Laser Systems (PL)

This group encompasses novel laser system development for a broad range of scientific, industrial, medical, remote sensing and other directed-energy applications. The group addresses technical issues concerning sources that cover the full spectral range, including: ultraviolet, visible, infrared, terahertz and microwave. Strong overlap with other technical groups that study and develop laser techniques and technologies brings together researchers and engineers to produce sources with unique performance, such as high-power, ultra-short pulses and high coherence.


NameAffiliationTitle
Fatima Toor University of IowaChair
Shamsul Arafin University of California Santa BarbaraEvents and Social Media Officer
David James Spence Macquarie UniversityVice Co-Chair
Kaikai Xu Univ. Electro Sci & Tech of ChinaVice Co-Chair
Tong Zhou Thorlabs IncVice Co-Chair
Austin Joseph Cyphersmith University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignWebinar and Social Media Officer




Upcoming Applied Optics Feature Issue
The Laser Systems Technical Group will be organizing a feature issue of Applied Optics on near- to mid-IR (1-13 µm) III-V semiconductor lasers.

This special issue will focus on recent advances in the field of III-V semiconductor lasers emitting in the near- to mid-infrared spectral regions, with particular emphasis on devices that emit radiation with wavelengths between 1 and 13 µm. 

Submissions for this feature issue will be accepted from 1 March 2017 until 1 April 2017.

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