Applied Industrial Optics

Applied Industrial Optics

26 - 29 June 2017
Hyatt Regency San Francisco, San Francisco, California United States

Advances in optical technologies and their use in commercial applications:

Recent advances in applied optics have resulted in technological breakthroughs with significant commercial implications. The environmental, defense, oil & gas, food & beverage, medical, and pharmaceutical industries are just a few of the sectors that are consistently pushing the boundaries in applied industrial optics (AIO). At AIO, industry experts/professionals with experience in overcoming the challenges of deploying and commercializing new technology meet research groups striving to get their technology out of the lab. In addition to traditional presentations, AIO hosts panel sessions aimed at fostering dialog and new collaborations amongst attendees. Topic categories include:  instrumentation, metrology, imaging systems, applied spectroscopy, wearable devices, clinical diagnostics, harsh environment systems and emerging laser, fiber, and photonic technologies.

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Keynote Speaker

Tish Shute, Futurewei (Huawei), USA
Tuesday, 27 June
XR and The Future of Communications: From Silicon to Human Photonics

Gary Miller

US Naval Research Laboratory

Arlene Smith

Avo Photonics, Inc.

Sogol Borjian

Queen's University at Kingston
Program Chair

Martin Garbos

Buerkert Werke GmbH & Co. KG
Program Chair

Georg Müller

ABB Corporate Research
Program Chair

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Schedule at a glance
Keynote Speaker
Tish Shute, Futurewei (Huawei), USA, XR and The Future of Communications: From Silicon to Human Photonics

  Scott Bickham, Corning Research & Development Corp, United States, Multimode Fibers for Sensing and other Non-Telecom Applications, Invited

Achyut Dutta, Banpil Photonics, Inc, United States, Evolution of Multispectral Image Sensors from Concept/Lab to Application, Invited

Hod Finkelstein, Trutag Technologies, United States, Next-generation Intelligent Hyperspectral Imagers for High-resolution Object Identification, Invited

James Fraser, Queen's University at Kingston, Canada, High-speed in situ metrology for laser-based advanced manufacturing, Invited

Anton Garcia-Diaz, AIMEN, Spain, Embedded IR multi aperture imaging for surveillance applications, Invited

Grantley Gill, University of Adelaide, Australia, Development of an Optical Fiber Probe for Real Time, Intraoperative Detection of Cancer, Invited

Christopher Gladden, Glint Photonics, Inc. , United States, Planar Beam-steering Optics for Solar Concentration, Invited

Arsen Hajian, Hindsight Imaging Inc, United States, Defense and Biomedical Products Based on the High Throughput Virtual Slit, Invited

Mark Itzler, Princeton Lightwave Inc, United States, Geiger-mode LiDAR: From Airborne Platforms to Driverless Cars, Invited

Jules Jaffe, University of California San Diego, United States, Adventures in Underwater Microscopy, Invited

Hongrui Jiang, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States, Bio-inspired Imaging Systems with Wide Field-of-View and Enhanced Photosensitivity, Invited

Peter Kozodoy, Glint Photonics, Inc., United States, Planar Beam-steering Optics for Solar Concentration, Invited

Pei-Cheng Ku, University of Michigan, United States, Chip-scale integration of RGB LED pixels for microdisplay, lighting and biophotonics applications, Invited

Carlos Mastrangelo, University of Utah, United States, Adaptive Optics for Autofocusing Eyeglasses, Invited

Eric Moore, Cognex Corporation, United States,  Structured-light 3D Image Capture in the Presence of Object Motion and Daylight, Invited

Nadia Pervez, Chromation, Inc., United States, Integrated Light Management as a Path to Miniaturizing Spectral Sensors, Invited

Stavros Pissadakis, FORTH-IESL, Greece, Microstructured Optical Fiber, Optofluidic Sensors and Actuators, Invited

Brian Pogue, DoseOptics, LLC, United States, Imaging Radiation Dose and Molecules in Human Radiation Therapy for Cancer, Invited

