SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014 preview: Optics and photonics continue to innovate

Jan. 27, 2014
This year’s SPIE Photonics West, North America’s leading optics and photonics conference and exhibition, is expected to draw the largest crowd to date, as presenters, exhibitors, and attendees gather to discuss and learn about the latest products, market insights, and technical presentations.

This year’s SPIE Photonics West, North America’s leading optics and photonics conference and exhibition, is expected to draw the largest crowd to date, as presenters, exhibitors, and attendees gather to discuss and learn about the latest products, market insights, and technical presentations.

Related: Bigger than ever, SPIE Photonics West 2014 offers technologies, products, and new opportunities across the spectrum

The first part of the event is the SPIE BiOS Expo, a biomedical optics and biophotonics exhibition that runs from February 1-2 and will feature approximately 230 exhibitors. SPIE Photonics West, which will feature hundreds of new product launches, product demonstrations, and panel sessions, runs from February 4-6, and is expected to draw more than 20,000 attendees and 1300 exhibitors.

Attendees walking the exhibit floor during SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West may not be able to see each and every technology presented by the 230 and 1300 exhibitors, respectively, but the following list—broken up by category—represents a good cross-section of the technologies that will be showcased:

Detectors & Imaging

ASI to display microscopy system, laser scanner at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

Hamamatsu to debut multipixel photon counters at SPIE Photonics West 2014

Navitar to debut bi-telecentric lenses at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

Opto Diode to release 16-element photodiode at SPIE Photonics West 2014

Photron to release high speed imaging system at SPIE Photonics West 2014

PIXELTEQ to introduce multispectral sensor at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

Sensors Unlimited to display SWIR digital video camera at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

Fiber-optic Components & Systems

AFL to display laser splicing system, fusion splicer at SPIE Photonics West 2014

CeramOptec to showcase fused and continuous fiber-optic tapers at SPIE BiOS and Photonics West 2014

Discovery Semiconductors to feature RF amplifiers at SPIE Photonics West 2014

OFS to introduce kilowatt fiber laser cavity at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

Lasers & Sources

AdValue Photonics to showcase 2 µm pulsed fiber laser at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West

Amplitude Systemes to debut ultrafast amplifier at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

Calmar Laser to show fiber based femtosecond laser at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

Cobolt to debut pulsed lasers at SPIE Photonics West 2014

Continuum to showcase dye laser, laser platform, and DPSS lasers at SPIE Photonics West 2014

DILAS to feature blue fiber-coupled, multi-single emitter module at SPIE Photonics West 2014

FEMTOLASERS Produktions to display femtosecond laser, ultrafast Ti:sapphire oscillator at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

IMRA America to release femtosecond fiber laser at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

Jenoptik to showcase diode laser stack at SPIE Photonics West 2014

KMLabs to launch ultrafast fiber laser at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

Laser Quantum to exhibit CW lasers at SPIE Photonics West 2014

Modulight to showcase products for photodynamic therapy use at SPIE BiOS, OEM laser modules at SPIE Photonics West 2014

Nuphoton to release ultra compact pico-femtosecond lasers at SPIE Photonics West 2014

Opotek to debut nanosecond laser source at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

Power Technology solid-state HeCd replacement laser set to display at SPIE Photonics West 2014

SPI Lasers to showcase pulsed fiber laser at SPIE Photonics West 2014

Texas Instruments will display light steering development platform at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

Optical Components & Systems

Deposition Sciences to introduce high-LDT coatings at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

Docter Optics to showcase molded custom optics for LED applications at SPIE Photonics West 2014

L-3 Applied Optics Center to present optical coatings at SPIE Photonics West 2014

Labsphere to showcase diffuse reflectance material capabilities at SPIE Photonics West 2014

LaCroix Optical Co. to discuss high-volume precision optics capabilities at SPIE Photonics West 2014

Moxtek to display polarizing beamsplitters at SPIE Photonics West 2014

Precision Glass & Optics to present glass substrates at SPIE Photonics West 2014

REO to introduce ion beam-sputtered laser crystal coating services at SPIE Photonics West

Zeon to showcase polymer grade optical resin at SPIE Photonics West 2014

Positioning, Support, & Accessories

Analog Modules to debut CW and pulsed laser diode driver at SPIE Photonics West 2014

Cambridge Technology to showcase integrated digital laser scanning solutions at SPIE Photonics West 2014

DataRay to display beam profiler for pulsed lasers at SPIE Photonics West 2014

Lincoln Laser to debut galvanometer laser scanners st SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

Sydor Instruments to showcase Kentech Instruments' pulse generator at SPIE Photonics West 2014

Toptica Photonics to showcase digital laser controller at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

Wavelength Electronics to introduce thermoelectric controller at SPIE Photonics West 2014

Software

Lambda Research to showcase optical design software at SPIE Photonics West 2014

Spectroscopy

Horiba Scientific to showcase microspectrometer, AR multilayer coating technology, and miniature CCD spectrometers at SPIE Photonics West 2014

Ocean Optics to launch spectrometer and microspectrometer at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

Ondax to showcase terahertz Raman system at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

Test & Measurement

Artifex Engineering to showcase testing equipment range at SPIE Photonics West 2014

Ophir Photonics to feature power meter and beam profiling camera SPIE Photonics West 2014

SPIE Photonics West will also feature more than 70 educational courses, and a number of special events, including plenary sessions and hot topics, technical events, social and networking events, SPIE membership events, student events, and professional development events.

In addition to the conference and exhibition, Laser Focus World will hold the 2014 Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar, an annual event now in its 26th year and held in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West. It will take place on Monday, February 3, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel (just a block from Moscone). Laser Focus World, Strategies Unlimited, BioOptics World, and Industrial Laser Solutions invite you to the only comprehensive qualitative and quantitative laser market seminar in the industry, with a keynote presentation this year from Drew Nelson, president of IQE, who will speak on European photonics initiatives.

Related: LASER MARKETPLACE 2014: Lasers forge 21st century innovations

A distinguished panel will discuss the state of the laser industry, including Peter Leibinger, managing partner of TRUMPF; Sri Venkat, senior vice president of Coherent; Søren Isaksen, chairman of NKT Photonics; and Martin Seifert, president of Nufern. Several other important presentations will look at markets for all lasers, plus markets for biophotonics, passive optics, laser additive manufacturing, and laser projectors.

And finally, the 2014 Prism Awards will be presented at SPIE Photonics West 2014. Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation is an international competition that honors the best new photonics products on the market.

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