20th OIDA Annual Forum

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

20th OIDA Annual Forum

18 November, 2013 - Special Afternoon of Programming Offered Exclusively to OIDA Members
19 November, 2013 - Full Day of Programming Open to All

Location: Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
Washington, DC, USA

OIDA's Annual Forum brings key stakeholders together in Washington, D.C. to maximize discussion between industry, government, and academic decision-makers.

Advance online registration is encouraged as space is limited. Click here to register and make your travel arrangements!

The 2013 Forum will feature:
  • market overviews
  • perspectives on hot topics
  • highlights on activities in diverse geographic regions
  • lessons learned from recent OIDA roadmapping efforts
In addition, there will also be an exclusive members-only session on government agency activities relevant to optoelectronics.


Monday, 18 November**
Special Members-Only Events

13:30 Registration Opens
14:00 - 14:15 Welcome Remarks
14:15 - 15:00 Keynote Speaker: The Hon. Mike Rogers, Chairman House Intelligence Committee
15:00 - 17:00 Panel: U.S. Government Programs and Their Impact on Industry
17:00 - 17:15 OIDA and Government Relations: Matt Berzok, Ryan, MacKinnon,Vasapoli and Berzok,LLP
17:15 - 18:30 Networking Reception
18:30 Open discussion with OIDA Board & Staff

Tuesday, 19 November**
Open to All

7:30 Registration Opens
7:30 - 8:30 Continental Networking Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome Remarks
8:45 - 10:00 Session 1: OIDA's Overview of the Optics & Photonics Market in 2013 & Beyond
10:00 - 10:45 Keynote Speaker I: The Hon. Lee Terry of Nebraska, Chairman, Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:30 Session 2: Hot Topics in Optical Communications
12:30 - 13:45 Networking Lunch
13:45 - 14:30 Keynote Speaker II: Bob Flanagan, Managing Director, Head of Technology Hardware Banking, Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
14:30 - 15:45 Session 3: Industry Landscape: Regional Perspectives on Markets and Public-Private Partnerships
15:45 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30 Session 4: Lessons from OIDA Roadmapping in Optical Communications: Critical Information You Can Use
17:30 - 19:00 Networking Reception

** Schedule subject to change.

Register to attend and ensure that you are included in this unique, once-a-year industry forum for the optoelectronics community!

More information coming soon! Check back for details.