The global application and importance of photonics on industries and in the society cannot be underestimated. Photonics play indispensable roles in society. Some of the benefits of photonics that cannot be ignored are the medical application of the technology and optical communications among other fundamental applications.
Just like in other parts of Europe and other nations implementing photonic technologies, Ireland organizes annual conferences. Scientists and researchers meet to deliberate on how they can manipulate, transmit and detect light. Biennial photonics Ireland conference series is a premier event organized for photonics research in Ireland. Some of the topics and agendas discussed in the meetings are:
- Photonic devices
- Photonic integration
- Photonic materials
- Nanophotonics and plasmonics
- Laser plasma interaction and laser materials
Although Ireland was expected to hold the 8th biennial conference in 2020, as it stands the meeting is on hold due to the COVID-19 situation. With public functions cancelled and others postponed in Ireland just like in other parts of the world, scientists and other people interested in photonic events are waiting to hear from the organizing committee.
The conference organizers released a statement saying that they are monitoring the situation to access the impact of COVD-19 to see if things will have settled before the time of the event. If things change to force postponement of the conference, the organizers will update the stakeholders by posting the information on the official website.
An Overview of the Biennial Ireland Photonics Conference
The Ireland photonics events help to bring together important people representing industries and academic departments. The scientists and researchers present photonics ideas and look for solutions to challenges experienced at national or international levels. Besides the set agendas, the organizing committee welcomes new topics related to photonics. The meetings are important since they ensure that Irish people are well informed and equipped with effective technology.