CLEO: 2013 - the Premier International Laser and Electro-Optics Event - to Take Place in San Jose Next Week

  CLEO: 2013 - the Premier International Laser and Electro-Optics Event - to
  Take Place in San Jose Next Week

  With Business-Focused Programming and 1,800 Technical Presentations, CLEO:
  2013 is the Laser Industry’s Most Influential Technical and Business Forum

CLEO 2013

Business Wire

-- June 3, 2013

CLEO: 2013:

WHAT: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO: 2013)

WHEN/WHERE: June 9 - 14 (Exhibits open June 11-13) at the San Jose Convention
Center, San Jose, Calif.

DETAILS: CLEO: 2013, the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, is the
premier international forum for scientific and technical optics—from
fundamental laser science to photonic applications and products. CLEO: 2013
builds on the long-established CLEO/QELS conference and its world-renowned
peer-reviewed program. CLEO: 2013 offers high-quality content in five core
event elements featuring breakthrough research and applied innovations in
ultrafast lasers, energy-efficient optics, quantum electronics, biophotonics
and more.


  *300 participating companies in the laser and electro-optics industry
  *Comprehensive technical program featuring hundreds of sessions covering
    the most important technical developments, including hot topic areas such
    as quantum optics, terahertz technologies, nano-photonics, “green”
    photonics, industrial manufacturing, and more.


CLEO: 2013 Press Luncheon
Tuesday, June 11, 12 – 1 p.m., Room 230A, San Jose Convention Center
A private press -only lunch event will feature presentations from three of the
field’s leading researchers, representing the depth and breadth of the
conference program. A new round-robin format this year will give press direct
access to each presenter in a small group setting, engaging in one-on-one
discussion before moving on to the next researcher and topic.

Speakers include:

  *Paul Crump, Ferdinand-Braun Institut, Germany
    “Cryolaser: Innovative Cryogenic Diode Laser Bars Optimized for Emerging
    Ultra-high Power Laser Applications”
  *Joseph Lukens, Purdue University, USA
    “A Telecom-Based Temporal Cloak”
  *Axel Scherer, California Institute of Technology, USA
    “From Lab-on-a-Chip to Lab-in-the-Body: Miniaturization of Diagnostic
  *Iain McKinnie, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, USA
    Moderator and CLEO: 2013 Program Co-Chair

Plenary Sessions
Tuesday, June 11, 8:15 a.m. and Wednesday, June 12, 8:30 a.m., San Jose Civic
CLEO: 2013 hosts two Plenary Sessions featuring keynote addresses from laser
science luminaries across the globe:

Tuesday’s Keynotes:

  *Paul Corkum, Joint Attosecond Science Laboratory, University of Ottawa and
    National Research Council, Canada
    “Attosecond Photonics”

  *Stephen Harris, Stanford University, USA
    “Parametric Down Conversion Over Fifty Years: From Microwaves to X-rays”

Wednesday Keynote:

  *Kumar Patel, Pranalytica, Inc., USA
    “QCLs RevolutionizingMWIR andLWIR Applications”

Special Symposia
Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14, San Jose Convention Center and Marriott San
This year’s Special Symposia represent a broad range of topics such as
lab-on-a-chip applications, optogenetics and optical control of biological
processes, terahertz technologies, advances in extreme UV science and
applications and more.

Post-Deadline Paper Session
Thursday, June 13, 8 – 10 p.m., Marriott San Jose
Post-deadline papers give conference attendees the opportunity to hear new and
significant research in rapidly advancing areas at the earliest possible
opportunity. The post-deadline session highlights only those papers judged to
be truly excellent and compelling in their timeliness.

CLEO: Expo
Tuesday, June 11 – Thursday, June 13, San Jose Convention Center
In addition to the 300 participating companies from across the globe, CLEO:
Expo features show floor programming that highlights business trends and
market applications.

  *CLEO: Market Focus
    Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12, Exhibit Hall, San Jose Convention
    Part of the CLEO: Applications & Technology program, these sessions focus
    on the latest trends in the photonics marketplace. A key feature of the
    program will be a survey of market trends and market sector outlook. Panel
    topics include:

       *Industrial Laser Outlook and Opportunities
       *Photonics Entrepreneurs
       *Medical and Aesthetic Lasers - The Future of Light-tissue
       *Optics & Innovation for Energy & the Environment

  *CLEO: Expo Tech Playground
    Tuesday, June 11 – Thursday, June 13, Exhibit Hall, San Jose Convention
    Back by popular demand, the CLEO: Expo Technology Playground features
    hands-on demonstrations from select CLEO: Expo exhibitors. Attendees will
    get to interact one-on-one with products and innovations from companies
    including IDEX Optics and Photonics, KMLabs, Newport Corporation, Optimax,
    PicoLuz, Princeton Instruments, and more.

