• Technical Conference:  09 – 12 October 2023
  • Science + Industry Showcase:   09 – 11 October 2023
  • Greater Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, Washington, USA

Program & Speakers


Download the 2022 Agenda of Sessions


Download the 2022 Technical Digest Papers

The 2022 Technical Conference

The meeting united Optica (formerly OSA) and American Physical Society (APS) communities for quality, cutting-edge presentations, fascinating invited speakers and a variety of special events. 

The Program

The conference chairs and subcommittee carefully curated a technical program that addressed the breadth and depth of the optics and photonics community. The meeting's structure was influenced by Optica technical divisions such as fabrication, design and instrumentation; optics in biology, medicine, vision and color; and information acquisition, processing and display.

The 2022 conference presented more than 50 technical sessions featuring contributed oral talks and 70 invited speakers; poster sessions and postdeadline paper sessions. In addition, the technical program was supplemented by three themes that represented leading-edge applications in optics and photonics. Each theme operated as a unique "workshop" within the conference.

Connecting Research + Applications

Each year, the Laser Science subcommittee selects key topics to address. There are five topics in 2022:

Plenary, invited and contributed talks were organized based on these topical categories. The result was a comprehensive technical program from some of the world's leading scientists.

Plenary and Visionary Speakers

In a time of technological disruption and evolution, when even things as familiar as vision, computers and automobiles seem to be on the edge of amazing reinvention, FiO LS brought forward true visionaries to speak about discoveries soon to come.

FiO LS featured two Plenary sessions and seven Visionary Speaker sessions with presenters from both within and beyond the optics and photonics community — each speaker provided insight into cutting-edge advances related to the conference themes and topics.

Plenary Speakers

  • Scott ActonBall Aerospace & Technologies, USA
  • Monika Ritsch-Marte, Institute of Biomedical Physics, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria

Visionary Speakers

  • Martin S. BanksUniversity of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Kimberly S. BudilLawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Mercedes Gimeno-Segovia, PsiQuantum, USA
  • Tony F. Heinz, Stanford University, USA
  • Demetri PsaltisEcole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Maria SpriopuluCalifornia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Frank Wise, Cornell University, USA