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.
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March 08 - March 12 2015
March 15 - March 21 2015
April 14 - April 16 2015
Westin Hotel, Waltham,
April 27 - April 30 2015
Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne,
June 07 - June 11 2015
Renaissance Arlington Capital View, Arlington,