Upcoming Events

21st OIDA Annual Forum
OIDA's Annual Forum brings key stakeholders together in Washington, D.C. to maximize discussion between industry, government, and academic decision-makers.
04 November - 04 November 2014
Location: OSA/OIDA Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA

OIDA Workshop on State of the Art Integrated Photonics
This workshop continues a series of OIDA workshops that reviews the state of the art in photonic integration in optical communications. It aims to address several questions: How does photonic integration address the emerging business needs of optical communications? What is the experience of deployment? What are the novel integration concepts and what are the key challenges in productization? Which forms of integration match specific applications within communications? What are some of the new and noteworthy products being commercialized today? The workshop will examine the commercialization of components and subsystems and their applications, as opposed to purely research achievements in photonic integration. The workshop will discuss applications across telecom and data center networks.
05 November - 05 November 2014
Location: OSA Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA

Speaker Biography

David A. Belorte, Editor-in-Chief, Industrial Laser Solutions
David A. Belforte is an internationally recognized advocate for laser material processing. As the Editor-in-Chief of Industrial Laser Solutions for Manufacturing, and through his consulting firm, Belforte Associates, he has a long and distinguished career in the field as a: researcher, process developer, manufacturer, publisher and author. He has lectured internationally in most of the industrially developed nations where he has been called the ‘Laser Pope’ in Germany, “Mr. Industrial Laser’ in Japan and the ‘Father of Laser Job-shops in China’. Additionally he was awarded the prestigious Schawlow medal for his contributions to the world-wide advancement of industrial laser materials processing.