World of Photonics Congress 2021: Structure

The World of Photonics Congress covers the entire world of photonics in a single event: Five scientific conferences with plenaries and joint sessions and a practice-oriented lecture program address all aspects of optical technologies.

Clear conference structure to transparently depict all topics

To depict all aspects of optical technologies, the conferences at the World of Photonics Congress are oriented to the research sector’s close proximity to industry on the one hand and to photonics applications in the industrial and medical sectors on the other.


CLEO® / Europe – EQEC 2021

CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2021 conference is Europe’s largest conference on photonics and related research fields. CLEO®/Europe will showcase the latest developments in a wide range of laser and photonics areas, EQEC, on the other hand, features the fundamentals of quantum optics. The program features plenary lectures, keynote and tutorial speakers, invited talks, contributed talks and poster sessions within the different topics. Furthermore, the conference will feature 12 short courses and joint symposia.

CLEO® / Europe – EQEC 2021 is organized by the European Physical Society (EPS), the Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society.

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Lasers in Manufacturing (LiM 2021)

LiM focuses on the latest developments as well as future trends in the field of laser material processing including process engineering, system technology and process optimization. The conference consists of three sub-conferences—one for macro applications, one for micro applications, and one for additive manufacturing.

LiM is organized by the German Scientific Laser Society (WLT).

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Digital Optical Technologies

Digital Optical Technologies reflects trends in recent technologies such as 3D sensors, immersive multimedia, novel displays, light sources and imaging systems. Digital optical technologies include optics designed by digital means, fabricated by digital means, with functionalities enhanced or altered by digital techniques (computational optics or dynamic optics).

Digital Optical Technologies is organized by SPIE Europe.

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Optical Metrology

Optical Metrology focuses on the latest research in measurement systems, optical metrology, modeling, videometrics, inspection and machine vision with applications for solving measurement and inspection problems in industrial design and production engineering, vehicle navigation, multimedia technology, architecture, archaeology and the arts.

Optical Metrology is organized by SPIE Europe.

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European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO)

ECBO cover basic science, novel technology and applications in the areas of advanced microscopy, clinical and biomedical spectroscopy, diffuse optical imaging, molecular imaging, neurophotonics and optogenetics, optical coherence tomography and other coherence techniques, therapeutic laser applications, laser-tissue interactions, opto-acoustic methods, and other novel biophotonics techniques.

The 2021 conference is organized by OSA—The Optical Society with the support of SPIE.

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Congress program

The World of Photonics Congress covers all research disciplines and application facets relevant to optical technologies.

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