Complimentary Corporate Networking Reception and Special Business Presentations


Upcoming Events

CLEO Market Focus
CLEO sessions covering business and commercialized applications including industrial lasers, defense, biophotonics, and energy.
11 May - 14 May 2015
Location: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, USA

How to Communicate HighTech to the Market: PR/Marketing Workshop for Startups
OSA Entrepreneur Training workshop available at Laser Munich 2105. Hall A4, Room A 41/42
24 June - 24 June 2015
Location: Messe Munchen, Munich, Germany

Space-Division Multiplexing Workshop
Internet traffic grows approximately 100 times every 10 years and the majority of the traffic is carried by single-mode fiber communication systems. However, the capacity that a single fiber can carry is reaching its theoretical limits due to the nonlinear shannon limit. The only option for continued capacity growth is to use additional spatial paths either in parallel single-mode fibers or through more integrated solutions such as fibers that have multiple cores, multiple modes, or both. In addition to these novel fibers, the success of space division multiplexing will depend on highly integrated and cost effective components that exploit multimode technology to simultaneously process the parallel data streams. Such components include switches, new fibers, amplifiers, filters, multi-mode and multi-core amplifiers, mode-converters. Although space division multiplexing has potential to significantly reduce the cost and complexity of parallel systems, it also has its challenges. The closely packed spatial-paths can couple which causes crosstalk. The modes also have different losses and gains which cause mode dependent losses. Should this crosstalk be dealt with using advanced digital signal processing techniques, and what types of new components do we need to handle the mode dependencies? In recent years, outside of optical communications interest in multimode photonics research has been rapidly growing in quite disparate disciplines within optics, largely independently. With applications as diverse as searching for extra-solar planets to cutting sheet-metal. These research disciplines include biomedical imaging, astronomy, sensing, high-power amplifiers and quantum information science. Space-division multiplexing and these fields have very different applications but rely on many related techniques and suffer from many of the same technical challenges.
28 June - 28 June 2015
Location: Omni Parker House Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Recent Events

Complimentary Corporate Networking Reception and Special Business Presentations

Tuesday, 16 October
Corporate Theater in Empire Hall
Rochester Convention Center

Interested in attending this event? Registration is complimentary as an Exhibit Attendee. Please register on-site at the Rochester Convention Center. Registration is located at the Box Office on the 1st floor of the Center and is open from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Monday, 15 October and Tuesday, 16 October. 

The session starts with a networking reception – drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served – followed by a special presentation focusing on Harnessing Light II and Market Overviews.  The program concludes with the Executive Speaker Series, an interview program with a prominent leader in our industry. 

4:00 – 4:20 pm – Corporate Networking Reception
4:20 – 4:50 pm – Update and Outlook for the Optics Market
4:50 – 5:00 pm – Networking Break
5:00 – 6:00 pm – Executive Speaker Series

OIDA will present some highlights of the optics and optoelectronics market, and what to expect in the market in the coming year. The presentation will also discuss the market opportunities described in the newly released report from the Harnessing Light Committee from the National Academies. How big are the opportunities and what should companies expect now that the report is complete?

The Executive Speaker Series will feature an interview with Michael J. Cumbo, Ph.D., President, IDEX Optics & Photonics. To learn more about this portion of the program, please visit here.
 

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Presented by -
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