The 21st MICROOPTICS CONFERENCE (MOC '16) will be held in United States of America, for the first time in MOC history, on October 12 - October 14, 2016. The MOC conference started in 1987 and has been held every two years in Japan. Since 2004, it has been held alternately overseas and in Japan every year except 2012. MOC'04 was held in Jena, Germany as its 10th anniversary, followed by MOC'06 in Seoul, South Korea, MOC'08 in Brussels, Belgium, MOC'10 in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and ECIO-MOC 2014 in Nice, France.

The MOC '16 is intended to provide a central forum for an update and review of scientific and technical information covering a wide range of the microoptics field from fundamental researches to systems and applications. The conference covers the following subjects; theory, modeling and design, materials and fabrication, measurement and sensing, passive devices, active devices, dynamic and functional devices, integration and packaging, Si photonics, and system and design conception. A special session for VCSEL vs. Silicon Photonics is planned.

The MOC '16 is organized by Microoptics Group, the Japan Society of Applied Physics, and will be located at David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA, USA. We are looking forward to broad participation of the international microoptics research community, and particularly welcome participation of students and young scientists.

We look forward to seeing you for the Microoptics Conference in Berkeley, California!


MOC'16 Secretariat

Hirochika Nakajima (Waseda Univ.)
Rai Kou-Takahashi(UC Berkeley)
Yukio Ogura (Microoptics Group)
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