29 September 2019 – 03 October 2019 Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Plenary Speakers

Monday, 30 September 08:00 - 10:00 - Klaus Loeffler and Clara Saraceno

Tuesday, 1 October 10:30 - 11:30 - Gérard Mourou 

 

Klaus Loeffler

TRUMPF Laser GmbH + Co KG

Industrial Laser Applications: Still a multi niche solution or ready for the big breakthrough?

Industrial laser applications have enabled many successful products. New features on products have resulted in a quick hype for lasers. These installations have not been a sustainable business for the laser manufacturers. Will newly developed laser applications change this picture?

Industrial laser applications have enabled many successful products. New features on products have resulted in a quick hype for lasers. These installations have not been a sustainable business for...

About the Speaker

Since 2015: TRUMPF Business Field Laser Technology/Electronics, Managing Director with responsibility for sales and services.
2006 - 2014: TRUMPF Laser und Systemtechnik GmbH, Head of International Sales
2002 - 2006: Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Brand, Head of Joining Research with responsibility for development and implementation of new and existing joining processes.
1995 - 2002: TRUMPF Inc. Laser Technology Center USA, Director. Started the TRUMPF Laser Technology Center North America, located in Detroit.
1991 - 1995: TRUMPF Lasertechnik GmbH, CO2-Laser Development Engineer

University Degree
1985 - 1991: University of Stuttgart, Machine Tool Engineer
2013: President, Laser Institute of America
Since 2012: Fellow, Laser Institute of America

Since 2015: TRUMPF Business Field Laser Technology/Electronics, Managing Director with responsibility for sales and services.
2006 - 2014: TRUMPF Laser und...

Gérard Mourou

Ecole Polytechnique

Passion for Extreme Light

The stunning capabilities of extreme light produced by Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA) laser will be presented as well as the vast application it offers for science and society.

The stunning capabilities of extreme light produced by Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA) laser will be presented as well as the vast application it offers for science and society.

About the Speaker

Gérard Mourou is Professor Haut-Collège at the École Polytechnique. He is also the A.D. Moore Distinguished University Emeritus Professor of the University of Michigan. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Grenoble (1967) and his PhD from University Paris VI in 1973. He has made numerous contributions to the field of ultrafast lasers, high-speed electronics and medicine. But his most important invention, demonstrated with his student Donna Strickland while at the University of Rochester is the laser amplification technique known as Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA). CPA revolutionized the field of optics, opening new branches like attosecond pulse generation, nonlinear QED and compact particle accelerators. It extended the field of optics to nuclear and particle physics. In 2005, Mourou proposed a new infrastructure, the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI), which is distributed over three pillars located in the Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary. He also pioneered the field of femtosecond ophthalmology that relies on a CPA femtosecond laser for precise myopia corrections and corneal transplants. Over a million such procedures are now performed annually. Mourou is member of the US National Academy of Engineering, and a foreign member of the Russian Science Academy, the Austrian Sciences Academy and the Lombardy Academy for Sciences and Letters. He is Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur and was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics  with his former student Donna Strickland.

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Gérard Mourou is Professor Haut-Collège at the École Polytechnique. He is also the A.D. Moore Distinguished University Emeritus Professor of the University of Michigan. He received his...

Clara Saraceno

Ruhr Universität Bochum

Trends, challenges and applications of high-average power ultrafast thin-disk lasers

This talk will review latest progress in ultrafast disk laser systems, next steps and challenges towards further scaling, as well as ongoing and new application areas open by their unique performance.

This talk will review latest progress in ultrafast disk laser systems, next steps and challenges towards further scaling, as well as ongoing and new application areas open by their unique...

About the Speaker

Clara Saraceno received her Diploma in Engineering and an MSc at the Institut d'Optique Graduate School, Paris, in 2007. She completed a PhD in Physics at ETH Zürich in 2012, for which she received among others the EPS-QEOD thesis prize in applied aspects in 2013. From 2013-2014, she worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Neuchatel and ETH Zürich, followed by a postdoc position from 2015 - 2016 at ETH Zürich. In 2016, she received a Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and became Associate Professor of Photonics and Ultrafast Laser Science at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. In 2018 she received an ERC Starting Grant. The current main research topics of her group include high-power ultrafast lasers and Terahertz science and technology.

Clara Saraceno received her Diploma in Engineering and an MSc at the Institut d'Optique Graduate School, Paris, in 2007. She completed a PhD in Physics at ETH Zürich in 2012, for which she received...