Optoelectronic technology is an advanced interdisciplinary field with applications spanning communication, information, biochemistry, medical care, industry, energy, and more. The opening ceremony on December 1 was attended by key figures, including Sun Chi-Kuang, Chairman of the Optical Society of the Republic of China, and Li San-Liang, Convener of the Optoelectronics Division of the National Science Council. Liu Chuan-Pu, Vice President for Research and Development at NCKU, welcomed participants and emphasized the significance of knowledge exchange during this international event. Su Yen-Kuang, the Chair of OPTIC 2023 from NCKU, expressed anticipation for discussions on the ten major themes and encouraged attendees to enjoy the cultural charm of Tainan, the ancient capital.
The conference featured presentations from renowned international experts, including a keynote speech by Dr. Jim Kafka, Vice President of the Optical Society of America (OPTICA), titled "Ultrafast Lasers for Multi-Photon Microscopy," and a presentation by Dr. Bernard C. Kress, President of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), on "Optics and Photonics are key enabling technologies for all day use AI Smart Glasses."
OPTIC 2023, as a prominent platform for academic and industry exchange, brought together participants from various fields within the optoelectronics community. It included activities such as a creation competition for optoelectronic teaching materials, an industry exhibition, and a talent recruitment event. With more than 1,500 participants expected from both domestic and international locations, and over 860 oral and poster presentations, OPTIC 2023 continued its tradition of promoting collaboration and elevating research standards in optoelectronics.
The conference, organized by the Department of Photonics of NCKU, the Department of Electrical Engineering of NCKU, and the Optical Society of the Republic of China, featured collaboration with several academic societies and organizations, such as SPIE, OPTICA, and IEEE. It discussed ten major optoelectronic themes: Nanophotonic Materials and Device, Optical Waveguides and Communications, Quantum Electronics and Laser Technology, Optical Information Processing and Holography, Optical Design, Testing, and Engineering, Biophotonics and Biomedical Imaging, Display and Solid State Lighting, Thin Film and Photovoltaic Technology, Optical Sensing, and Metaverse Photonics.
The largest annual event in the domestic optoelectronics industry, the "2023 International Symposium on Optics and Photonics and the NSC Optoelectronics Division Achievement Presentation Meeting (OPTIC 2023)," took place from December 1 to 3 at the Department of Electrical Engineering Building on the NCKU Chia-Ming Campus. The conference explored ten major optoelectronic-related themes, bringing together hundreds of optoelectronic experts and scholars from 27 countries worldwide. Together, they delved into the realms of optics, information technology, displays, biomedicine, and green energy, forging a new era in optoelectronics.