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Optica Online Industry Meeting: Automotive Lighting

22 November 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Today’s automotive lighting industry faces the need of implementing ever smaller and more exotic LED and micro-optics solutions that require high reliability, robustness against electromagnetic interference, and thermal management. This discussion will involve the Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs.

Reception honoring Président Alain Rousset of Nouvelle Aquitaine of Optics - Advocate of Optics

21 November 2022, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

A special celebration honoring Président Alain Rousset of Nouvelle Aquitaine for his leadership and support of optics and photonics, and recognition as an Optica Advocate of Optics.

Industry Tutorial: High Power Laser Measurement - Challenges and Solutions

09 November 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Monitoring laser behavior in high-power applications is critical to keeping your process running properly. However, that monitoring – the laser measurement itself – is not trivial. There are many "little things" one could do that might unknowingly mess with the measurement, or even damage the instrument. For example:

Optica Quantum Industry Summit at iXblue

08 November 2022, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The 2022 Optica Quantum Industry Summit aims to bring together quantum companies and their potential supply chain partners, with a focus on their needs in photonics (lasers, optics, PICs, detectors, equipment), other technologies, quantum computing starter kits, system integration and investment. The Summit will address 3 primary application areas in which a paradigm shift is expected: quantum communication, quantum sensing, and quantum computing. The event is hosted at iXblue's headquarters in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France.

Optica Co-Packaged and Pluggable Optics Industry Summit

26 October 2022, 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Optica Industry Summits are multi-day programs that feature panel presentations, in-person networking opportunities, and external company visits and tours. Optica is partnering with COBO to host the Co-Packaged and Pluggable Optics Industry Summit. It has a focus on bringing companies together in the supply chain to discuss the innovations and deployment of optics in data center applications and beyond. Users and system integrators will give their views about the technology trends, timelines, and what’s needed from the optics community as the industry migrates from face-pluggable transceivers to optics co-packaged with switch electronics. What’s already here? What’s coming? What’s missing? We look forward to connecting! So that both attendees and speakers can speak freely and interact in-person, we will not be recording or offering an online participation.

Optica Online Industry Meeting: LIDAR 2.0 Miniaturization

25 October 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where is the future of LiDAR? Demanding end-users will describe what they are looking for from the supply chain of laser manufacturers, detector and imaging-processing specialists, optics, electronics, scanners and packaging experts.

From PhD to (not) CEO: Leaping into Entrepreneurship Without Leaving Academia with Aitor Villafranca

21 October 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ever wondered what challenges you might face when not only transitioning to industry but also when setting up your own business? In this webinar series from Optica and the EPS Young Minds Program, young European entrepreneurs share their stories of how they moved from the lab to the executive office.

Optica End-User Workshop at FiO

19 October 2022, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Optica's corporate membership program will host a session featuring integrators and end-user of photonics technology. The aim is to connect optics and lasers suppliers with potential technology integrators to understand their current and future needs. In a very interactive setting, the speakers will present what their company does and answers to any of the points below: 1) The optics and laser technology that you currently use at Nokia Bell Labs. 2) The optics and laser technology that you need now or in the near future. 3) And perhaps, some technology challenges that the rest of the room could help you solve.

Depth map estimation in 6G mmWave systems

On Demand

04 October 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Characterization of Millimeter-wave channels is important to enable simulations, modeling and design of future radio systems. This talk presents how the NIST Communications Technology Laboratory is leveraging innovative measurement methods and equipment to shed light on millimeter wave propagation in real world environments.

Optica Online Industry Meeting: New Ultrafast Laser Applications

27 September 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ultrafast Lasers (pico- and femtosecond) have improved machine tool processes in micro-machining, sub-micron precision 3D printing and thin-film material processing and microscopy and spectroscopy. Attendees will discuss some of these new applications directly with the end-users.

Industry Tutorial: AO for Large Earth Based Telescopes, Today and Future Applications

27 September 2022, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Adaptive Optics (AO) has become a key technology for astronomy, in particular for large earth-based telescopes. Join our webinar to get insights on this key technology, to understand how AO can improve your system and dive into its future and present applications. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn more about the added value of AO, presented by renowned experts in this field.

GENERATION Z AND BEYOND - Co-evolution of human capabilities and intelligent technologies in the 21st century

22 September 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

In the future digital technology will become an embedded enabler in everything. What if we started to design ICT for empowerment, equality, social sustainability, or democracy, instead of designing for capacity, speed, or effectiveness? Would it change how we see the role of technology in our everyday life? Would we have better products and services? Would we have more resilient societies?

