CLEO:2015 to focus on optics and microscopy trends, showcase latest exhibitor offerings

May 6, 2015
CLEO:2015 is ready to take place May 10-15 in San Jose, CA, where close to 250 companies will showcase their latest products.

The annual Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), ready to take place May 10-15, 2015, in San Jose, CA, brings together all aspects of laser technology and offers content on breakthrough research and applied innovations. In addition, close to 250 companies will showcase their latest products and demonstrate cutting-edge innovations during the show's exhibition set to run May 12-14.

Related: CLEO/Laser Focus World 2015 Innovation Awards

Plenary keynotes and special symposia
Sharing their insights on microscopy and trends in optics, six Nobel Prize winners and two laser luminaries will deliver CLEO:2015's plenary keynotes:

Monday, May 11:

  • Tony Heinz of Columbia University: Electrons in Atomically Thin Two-Dimensional Crystals
  • Stefan W. Hell of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and 2014 Nobel Prize Winner: Nanoscopy with Focused Light
  • W. E. Moerner of Stanford University and 2014 Nobel Prize Winner: Light Paves the Way to Single-Molecule Detection and Photocontrol, Foundations of Super-Resolution Microscopy
  • Eric Betzig of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and 2014 Nobel Prize Winner: Imaging life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution

Tuesday, May 12:

  • Steven Chu of Stanford University and 1997 Nobel Prize Winner: Microscopy 2.0
  • Hiroshi Amano of Nagoya University and 2014 Nobel Prize Winner: Current and Future of Solid State Lighting

Wednesday, May 13:

  • Shuji Nakamuraof the University of California Santa Barbara and 2014 Nobel Prize Winner: Energy savings by LED Lighting
  • Miles Padgett of the University of Glasgow: Light's Twist

This year's special symposia, to be held May 11-15, represent such topics as optical microscopy for brain imaging, 3D printing, and single-photon nonlinear optics. A post-deadline paper session on May 14th will give attendees the opportunity to learn about new and significant research in rapidly advancing areas.

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CLEO:Expo happenings
In addition to the aforementioned ~250 exhibitors, CLEO:Expo will offer show floor programming that focuses on the latest trends in the photonics marketplace and provides a forum to discuss new products and emerging technologies and markets. Programming includes the CLEO: Market Focus sessions, which will feature a survey of market trends and market sector outlook; CLEO: Future Professionals, an undergraduate program that will celebrate the International Year of Light; the CLEO:Expo Tech Playground, which will have hands-on demonstrations from select exhibitors; and much more. For a full list of events happening at the CLEO:Expo, please visit

Shifting back to the exhibitor offerings, the following list represents our coverage of some of the companies whose products will be available for demonstration:

For more information on CLEO:2015, including the full schedule of events, please visit

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