2015 Wuhan Photonics Week of the International Year of Light

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The United Nations [UN] General Assembly proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies [IYL 2015]. To celebrate the event, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics [WNLO], with the support from many world known scientific societies and unions [1] launches Wuhan Photonics Week.

The 8th International Photonics and OptoElectronics Meetings [POEM 2015] will be held on 16-19 June 2015, Wuhan, China, hosted by WNLO and OSA. POEM 2015 features two OSA Topic Meetings: Optoelectronic Devices and Integration [OEDI] and Photonics for Energy [PFE]. OEDI topics include silicon photonics, surface plasma and plasmonics, optoelectronic devices, nonlinear optical devices, polymer devices, radio over fiber related devices, free-space communications related devices, optoelectronic monolithic integration and hybrid integration, and optical vortex devices and subsystems. Jesper Moerk from Technical University of Denmark and Prof. Xinliang Zhang from Huazhong University of Science and Technology [HUST] will co-chair the topical meeting. Topical meeting PFE, chaired by Michael Grätzel from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne and Zhonglin Wang from Georgia Institute of Technology, covers such topics as energy generation (mesoscopic, organic, quantum dot and thin film solar cells, nanogenerators), energy conversion (inorganic/organic light emitting diodes, piezo-phototronics) and energy storage.

With POEM 2015 as its important part, Wuhan Photonics Week enriches itself with varieties of international and domestic events to be taken place on 13-19 June 2015, including the Collaborative Innovation Symposiums for Photonics [CISP], the 5th Sino-French Forum: Optical Information and Photonics-Electronics Conversion Technique, Cross-strait Optoelectronics Forum, The International Investing Conference for Photonics Optoelectronics Technology Transfer, Annual Meeting of OSA/SPIE Student Chapters in China & Innovation Venture Competition, Workshop on Development of Optics Journal, Nature Master Classes, Training Courses and Expo, etc.

By combing different disciplines and comprehensive meeting types, Wuhan Photonics Week is also serving as a platform on exchanging information on recent advances and future trends for researchers and to boost brand for the enterprises.  We aim at bringing together the leading minds in the science and application of light to share their advancements, making important connections, and inspiring further developments in critical research fields.

More information about the event can be fount at:

[1] the International Commission for Optics [ICO], the Optical Society [OSA], the international Society for Optics and Photonics [SPIE], the Institution of Engineering and Technology [IET], IEEE Photonics Society (Singapore and Hongkong Chapters), Institute of Physics [IOP], Laser Institute of America [LIA] and Chinese Optical Society [COS]

2015 Wuhan Photonics Week
2015 Wuhan Photonics Week

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