Glass is an important material for optical components and devices, given its excellent optical transparency and versatile processing. Novel oxide and non-oxide glass compositions and fabrication technology development have further enabled emerging applications such as light emission, infrared imaging, nonlinear optical signal processing, and sensing.

This session will cover material synthesis and processing as well as device fabrication and applications of innovative device architectures including, but not limited to, molded optics, diffractive optics, thin film optical coatings, fiber-optic devices, metamaterials/metasurfaces, and integrated photonic components.