• Technical Conference:  23 – 26 September 2024
  • Science + Industry Showcase:   24 – 25 September 2024
  • Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, USA

FiO + LS plenary speakers to highlight adaptive optics and scientific analysis of art


26 September 2023


FiO + LS plenary speakers to highlight adaptive optics and scientific analysis of art

FiO LS unites Optica and American Physical Society (APS) communities for quality, cutting-edge presentations, fascinating invited speakers and a variety of special events.

TACOMA – The Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science (FiO+LS) will be held 9-12 October 2023 at the Greater Tacoma Center in Washington, USA. The in-person conference will feature two plenary sessions and seven visionary talks. The joint plenaries will be held 10-11 October, 10:30-11:30 Pacific Time (UTC-07:00). Held in partnership with the American Physical Society-Division of Laser Science, the four-day conference will be co-located with the Optica Laser Congress.

"FiO brings together our global communities from both societies in academia and industry to reconnect with colleagues, present, and explore the latest advances of science and applications," said FiO general chairs Turan Erdogan of Plymouth Grating Laboratory, Inc., and Andrew Forbes of University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. “Attendees will have the opportunity to explore cutting-edge presentations, enlightening technical talks, and various engaging special events.”

"FiO+LS hosts a wealth of distinguished speakers who will address  innovations and discoveries in a broad range of optics, photonics, and laser science and technologies.  In addition, LS offers sessions devoted to fundamental advances from nanophotonics and quantum science to ultrafast materials dynamics to x-ray and high-field laser sciences,” said LS co-chairs David Reis, Director of the Stanford University PULSE Institute and Susan Dexheimer, Chair of the APS Division of Laser Science.

FiO features discipline tracks in quantum technologies, machine learning, and augmented vision and virtual reality. In addition to the technical talks, the conference is complemented by the Science & Industry Showcase, an exhibition with leading optics companies, technology product demonstrations and industry-focused show floor programs.

Plenary Speakers

Pablo Artal, Director, Center for Research in Optics and Nanophysics, University of Murcia, Spain.

Presentation: Towards Wearable Adaptive Optics for Vision.

In his talk, Artal will present a historical perspective of adaptive optics and its current efforts to develop wearing devices for vision testing and correction.

Karen Trentelman, Senior Scientist, Head of Technical Studies, Getty Conservation Institute, USA.

Presentation: Art as Evidence: Uncovering the Past Through the Scientific Analysis of Works of Art

Trentelman will present how scientific analysis of works of art can answer questions related to an artist's technique, provenance, historical technologies and material properties. In her presentation, Trentelman will highlight studies on objects ranging from mummies to Medieval manuscripts to paintings by masters such as Rembrandt and van Gogh. 

Visionary Speakers

  • Félicie Albert, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Daniel J. Blumenthal, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Demetrios Christodoulides, Endowed Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Southern California, USA
  • Munira Khalil, Chair and Leon C. Johnson Endowed Professor of Chemistry, University of Washington, USA
  • Aydogan Ozcan, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Laura Waller, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Jannick Rolland, Brian J. Thompson Professor of Optical Engineering University of Rochester, USA

Registration Information:
Credentialed media and analysts who wish to cover FIO LS can find registration and other essential information in the FIO LS media room. Digital assets are available for credentialed media.

About Frontiers in Optics + LS Science

Frontiers in Optics is Optica's Annual Meeting and is held together with Laser Science, the annual meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Laser Science (DLS). The two meetings unite Optica's and APS communities for four days of quality, cutting-edge presentations, in-demand invited speakers, and a variety of special events spanning a broad range of topics in optics and photonics—the science of light—across the disciplines of physics, biology, and chemistry. Register to attend: Media Registration.

About Optica
Optica (formerly OSA), Advancing Optics and Photonics Worldwide, is the society dedicated to promoting the generation, application, archiving and dissemination of knowledge in the field. Founded in 1916, it is the leading organization for scientists, engineers, business professionals, students and others interested in the science of light. Optica's renowned publications, meetings, online resources and in-person activities fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate scientific, technical and educational achievement. Discover more: Optica.