Some 5000 researchers, educators, business leaders, and students from around the world will travel to Baltimore, Maryland, next month to attend the 27th Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) and the 15th Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) Conference, slated for Sunday, 6 May, through Friday, 11 May, at the Baltimore Convention Center.

The gathering will also include the Photonic Applications, Systems, and Technologies (PhAST) Conference from Monday, 7 May, through Thursday, 10 May.

From fundamental science to application, the joint conference offers members of the laser science, quantum electronics, and optoelectronics communities an opportunity to extensively review the latest innovations in lasers, electro-optics, and nanophotonics. More than 1200 presentations with 80 invited speakers are on the schedule, along with 350 exhibitors.

The technical programs will be held in parallel sessions scheduled for Monday through Friday. Also on the agenda are joint and special symposia, short courses, tutorials, poster sessions,...

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