Fundamental Laser Sciences (OF)

Fundamental Laser Sciences (OF)

This group covers the study of material systems and the basic physics involved in demonstrating new lasing systems or discovering new lasing phenomena. Potential new laser systems might be discovered in gases, crystals, amorphous and ceramic materials, semiconductors and liquids. This includes fundamentally new laser approaches that introduce new wavelengths, increase power and efficiency, circumvent thermal issues, and improve beam quality.  It also covers new operating regimes that for instance generate ultra-short pulses, or extend the range of laser wavelengths. Studies of new quantum and waveguide effects, including quantum dot and photonic band gap structures designed to lower thresholds, generate new or controlled frequencies, and/or permit lasing in previous regimes are within the purview of this group.

Name Affiliation Title
Candace Cobb U.S. Department of the Navy Chair
Tsing-Hua Her University of North Carolina at Charlotte Member
Thomas Moore Southwest Research Institute Member
Gian-Luca Lippi Insitut Non Lineaire de Nice Member
Pei Xiang Lu Huazhong University of Science and Technology Member
Michael Littman Princeton University Advisor

Extreme Events in Complex Optical Systems

December 01 - December 04 2015
Buenos Aires, BA, Argentina

Optics & Photonics Taiwan, the International Conference

December 04 - December 06 2015
Hsinchu, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Munich Closing Event of the International Year of Light

December 11 - December 11 2015
Deutsches Museum Munich, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2016

February 07 - February 11 2016
National Convention Centre, Canberra , Australia

Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exposition

March 20 - March 24 2016
The Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA

Congratulations to Candace Cobb, the new chair of the Fundamental Laser Sciences Technical Group! If you have ideas for activities to help engage this community, please share them with Candace as she begins her term as chair.