LASER World of PHOTONICS: Preview on the World’s Leading Trade Show in Lasers and Photonics

20 February 2019

More than 1,300 exhibitors from around 45 countries present their innovations from 24-27 June 2019 on the fairgrounds in Munich. Also awaiting visitors in parallel is a trend setting conference boasting seven individual conferences and more than 5,000 experts from around the world. In a nutshell: Munich is awaiting an event of superlatives that will provide deep insights into the future of photonics.

The trade show offers a complete market overview – from optoelectronics to lasers in production and imaging. One of the topics will also be biophotonics. It is now enabling ever more accurate medical diagnoses. The LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019 brings together key players from the fields of analytics, diagnostics and bio-technological research. Many of the exhibitors are developing optical systems and components not for one application area alone but are also active in the aerospace industry, are at the cutting edge of progress in the semiconductor and electronics field, or are contributing to quality assurance in the food industry with new imaging techniques.

A platform for young talents

Growth dynamics is a reason why photonics provides a very good environment for founders. The market has more than doubled in ten years. With the Start-Up Area the LASER World of PHOTONICS, young talents receive a platform in the middle of the trade show. Additionally, the Makeathon again provides young engineers and students a platform for demonstrating their expertise in the photonics arena.

World of Photonics Congess with well-known speakers

This time, Europe’s leading congress counts seven conferences: The newcomer is the OSA conference “Imaging and Applied Optics”. In addition, the “European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference” (CLEO/Europe – EQEC) will again be shining the spotlight on basic research in the laser technology and quantum optics fields. Prof. Anton Zeilinger will be also address quantum technologies - offering insights into the work of his group at the Vienna Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in a keynote speech. The opening keynote for the congress on the first day of the trade show will be by professor Dr Karsten Danzmann. He is director of the Institute for Gravitational Physics at the University of Hanover and director of the Albert Einstein Institute.

Anyone wanting to gain a clearer idea of the future in photonics should schedule a visit to the trade fair in Munich from June 24 to 27, 2019.

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