Solid-State Lighting (SSL)

06 - 09 November 2017
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado United States

Within the next 25 years, SSL will become the cornerstone of a revolution in lighting. Incandescent and gas discharge lamps will be replaced by highly efficient organic and inorganic semiconductor devices. This progress relies on advances in material science, device physics, manufacturing, device packaging, and light management. This symposium therefore covers all aspects of solid state lighting, from new materials development and device physics to the design of efficient lighting optics.

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Michael E. Webber, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Kelly Chance, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA
Kwang-Leong Choy, University College London, UK
Clifford Ho, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Jeff Tsao, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
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Ian Ferguson

Missouri Science and Technology


Barry Rand

Princeton University

Jianxin Tang

Soochow University

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Hotel Reservation 4 October 2017 23:59 EDT
Hotel Reservation 4 October 2017
Advanced Registration 9 October 2017 23:59 EDT
Advanced Registration 9 October 2017
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 16 October 2017 12:00 EDT
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 16 October 2017
Schedule at a glance

Jeff Tsao, Sandia National LaboratoriesUnited States - Keynote

  Seth Coe-Sullivan, Luminit LLC, United States, Mass Production of Holographic Transparent Components for Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications, Invited

Nikolaus Dietz, Georgia State University, United States, High in Concentration GaInN, Invited

Hanwei Gao, FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, Enhanced light emission in composite halide perovskites , Invited

Noel Giebink, Pennsylvania State University, United States, The Nature of Catastrophic OLED Lighting Panel Failure, Invited

JianJang Huang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Applications of Nitride Semiconductor Beyond Solid-State Lighting , Invited

Jang-Joo Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea, High Quality White OLEDs with Comparable Efficiencies to LEDs, Invited

Zhiqiang Liu, CAS Institute of Physics, China, New Strategy for Highly Effective P-type Doping of Nitrides: Energy Band Tailoring, Invited

Abdallah Ougazzaden, Georgia Tech Lorraine, France, Selective Area Growth of LEDs, Invited

Sebastian Reineke, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, Steering Light of OLEDs: Cavity Design and Driving Scheme, Invited

Chao Shen, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, Visible lasers and emerging color converters for lighting and visible light communications, Invited

Franky So, North Carolina State University, United States, Light Extraction in Corrugated OLEDs , Invited

Nelson Tansu, Lehigh University, United States, High Efficiency III-Nitride LEDs, Invited

Ken-Tsung Wong, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Intramolecular and Intermolecular Charge Transfer Approaches for High Efficiency TADF Materials and OLEDs, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Welcome Reception at Mesa Labs

Sunday, 5 November, 16:00-19:00
Join your fellow attendees at Mesa Labs for the welcome reception. During the reception you can pick up your registration materials and name badge at Mesa Lab. The reception is open to all congress attendees. Transportation will be provided from the Millennium Hotel.

Congress Plenary Session

Monday, 6 November, 08:30-10:00
The Congress will start on Monday with the Plenary Speaker, Michael E. Webber.

IPAC Session on Global Environmental Monitoring and Measurement

Tuesday, 7 November, 08:30-10:00
IPAC (The International Photonics Advocacy Coalition) will host this session to bring together domain experts and government officials to discuss photonics-based technology solutions for accurate and reliable environmental monitoring, reporting and effective policy implementation.
Welcome and Overview of IPAC
Tom Baer, Stanford University, USA /IPAC Steering Committee Chair
State of Climate Science
James G. Anderson, Harvard Univ, USA


Kevin Trenberth, NCAR Boulder, USA
Nathan Newbury, NIST Boulder, USA
Scott Spuler,  LIDAR Group - NCAR Boulder, USA
Kelly Chance, Harvard Smithsonian, USA

IPAC is a global initiative that brings together experts from industry, academia and government to educate policymakers and influencers about photonics technologies; collaborate and coordinate among industry, government and academia to advance knowledge of photonics technologies; and to advocate for funding for optics and photonics initiatives.

Tours to Local Labs

Tuesday, 7 November, 12:00-16:00
*All tours are an additional registration item, only 1 tour per person.  There is a $30 fee for each tour which includes a box lunch.

NCAR - The tour will be at the NCAR's Research Aviation Facility in Broomfield, CO.

NOAA/NIST - The tour will visit several laboratories in NOAA and NIST at the Department of Commerce site in Boulder.

NREL - This tour features NREL¹s South Table Mountain research campus and will include stops at the Science & Technology Facility and Solar Energy Research Support Facility.

Keynote Session I

Tuesday, 7 November, 16:00-17:30

Clifford Ho, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Overview of Central Receiver Systems for Concentrating Solar Power: Optical Advancements and Needs

Kelly V. Chance, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA
North American pollution measurements from geostationary orbit with Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO).

Optical Startups - From Idea to Business

Tuesday, 7 November, 17:30-19:00
The optical community will hear from technology entrepreneurs on what it takes to develop and run a business.  How to successfully take laboratory innovation, which often relies on highly skilled and very devoted personnel, and expand them into a business.  How to avoid pitfalls of an indifferent bureaucracy that takes over the technology with lesser skilled and less devoted personnel.  

Chris Myatt, MBio Diagnostics Inc., USA
Andy Goldstein, Univ. of Colorado Boulder Technology Transfer Office, USA

Conference Banquet

Tuesday, 7 November, 19:00-22:00
Come join your fellow colleagues at the Congress Banquet.  Enjoy dinner, drinks and networking.  There is a nomimal extra cost of $10.00 for attendees and $50.00 for your guest. 

Keynote Session II

Wednesday, 8 November, 08:30-10:00
Kwang-Leong Choy, University College London, UK
Freeform Optics from Design to Manufacture and its Envisioned Impact on Technology to Enable the Science of Tomorrow

Jeff Tsao, Sandia National LaboratoriesUSA
The New World of Lighting: SSL and Beyond

Poster Session

Wednesday, 8 November, 17:30-18:30
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. The posters will be displayed in the main foyer throughout the week, but this will be your chance to discuss with the presenting author their results.

OSA - The Optical Society

American Elements

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