With more than 600 papers presented by the world's most renowned physicists and engineers, OSA's Frontiers in Optics meeting will give a comprehensive update on the most significant new developments in the science of light.
What: Frontiers in Optics, the 91st annual OSA meeting
When: September 16-20, 2007
Where: Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, Calif.
Conference highlights include:
- New research revealing:
- A new device that may help give sight to the blind Researchers at the University of Southern California are developing a tiny camera for prosthetic systems that can be implanted directly into the human retina.
- Advanced technology that promises to make flights safer in inclement weather Airline pilots will have more advance warning of potentially hazardous atmospheric conditions -- such as icing -- using a new near-infrared Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system.
- Potential for increased success with in vitro fertilization using a new technique that singles out fastest sperm
- Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, and San Diego, have developed a laser sorting technique to separate stronger, faster sperm from slower sperm.
- Keynote presentations from:
- Nobel Laureate John Hall on the optical frequency comb, one technology that will aid in planet-finder space missions
- Eli Yabonovitch, University of California, Berkeley and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Sciences, on nanotechnology and the role optics and photonics plays in future advancements
- Exhibition featuring more than 70 leading companies in optics and photonics, including Thorlabs, Coherent, Inc. and Melles Griot.
- Special events discussing the role optics is playing in alternative energy, focusing on quantum mechanics and looking at evolving broadband demands and the technologies to meet them.
- A "What's Hot in Optics Today?" session looking at the most important technical advances in every segment of the field - from medicine to communications.