• Technical Conference: 

    9 - 14 May 2021

  • Exhibition: 

    11 – 13 May 2021

Program & Speakers

Sara Seager, MIT

Note: Session titles in the Agenda of Sessions are hyperlinked and can be used to access virtual meeting rooms.


A&T Topical Reviews l Special Symposia l Workshops

Applications & Technology Topical Reviews

Emphasizes significant recent advances in the application of photonics technologies to address current real world problems. Presentations by leaders in their fields highlight how important advances are being realized.

Artificial Intelligence for Photonics Imaging and Sensing
Augmented and Virtual Reality: Systems Meet Devices
Optical Technologies for Autonomous Cars and Mobility
Optics and Photonics for Precision Agriculture


Special Symposia

Comprised of invited and contributed papers, on areas deemed to be topical and of special interest to conference attendees.

60 Years of the Laser: Current Status and Recent Developments
Advances in Topological Photonics
Light by Design: Structured Light, from Theory to Application
Neural Networks
Photonic NISQ Technologies
Quantum Biophotonics
SiGeSnPb and Related Compounds: from Mid Infrared Photonics to Quantum Materials and Devices
Single-shot Ultrafast Imaging
Tunable and Nonlinear Optical Metasurfaces: Progresses and Applications
Understanding the Brain with Light



Provides convivial, interactive, open fora to address topics not covered by traditional presentations, but that are of interest and importance to the CLEO community. Workshops offer an informal format to enable open discussion between moderators and panels of specialists and the audience to address technical or strategic questions that may lack clear consensus.

Quantum Networks: Challenges and Opportunities
Space-time Optics


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