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




The Technical Conference

FiO LS unites Optica (formerly OSA) and American Physical Society (APS) communities for quality, cutting-edge presentations, fascinating invited speakers and a variety of special events.  In 2023, the conference is co-located with the Optica Laser Congress. Registrants can freely access technical sessions and other programs offered from both events. 

The Program

The conference chairs and subcommittee carefully curates a technical program that addresses the breadth and depth of the optics and photonics community. The meeting's structure is 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 conference topics and themes are meant to be inclusive to ensure that all scientists will find a place for their work at the meeting. 

The conference will present more than 50 technical sessions featuring contributed oral talks and invited speakers; poster sessions and a postdeadline paper session. In addition, the technical program will be supplemented by three applications-based themes that represent leading-edge technologies in optics and photonics. Each theme operates as a unique "workshop" within the conference. Sessions are comprised of industry-focused sessions featuring invited speakers.

The 2023 Theme Program — Connecting Research & Applications

Each year, the Laser Science subcommittee selects key topics to address. There are five topics in 2023:

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 brings forward true visionaries to speak about discoveries soon to come.

FiO LS features Plenary speakers and Visionary speakers — presenters from both within and beyond the optics and photonics community. Each speaker provides insight into cutting-edge advances related to the conference themes and topics.