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Is the international society for optics and photonics, and organizes dozens of conferences annually, including SPIE Photonics West and SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing.


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What to expect at SPIE Photonics West 2023

Get a look at what's on deck at SPIE Photonics West 2023, taking place January 31 - February 2, 2023 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.


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2024 Prism Awards winners span several photonics areas

The annual awards reflect the rapidly growing trajectory of photonics products and photonics-enabled solutions.
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SPIE names 2024 Startup Challenge prize winners

The three prize winners were announced on January 30th at a ceremony during SPIE Photonics West.
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A look at the CHIPs and Science Act

Jennifer O’Bryan discusses the latest with the CHIPs and Science Act while also providing an update on export control.
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Bringing fresh perspective to SPIE presidential chain

Zygo’s Peter de Groot will hold the role of vice president of the organization in 2023 before ultimately stepping up as president in 2025.
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Takeaways from the SPIE Photonics Industry Summit

At its first annual Photonics Industry Summit recently held in Washington DC, SPIE welcomed an impressive lineup of speakers intimately involved in bringing the recently appropriated...
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SPIE Industry Report shows marketplace growth

The optics and photonics community has hit significant milestones in the latest industry report from industry association SPIE.
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SPIE Photonics West 2022: Full steam ahead

Following a pandemic-prompted hiatus, SPIE Photonics West is back in 2022, in person, and in full force.
At the 2020 Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar, keynote speaker Akira Hiruma, President and CEO of Hamamatsu Photonics, described that the role of balancing R&D with traditional manufacturing, and entrepreneurial thinking that widens the number of applications, is key for future photonics growth.
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2022 Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar to return in-person

After a virtual format in March 2021, the 34th Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar will be held in-person on the Monday between SPIE’s BiOS and Photonics West exhibitions.
University of Birmingham students in the UK Quantum Technology Hub, home to the SPIE Optics and Photonics Champions Academy.
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$800,000 optics and photonics education fund is established

The optics and photonics education program will focus particularly on students in underrepresented groups, early-career researchers, and PhD students.
Vanderbilt University Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Yuankai 'Kenny' Tao has been selected as the first recipient of the SPIE Faculty Fellowship in Optics and Photonics.

SPIE, Vanderbilt University establish $1M optical engineering faculty fellowship

This is the eighth major SPIE gift to universities and institutes as part of its ongoing program to support the expansion of optical engineering teaching and research.

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SPIE Announces Prism Finalists

Currently in its 16th year, the annual event recognizes industrial innovation in photonics, honoring companies that are bringing transformative products to market.
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Photonics Business Moves: September 1, 2023

Here are five of the top photonics business moves that made headlines during the past couple of weeks leading up to September 1, 2023.
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Attendees make their way into the SPIE Photonics West 2022 exhibition hall.

SPIE Photonics West 2023 exhibitor products (UPDATED 1/27)

Get a first look at what will be shown on the SPIE Photonics West 2023 exhibit floor.
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2021 Prism Awards honor photonics innovations

During the 2021 Prism Awards online event, awards were presented to groundbreaking technologies and products in 10 categories ranging from quantum and smart sensing to life sciences...
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Laser markets show resistance to COVID-19

The Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar will explore the impact of COVID-19 on photonics businesses, with a great lineup of speakers on the agenda.
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SPIE Quantum West virtual event announces program lineup

Organized in partnership with the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C), the first SPIE Quantum West will be held online during the SPIE Photonics West Digital Forum...
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SPIE Photonics West goes online in 2021

The digital forum will offer live plenary talks, on-demand technical presentations and discussions, online networking, and special events.
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Daniele Faccio of the University of Glasgow, center, works on laser system alignment and optimization with student Mihail Petev, left, and Niclas Westerberg, a Leverhulme fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

SPIE and University of Glasgow announce $1 million quantum photonics program

The SPIE Early Career Researcher Accelerator Fund in Quantum Photonics will support collaborative early-career research in quantum photonics.
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SPIE announces a $1 million endowed diversity-focused Chair at ICFO

The SPIE@ICFO Chair for Diversity in Photonic Sciences is the first of its nature and magnitude awarded by SPIE to a European institute.
Hans Zappe (left) will serve as editor-in-chief of Optical Microsystems (JOM), while Harry J. Levinson (right) will lead the Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS.
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SPIE to launch new Journal of Optical Microsystems in January, and JM3 to be renamed

The Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS to become two distinct journals.
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David Andrews, president-elect of SPIE (left), and John Greivenkamp, president of SPIE (right), presented the award to Wilhelm Kaenders (middle).
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TOPTICA Photonics founder Wilhelm Kaenders elected SPIE Fellow

Kaenders was recognized for his contributions to the laser world and the company’s community engagement with the SPIE Fellow award, a prestigious recognition not only for him,...
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Business Forum: International export control policies are up for discussion—what does it mean for the laser industry?

The Wassenaar Arrangement results in controls on exports that have many implications for global lasers and photonics manufacturers.