Signature Sponsor

The Optical Society

Since 1916, OSA has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide to foster and promote technical and professional development. Through publications, events and services, the Optical Society is helping to advance the science of light by addressing the ongoing need for shared knowledge and innovation. OSA convenes more than 40 meetings throughout the world annually. Our global community of more than 22,000 members and 350,000 professionals span academia, industry and government, residing in over 100 countries.

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Diamond Sponsors

CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics

CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida, is one of the world’s foremost institutions for research and education in optical and photonic science and engineering. CREOL started in 1987 as the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers, and became a College in 2004, the first US graduate college in this area, offering interdisciplinary graduate programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Optics and Photonics. An undergraduate program offering a BS degree in Photonic Science and Engineering began in 2013 in partnership with the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

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SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies.

SPIE partners with researchers, educators, and industry to advance light-based research and technologies for the betterment of the human condition.

Serving more than 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.

SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.

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Sapphire Sponsors

LGS Innovations

LGS Innovations delivers mission-critical communications products, R&D, and supporting services to government and commercial customers worldwide. We create advanced solutions in wireless communications, signals processing and analysis, optical networking, photonics, routing and switching, and spectrum management, driving mission success in C4ISR, cyberspace operations, and network assurance.

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ASML provides chipmakers with everything they need – hardware, software and services – to mass produce patterns on silicon, helping to increase the value and lower the cost of a chip. Our key technology is the lithography system, which brings together high-tech hardware and advanced software to control the chip manufacturing process down to the nanometer.
All of the world’s top chip-makers like Samsung, Intel and TSMC use our technology, enabling the waves of innovation that help tackle the world’s toughest challenges.

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Ruby Sponsors


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Founded in 1961, MKS Instruments, Inc. is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor and analyze critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity.

Spectral Energies


Spectral Energies was formed in 2006 by the union of several renowned science and technology pioneers. Since that founding, extensive experience in the aerospace, transportation, defense, and energy sectors has earned Spectral Energies numerous phase I, II and III SBIR/STTR (greater than 100) contracts and grants from government agencies like DoD, NASA, NIH, DoE on technologies related to aerodynamics, diagnostics and sensors, hypersonics, aero-optics, aero-acoustics, wind tunnels, particle analyzers and plasma.

OptiGrate – IPG Photonics

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IPG Photonics is the leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance fiber lasers and amplifiers for diverse applications in numerous markets. IPG Photonics’ diverse lines of low, medium and high-power lasers and amplifiers are used in materials processing, communications, entertainment, medical, biotechnology, scientific and advanced applications. Our products are displacing traditional technologies in many current applications and enabling new applications for lasers.

Florida Photonics Cluster

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The Florida Photonics Cluster (FPC) was incorporated in 1995 as the Florida Electro-Optics Industry Association (FEOIA). The organization became the Florida Photonics Cluster (FPC) in 2002 and as of November 2018 has 70 member organizations including 42 photonics industry companies, 7 supplier companies, 13 university organizations, and 8 other organizations including several professional societies and economic development organizations. The FPC is designed to support the growth and profitability of the Florida photonics industry through the strength of a unified voice, and to make Florida the place to go for photonics solutions. The FPC is open to companies and organizations that provide optics and photonics products or services, and also to non-photonics companies that provide services and products to photonics companies. The FPC is dedicated to enhancing the industry through effective collaboration by bringing together the knowledge, expertise, and service that each company or organization has to offer.



Harris is a proven leader in tactical communications, geospatial systems and services, air traffic management, environmental solutions, avionics and electronic warfare, and space and intelligence.


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EVERIX introduces a new tool for the optics toolbox: ultra-thin flexible interference optical filters. We possess a proprietary technology for non-deposition fabrication of simple to complex thin film optical filters with both rigid and flexible substrates. Fundamental difference between our technology and the traditional deposition-based technologies enables consistent volume production and economies of scale beyond conventional possibilities.


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Synopsys’ Optical Solutions Group is a leading developer of optical design and analysis tools that model all aspects of light propagation, enabling users to produce accurate virtual prototypes leading to manufacturable optical systems. Our innovative software packages include CODE V® imaging design software, LightTools® illumination design software, LucidShape® products for automotive lighting, the RSoft™ products for photonic device and optical communications design, and the PhoeniX OptoDesigner tools for photonic integrated circuit (PIC) layout and verification.


Amplitude Technologies

Ultrafast laser technology, recognized by the 2018 Nobel Prize awarded to Donna Strickland and Gérard Mourou, revolutionizes scientific research, industrial manufacturing processes and health. Since 2001, Amplitude has been the international leader in designing, manufacturing and commercializing ultrafast lasers. With a large product portfolio and more than 300 employees internationally, Amplitude offers a full ultrafast laser product range, that is powerful, reliable and easy to use.



Thorlabs is a leading designer and manufacturer of photonics equipment for research, manufacturing, and biomedical applications. Founded in 1989, Thorlabs is headquartered in Newton, New Jersey with over 1800 employees at manufacturing and sales offices in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, Japan, China, and Brazil. As a vertically integrated company we design, develop, and manufacture our product portfolio of over 20,000 items.