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

Program & Speakers

Lukas Novotny


OSA Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS

In 2016, Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science offered over 1,000 presentations, making it one of the year's most comprehensive conferences in optics and photonics.

The meeting unites The Optical Society (OSA) and American Physical Society (APS) communities for five days of quality, cutting-edge presentations, fascinating invited speakers and a variety of special events. For 2017, the conference has been thoughtfully revised, combining the best of the past and adding vital, innovative elements. New elements include:

Conference Themes

The Technical Conference is organized around four themes that leverage the intersection between science and applications— the end result is intended to illustrate the research within the technology. The four themes:

  • Automotive
  • Nanophotonics and Plasmonics
  • Optics in Computing
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Vision

Visionary Speakers

Plenary and invited speakers will still be an essential part of the technical program. However, we're introducing a new category, visionary speakers, to the mix. These individuals come from within and beyond the optics and photonics community — each equipped to provide insight into cutting-edge advances related to the four conference themes.


As befitting the OSA Annual Meeting, all members will be given the ability to present a contributed paper. New for 2017 is the introduction of Rapid-fire Oral Presentations, in which a select number of poster presenters offer a preview of key results from their research; and Virtual Posters, which transform poster presentations into experiential, interactive sessions.


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