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Welcome to the inaugural Photonics Online Meet-up (POM),

the first all-online conference for photonics researchers!

The meeting is geared to bring together a community of early career and established researchers from universities, industry, and government to amplify the role of optics and photonics in daily life.

POM is an entirely virtual online conference.

The inaugural meet-up on January 13, 2020 had three themes, and submitted abstracts were chosen for either presentations or posters. The audience watched from their home location with many forming POM-hub sites. Over 1100 researchers watched the presentations in real-time from 37 countries (on 6 continents)! All posters are still available on Twitter (just search for #POM20). 

Thinking about organizing an online meeting?

The POM Organizers have drafted a “How to” guide that also includes some analysis of our event and posted it on arxiv.

A more polished version will appear in Nature Materials Reviews soon!

Interested in being involved in future events? Please contact the conference chairs!

  • Integrated Optics

  • Nanoscale Quantum Optics

  • Optical Materials



The Program is announced.


Don’t miss the virtual poster session on Twitter! It is still happening!

Follow @PhotonicsMeetup or #POM20!

Learn more about the conference organizers and the conference mission.


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