23 March 2020 – 25 March 2020 Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic
12 July 2020

This OSA Meeting has been postponed.

The OSA High-brightness and Light-driven Interactions Congress was not held as originally scheduled. The congress committee has expressed a preference to convene the meeting later this year, and OSA is currently exploring venues in Prague for the late November or early December time frame.

We continue to monitor health and travel advisories related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and commit to being responsive amidst changing conditions. We appreciate your patience in waiting for an announcement on future plans.

1.  Materials for mid-IR and THz Sources: 

  • Active ion-doped dielectric and semiconductor crystals
  • Semiconductor materials and structures
  • Specialty nonlinear fibers
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nonlinear optical materials and structures

2.  Mid-IR and THz Coherent Sources: 

  • Semiconductor lasers
  • Mid-IR and THz quantum cascade lasers
  • Optically pumped semiconductor lasers
  • Solid-state and fiber lasers
  • Optical parametric oscillators and amplifiers
  • Ultrashort pulse lasers and frequency combs
  • High-intensity ultrafast sources
  • High-power, high-energy sources
  • Broadband and continuum sources
  • Integrated photonics for frequency combs and continuum generation
  • THz generation with ultrashort pulsed lasers and nonlinear optics
  • Nonclassical mid-IR sources
  • Metamaterial enabled mid-IR technology

3.  Applications of mid-IR and THz sources in:

  • Remote sensing, imaging
  • Spectroscopy, trace gas detection, breath analysis
  • Optical frequency synthesis, comb spectroscopy
  • Laser surgery, biomedicine
  • Materials processing
  • Optical microscopy, biophotonics
  • Nonlinear optics, attosecond physics