Discover the Future of Photonics

Discover LASER World of PHOTONICS – your international platform for cutting-edge laser and photonics technologies. For decades, our world-leading trade fair has united the entire industry, from industrial to research sectors.

Key facts about LASER World of PHOTONICS network

It started 1973 with LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich—the world‘s leading platform of the laser and photonics industry—and the World of Photonics Congress—Europe’s largest photonics congress. This unrivalled combination of trade fair and congress, which brings together research and application, was further developed for the growing markets in China and India.

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Trade fair topics

Learn more about our diverse trade fair topics and dive into the fascinating world of photonics. From laser and optical technologies to research and development - you'll find everything the industry has to offer here.

Biophotonics and medical engineering

Optical information and communication

Manufacturing technology for optics

Integrated Photonics


Laser systems for production engineering



...further topics

50 Years of LASER World of PHOTONICS: A Time Travel into the World of Photonics

2023 was a very special year for the LASER World of PHOTONICS: the very first edition of today’s leading international trade fair for photonics components, systems and applications, took place exactly 50 years ago.

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