The IEEE Photonics Conference, previously known as the IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting, offers technical presentations by the world’s leading scientists and engineers in the areas of lasers, optoelectronics, optical fiber networks, and associated lightwave technologies and applications. It also features compelling plenary talks on the industry’s most important issues, weekend events aimed at students and young photonics professionals, and a manufacturer’s exhibition.
More than 500 people from industry, academia and government gather for IEEE Photonics Conference, to a part of the latest results on technologies and applications where quantum electronic devices involving light are key elements, including: Biophotonics, Displays and Lighting, High Power / Intensity Sources, Microwave Photonics, Nanophotonics, Non-Linear and Ultrafast Optics, Optical Communications, Optical Fiber Technology, Optical Interconnects, Optical Networks and Systems, Photodetectors, Sensors, Systems and Imaging, Photonic Integration and Packaging, Photonic Materials Science and Technology, Semiconductor Lasers.
Biophotonics describes the interaction of light with biological molecules, cells, and tissues. It covers diagnostic sensing and imaging applications as well as therapeutic uses of light. The Biophotonics Committee is soliciting papers in this multi-disciplinary field, covering the development, or refinement, of instruments and methods involving photonics technology for applications in life sciences, medicine, and environmental science. The conference focuses on the technical and engineering aspects of new technologies and innovative approaches for sensing, imaging, signal and image processing, optical actuation, and therapy, rather than translation of biophotonics to biological and medical applications.
Specific topics of interest include instruments, devices, methods, algorithms, and materials for:
The subcommittee on Displays and Lighting solicits papers on recent advances in material, fabrication and devices related to mainstream and upcoming lighting and display technologies. Efficient lighting systems such as solid-state light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic LEDs (OLEDs) promise significant conservation and greener usage of electrical energy. As a multi-billion industry, display technology is leading the way for future new human interaction panel displays, smart phones, e-book readers, and flexible displays.
Topics of interest and focus relate to display devices and materials, backplane technologies, backlighting and manufacturing as summarized in the following:
The subcommittee on Non-linear and Ultrafast Optics solicits papers on recent discoveries, advances, and developments in the field of nonlinear optical interactions with materials and in the science and technology of ultrafast electronics, photonics, and optoelectronics. Topics of interest include new concepts and their implementations as well as significant advances are summarized in the following:
This sub-committee solicits papers on analysis, modeling, demonstration, and implementation of digital optical transmission technologies in optical communications in its broadest sense: from telecom and datacom applications to free-space and optical quantum communications. The particular aspects cover (but are not limited to) the following:
Physical-layer performance of digital optical transport networks (i.e., submarine, terrestrial long-haul, regional, and metropolitan area networks):
System and sub-system aspects of datacom and computercom:
Component and subsystem technologies applied in digital optical transport networks:
The subcommittee on Optical Fiber Technology encompasses all aspects of optical fiber technology. This includes optical fiber designs, materials, processing, measurements, propagation properties, optical fiber coatings, optical fiber cables and connectors, passive optical fiber devices and components, fiber amplifiers and lasers and active fiber components, specialty fiber (both silica and non-silica based), micro and nano-fibers, fiber sensors, fiber optic probes, as well as new applications of optical fibers.
The subcommittee on Optical Fiber Technology encompasses all aspects of optical fiber technology. This includes:
The Committee on Optical Micro/Nano Resonators and Devices encourages submission of papers on recent achievements in the field of optical micro/nano resonators, devices, and related phenomena. The committee is especially interested in contributions demonstrating significant advances in the performance, new resonance effects at micro/nano scale, innovative types and configurations, and new applications of optical and plasmonic microresonators.
The Optical Networks and Systems subcommittee solicits papers on Optical Networks, Access networks, Radio-over-fiber and microwave photonics network and Datacom networks.
Papers are solicited on the topic of photonic integration and packaging. Photonic devices include lasers, detectors, filters, couplers, multiplexers and sensors. Many examples are already complex integrated circuits in their own right, and further integration enables even more powerful function for high speed communication, precision metrology, sensing in increasingly diverse market segments.
Advances in the different integration platform technologies, including III-V materials, silicon, silica, germanium, chalcogenide glasses, and others, are targeted. Selective area epitaxy, patterned growth, impurity disordering, wafer bonding, active-passive integration, are all techniques used for the integration of optical and electronic devices. Circuits and devices using photonic crystals and plasmonic waveguiding are also welcome.
Packaging techniques are also considered, addressing methods for further systems integration and integration with sensoric devices and micro-electro-mechanical devices. The attachment and connection to fiber and polymer waveguides and waveguide arrays, housings and systems on chip. Innovative bonding technologies, encapsulation, and methods for inserting photonic ICs into optical and electronic circuit boards are also considered.
The subcommittee on photonic materials science and technology solicits papers in all aspects of photonic materials, including materials science and technology, material growth and synthesis, heterogeneous integration, material characterization, and integration architectures. The subcommittee welcomes submissions in, but not limited to, the following areas:
The subcommittee on Photodetectors, Sensors, Systems and Imaging (PSSI) solicits papers on all types of photodetectors, imaging, optical and electro-optical sensors, as well as their related materials, devices and systems. Topics of interest include:
The subcommittee on Semiconductor Lasers solicits papers on recent advances in the design, fabrication, and characterization of laser sources based on carrier injection in semiconductor materials. Topics of interest range from stand-alone laser diodes to optical transmitters to on-chip light sources and cover all relevant spectral ranges. Different types of semiconductor lasers, including those featuring new designs, materials and processing, which target various applications, from high-power sourcing to optical sensing to optical interconnects, all are within the scope of this subcommittee, with a specific focus on: