand Award for publication excellence. The award honors a series of four commemorative booklets that the OPN team developed to highlight 100 years of The Optical Society.

Added: 11 Jul 2017


The Optical Society Announces 2017 OSA Optical Design & ​Fabrication Congress Highlights

Optical design and fabrication play an ever-increasing role in our modern society as more applications for optics are developed, especially in the areas of imaging, sensing and illumination systems. Advances in optical design and fabrication have led to the ability to utilize modern design tools to reduce cost, augment manufacturability, and enhance system performance in a wide variety applications.

Added: 05 Jul 2017


LASER World of Photonics 2017 Closes in Munich with a Record Number of Exhibitors and Attendees

WASHINGTON — The LASER World of Photonics Congress, a conference and exhibition co-sponsored by The Optical Society (OSA), attracted a record number of exhibitors and attendees over a four day period in Munich, Germany. The meeting was held in conjunction with CLEO/Europe – EQEC 2017 and the European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO 2017) from 25-29, June 2017.

Added: 03 Jul 2017


OSA Imaging & Applied Optics Congress Focuses on Breakthrough Imaging Innovations

The 2017 OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress (AIO/IS) concluded in San Francisco, California with nearly 350 attendees and more than 250 presentations from covering the diverse optical imaging industry. Research highlights included novel imaging optical imaging industry, innovative and collaborative applications and the future of imaging, as well as topical symposia highlighting advancements in 3D Image Acquisition and Display: Technology, Perception and Applications, Applied Industrial Optics, Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging, Imaging Systems and Applications, Mathematics in Imaging, Propagation Through and Characterization of Atmospheric and Oceanic Phenomena.

Added: 30 Jun 2017


Seeing the Forest Through the Trees with a New LiDAR System

Shortly after lasers were first developed in the 1960s, LiDAR – whose name originated as a combination of “light” and “radar” – capitalized on the newly unique precision they offered for measuring both time and distance. LiDAR quickly became the standard method for (3-D) land surveys and is now used in a multitude of sensing applications, such as self-driving cars.

Added: 27 Jun 2017


Moisture-Responsive ‘Robots’ Crawl with No External Power Source

Using an off-the-shelf camera flash, researchers turned an ordinary sheet of graphene oxide into a material that bends when exposed to moisture. They then used this material to make a spider-like crawler and claw robot that move in response to changing humidity without the need for any external power.

Added: 26 Jun 2017