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Serge Haroche, Ecole Normale Supérieure and Collège de France, Paris
Title: Juggling with Photons in a Box to Explore the Quantum World
Abstract: We observe non destructively photons trapped in a high Q cavity, generate quantum fields in “Schrödinger cat” like states and study their decoherence. Application of these studies to the processing of quantum information will be discussed.
Serge Haroche is currently the President of Collège de France. Haroche’s research has mostly taken place in the laboratory Kastler Brossel at ENS. His main research activities have been in quantum optics and quantum information science. He has made important contributions to Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics (Cavity QED). Serge Haroche has received many prizes and awards, culminating in the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics, shared with David Wineland.
Gérard Mourou, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Title: Can the Future of Accelerators Be Fibers? The Optics Road to GeV Scientific and Societal Applications
Abstract: We report on a revolutionary laser architecture that makes possible for the first time to accelerate particles to very high energy(GeV) at high repetition rate(kHz) with good efficiency. Based on massively parallel coherent fiber amplifiers the technique (CAN Coherent Amplification Network architecture) has the potential to produce simultaneously, petawatt peak power with megawatt average power with >30% efficiency. CAN transitions Optics from the eV to the GeV regime and beyond and could be the gateway to grand scientific and societal applications notably, particle collider, Higgs factory, nuclear transmutation, nuclear pharmacology, free-electron laser and more.
Biography: Gerard A. Mourou is Professor, member of the Haut Collège at the Ecole Polytechnique (France), Professor at the University of Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) and A.D. Moore Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan (USA). He is also Director of the newly created Center IZEST(International Center for Zettawatt-Exawatt Science and Technology) at the Ecole Polytechnique. He is recognized as a pioneer in the field of ultrafast Optics and ultra intense lasers where he demonstrated, the techniques of THz generation, picosecond electron diffraction, electrooptics sampling and femtosecond ophthalmology. He was the initiator and coordinator of the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI). Recently he proposed a novel laser architecture CAN (cCoherent Amplifying Network).
Eric Mottay, Amplitude Systemes, France,
Title: Industrial Ultrafast Lasers
Abstract: Ultrafast lasers have moved rapidly during the last few years from advanced scientific instruments to industrial tools enabling the development of new medical and industrial applications. Their unique advantage of being able to interact with matter in an extremely precise way has been complemented by tremendous improvements in laser technology, most notably in terms of simplicity, reliability and size. We will review key ultrafast technologies available today, and will present selected case studies illustrating their acceptance into new applications, as well as outline future key developments.
Biography: Eric Mottay is the president and CEO of Amplitude Systemes, France, a company he founded in 2001 and which is now a leader in industrial ultrafast lasers. Eric graduated from the Ecole Superieure d'Optique, Orsay, in 1985, and has since specialized in laser development and manufacturing.
Invited Speakers - Technical Program
Patrice Camy, CIMAP, France, Fluoride Planar Waveguide Lasers, Invited
Philippe Goldner, LCMCP UMR 7574, France, Rare Earth Doped Crystals and Ceramics for Coherent Information Processing, Invited
Akio Ikesue, World Lab Co. Ltd, Japan, Technological Innovations in Optical Ceramics, Invited
Jacob Mackenzie, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, Planar Waveguides, a Power Scaling Architecture for Weak Quasi-four-level Lasers, Invited
Yasutake Ohishi, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan, Supercontinuum Generation in Highly Non-linear Fibers, Invited
Daniel Rytz, FEE Gmbh, Germany, Properties of YAB Crystals for Frequency Conversion to the UV, Invited
Xutang Tao, Shandong University, China, Raman and Self-frequency-doubled Raman Lasers Based on the New Nonlinear Crystal , Invited
John Travers, Max-Planck-Inst Physik des Lichts, Germany, Ultrafast Optics in Gas-filled Hollow Core Photonic Crystal Fibers , Invited
