Save the dates: 25 - 30 January 2025

SPIE Photonics West OPTO

Highlighting all facets of optoelectronics, photonic materials, and devices

Featuring 31 conferences on:

  • Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
  • Photonic Integration
  • Nanotechnologies in Photonics
  • MOEMS-MEMS in Photonics
  • Advanced Quantum and Optoelectronic Applications
  • Semiconductor Lasers, LEDs, and Applications
  • Displays and Holography


OPTO is the most important optoelectronics conference in the field and addresses the latest developments in a broad range of optoelectronic technologies and their integration for a variety of commercial applications. Topics include silicon photonics, photonic integration, optoelectronic materials and devices, semiconductor lasers, nanophotonics, LEDs, displays and holography, plus advanced quantum and optoelectronic applications and more.

OPTO plenary speakers

Advance your career with a course related to OPTO technologies

Learn about courses

Review these courses related to OPTO:

Design Techniques and Applications Fields for Digital Micro-optics - SC1125
Instructor(s): Bernard C. Kress, Google (United States)

Introduction to Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) and Applications - SC1259
Instructor(s): Kent D. Choquette, Univ. of Illinois (United States)

Heterogeneous Integration of Electrical IC and Photonic IC Packaging - SC1316
Instructor(s): John H. Lau, Consultant (Taiwan)

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30 January – 1 February 2024

Mark your calendar for the premier photonics and laser exhibition that hosts more than 1,000 companies. Meet top suppliers, make the right connections, and discover new possibilities.

OPTO Symposium Chairs

Ulrich T. Schwarz

Technische Univ. Chemnitz (Germany)

Karin Hinzer

Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)

OPTO Symposium Co-chairs

Sonia M. García-Blanco

Univ. Twente (Netherlands)

Bernd Witzigmann

Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)

OPTO Program Track Chairs

Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
James G. Grote, Photonics Engineering Consultant (United States)
Shibin Jiang, AdValue Photonics, Inc. (United States)

Photonic Integration
Yakov Sidorin, Quarles & Brady LLP (United States)
Jean-Emmanuel Broquin, Univ. Grenoble Alpes (France)

Nanotechnologies in Photonics
Ali Adibi, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)

MOEMS-MEMS in Photonics
Georg von Freymann, Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Univ. Kaiserslautern-Landau (Germany)

Advanced Quantum and Optoelectronic Applications
David L. Andrews, Univ. of East Anglia (United Kingdom)

Semiconductor Lasers, LEDs, and Applications
Alexey Belyanin, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Martin Strassburg, ams-OSRAM International GmbH (Germany)

Displays and Holography
Liang-Chy Chien, Kent State Univ. (United States)