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03 October 2021 – 07 October 2021
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Advanced Solid State Lasers (ASSL)

Highlights new sources, advanced technologies, components and system design to extend the operation and application of solid-state lasers.

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Call for Submissions — Joint Feature Issue
Optics Express and Optical Materials Express welcome submissions to a joint feature issue on “Advanced Solid State Lasers (ASSL)” in conjunction with the Laser Congress. The feature issue will describe recent advances in both materials and sources aspects of solid state lasers. Submissions will be open 02 July through 01 December 2021.

Additional information on this feature issue is available on the Optica Publishing Group website:

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Johan Nilsson

University of Southampton, UK
ASSL, General Chair

Sergey Mirov

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
ASSL, General Chair

Peter Schunemann

BAE Systems Inc., United States
ASSL: Materials, Sr Program Chair

Carlota Canalias

Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan, Sweden
ASSL: Materials, Jr Program Chair

Clara Saraceno

Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany
ASSL: Sources, Sr Program Chair

Mark Bowers

Lockheed Martin Aculight Corp., United States
ASSL: Sources, Jr Program Chair

Committee Members

Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference (ASSL): Materials

Johan Nilsson, University of Southampton, UK, General Chair

Sergey Mirov, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States, General Chair

Johan Nilsson, University of Southampton, UK, General Chair

Sergey Mirov, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States, General Chair

Peter Schunemann, BAE Systems Inc., United States, Program Chair

Carlota Canalias, Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan, Sweden, Program Chair

John Ballato, Clemson University, United States

Matthias Bickermann, Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth, Germany

Lynda Busse, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States

Patrice Camy, CIMAP-ENSICAEN, France

Weidong Chen, Fujian Inst. of Res Structure of Matter, China

Mark Dubinskii, US Army Research Laboratory, United States

Simon Duval, Universite Laval, Canada

Romain Gaume, University of Central Florida, CREOL, United States

Corin Gawith, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Michal Koselja, Institute of Physics of rhe ASCR, Czech Republic

Jiang Li, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, CAS, China

Carmen Menoni, Colorado State University, United States

Patricia Segonds, Neel Institute, France

Takunori Taira, RIKEN / IMS, Japan

Nobuhiro Umemura, Chitose Inst. of Science and Technology, Japan


Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference (ASSL): Sources

Mark Bowers, Lockheed Martin Aculight Corporation, United States, Program Chair

Clara Saraceno, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany, Program Chair

Johan Boullet, Alphanov, France

Eric Cormier, University Bordeaux, France

Marc Eichhorn, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)​, Germany

Tino Eidam, Active Fiber Systems GmbH, Germany

Jonathan Evans, US Air Force Research Laboratory, United States

Andrew Forbes, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Federico Furch, Max Born Institute, Germany

Jennifer Hastie, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

Yushi Kaneda, University of Arizona, United States

Helen Pask, Macquarie University, Australia

Christopher Phillips, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

V R Supradeepa, Indian Institute of Science, India

Masaki  Tokurakawa, University of Electro-Communications, ILS, Japan

Gustavo Torchia, Centro De Investigaciones Opticas, Argentina

Real Vallee, Université Laval, Canada

Xia Yu, Beihang University, China

Pu Zhou, National University of Defense Technology, China