Technical Conference:
17–21 September 2017
Exhibition:
19–20 September 2017

About FiO/LS

The 2016 Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science Conference Concludes

For 100 years, the optical science community has been gathering to discuss the latest advances in all areas of the field of optics and photonics at The Optical Society’s Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO), co-located with Laser Science, the 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Laser Science (DLS).

The annual program was held 17-20 October 2016 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center with an attendance of 2,300. Highlights included:

  • A strong technical conference program — with more than 200 invited speakers, 20 tutorial speakers and 1,000 peer-reviewed, technical presentations.
  • Two plenary sessions with four speakers, including Michal Lipson and Lukas Novotny.
  • An OSA Light the Future centennial speaker series presentation with futurist Michio Kaku, followed by a panel discussion of seven Nobel Laureates.
  • Eight symposia presented, led by multiple experts in their fields on topics such as integrated photonic manufacturing, mid-ifrared fiber sources and integrated quantum photonics.
  • Numerous networking events — including the party of the century, the OSA 100 Year BASH.

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Technical Session attendee Michio Kaku The OSA 100 Year BASH

About the Meetings

Frontiers in Optics

Frontiers in Optics, the OSA Annual Meeting, encompasses the breadth of optical science and engineering and provides an atmosphere that fosters the exchange of information between those working on fundamental research and those looking for solutions to engineering problems. 

Laser Science

American Physical Society's (APS) Division of Laser Science (DLS)  provides an important forum for presenting the latest work on laser applications and development, spanning a broad range of topics in physics, biology and chemistry.

In collaboration with colleagues at OSA, DLS provides thorough coverage of mutually interesting topics in a number of joint sessions. Session schedules are coordinated to encourage attendees with their intellectual wanderings among DLS, OSA and joint sessions. 

Future Dates

Year Dates Location
2017
 
17 – 21 September Washington Hilton, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
2018
 
16 – 20 September Washington Hilton, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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