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

The 4th International Conference on the Physics of Optical Materials and Devices

August 31 - September 04 2015
Budva, Montenegro

International Conference on Laser Ablation

August 31 - September 04 2015
Pullman Cairns International, Cairns, Australia

3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Lasers, Optics & Photonics

September 01 - September 03 2015
Melia Valencia, Spain, Spain, valencia, Spain

Integrating Innovative Inventions of Laser Optics and Photonics

September 01 - September 03 2015
Melia Valencia, Valencia, Valencia, Spain

9th International Confernece on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications

September 20 - September 25 2015
Bellevue (East Seattle), Washington, USA
Congratulations to Candace Cobb, the new chair of the Fundamental Laser Sciences Technical Group! If you are a member of this group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this community, please share them with Candace as she begins her term as chair.

Participate in Frontiers in Optics in San Jose, California, this October! The advanced registration deadline for this year's meeting is 21 September 2015.


The OSA Foundation, in conjunction with the National Research Council, is excited to announce the launch of The OSA Foundation Fellowship. This program is designed to provide emerging professionals with a unique, fully-funded employment opportunity at sponsoring OSA Corporate Member research/development facilities across the United States. The program is looking to pair a qualified early career professional with Thorlabs, Inc. for research in Ultrafast Lasers. Learn more about this opportunity and submit your application by 1 October 2015.