Industrial Lasers – Changing Today's Manufacturing Scene


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CLEO Market Focus
CLEO sessions covering business and commercialized applications including industrial lasers, defense, biophotonics, and energy.
11 May - 14 May 2015
Location: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, USA

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OSA Entrepreneur Training workshop available at Laser Munich 2105. Hall A4, Room A 41/42
24 June - 24 June 2015
Location: Messe Munchen, Munich, Germany

Space-Division Multiplexing Workshop
Internet traffic grows approximately 100 times every 10 years and the majority of the traffic is carried by single-mode fiber communication systems. However, the capacity that a single fiber can carry is reaching its theoretical limits due to the nonlinear shannon limit. The only option for continued capacity growth is to use additional spatial paths either in parallel single-mode fibers or through more integrated solutions such as fibers that have multiple cores, multiple modes, or both. In addition to these novel fibers, the success of space division multiplexing will depend on highly integrated and cost effective components that exploit multimode technology to simultaneously process the parallel data streams. Such components include switches, new fibers, amplifiers, filters, multi-mode and multi-core amplifiers, mode-converters. Although space division multiplexing has potential to significantly reduce the cost and complexity of parallel systems, it also has its challenges. The closely packed spatial-paths can couple which causes crosstalk. The modes also have different losses and gains which cause mode dependent losses. Should this crosstalk be dealt with using advanced digital signal processing techniques, and what types of new components do we need to handle the mode dependencies? In recent years, outside of optical communications interest in multimode photonics research has been rapidly growing in quite disparate disciplines within optics, largely independently. With applications as diverse as searching for extra-solar planets to cutting sheet-metal. These research disciplines include biomedical imaging, astronomy, sensing, high-power amplifiers and quantum information science. Space-division multiplexing and these fields have very different applications but rely on many related techniques and suffer from many of the same technical challenges.
28 June - 28 June 2015
Location: Omni Parker House Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Recent Events

Industrial Lasers – Changing Today's Manufacturing Scene

Monday, 28 October
Marriott Paris Rive Gauche Hotel and Convention Center
Paris, France
co-located with OSA's Advanced Solid-State Lasers Congress

Join us for this complimentary event, which begins with a networking reception with drinks and light hors d’oeuvres followed by a market overview focusing on Industrial Lasers presented by David A. Belforte.  
 

David Belforte David A. Belforte
Editor-in-Chief
Industrial Laser Solutions

 

Industrial Lasers – Changing Today's Manufacturing Scene

After more than four decades of growth as a materials processing tool, industrial lasers are now a key factor as global manufacturers advance their production operations. Long surpassing its early days as a nonconventional alternative to established material processing operations, a new generation of reliable, robust and cost-effective lasers - led by fiber and ultra-fast pulse lasers integrated into sophisticated tools for use in industrial environments - are now advancing manufacturing technology  enabling companies to bring higher quality, higher precision parts into the market.  As these companies take their production capabilities to new highs to meet the demands of ‘lean’ manufacturing - so important to their financial success - they rely on lasers that offer a technical and financial benefit in advanced material processing.


19:15 – 19:30 – Corporate Networking Reception
19:30 – 20:00 – Industrial Lasers - Changing Today's Manufacturing Scene
20:00 – 20:15 – Q & A

Interested in attending this event? Registration is complimentary! If you are interestd in attending, please register here.
 
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