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15. January 2024

Class 5 Conferences Tour 2024

Reflecting on 2023, where we shared laser technology, sponsored events, and connected with brilliant minds, our journey continues into 2024. This year, we are dedicated to updating you with the latest technology from Class 5, focusing on specific regions for Ultrafast Science, Multiphoton Microscopy, and EUV Technology conferences. Join us in building new connections and exploring cutting-edge research. Discover the dates and locations for our Class 5 Conferences Tour 2024 below.



SPIE Photonics West 2024. California

January 27 – February 1, 2024 

Photonics West is a premier international conference and exhibition organized by SPIE, focusing on optics and photonics. Held annually in San Francisco, it gathers professionals, researchers, and industry leaders to discuss advancements in biomedical optics, lasers, optoelectronics, micro/nanotechnologies, sensors, and quantum technologies. The conference includes technical sessions, plenary talks, and an exhibition, serving as a hub for networking and staying abreast of the latest developments in the field.

Class 5 Photonics will be actively participating in BIOS Expo: 27-28 Jan. at booth #8202 and Photonics West Conference 2024 at booth #4205-09. As part of our contributions, Jan Heye Buss will present a talk titled ‘Advancements in High-Flux High-Harmonic Generation: Harnessing Advanced Nonlinear Laser Technologies’ on January 31, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM PST at Moscone Center, Room 210 (Level 2 South). For further details on the presentation, you can find the abstract here.

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Max Planck. Advanced Neuroimaging Techniques Course, Florida

February 5 – 17, 2024

This intensive laboratory-oriented course comprehensively explores imaging techniques in neuroscience research. Aimed at individuals involved in neuroscience research, including graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early-career investigators, the course covers the principles of optics and their applications in modern neuroscience. The format includes morning lectures and afternoon/evening laboratory sessions. Participants rotate through all sections initially and subsequently focus on one primary section, with an optional section, for the duration of the course.

Students will gain proficiency in three-photon microscopy techniques using the White Dwarf dual Class 5 Laser. This advanced system facilitates deep-tissue imaging with red and green markers, providing a comprehensive understanding of cutting-edge imaging technologies.

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Optica Biophotonics Congress, Florida

April 07-10, 2024

Biomedical Optics is a platform where optical technologies driving breakthroughs in biomedicine are explored. The congress emphasizes technological solutions to medical challenges, featuring diverse research, innovative tools, and techniques. Intending to unite experts from various fields, including engineering, optics, and medicine, the event seeks to advance the application of optical methods in medical science for improved clinical practice.

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ICUIL, Mexico

September 9 – 13, 2024

The 10th International Conference on Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers (ICUIL 2024) is scheduled to be held on Cozumel Island, Mexico, from September 9th to 13th, 2024. This event, set against the serene backdrop of the Caribbean Sea, will continue the tradition of serving as a key platform for researchers to share advancements in ultrahigh-intensity laser science and technology. Notably, ICUIL 2024 is particularly significant, being the first in its series to take place in Latin America. In light of the recent Nobel Prize in Physics awarded for studies related to high-order harmonic generation and attosecond pulses, the conference is poised to drive further collaboration and expansion in the field. Organized by the Mexican Photonics Cluster, with chairs Eric Rosas, Christian Schubert, and Tsuneyuki Ozaki, ICUIL 2024 emphasizes equity, diversity, and inclusion to foster international collaboration and reach researchers beyond existing communities.

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SFN, Chicago

October 5– 9

The Society for Neuroscience (SFN) Annual Meeting is a premier gathering for neuroscientists globally. This event features a comprehensive program, including scientific sessions, poster presentations, symposia, and workshops, covering diverse aspects of neuroscience. With thousands of participants, it provides a crucial platform for collaboration, knowledge dissemination, and networking. The SFN Annual Meeting stands as a cornerstone event driving advancements in the field of neuroscience.

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DESY Photon Science Users’ Meeting. Hamburg

January 25-26, 2024

The annual DESY Photon Science Users’ Meeting, titled ‘Research with Synchrotron Radiation and FELs,’ is scheduled for January 25-26, 2024. This gathering provides a platform for users, collaborators, and scientists interested in leveraging the PETRA III and FLASH photon sources for their research. The event will feature poster presentations, discussions on current and future research at DESY light sources, and an industry exhibition during the poster session. Scientists from various disciplines are expected to participate, fostering knowledge exchange and collaboration over two days.

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High Brightness, Vienna

March 12- 14, 2024

The Optica High-Brightness Sources and Light-Driven Interactions Congress features three topical meetings, fostering discussions on the latest advancements in high-brightness sources, attosecond science, and mid-IR laser technologies. Attendees will gain insights into the technical challenges associated with developing high-brightness sources across all wavelengths, from X-Ray to mid-IR.

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OPTOGEN Conference, Prague

April 15-17, 2024

OPTOGEN 2024, the 9th International Workshop on Technologies for Optogenetics and Neurophotonics, is scheduled for April 15-17, 2024, in Prague, Czech Republic. This workshop gathers leading scientists and technologists to explore recent advancements and upcoming challenges in technologies for in vivo optogenetics and optical neural interfaces. The discussions span from the development of new implantable devices to the latest innovations in molecular tools.

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AKL, Aachen

April, 17-19, 2024

AKL’24, the 14th International Laser Technology Congress, offers a premier platform for intensive exchange among users, manufacturers, and developers in the laser technology field. Taking place every two years, the congress has become a pivotal forum, attracting around 85 speakers and 50 companies. Supported by key industry players and organizations, including the European Commission and industrial associations, AKL’24 facilitates personal networking and strategic development. Attendees can benefit from simultaneous translations, explore the latest technological findings through live demonstrations, and engage with leading experts in applied laser technology in production.024

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Sculpted light in Brain, Paris

June 19-21, 2024

The Sculpted Light in the Brain conference, established in 2017, serves as a collaborative platform for neuroscientists, computer scientists, optics researchers, and other scientists passionate about leveraging innovative technologies for observing and controlling neural activity in awake, behaving brains. Focused on “Sculpted Light” methods, the conference brings together established and emerging researchers to explore and discuss future technologies facilitating real-time optical communication with the living brain. The aim is to foster collaborations and advance the frontier of neuroscience through interdisciplinary engagement.

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FENS, Vienna

June, 25- 29

The FENS Forum 2024, hosted by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), the Austrian Neuroscience Association (ANA), and the Hungarian Neuroscience Society, is set to take place in Vienna, Austria, from June 25-29, 2024. Recognized as Europe’s largest neuroscience congress, the forum spans all aspects of neuroscience, encompassing basic to translational research. The event promises a dynamic program comprising plenary and special lectures, scientific symposia, technical workshops, special interest events, and abundant networking and career development opportunities.

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Ultrafast Phenomena, Barcelona

July 14-19, 2024

The 23rd International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, scheduled for July 14-19, 2024, at the World Trade Center in Barcelona, Spain, is a biennial gathering since 1976. Recognized as a premier global forum, it unites scientists and engineers working on ultrafast phenomena, spanning picoseconds to hundreds of attoseconds. Recent advancements in ultrafast phenomena, fueled by innovative laser and accelerator sources, have broadened the spectral range to include Terahertz and X-ray domains. Methodological developments, including multidimensional spectroscopies and advanced imaging techniques, provide profound insights into atomic and molecular-scale phenomena. The field’s flexibility extends into applications in solar energy, molecular electronics, and biomimetic devices, while improved theoretical models, aided by enhanced computational power, contribute to a deeper understanding of ultrafast processes.

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