The Danish Optical Society (DOPS), Laserlab and Force Technology joined their efforts to organise the Danish National Optics Congress (NOC) in Aarhus, Denmark. This two-day event counted with three keynote speakers, more than ten oral presentations, fifty posters, pitches from exhibitors, one research panel and one industry panel co-organised by Optica and the European Physical Society (EPS).
The Danish ecosystem is highly dynamic and has evolved in the recent years, in particular in the field of Optics and Photonics. The strong talent pool is paving the path to new generations of start-ups able to drive complex technologies. Photonics science has a great potential to improve numerous applications, from ultra-fast optical signal processing, or pollutant monitoring , to quantum information. The integration of optoelectronics devices on existing developed platforms is expected to lead to major breakthroughs in telecommunications, industry and health.
The latest scientific results from the community were shared through presentations and poster displays. The importance of research in this field, and relevance of the Congress, were sustained by the high level of attendance, with more than 200 participants from the Danish and European ecosystems.