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CLEO 2015 – At the Edge of Innovation in Lasers and Photonics

By Business Wire News   


CLEO, respected worldwide as the premier laser and photonics technical conference and exhibition, has represented the pinnacle of science and innovation for nearly 40 years. Well-known for its world-renowned peer-reviewed program, CLEO unites the field of lasers and electro-optics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology and offers high-quality content featuring breakthrough research and applied innovations.

“CLEO 2015 attendees have the opportunity to hear and present groundbreaking research, share ideas, and network with colleagues and luminaries,” said Yu Chen, general co-chair, University of Maryland. “We’re very excited to add these Nobel winning speakers, several of whom are making their first appearance at CLEO, to an already strong conference agenda.”

Eric Mottay, general co-chair, Amplitude Systèmes, added “The 2015 conference will showcase many of the new and innovative technologies and services that are changing the face of photonics today. Organizing a successful CLEO conference each year is an enormous task that is under-taken by many volunteers. We would like to thank these volunteers for making it possible for CLEO to continue as the premier lasers and photonics conference and exhibition.”

Plenary Sessions
CLEO 2015 Sharing their insights on microscopy and trends in optics, six Nobel Prize winners and two laser luminaries will deliver plenary keynotes at CLEO 2015, the premier international forum for scientific and technical optics, 10 – 15 May 2015, at the San Jose Convention Center, California, USA.

Monday, 11 May, 16:00 – 18:00, Grand Ballroom, San Jose Convention Center

  • Tony Heinz, Columbia University, USA
    Presentation: Electrons in Atomically Thin Two-Dimensional Crystals
  • Stefan W. Hell, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany, 2014 Nobel Prize Winner
    Presentation: Nanoscopy with Focused Light
  • W. E. Moerner, Stanford University, USA, 2014 Nobel Prize Winner
    Presentation: Light Paves the Way to Single-Molecule Detection and Photocontrol, Foundations of Super-Resolution Microscopy
  • Eric Betzig, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA, 2014 Nobel Prize Winner
    Presentation: Imaging life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution

Tuesday, 12 May, 13:30 – 14:30, Grand Ballroom, San Jose Convention Center

  • Steven Chu, Stanford University, USA, 1997 Nobel Prize Winner
    Presentation: Microscopy 2.0
  • Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya University, Japan, 2014 Nobel Prize Winner
    Presentation: Current and Future of Solid State Lighting

International Year of Light Celebration & Society Awards
Wednesday, 13 May, 18:30 – 20:30, Grand Ballroom, San Jose Convention Center

  • Shuji Nakamura, University of California Santa Barbara, USA, 2014 Nobel Prize Winner
    Presentation: Energy savings by LED Lighting
  • Miles Padgett, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Presentation: Light’s Twist

Special Symposia
Monday, 11 May – Friday, 15 May, San Jose Convention Center and Marriott San Jose
This year’s symposia represent a broad range of topics such as optical microscopy for brain imaging, three dimensional printing and single-photon nonlinear optics.

Post-Deadline Paper Session
Thursday, 14 May, 20:00 – 22:00, Marriott San Jose
Post-deadline papers give conference attendees the opportunity to learn about new and significant research in rapidly advancing areas. The post-deadline sessions highlight only those papers judged to be truly excellent and compelling in their timeliness.

CLEO:2015 Expo
Tuesday, 12 May – Thursday, 14 May, San Jose Convention Center
In addition to the 250 participating companies from across the globe, CLEO:Expo features show floor programming that focuses on the latest trends in the photonics marketplace and provides a forum to discuss new products and emerging technologies and markets.

