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12 May 2021

The congress will be held in a hybrid format: in-person and virtual. Speakers have the option to present onsite or online.

The health and safety of meetings attendees are of primary importance. OSA continues to monitor health and travel advisories and commits to being responsive amidst changing conditions. Please continue to check this website for current meeting status.

Laser Applications Conference (LAC) is an all invited speaker format for industry in Laser Applications at the OSA Laser Congress. This 3-day meeting focuses on two main topic areas --  Materials Processing and Applications for High Power Lasers. At LAC, you’ll be immersed in an innovative learning environment that introduces new, groundbreaking information, offers insightful knowledge, showcases cutting-edge products, and engages your active participation in important debates and discussions.

Materials Processing

  • Surface Modification & Micromachining
  • Brittle Materials
  • Lasers for Space Applications
  • Lasers for Mobility
  • Laser-based Additive Manufacturing
  • Sub µ Material Processing (or Laser Nano Machining)

Applications for High Power Lasers

  • EUV, X-Ray Generation & Particle Acceleration
  • Defense/Directed Energy
  • Laser Induced Damage Test
  • Laser Shock Peening & Forming
  • THz Generation & Applications