  *Technology Transfer Program
    Thursday, June 13, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Exhibit Hall, San Jose
    Convention Center
    The CLEO Technology Transfer Program provides a forum for entrepreneurs
    and researchers from start-ups, major universities, businesses and
    national laboratories to present exciting new technologies which are ready
    and available for commercialization.

  *Executive Speaker Series
    Wednesday, June 12, 5 – 6:30 p.m., Exhibit Hall, San Jose Convention
    This event, hosted by The Optical Society (OSA) Corporate Associates
    Program, allows for an entertaining and informal conversation with
    luminaries from the optics and photonics industry as they respond to
    questions about their career paths, corporate observations and personal
    perspectives. This year Martin Seifert, president, Nufern, will be
    interviewed by Stephen D. Fantone, president & CEO, Optikos.

CLEO: Applications & Technology- The CLEO: Applications & Technology program
explores the intersection of academic research with product commercialization.
Featured session talks include:

  *“Smartphone-Based Optical Detection of Kaposi’s Sarcoma Associated
    Herpesvirus DNA” by David Erickson, Cornell University, USA
    Monday, June 10, 2 p.m., Marriott San Jose

  *“High-throughput Imaging of Single Viruses using Self-assembled
    Nano-lenses and On-Chip Holography” by Aydogan Ozcan, UCLA, USA
    Wednesday, June 12, 12:15 p.m., San Jose Convention Center

  *“Deep Ultraviolet (DUV) Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) to Maintain Freshness
    and Phytochemical Composition During Postharvest Storage” by Stephen Britz
    , U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Thursday, June 13, 2:45 p.m., San Jose Convention Center

CLEO: Science & Innovations– The “classic” CLEO program that for more than 35
years has covered applied research and innovations in lasers, optical
materials, and photonic devices. Hot topics to be covered this year include
laser processing of materials, terahertz technologies, high-field and
ultrafast optics, and biophotonics. Featured session talks include:

  *“Clinical Detection of Viral Infection on an Optofluidic Chip” by Philip
    Measor, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
    Monday, June 10, 9:45 a.m., San Jose Convention Center

  *“Printed Hybrid Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes For Lighting
    Applications” by Delaina A. Amos, University of Louisville, USA
    Friday, June 14, 9:15 a.m., San Jose Convention Center

CLEO: QELS – Fundamental Science– The Quantum Electronics and Laser Science
(QELS) program continues to be the premier venue for discussion of fundamental
research in optical and laser physics-related areas. More recent additions
include fields such as quantum information science, nanophotonics, and
metamaterials. A featured session talk includes:

  *“How Secure is Quantum Cryptography?” by Renato Renner, Institute for
    Theoretical Physics, Switzerland
    Tuesday, June 11, 2 p.m., San Jose Convention Center

PRESS REGISTRATION: A Press Room for credentialed press and analysts will be
located on-site in the San Jose Convention Center, June 9 -13. Media
interested in attending the conference should register on the CLEO website  or
contact Brielle Day at 202.416.1435,


Angela Stark, 202.416.1443,
Brielle Day, 202.416.1435,
Nadine Tosk, 847.920.9858,

About CLEO

With a distinguished history as the industry's leading event on laser science,
the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) is where laser technology
was first introduced. CLEO unites the field of lasers and electro-optics by
bringing together all aspects of laser technology, with content stemming from
basic research to industry application. CLEO: Expo showcases the latest
products and applications from more than 300 participating companies from
around the world, providing hands-on demonstrations of the latest market
innovations and applications. The Expo also offers valuable on-floor
programming, including Market Focus and the Technology Transfer program.

Sponsored by the American Physical Society's (APS) Laser Science Division, the
IEEE Photonics Society and the Optical Society (OSA), CLEO provides the full
range of critical developments in the field, showcasing the most significant
milestones from laboratory to marketplace. With an unparalleled breadth and
depth of coverage, CLEO connects all of the critical vertical markets in
lasers and electro-optics. For more information, visit the conference's
website at CLEO: 2013 takes place June 9 – 14 at the
San Jose Convention Center.


CLEO: 2013
Angela Stark, 202-416-1443
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