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Optica Online Industry Meeting: NewSpace

27 Feb 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for an online industry meeting dedicated to the New Space sector, where we will explore the latest developments in optical communications and sensing applications. This meeting serves as a collaborative space for professionals, offering a chance to connect airspace end-users with developers of optical payloads, communication terminals, and associated technologies including special optical coatings, encoders, cameras, lasers and space-grade photonic components.


Optica at DVN Lighting Munich Workshop

27 - 28 Feb 2024

Optica is proudly supporting Driving Vision News for the Automotive Lighting Munich Workshop. This workshop is a must-attend event for professionals in the automotive lighting industry, offering a unique opportunity to engage with over 300 industry leaders and experts. As a valued Corporate member of Optica, you're entitled to a 20% discount on attendance fees, making this an even more attractive opportunity for your business. Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of this influential gathering in the world of automotive lighting powered by DVN Group – renown name in the automotive industry. 


Optica Silicon Valley Winter Event at Ozencon

22 Feb 2024, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Our invited speakers are technology and business leaders from companies at the forefront of Photonics for AI. They are pushing the boundaries of photonics to build the infrastructure needed for ever increasing demand for AI computing and next-generation products and solutions that will define industry trends in the next decade.


Welcome to the Future Panel Discussion

22 Feb 2024, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Welcome to the future with envision of possibilities in Engineering. The advancements of technology, science, and other aspects of our world.


Achieving precise phase control in optical applications with digital phase-locked loops

22 Feb 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Future Skies: Optical Wireless Backhaul Networks with Multiple Airborne Layers

21 Feb 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The deployment of non-terrestrial networks (NTNs) is expected to establish comprehensive global coverage for the upcoming generations of wireless technology. Addressing the substantial portion of the global population that remains unconnected or under-connected, leveraging NTNs becomes imperative to bridge the existing digital divide. NTNs encompass a range of technologies such as High-Altitude Platform Stations (HAPSs), Satellites (GEO, MEO, LEO), and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Advances in autonomous avionics and lightweight composite materials position HAPSs as viable NTN nodes for future networks, alongside rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). In the realm of advanced wireless technologies like 6G and beyond, the objective is to seamlessly integrate NTN nodes with terrestrial networks. Currently, there are isolated deployment examples, including Google Loon, Nokia F-Cell, AT&T Tethered Flying Cell on Wing (COW), LEO mega-constellations, and Turkcell-Dronecell. This presentation focuses on the design of a multi-layer airborne backhaul network, utilizing HAPSs and rotary-wing UAVs to establish free space optical (FSO) backhaul connections with ground-based stations. HAPS fleets operate in circular tracks at stratospheric altitudes. On the other hand, rotary-wing UAVs operate at medium and lower altitudes, complementing HAPSs. The airborne backhaul architecture requires careful design to ensure uninterrupted connectivity with ground-based stations, eliminating coverage gaps. The presentation outlines a systematic approach for designing FSO-based airborne backhaul systems, detailing the process of determining the appropriate number of layers, HAPS tracks, HAPS units per track, the number of UAVs at lower altitudes, the operating altitude for middle-layer UAVs, and the number of laser sources per airborne node based on a given coverage area.


STEM Outreach via Scouting Merit Badges

21 Feb 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Scout Merit Badge program exposes boys and girls from grade 6 to 12 to a wide variety of hobby and career subjects. With 1 million youth members in USA and over 50 million world-wide, the Scout Merit Badge program is an important way to expose highly goal oriented youth to a career in optics and photonics. On average each merit badge is earned by 10,000 to 15,000 Scouts each year. This presentation reviews which Merit Badges have ‘optics’ related requirements and provides suggestions for how to incorporate optics content into their instruction.


TOP Conference 2024

21 - 22 Feb 2024

This comprehensive two-day program covers eight topic areas across the two-days, featuring experts from across the industry and academia. Registration is open, book your two-day delegate pass and join us in London next month.


Bridging Transition- Academia and Industry

20 Feb 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Industry and academia. Two separate worlds. Are they though? Can the skills of an academic be valued in the money-driven world of business? Can industrial scientists find solace in the embrace of a university? What helps to excel in either of these environments? The talk will answer these and more questions about university-industry and industry-university career transitions.


Hypersectral Imaging in Analyzing Human Skin and Facial Emotions

20 Feb 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Hyperspectral imaging in analyzing human skin and facial emotions enables detailed examination of skin conditions and subtle changes in facial features. By capturing a broad spectrum of wavelengths, it provides valuable data for medical diagnostics, skincare, and understanding emotional expressions more comprehensively.


Revolution in the Manufacturing of the Extremely Large Telescopes Optics

19 Feb 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This webinar will discuss about the last century, the astronomical ground based observatories have driven the development of large monolithic substrates of glass or glass ceramics as well as the polishing and the metrology techniques. These efforts have culminated in the production very large monolithic mirrors of 8 meters diameter for the Very Large Telescope in Europe and the Gemini and the Large Binocular Telescopes in the US. The scientific needs for even large collecting areas have led to the development of segmented primary mirror, the pioneering work of the Keck Telescope and the Grand Telescopio Canarias having demonstrated the readiness of the manufacturing technology to produce such mirrors. During the last decade, two large ground based observatories projects have moved to the implementation phase , the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) and the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). Safran Reosc has been contracted the production of the 931 segments of the primary mirror, as well as the 4 meter secondary and tertiary mirrors, the thin shells of the adaptive fourth mirror and the tip-tilt stabilization fifth mirror. The presentation will focus on the first year of production of the primary mirror segments and the production line set up to produce one segment every day.


Finding Balance in a Changing Work Environment

19 Feb 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adapting to change is key. Prioritize tasks, set clear boundaries, and embrace flexibility to maintain a healthy work-life balance.


Optica VIP Executive Reception at the San Francisco MOMA (Museum of Modern Art)

29 Jan 2024, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Career Accelerator

21 - 25 Jan 2024

To compete and succeed in the optics and photonics field today, students and early career professionals need to develop skills inside and outside the lab to understand how to utilize their expertise in this ever-growing and changing sector.


Speak Up, Stand Out and Discover the Art of Public Speaking

17 Jan 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Optica Online Industry Meeting: Photonics-based Quantum Computing

16 Jan 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

There are currently several approaches to quantum computing, all of which involve photonics in some way, whether lasers for trapping ions and atoms or integrated photonics for creating and manipulating qubits. Photonics will also be essential for networking quantum computers together to reach scale. Where is each approach today and what does it need from photonics suppliers? All agree that “every photon counts” but what does that mean? This event will hear from developers about their photonics challenges.


Optica British and Irish Conference on Optics and Photonics

13 - 15 Dec 2023

BICOP is a flagship conference on optics and photonics in the UK and Ireland reporting on disruptive advances in optics and photonics across diverse fields. As in past years, the primary purpose of the 2.5-day conference will again be to showcase the UK and Ireland’s world-leading research and development in optics and photonics to global stakeholders with a proper balance of industry and academia. </br></br> For general information, email <a href = "mailto: BICOP@optica.org">BICOP@optica.org</a>


Industry Tutorial: Low Loss Photonic Integrated Circuits: From Prototype to Volume

On Demand

07 Dec 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Optica Online Industry Meeting: OLEDs and MicroLEDs

21 Nov 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Optica Quantum Industry Summit at LIGENTEC

14 - 15 Nov 2023


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