SPIE Photonics West 2015

Moscone Center San Francisco, California, USA
7 February 2015 - 12 February 2015

Registration: Opens:  17 October 2014 Closes: 19 January 2015

Submission Date: Abstract: 28 July 2014 MSS: January 2015
Web URL: http://spie.org/photonics-west.xml?WT.mc_id=RPWCAW
Exhibitions: SPIE Photonics West Exhibition 2015
Dates: 10 – 12 February 2015
Photonics West, the #1 laser, photonics, biomedical optics conference: 20,000 attendees, six renowned symposia, and 4,800 R&D presentations covering a wide range of papers on biomedical optics, biophotonics, translational research, industrial lasers, 3D printing, optoelectronics, microfabrication, and more. SPIE Photonics West also has two of the most important laser (Photonics West) and biomedical optics (BiOS Expo) exhibitions in the industry with more than 1,250 exhibiting companies and a variety of new product. Photonics West includes the entire spectrum of light-driven technologies and attracts researchers, companies, and product developers from around the world.
  • BiOS – Biomedical Optics
  • LASE – Lasers and Applications
  • OPTO – Optoelectronic Materials, Devices, and Applications
  • Photonics West Exhibition 
  • BiOS Expo 


BiOS – Biomedical Optics  

URL: http://spie.org/bios.xml?WT.mc_id=RPWBCAW

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

Choose from 47 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



Translational Research 2015 will highlight papers from BiOS that showcase the latest photonics technologies, tools, and techniques with high potential to impact healthcare. 

Topic areas:
Improvements in healthcare related to cancer, heart disease, or neurological disease

LASE – Lasers and Applications
URL: http://spie.org/lase.xml?WT.mc_id=RPWLCAW

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.

Choose from 15 conferences in five program tracks:
  • Laser Source Engineering 
  • Nonlinear Optics 
  • Semiconductor Lasers and LEDs 
  • Laser Micro-/Nanoengineering 
  • Laser Applications
  • Green Photonics 


OPTO – Optoelectronic Materials, Devices, and Applications 

URL: http://spie.org/opto.xml?WT.mc_id=RPWOCAW

SPIE OPTO 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.

Choose from 34 conferences in eight program tracks:
  • Optoelectronic Materials and Devices 
  • Photonic Integration 
  • Nanotechnologies in Photonics 
  • MOEMS-MEMS in Photonics
  • Advanced Quantum and Optoelectronic Applications
  • Semiconductor Lasers and LEDS
  • Displays and Holography
  • Optical Communications: Devices to Systems



Photonics is part of many aspects of modern life. Green photonics is similarly pervasive and is well placed to tackle the environmental and energy related challenges that we face.

SPIE Green Photonics 2015 highlights papers from OPTO and LASE that showcase the latest photonics and optoelectronic tools and materials that will reduce power consumption, enable cleaner manufacturing, and create new energy generation for a broad range of applications.

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



The potential of 3D printing and manufacturing for the automotive and aerospace industries, fabricating replacement parts in remote environments, and, increasingly, producing personalized medical implants, is a rapidly evolving phenomenon in the field of manufacturing.

SPIE Applications of 3D Printing 2015 highlights papers from BiOS, LASE, and OPTO that showcase innovative ways to apply this multidimensional/multidisciplinary technology.

Topic Areas:
  • Additive manufacturing 
  • Selective laser melting, laser sintering, laser photopolymerization 
  • Novel materials, protean materials, and laser interactions 
  • Software that increases efficiencies and speed 
  • In-situ sensors or probes to verify and quantify additive manufacturing processes in real time 
  • Conformal photonics/electronics.


SPIE Photonics West Exhibition 2015

Dates: 10 - 12 February 2015
Venue: Moscone Center San Francisco, California, USA
Web URL: http://spie.org/photonics-west-exhibition.xml?WT.mc_id=RPWXCAW

Exhibition Manager: Cathy DeVries

SPIE Photonics West Exhibition is the premier photonics and laser event. With more than 1,250 companies, this exhibition continues to be the flagship event to find the latest products, tools, and applications for your research or business needs.

Technologies you will see:

  • Lasers and Other Light Sources
  • Laser Accessories, Laser Systems
  • Cameras and CCD Components
  • Fiber Optic Components, Equipment, Systems
  • Optical Components
  • Communication
  • Optical Detectors
  • High Speed Imaging and Sensing
  • Optical Materials and Substrates
  • IR Sources and Detectors
  • Electronic Imaging Components
  • Optical Coatings
  • Lenses and Filters
  • Positions and mounts
  • Metrology

Exhibition Dates and Hours:
  • Tuesday 10 February – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 11 February– 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 12 February – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


SPIE BiOS Expo 2015

Dates: 7 - 8 February 2015
Venue: Moscone Center San Francisco, California, USA
Web URL: http://spie.org/bios-exhibition.xml?WT.mc_id=RPWBXCAW

Exhibition Manager: Cathy DeVries

BiOS Expo is the world's largest biomedical optics and biophotonics exhibition. BiOS Expo, held Saturday and Sunday, kicks off the Photonics West week. Find the latest technologies from 235 suppliers in the thriving biomedical optics and photonics industries.

Technologies you will see:

  • Biomedical optics components, products, instrumentation, and applications
  • Lasers
  • Molecular imaging
  • Therapeutic lasers
  • Nano/biophotonics
  • Biosensors
  • Spectroscopic/microscopic imaging

Exhibition Dates and Hours:
Saturday 7 February    12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Sunday 8 February    10:00 am to 5:00 pm