demonstration and application of new evolving optical technologies and instrumentation to address problems in the medical, environmental, energy, and manufacturing industrial arenas.

A&T offers a forum for the presentation of the latest advances in optical engineering and its application to real world problems. Based on scientific discovery, engineering progress in maturing and implementing technology is presented. We encourage engineers to submit a paper for consideration to present. Emphasis is placed on uniqueness, impact of the work and how the work advanced the state of the art.

1. Biomedical Applications
2. Laser-based Micro-machining for Industrial Applications
3. Optical Instrumentation for Measurements and Monitoring
4. Applications in Energy & Environment

5. Quantum Technology in Transition

6. Advances in Semiconductor Technology

Fundamental Science (FS) – involves the theoretical and experimental investigation of the fundamental properties of materials,  radiation interactions, and other physical phenomena using light. Representative areas include; quantum phenomena, nano-optics and photonics, plasmonics, high-field physics/attoscience, and metamaterials/complex media etc.
1. Quantum Optics of Atoms, Molecules and Solids
2. Quantum Information and Communication
3. Quantum Photonics
4. Optical Excitations and Ultrafast Phenomena in Condensed Matter
5. Nonlinear Optics and Novel Phenomena
6. Nano-Optics and Plasmonics
7. High-Field Physics and Attoscience
8. Metamaterials and Complex Media

Science & Innovations (S&I) – includes the early development and demonstration of new optical devices and radiation sources, the use of optical technologies to probe and/or modify materials, environment, etc. and the development and application of novel metrology approaches based of optical techniques.
1. Light-Matter Interactions and Materials Processing
2. Laser Systems and Facilities
3. Semiconductor Lasers
4. Nonlinear Optical Technologies
5. Terahertz Science and Technology

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