Technical Conference:
14 – 19 May 2017
16 – 18 May 2017

Tech Playground


At CLEO: EXPO, attendees have the opportunity to visit participating exhibitors during CLEO Tech Playground to network with company representatives and explore the latest industry innovations and solutions.

With a playing card in hand, attendees visit participating exhibitors. When the completed card is returned, attendees are entered into a daily drawing for the chance to win a $100 American Express gift card.

Read the Tech Playground rules and download the application to participate here!

Here is a list of our 2017 Participants:

Calmar Laser: There's a new member in the Carmel X-series product family. The Carmel X-920 has been developed specifically for multiphoton imaging of green fluorescent proten (GFP) variants. It is the only compact, femtosecond fiber laser source that offers <100 fs pulses with over 0.6 W of outpout power at 920 nm enabling enhanced GFP imaging when using mutated proteins. And, it still boasts the industry's smallest form factor that facilitates integration into OEM microscope designs. Please visit our booth 1516 to see and play with this live demo!!

Coherent, Inc.: What are the two cornerstone reliability protocols that are associated with the "Industrial Revolution in Ultrafast Science"?

Gentec EO-USA, Inc.:  Come see and try our new PRONT-250-PLUS Compact, Touchscreen Power and Energy Meter. Measure single show power 0.3 W to 250 W, continuous power to 8 W, and/or single-shot energy. From 0.248 to 2.5 um and 10.6 um. Visit us at booth 1528!

Newport: Newport invites all attendees to test their skills in a competition to assemble Newport components into a working Michelson Interferometer in the shortest time possible. Contestants will work with Newport's newest prodcuts: PX Forkless Pedestals, A-Line mounts, and Broadbeam optics to create the iconice Michelson interference pattern.

Optimax: Optimax builds optics behind the latest breakthrough technologies in aerospace, defense, medical, semicondutor and consumer electronics. This year we are celebrating our 25th anniversary and will be sharing samples of our optical components and a little q&a on them, and then some cool take aways.

OptoSigma Corporation: An introduction to OptoSigman's suite of Microscope Objective lenses for a wide cariety of imaging and laser processing applications.

Photonics Media: ProdSpec is Photonic Media's online marketplace where can find products with exact specificaionts for your application. Search for cameras, lasers, spectrometers, optics, fiber cables, positioning equipment and sensors & detectors. Filter by specific datapoints, compare products side by side, and downlad spec sheets.

Sacher Lasertechnik GmbH: Sacher Lasertechnik demonstrates a saturated Rubidium Absorption experiment basing on our next generation Micro X Cavity laser system. This laser system is integrated with a compact saturated Rubidium Absorption Setup. Furthermore, a life test setup for water vapor absorption within human breath is demonstrated.

Thorlabs: Thorlabs will be showing 3 of the educational kits from our product line- the 3D cinema kit, atomic force microscope, and an optical tweezer kit. These kits will help show common concepts, such as polarization, imaging, and small particle manipulation, respectively. Stop by and visit us in booth 1807!

TOPTICA Photonics Inc:  "Toptica Says" - players must copy a color pattern that is played to them. The player that can continue through the patterns will be the winner!


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