25 May 2022

For the First Time in Two Years, CLEO 2022 Returns to San Jose

Plenary Presentations Detail the Latest Developments in Quantum Optics, Optical Imaging, Ultra-fast Lasers, Silicon Photonics, Diversity and Inclusion

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA — Optica announced today that CLEO 2022 (CLEO) has concluded with nearly 3,000+ total registrants, 70 exhibiting and sponsoring companies and 2,600 contributed papers. With comprehensive, peer-reviewed technical sessions and market-focused programming, CLEO is a premier international forum to learn about innovative advances, research and new technologies from the laser science industry. From quantum computing to advanced imaging technologies, applications for silicon photonics and ultra-fast lasers, CLEO 2022 brought together all aspects of electro-optic technologies.

Comprehensive High-Quality Programming
“CLEO’s world-renowned technical program is a showcase for leading research and applications in a number of fields, from optical imaging to advanced manufacturing, silicon photonics and the autonomous vehicles industry. Industry-leading speakers from around the world discussed new scientific ideas and research while the exhibiting companies displayed the latest innovations in photonics technology,” said Dirk Müller, Coherent Inc., USA, Program Chair.

“Scientific conferences are an excellent venue for the emergence of novel research and professional collaboration. To continue providing attendees with beneficial experiences, CLEO must also focus on promoting diversity to include all perspectives,” said Jie Qiao, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, Program Chair. “Conferences, like CLEO, where the latest research and product innovations debut, are essential for those looking to move up in their careers and broaden their professional networks.” 
Keynote Programming
Dana Z. AndersonCTO ColdQuanta Inc., JILA Fellow and Professor, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Presentation: The Wedding of Maxwell and Schrödinger
One can achieve all sorts of useful things, from clocks to computers and many things in between including RF sensors, inertial sensors, and quantum signal processors, using lasers to cool atoms to near absolute zero temperature, and then further manipulating these ultracold atoms with light. We envision a future in which such quantum matter systems are as every day as lasers are today.

Hui CaoJohn C. Malone Professor of Applied Physics, Yale University, USA
Presentation: Seeing Through Walls and Around Corners: Shaping the Flow of Light in Complex Media
A major obstacle for optical imaging or sending information through turbid media is the random scattering of light. Recent advances in optical wavefront shaping and phase recording techniques have enabled spatial and temporal control of coherent light propagation in strongly scattering tissues and multimode optical fibers with random mode mixing.

Peter J. DelfyettUniversity Distinguished Professor, CREOL, University of Central Florida, USA
Presentation: Ultrafast Laser Science and Technology Using Semiconductor Diode Lasers
This presentation will review the underlying physics of ultrafast, high power pulse generation in diode lasers and show how one can ‘engineer’ around the limitations imposed by physics to achieve new levels of performance. Building on these ideas, stabilized optical frequency combs generation is achieved and lay the foundational groundwork for developing chip scale systems for communication signal processing, lidar and imaging.

Benjamin Eggleton, Director of The University of Sydney Nano Institute (Sydney Nano); Professor, The University of Sydney, Australia
Presentation: Shaping the Wave: Achieving Success and Innovation Through a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce
Eggleton shinse a light on the clear benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace and give an overview of his positive journey of building and working in diverse and inclusive teams and organizations.

Michal LipsonEugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Applied Physics, Columbia University, USA
Presentation: The Revolution of Silicon Photonics
We are now experiencing a revolution in optical technologies, where one can print and control massive optical circuits on a microelectronic chip. This revolution is enabling a whole range of applications that are in need for scalable optical technologies, and it is opening the door to areas that only a decade ago were unimaginable.

CLEO’s technical presentations cover the range of emerging technologies in laser science, quantum, biophotonics, telecommunications, advanced imaging and more. Media registration is free with credential. Select presentations are recorded for in-person and virtual participants. Digital assets available as requested.

About CLEO

With a distinguished history as the industry's leading event on laser science, the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) is the premier international forum for scientific and technical optics, uniting the fields of lasers and opto-electronics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology, from basic research to industry applications. For more information, visit the event website at cleoconference.org.

About Optica

Optica (formerly OSA), Advancing Optics and Photonics Worldwide, is the society dedicated to promoting the generation, application, archiving and dissemination of knowledge in the field. Founded in 1916, it is the leading organization for scientists, engineers, business professionals, students and others interested in the science of light. Optica’s renowned publications, meetings, online resources and in-person activities fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate scientific, technical and educational achievement. Discover more at: Optica.org

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