05 – 07 February 2013 – Moscone Center San Francisco, California, USA

Photonics West includes the entire spectrum of light-driven technologies and attracts researchers and product developers from around the world. Five renowned symposia, 3,000 R&D presentations, and two robust exhibitions connect the brightest minds with leaders in science and technology.

From the latest in biomedical diagnostics to developments in efficient high power lasers, the research presented at SPIE Photonics West is all about impact.

The event includes following conferences:


BiOS is the world’s largest and most prestigious international biomedical optics and imaging conference, encompassing clinical, translational, and fundamental R&D.

Choose from 35 conferences in five program tracks:

  • Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics
  • Clinical Technologies and Systems
  • Tissue Optics, Laser-Tissue Interaction, and Tissue Engineering
  • Biomedical Spectroscopy, Microscopy, and Imaging
  • Nano/Biophotonics

BiOS provides you with a premier technical forum for reporting your achievements and learning applications and technologies; patent citations indicate the importance of the research introduced in these conferences.


SPIE LASE presents the latest fundamental and applied research on new laser sources and applications. Highlights include conferences on fiber, solid state, disk, and ultrafast lasers plus the world’s largest concentration of semiconductor laser/LED content at one event. Applications include lasers for free-space communications, industrial, and biomedical use.

Plan now to present your research in:

  • Laser Source Engineering
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Semiconductor Lasers and LEDs
  • Laser Micro-/Nanoengineering
  • Laser Applications
  • Green Photonics Virtual Symposium


Share your research and development activities with colleagues, sponsors, customers, technologists, engineers, scientists, and clients in the growing industry of Micro- and Nanofabrication of MEMS and MOEMS. Micro- and Nano-fabricated electromechanical and optical components, created by batch processing, provide the missing links to the mass-produced miniaturized products and systems of the future, superior in cost, performance, and reliability. Be a part of this evolution by participating in this international premier symposium event.

Present your work in these topic areas:

  • Devices/Applications/Reliability
  • Micro/Nanofabrication


OPTO 2012 addresses the latest developments in a broad range of optoelectronic materials and devices, including semiconductor lasers and LEDs, and the technologies that integrate them for cutting-edge industrial applications.

Present your work in these topic areas:

  • Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
  • Photonic Integration
  • Semiconductor Lasers and LEDS
  • Nanotechnologies in Photonics
  • Displays and Holography
  • Advanced Quantum and Optoelectronic Applications
  • Optical Communications: Systems and Sub-systems
  • Green Photonics Virtual Symposium

GREEN PHOTONICS – a virtual Conference

Energy, sustainability, and conservation are inherently interdisciplinary. With over 50 papers, the new Green Photonics virtual symposium brings together the latest research in photonics applications across Photonics West.

  • Solid State Lighting and Displays
  • Laser-assisted Manufacturing and Micro/Nano Fabrication
  • Communications
  • Renewable Energy Generation: Fusion and Photovoltaics