Advanced Solid State Lasers

Advanced Solid State Lasers

16 - 21 novembro 2014
Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao, Shanghai, China
Advanced Solid State Lasers

This new congress combines the significant research from the topical meetings formerly known as Advanced Solid State Photonics (ASSP), Advances in Optical Materials (AIOM), and Fiber Laser Applications (FILAS).

This exciting new program covers the latest advances in solid state materials based lasers, to nonlinear optical devices and associate technologies and applications.

Attend sessions and network with colleagues to learn:

  • What are the new or improved materials on the horizon and what is needed in the future?
  • What are the performance requirements for new laser sources?
  • What new technologies and applications are needed to meet evolving needs in the market place?

This is the only international event presenting materials, sources, and applications all in one meeting in a single track format.

General Chairs

Guenter Huber Universität Hamburg, Germany

Plenary Speakers

Xiaoyan Liang Shanghai Inst of Optics and Fine Mech, China

Reinhart Poprawe Fraunhofer Institut, Germany


Ruxin Li
Shanghai Inst of Optics and Fine Mech, China

Peter Moulton
Q-Peak, Inc., USA

Xiaoyan Liang, Shanghai Inst of Optics & Fine Mechanics, China, Latest Progress and Research Status of Ultra-high Intensity Lasers at SIOM , Plenary

Reinhart Poprawe, Fraunhofer Institut, Germany, Ultrafast Lasers with kW Class Output Power for Applications in Industry and Science, Plenary

Amir Abdolvand, Max-Planck-Inst Physik des Lichts, Germany, Hollow-core Photonic Crystal Fibres for Gas-based Nonlinear Optics - doi:10.1038/nphoton.2013.312, Invited

Marwan Abdou Ahmed, Universität Stuttgart, Germany, Recent Progress in Thin-disk Lasers Based on Various Yb-doped Materials, Invited

Yves Bellouard, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, The Interaction of Femtosecond Pulses with Dielectric Media and the Generation of Functional Micro/ Nano-systems, Invited

Adrian Carter, Nufern, Australia, Recent Progress in Resonantly Pumped Holmium Fibre Lasers, Invited

Eric Cormier, Université de Bordeaux I, France, Pumping Yb Bulk Materials with 976-nm Fiber Lasers, Invited

Pascal Del'Haye, National Inst of Standards & Technology, United States, Stable Mode Locking of Micro Resonator Frequency Combs, Invited

Bo Gu, BOS PHOTONICS, United States, Laser Applications in China, Invited

Shin'ichiro Hayashi, RIKEN, Japan, Terahertz Parametric Oscillator Sources , Invited

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Short Courses

SC290 High Power Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers
Johan Nilsson; Univ. of Southampton, UK
SC419 Crystal Parametric Nonlinear Optics: Modelling, Materials and Devices
Benoit Boulanger, Grenoble Univ., CNRS-NEEL Institute, France
SC422 Current Trends in Ultrashort Pulse Laser Technology
Andrius Baltuska, Technische Universität Wien, Austria

Welcome Reception

Join your fellow attendees for the Conference Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest(s). (Please check your program, times are subject to change.)

Opening Remarks and Plenary Session

Latest Progress and Research Status of Ultra-high Intensity Lasers at SIOM
Xiaoyan Liang; Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), China

Abstract: Based on technologies of chirped pulse amplification and optical parametric chirped pulse amplification, the peak power of petawatt femtosecond laser was upgraded. The hybrid scheme was confirmed to be an approach for ten patawatt laser.

Ultrafast Lasers with kW Class Output Power for Applications in Industry and Science
Reinhart Poprawe; Fraunhofer Institut, Germany

Abstract: INNOSLAB based ultrafast lasers with kW class average power and 10 kW class burst mode power enable various applications from high throughput materials processing to OPCPA drivers. Recent results on laser development and application are presented.

Student Poster Session and Reception sponsored by IPG

Student presenters will be presenting their research during this poster session.  All student attendees are welcomed to participate and join the reception, dedicated networking. Beverages and light food will be served. 

Poster Sessions

Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

Industry Panel Discussion

Laser Technology Companies: From Start-Up to Success (or Successful Exit)

Panelists will discuss the successes and challenges they have encountered when commercializing their research in the laser technology arena. Having built on their basic research advances, panelists will discuss issues encountered along the way from idea to start-up to first product launch to success. Funding issues in the start-up phase may be explored; regulatory hurdles along the way examined; recovery from missteps reviewed; even challenges once a company matures and is ripe for its leaders to begin the exit process may be pondered. Bring questions and expect a highly interactive session with those who have ventured down this road.

Industry Keynote

Dayong Min, Chairman and President of Huagong Laser Engineering Co., Ltd., China
The Development Status and Application of Ultra-fast Solid Lasers in China

Abstract: The research results and specifications of ultra-fast solid lasers in China will be introduced in the presentation. The hot issues of ultra-fast laser applications in the industrial market will be presented, and the market developing tendency and volume of ultra-fast lasers in China will be analyzed and estimated.

Conference Banquet

Join your fellow attendees for an evening of traditional Chinese fare.  Buses will be departing after the last session from to the Hilton Hongqiao. Guest/spouse tickets are available for $150 USD at registration. Space is limited.

Executive Speaker Series

Sit down for an entertaining and informal conversation with luminaries from our industry as they respond to questions about their career paths, corporate observations and personal perspectives. Join us for these free events to get personal viewpoints from top leaders in the optics and photonics field. Plus, after each interview the audience is encouraged to ask questions directly of the interviewee.