Antonio Agnesi, Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Italy, Picoseond MOPA DPSSLs and Mid-IR Conversion, Invited
Craig Benko, University of Colorado at Boulder JILA, United States, Phase Coherent Extreme Ultraviolet Radiation, Invited
Alexander Gaeta, Cornell University, United States, Modelocking and Femtosecond Pulse Generation in Chip-Based Frequency Combs, Invited
Ingmar Hartl, DESY, Germany, Thulium-fiber Laser Driven Mid-infrared Frequency Combs, Invited
Marco Hornung, Helmholtz Institute Jena, Germany, Highest Intensity Diode Pumped Solid State Laser System, Invited
Franz Kärtner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, High Energy Sub-cycle Optical Waveform Synthesis, Invited
Ursula Keller, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Compact Gigahertz Frequency Combs, Invited
Tobias Kippenberg, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, Femtosecond Pulse Generation in High Q Micro-resonators via Soliton Formation, Invited
Jens Limpert, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany, Understanding and Mitigation of Modal Instabilities in High Power Fiber Laser and Amplifiers, Invited
Johan Nilsson, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, TBD, Invited
Takashige Omatsu, Chiba University, Japan, Optical Vortex Lasers for Chiral Material Science, Invited
Markus Pollnau, Universiteit Twente, Netherlands, Dual-wavelength Narrow-linewidth Lasers and their Applications, Invited
Evgeni Sorokin, Technische Universität Wien, Austria, Mid-IR Femtosecond Oscillators, Invited
Stephan Bruening, Schepers GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, 3D-laser-micro-structuring of Large-scale Printing- and Embossing-surfaces with Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Invited
Lionel Canioni, Université de Bordeaux I, France, Femtosecond Direct Laser Writing of Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties in Photosensitive Glass, Invited
Carlos Molpeceres, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain, Laser Processes for Contact Optimization in c-Si Solar Cells, Invited
Mathew Rekow, Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., United States, Tailored Pulse Laser Changes the Rules for PCB and Flex Circuit Materials Processing, Invited
Tuesday, 29 October, 14:35–15:35
Panel chair: Neil S. Ball, Directed Light Inc.
Johannes Trbola, Laserline, Germany
Philippe Brak, Senior Vice President of Sales, Raydiance
Oliver Heckl, Product Management Microprocessing, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
Monday, 28 October, 19:15 – 20:15
David A. Belforte
Industrial Laser Solutions
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 – Networking Reception
19:30-20:00 – Industrial Lasers - Changing Today's Manufacturing Scene
20:00-20:15 – Q & A
A Candid Conversation with Philippe Bregi, CEO, Egide Group; President, CNOP & Opticsvalley Associations
Interviewed by Costel Subran, President and CEO, OPTON LASER INTERNATIONAL
EXPO- Features Over 35 Exhibitors
Meet representatives from companies involved in industrial lasers for manufacturing, biomedical applications and security. Learn about cutting-edge products, discuss your laser needs and form new relationships with potential new suppliers. For links to exhibitors’ websites, visit the ASSL EXPO page.
Amplitude Laser, Inc.
AMS Technologies AG
CorActive High Tech
Dausinger + Giesen
Dilas Diode Laser Inc.
Electro-Optics Technology, Inc.
Gooch & Housego
IPG Photonics Corporation
RESOLUTION Spectra Systems
Sacher Lasertechnik GmbH
Thales Optronique S.A.S.
TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co. KG
(separate registration fee)
Sunday, 27 October 2013 - 12:30 - 15:30
SC290 High-power Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers, Johan Nilsson, Optoelectronics Research Ctr., Univ. of Southampton, UK (ASSL)
SC404 Parametric Generation, Benoit Boulanger, Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I), France (ASSL)
SC405 New Developments in Coherent Laser Radar, Paul McManamon¹, Ed Watson², ¹Exciting Technology LLC, USA, ²Univ. of Dayton, USA (LS&C)
Sunday, 27 October 2013 - 16:00-19:00
SC406 Nonlinear Effects in Fibers, Instructor to be announced (ASSL)
SC407 High-harmonic Generation, Instructor to be announced (ASSL)
SC337 Single Photon Detection with Avalanche Photodiode, Mark Itzler, Princeton Lightwave Inc., USA (LS&C)
Daily Morning and Afternoon Refreshment Breaks
Sunday Evening’s Welcome Reception
Three Buffet Lunches Tuesday – Thursday, 29-31 October
Wednesday Evening’s Special Banquet