Luca Poletto, National Research Council, Italy, Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy Applied to Gas Sensing for Agro-food and Medical Processes, Invited

Anna Rissanen, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, Finland, MEMS Fabry-Perot Interferometer Based Spectral Sensors for Industrial Applications, Invited

Michael Schmidberger, Osram, Germany, The world's first broadband infrared light emitting diode (IR LED) - Development, realisation & applications, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Congress Plenary Session
Monday, 26 June, 08:30-10:30
  • John Schwartzman, Director of Photography, USA
  • Mohan Trivedi, University of California San Diego, USA 

Congress Welcome Reception
Monday, 26 June, 18:00-19:30

Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.

Keynote (AIO/IS)
Tuesday, 27 June, 10:45-12:15

Speaker: Tish Shute, Futurewei (Huawei), USA, XR and The Future of Communications: From Silicon to Human Photonics
AR/AR will evolve into XR to become the future interface for Cloud Computing, IoT, Big Data, Prediction, Self-driving Cars, Personalized Medicine, Robots, Drones, Cryptocurrency, Smart Cities, and AI. XR is intelligent and interactive connecting us in new ways to each other and uniting human and machine intelligence in a space shared and understood by both. The convergence of CV and AI is powering this paradigm shift in computing but display technologies still lag behind. New display technologies that operate at the intersection of engineering and perception are essential for the realization of XR. This talk will look at the promise of XR, and the challenge of fitting the puzzle pieces together.

Student & Early Career Professional Development & Networking Lunch and Learn
Tuesday, 27 June, 12:15 – 14:00

Join us for an interactive lunch and learn program focused on professional development within the Imaging and Applied Optics field. This program will engage students and early career professionals with the key leaders in the field who will share their professional development journey and provide useful tips to those who attend. Lunch will be provided. Programs are open to OSA Members. There is limited space and we ask that you RSVP to attend.

AIO Panel : The View from the Ladder:  Perceptions on the Future of Photonics
Tuesday, 27 June, 16:45 – 17:45 
Perceptions are often governed by the experience of the individual. Here panelists at various stages in their career and seniority will discuss the current and future outlook of the photonics industry as well as the role of collaboration and consolidation in the market.  From fresh perspectives to seasoned analyses, this session will also explore what the optics community can do to shape the future of photonics technology. 
Gregory Quarles, The Optical Society, USA
Martin Garbos, Buerkert Werke GmbH, Germany
Mark Itzler, Princenton Lightwave, USA
Anna Rissanen, VTT Technical Research Center, Finland

Joint Poster Session
Tuesday, 27 June, 17:45-19:15

Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper. 

AIO Panel: Start-ups, Incubators, Accelerators, Oh My!
Wednesday, 28 June, 16:45 – 17:45
What if an entrepreneur could put themselves in the shoes of the investors they pitch to? Would the ideas be pitched differently? Would the ask be different? What are the specific challenges of a photonics entrepreneur, and what are ways to address those challenges?

Laura Smoliar, Berkeley Catalyst Fund, USA
John Brewer, Amorphyx, USA

IS Panel: When Two Cameras Are Better Than One
Thursday, 29 June, 11:15- 12:15

Using multiple cameras to form a single image is going mainstream this year, with many new smartphones including this feature. The claims include continuous zoom, improved dynamic range and resolution, and depth sensing, all in a smaller and lighter system than an equivalent single lens camera. In this session a panel of academic and industry experts will discuss the multi-camera trend in the consumer imaging industry. Now that the approach has become practical, it is a good time to explore the key technologies, design trade-offs and performance limits.
Moderator:  Chris Dainty, FotoNation, UCL, Ireland
Ram Nararyanswamy, Occipital, USA
Rajiv Laroia, Light
Andrew Harvey, Univ. of Glasgow, UK
Alex Drimbarean, FotoNation, Ireland

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