Industry Tutorial: Frequency-Comb-Enabled Quantum 2.0 Applications

On Demand

22 September 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Quantum Revolution 2.0 has created a need for high-performance and complex, yet user-friendly and automated, multi-frequency laser systems, to control and read-out the atomic or ion species that are central to quantum technological applications. At Menlo Systems, we have developed the FC1500-Quantum – a ground-breaking innovation that aims to directly address this need, enabling cutting-edge applications including optical clocks, quantum computing, and quantum sensing.

Optical Communications: Innovations and Applications Abound

On Demand

15 September 2022, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Optical communications has enjoyed tremendous impact over the past 50 years. Relatively soon after the concrete proposal of optical fiber communications was reported and the low-loss fiber was demonstrated, fiber-based communications dramatically impacted the way society transfers information. However, there are other key areas beyond fiber-based communications that were also envisioned ~50 years ago but are only recently emerging. Such emergence is due to enhanced capacity needs and critical innovations, including advances in photonic integrated circuits (PICs). This webinar will highlight various examples of the innovations and emerging applications of optical communications, including: 1. Free-space optical communications: As opposed to RF, optical links have high directionality and large bandwidth. There is great excitement in the recent emergence of deployed free-space optical links, be they through air or outer-space. Moreover, due to the extremely high losses of RF, even underwater links in the blue-green are gaining significant interest. Also to be discussed is capacity enhancement using multiplexing of multiple orthogonal beams. 2. Non-conventional wavelengths: Fiber systems are overwhelmingly in the near-IR, whereas free-space links can take advantage of a much wider frequency range, from THz to visible. Such systems may utilize: (a) native high-speed components, and/or (b) wavelength-band conversion of near-IR channels to other frequencies. 3. Optical signal processing (OSP): OSP has long held the promise of high-speed operation and the avoidance of inefficient optical-electrical-optical conversion. Although OSP deployment has been limited, advances in PICs, power efficiency and multi-wavelength operation may soon enable the emergence of OSP for high-performance functions.

Optica Online Industry Meeting: Photonics Packaging, Assembly and Testing

29 August 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Attendees, including assembly and test service providers and tool/equipment manufacturers, will discuss the packaging and testing of optical modules including passive/active optical alignment, wafer-level vs die level packaging and testing, thermal considerations or volume vs price.

European 6G Flagship Hexa-X update on 6G

On Demand

24 August 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

European 6G Flagship Hexa-X has been working since Jan 2021 with a strong participation from both industry and academia. The Hexa-X vision is to connect human, physical, and digital worlds with a fabric of 6G key enablers. This talk will present the latest results from Hexa-X, including updated use cases for 6G, initial E2E architecture, addressing sustainability needs as well as updated technical enablers on 6G radio and sensing, connected intelligence and addressing vertical industry needs. More on Hexa-X from

Designing Your Own Career Path in the Private Sector

10 August 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Scientists and engineers often struggle to plan a private sector career. Most of our professors have no experience designing an industry career path and can’t help us. I recall my own advisor telling me “If you go into industry, you are on your own!” But it’s not as hard as it seems to design a career path that is exciting, rewarding, and most of all, fits your own personal strengths and interests. In this webinar Dr. Giltner will teach you the process. Dr. Giltner has used his own career and have taught to many others.

IPv6-based 5G/6G, IoT, Cloud Computing and Blockchain

25 July 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The new internet based on IPv6 The IPv6 Deployment worldwide is becoming a reality now with some countries achieving more than 60% user penetration with France (70%), Belgium (63%), USA (50%) and India (60%) at the top ranking ( and reaching double digits v6 coverage on Google IPv6 stats. May Autonomous Networks (ASN) reach more than 90% with v6 preferred or v6 capable: ( Over 2.5 Billion users are accessing Internet over IPv6 and probably not even knowing it. ( If this trend continues, we should achieve 90% by 2025 which would be the inflection point when the full roll-out of IPv6 becomes a strategic plumbing decision of the networks to move to IPv6-Only and start divorcing IPv4 from the Internet. The US Government has already set some dates to move to IPv6-Only by 2025. New topics are more on the lime light such as Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, 5G/6G, … However, these fields are taking IP networking for granted designing them on IPv4/NAT building non-scalable and non-end to end solutions. The IPv6 Forum is driving new initiatives to garner support and create awareness in these areas:

Industry Tutorial: Simulation of Classical & Quantum Communications over FSO Satellite Links

On Demand

20 July 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free space optical (FSO) communication technology based on the optical signal transmission through a free-space channel has gained significant interest in recent years. FSO satellite links have the potential to establish a global all-optical communication network that could cope with the increasing demands for high data rates and communication capacity. Moreover, satellite-based quantum key distribution (QKD) could provide secure and private communication between distant users.

Towards 6G: Massive MIMO is a Reality – What is Next?

On Demand

16 June 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Associate professor Emil Björnson introduces the Massive MIMO concept, explains how it will be used in 5G, and what is next. In particular, he explains how to conduct forward-looking 6G research.

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