(VIDEO) CLEO exhibit hall to offer 'Market Focus'

December 1, 2009--At OSA's CLEO/QELS 2010, the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (www.cleoconference.org), the exhibit hall will be the venue for 'Market Focus'--a series of free topical sessions that will explore photonics business and commercial applications in the areas of energy, biophotonics, industry, and security.

December 1, 2009--At OSA's CLEO/QELS 2010, the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (www.cleoconference.org), the exhibit hall will be the venue for 'Market Focus'--a series of free topical sessions that will explore photonics business and commercial applications in the areas of energy, biophotonics, industry, and security.

A video from last year's Market Focus highlights the types of discussions you can expect at the 2010 event:

Last year, Market Focus was held in a difficult-to-find curtained area off the main exhibit hall and was part of the difficult-to-announce Photonics Applications, Systems & Technologies or PhAST conference. For 2010, the Market Focus 2010 sessions will officially be part of the 'CLEO Applications' conference and will take place right in the exhibit hall to attract passers-by.

The CLEO/QELS conference is scheduled for May 16-21, 2010 in San Jose, CA. Because many CLEO/QELS attendees (especially exhibitors who can never leave the show floor) often miss the technical program, the show-floor venue for Market Focus is meant to attract exhibitor visitors and exhibitors alike during regular exhibit hours, so they can step away from their booths and perhaps see how their products are being applied in real-world applications.

The "High Energy Lasers for Industrial Uses" session will be moderated by Vern Schlie from Integral Laser Solutions. In this session, presentations on fiber, thin disk, and bulk SSL plus closed cycle RF waveguide lasers will be presented. Following the presentations, a round-table "question and answer" workshop will be conducted whereby the audience can question the six presenters on matter dealing with present & expanded future uses of HEL industrial uses for the next decade, 2010-2020, throughout the world.

"Photonics for Defense and Security" will discuss threat detection. Moderated by Eric Takeuchi from Daylight Solutions, presenters will explore how photonics technologies are starting to play an increasing role in detecting and defeating a multitude of current and emerging threats. Stand-off detection of explosives and chemical agents, infrared imaging surveillance and aircraft protection are only a few of the applications in which photonics plays an enabling role. This session reviews a diverse cross section of these topics and provides perspectives on the future growth of photonics technologies in these applications.

The remaining two sessions on Biophotonics (moderated by Keshav Kumar from Newport Corporation) and Photonics for Energy (moderated by Finlay Colville from Coherent) will be described in more detail in a future issue of Optoelectronics Report. You can also go to www.cleoconference.org/CLEOApplications/marketfocus.aspx.

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--Posted by Gail Overton, gailo@pennwell.com; www.laserfocusworld.com.

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