CLEO:2016 concludes today. What a week: 4,600 attendees from around the world, 210 exhibitors, more than 2,100 presentations and five outstanding plenary speakers.
Hot topics included quantum cascade lasers on silicon; multi-channel quantum communication and higher capacity quantum computers; photonic crystals to improve solar cell efficiency; a photoacoustic catheter probe to help better identify heart disease; and optical microscopy for brain imaging, three dimensional printing and single-photon nonlinear optics.
Watch an interview with David Reitze, plenary speaker, conducted at CLEO.
The following global leaders in lasers and electro-optics shared their insights on attosecond metrology, “multi” technologies, gravitational waves, quantum nanophotonics and solar energy conversion efficiency:
- Ferenc Krausz, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany — Electrons in Real Time: Tracking and Controlling Motions at the Picometer-attosecond Scale
- Masataka Nakazawa, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Japan — “Multi” is Everywhere
- David Reitze, Executive Director of the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology and Professor of Physics at the University of Florida, USA— Colliding Black Holes & Convulsions in Space-time: The First Observation of Gravitational Waves by LIGO
- Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University, USA — Quantum Nanophotonics
- Eicke R. Weber, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, and Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany — Harvesting Solar Energy with Highest Conversion Efficiencies: Materials Challenges of Record Multijunction Solar Cells
If you did not have a chance to see plenary presentations, or want to revisit them, the recorded presentation will be available on the CLEO website
More than 200 companies exhibited at CLEO:EXPO, taking advantage of the annual industry-leading gathering to introduce new products and demonstrate cutting-edge innovations.
Companies such as Coherent, Edmund Optics, Menlo Systems, Thorlabs, Toptica Photonics and many others showcased state-of-the-art technology from a wide-variety of topical areas including ultrafast lasers, spectroscopy, optical pulse technology and nanophotonics.
The CLEO exhibit hall featured presentations on the state of the optics and photonics industry, precision manufacturing using ultrafast lasers and a special Enabled by Optics Session: Building the World’s First Database of Matter: Spectroscopy in the Consumer’s Hand.
The CLEO:Technology Transfer Program was kicked off by keynote speaker Henry Kapteyn, CEO, KMLabs, USA
. Dr. Kapteyn is founder and CEO of Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories Inc., and has been a Professor at the Department of Physics, and a Fellow of JILA, at the University of Colorado since 1999.
His current work opens up a new region of the electromagnetic spectrum to fundamental studies, and his group is applying these sources to studies of dynamic processes in atomic, molecular, and materials systems, as well as for technological applications such as nanoscale imaging.
This interactive session offered startups the opportunity to hear best practices for taking innovations from the lab into the marketplace, including: the licensing process; funding, entrepreneurship, technology transfer and intellectual property.
Until Next Year...
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