Optical Society of America
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.
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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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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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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 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.
Florida Photonics Cluster
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.