  • CLEO: Market Focus
    Tuesday, 12 May and Wednesday, 13 May, Exhibit Hall, San Jose Convention Center
    Part of the CLEO: Applications & Technology program, these sessions focus on the latest trends in the photonics marketplace. A key feature of the program will be a survey of market trends and market sector outlook. Panel topics include:
    • An overview of the global photonics market by product and region
    • A review of the laser market, with detail on the ultrafast laser segment
  • CLEO: Future Professionals
    An Undergraduate Program Celebrating the International Year of Light
    Tuesday, 12 May, 13:30 – 16:30, San Jose Convention Center
    Undergraduate students are invited to attend the Plenary; featuring two Nobel Prize Winners in Physics, Steven Chu and Hiroshi Amano. Registered students will also join a networking and professional development event, as well as registration to explore the exhibit hall.
  • CLEO: Expo Tech Playground
    Tuesday, 12 May – Thursday, 14 May, Exhibit Hall, San Jose Convention Center
    The CLEO: Expo Technology Playground features hands-on demonstrations from select CLEO: Expo exhibitors. Attendees will interact one-on-one with products and innovations including: Aurea Technology, Menlo Systems, Newport Corporation and more.
  • Technology Transfer Program
    Thursday, 14 May, 9:30 – 12:30, Exhibit Hall, San Jose Convention Center
    Milton Chang, Managing Director, Incubic, LLC. will keynote the CLEO:2015 Technology Transfer Program. The Technology Transfer Tutorial, led by John Miner, Assistant Director – Physical Sciences, Office of Technology Transfer, University of Central Florida, will provide with attendees with an opportunity to learn more about the licensing process; funding, entrepreneurship, technology transfer, and intellectual property. In addition, organizations will feature their license ready technologies at tabletop displays in the exhibit hall. The Pitch Panel will provide entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase their technology, explain why it’s valuable and discuss the next steps to commercialization.

CLEO: Applications & Technology – The CLEO: Applications & Technology program is where innovative commercial technologies are demonstrated through new components, advanced processing technology and optoelectronic systems.

Featured sessions include:

  • “Medical Laser Market Overview and Optical Insights on the Laser-tissue Treatments using multiple Wavelengths in Single Medical Laser Equipment” by Nam Seong Kim, Lutronic, Inc., South Korea
  • “Advanced optical distance measurements using femtosecond laser pulses” by Seung-Woo Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea
  • “Diode Laser Spectroscopy based Monitoring of Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying: Linking Measurements to Critical Process Parameters,” by William Kessler, Physical Sciences Inc., USA
  • “High Concentration Solar Photovoltaic Systems using Glass Dish Collectors,” by Roger Angel, University of Arizona, USA

CLEO: Science & Innovations – The for over 38 years this program has reported applied research results on all types of lasers, optical materials, and photonic devices. CLEO 2015 topics include laser processing of materials, terahertz technologies, high-field and ultrafast optics, optical communications, biophotonics, optical sensing and metrology, micro- and nano-photonics and non-linear optics.

Featured sessions include:

  • “High Concentration Solar Photovoltaic Systems using Glass Dish Collectors,” by Roger Angel, University of Arizona, USA,
  • “Accelerating Localisation Microscopy” by Susan Cox, King’s College London, UK

CLEO: QELS Fundamental Science – QELS has long been a leading venue for presenting the newest research results in physics-related areas of optics, modern spectroscopy, atomic and molecular manipulation and control, quantum optics, optical materials, interactions of electromagnetic radiation with matter, ultrafast phenomena, and nonlinear optics.

Featured sessions include:

  • “Making the World’s Best Atomic Clock,” by Jun Ye, University of Colorado at Boulder, JILA, USA
  • “Ultrafast Coherent Charge Transfer in Solar Cells and Artificial Light Harvesting Systems: Toward Movies of Electronic Motion,” by Christoph Lienau, University Oldenburg, Germany

About CLEO

With a distinguished history as the industry’s leading event on laser science, the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) is the premier international forum for scientific and technical optics, uniting the fields of lasers and opto-electronics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology, from basic research to industry applications. CLEO: Expo showcases the latest products and applications from more than 300 participating companies from around the world, providing hands-on demonstrations of the latest market innovations and applications. The Expo also offers valuable on-floor programming, including Market Focus and the Technology Transfer program.

Sponsored by the American Physical Society’s (APS) Laser Science Division, IEEE Photonics Society and The Optical Society (OSA), CLEO provides the full range of critical developments in the field, showcasing the most significant milestones from laboratory to marketplace. With an unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, CLEO connects all of the critical vertical markets in lasers and electro-optics. For more information, visit CLEO 2015 takes place 10-15 May 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California, USA. Follow developments and updates on CLEO 2015 on Twitter @CLEOConf, #CLEO15.

Media Registration: A media roomfor credentialed press and analysts will be located on-site in the San Jose Convention Center, 11-14 May 2015. Media interested in attending the event should register on the CLEO website media center: Media Center.

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