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    Past Event Overview

    Conference Overview

    SPIE Optics + Photonics 2009 included:

     • 3,100 papers in optics, photonics, and nano
     • Over 55 courses and workshops
     • 26 plenary sessions
     • Over 50 special + technical events
     • 230+ company Exhibition
     • View Final Program (pdf)

    Get highlights, videos, and photos from the conference


    View the conference proceedings in the SPIE Digital Library: Nano, Solar, Photonics Devices, and Optical Engineering

    View the current Optics + Photonics website

    NanoScience + Engineering - Over 735 papers
    Nanoscale developments that are transforming technology and creating new applications. Topics include: carbon nanotubes, optical trapping, and nano-solar hydrogen, metamaterials, and plasmonics.

    Solar Energy + Technology - Over 200 papers
    The latest advancements in sustainable technologies from solar cells to concentrators to PV systems. Topics include: solar hydrogen, thin films, OPVs, and PV cell technologies.

    Photonic Devices + Applications - Over 400 papers
    New technologies and applications of organic and photonic materials and devices. Topics include: IR detectors, OLEDs, organic PVs, and solid state lighting.

    Optical Engineering + Applications - Over 1,800 papers
    Latest technologies in optical design, systems, and engineering plus remote sensing, x-ray technologies, space applications, and solid state lighting. Astronomy is back in 2009 with over 300 papers.

    SPIE was a proud supporter of The International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) - recognized during SPIE Optics + Photonics 2009.

    SPIE joined 37 other global instiutions (including ASTC, European Space Agency, NASA, Scientists in the World, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs) to become an IYA 2009 Organisational Node

    Celebrate both The 400th anniversary of the telescope and The International Year of Astronomy.

    These events celebrate the first astronomical use of the telescope by Galileo – an event that initiated 400 years of astronomical discoveries and triggered a scientific revolution which profoundly affected our worldview.

    Join the celebration. Attend at a variety of special events from the telescope display in the Exhibition Hall to "Star Gazing" at the Welcome Reception.

    400th Anniversary of the Telescope Events at
    SPIE Optics+Photonics:

     • Antique Telescope Display
     • Astro-Photo Wall
     • Historic Photos
     • "Star Gazing" event during the Welcome Reception
     • Live Data Feed from Australian Observatory
     • See the new Carbon Truss 24 inch f/7.8 Ritchey-Chrétien
     • Astro-photo Workshop

    SPIE wishes to thank our "astronomy stars":


    Ryan Hannahoe, Fair Dinkum Skies Observatory (USA)

    SPIE wishes to thank Ryan Hannahoe who generously provided his time, knowledge, passion for teaching, and award winning astro-photography.

    Antique Telescope Display


    John Greivenkamp, University of Arizona (USA)

    SPIE wishes to thank John Greivenkamp, who generously provided his telescope display, time, and great knowledge.