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Single-photon detection and the future of quantum networks and computing

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

In this webinar we will focus on new products and applications of SNSPDs as well as fresh highlights from the lab. We introduce our new complete and compact rack mounted system, Eos R12, providing a standardized system for easy deployment in labs and data centers. We will show our new SNSPD readout electronics, scalable and future proof, to allow controlling hundreds of detectors. Our SNSPDs are famous for their exclusive time resolution, and while usually it is characterized by low photon fluxes, we demonstrate a constant fraction discriminator add-on to significantly improve the timing jitter. SNSPDs are a mature technology that can even be used in the most demanding applications such as deep-space optical communication and bio-imaging. In particular, we will showcase our optical SNSPD array receiver, developed with ESA to support NASA’s Psyche mission as well as the techniques used to image deep into tissue and beyond what is currently possible. From the lab, we are going to highlight latest development efforts on MIR SNSPDs and novel applications in protein detection for mass spectroscopy as well as a quantum spectrometer that allows the measurement of spectra, photon statistics, cross-correlations and lifetimes in one measurement.

Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors – to see far and beyond

18 Jun 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In this webinar we will focus on new products and applications of SNSPDs as well as fresh highlights from the lab.

Optica Online Industry Meeting: Quantum Sensing

21 May 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for an insightful online industry meeting that delves into the rapidly evolving field of quantum sensing. This event unites leading quantum and photonics companies with end users of the next generation of quantum sensors across diverse sectors, including automotive, defense, and healthcare. Together, we will explore the critical requirements for portability and precision in quantum sensing technologies, addressing the specific needs of various industries.

Hardware and software solutions for real time correction of atmospheric turbulences

On Demand

16 May 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

CLEO 2024: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics

05 - 10 May 2024

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.

Optica Online Industry Meeting: Linear Drive Optics

30 Apr 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Single-photon detection and the future of quantum networks and computing

On Demand

25 Apr 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

High-speed inter-data-center optics (400G/800G/1.6T ZR/ZR+)

24 Apr 2024, 3:41 PM - 3:41 PM

Optica Freeform Optics Industry Summit at Optimax

02 - 03 Apr 2024

Optica Executive Forum at OFC 2024

25 Mar 2024, 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Co-located with OFC, the Premier Event in Telecom and Data Center Optics' this is an Optica Industry Event. The Executive Forum features C-level panelists in an informal, uncensored setting discussing the latest issues facing the industry and your business. Leaders from top companies discuss critical technology advancements and business opportunities that will shape the network in 2024 and the future.

OFC 2024: Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition

24 - 28 Mar 2024

The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. For over 40 years, OFC has drawn attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward.

Optica Online Industry Meeting: Laser Micromachining

19 Mar 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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.

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