CLEO 2016 set to draw leading photonics scientists, engineers, and manufacturers

The Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics will attract the photonics scientific and technical community to San Jose, June 5-10.

The Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 2016 will attract the photonics scientific and technical community to San Jose, Ca, from June 5-10, with 1400 peer-reviewed technical papers, 200 exhibitors, and about 5000 attendees. The CLEO conference offers high quality content in five core event elements and features breakthrough research and applied innovations in ultrafast lasers, energy-efficient optics, quantum electronics, biophotonics, and more.

Featuring speakers from leading California universities and research facilities include California Institute of Technology, LIGO Hanford Observatory, SLAC National Accelerator Lab, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and Davis. Also, keynote speakers David Reitze, Research Professor of LIGO; Executive Director of the LIGO Project, California Institute of Technology, and Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University.

Highlighted research includes:

- First quantum cascade laser on silicon, which eliminates the need for an external light source for mid-infrared silicon photonic devices or photonic circuits

- Discovery of the first frequency comb of time-bin entangled qubits, which is a significant step toward multi-channel quantum communication and higher capacity quantum computers

- Photonic crystals that keep solar cells cool, in which a top layer of silica etched with tapering holes could improve absolute solar cell efficiency by about 1 percent

- New imaging technology that allows scientists to peer even deeper into fatty arteries, demonstrating how a highly-sensitive photoacoustic catheter probe has the potential to help better identify heart disease

In addition, new Cheeky Scientist Workshops are designed for graduate students and postdocs to help them to transition to industry by first showing them how to present themselves as business professionals. Workshops are complimentary for OSA Members, with limited space so reserve ahead.

CLEO is managed by The Optical Society (OSA) and sponsored by the American Physical Society's Laser Science Division, IEEE Photonics Society, and OSA. For the agenda and complete information, visit the event website at cleoconference.org.

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