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Optifab in Rochester Last Week

October 27, 2017

The largest optical fabrication conference in the nation happens in Rochester every other year.  It was held last week at the Riverside Convention Center.

Amazing how difficult it was to get local media coverage about this extraordinary event.

  • 188 Exhibitors (sold out)
  • 2,000 attendees
  • 110 papers
  • 12 courses

Thank you for the coverage, Photonics Media

SPIE International Year of Light Banners Welcome OptiFab Visitors

October 13, 2015

Student volunteers from the University of Rochester Institute of Optics SPIE Student Chapter helped New York Photonics Executive Director, Tom Battley assemble and install 20 beautiful photo banners at the Greater Rochester International Airport on Friday, October 9.

The banners are there to welcome visitors and exhibitors to Rochester during SPIE Optifab, held in Rochester biannually, and to inform travelers about photonics.

They highlight the many ways that light impacts our lives, and were attracting curious passers by even as they were being assembled.  Afterwards the team went out to lunch!

The banners will be installed at the airport through the end of October.

As the old adage goes: Many hands make light work!

20 Banner celbrating the Internaional Year of Light were on display during Optifab and were at the Rochester International Airport for a month.

20 panels celebrating the International Year of Light were on display during Optifab and were at the Rochester International Airport for a month.

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L to R: Mariia Borovkova, Gustavo Gandara Montano, Fabrizio Buccheri, Xing Fan, Sam Birsa, Aizhong Zhang, Evgenii Strepitov, Leonid Lialiushkin

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