Media Advisory - Photonics Week in Ottawa - June 3rd - 7th, 2007

    OTTAWA, June 1 /CNW/ - Ottawa Mayor Larry O'Brien proclaimed June 3rd to
June 7th "Photonics Week in Ottawa." Ontario is a recognized leader in
photonics, and Photonics Week in Ottawa celebrates the resurgence of photonics
as a central technology for telecom, biotechnology, infrastructure and more.
    Over the week, five exciting events offer insights into the work being
done and the advances achieved by some of the leading people in the field.
Photonics Week brings together an international roster of speakers and
delegates, including key players from China, France and Arizona. The Technical
Symposium includes 26 invited papers, as well as keynote and plenary speakers
such as Stan Lumish, CTO of JDS Uniphase, Dr. Richard De La Rue from Glasgow
University, Siegfried Janz from Institute for Microstructural Sciences and
Brian Wilson from University of Toronto.

    WHERE:    Ottawa Congress Centre
    WHEN:     June 3 - June 7

    Featuring more than 75 Exhibitors in the Photonics Showcase

    The Photonics North Technical Symposium is sharing space with ETOP 2007
(Education and Training in Optics and Photonics), which runs from June 3 to
June 5. The 3rd Annual Executive Symposium on Photonics Commercialization also
takes place as part of Photonics Week on June 6. And on June 7, OIDA
(Optoelectronic Industry Development Association) is holding its Photonic
Sensors Workshop.

For further information:

For further information: Media information and interviews arranged by
contacting John Fielding, (613) 878-0660, or
Mike Scott, (613) 614-6763,

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