13 October 2020 – 16 October 2020 OSA Virtual Event - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)
 
15 August 2020

This OSA Meeting will be held as scheduled in an all-virtual, web conference format.

Technical sessions will be presented live from the Eastern Daylight Time Zone (EDT) with a recorded archive available later for on-demand viewing. The exhibition has been cancelled. There will be no cost for attendees to participate. Speakers presenting a contributed oral talk or poster will pay a US$ 100 publishing fee. [more]

Plenary Speakers

Jan Kleinert

MKS Instruments, Inc.

From µs to fs, kHz to GHz: laser micromachining in the microelectronics industry

The ever increasing performance of everyday electronics causes a relentless drive for 'faster, better, cheaper' laser based manufacturing technologies. Understanding the underlying highly nonlinear laser material interaction dynamics is key to keeping pace.

The ever increasing performance of everyday electronics causes a relentless drive for 'faster, better, cheaper' laser based manufacturing technologies. Understanding the underlying highly nonlinear...

About the Speaker

Jan Kleinert is the Research Director at Electro-Scientific Industries (ESI), a division of MKS, and a member of the Office of Chief Technology Officers at MKS. He received his undergraduate education at the Ruprecht Karls Universitaet in Heidelberg, the University of Oklahoma, and the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in 2002 and his PhD from the University of Rochester, NY in 2008. After joining ESI in 2008, one of his early projects involved the world's first successful high volume deployment of high power ultrafast lasers in an industrial, 24/7 manufacturing environment in early 2010. Heading the research department since 2012 his focus has been to expand the scope from application experiments to understanding the underlying physics through numerical modelling and pushing the boundaries of high bandwidth laser beam positioning.

Jan Kleinert is the Research Director at Electro-Scientific Industries (ESI), a division of MKS, and a member of the Office of Chief Technology Officers at MKS. He received his undergraduate...

Peter F. Moulton

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

A Journey through 60 Years of Solid State Lasers

The first laser, demonstrated in 1960, was based on the solid state material ruby. After 60 years of laser development, solid state lasers have achieved a dominant role in both scientific and industrial applications. We review how this all happened, and consider the future.

The first laser, demonstrated in 1960, was based on the solid state material ruby. After 60 years of laser development, solid state lasers have achieved a dominant role in both scientific and...

About the Speaker

Dr. Moulton is a member of the Senior Staff in the Laser Applications and Applications Group at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, MA. He received an A.B. in Physics from Harvard College in 1968 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1972 and 1975 respectively. After graduate school he worked in the Quantum Electronics Group at Lincoln Laboratory. In 1985 he helped to found Schwartz Electro-Optics, where he managed the Research Division and worked to spin that out a separate company, Q-Peak, now part of Physical Sciences. He rejoined Lincoln Laboratory in 2015. Moulton's technical work began in the field of bulk solid state lasers, later extended to include nonlinear optics and fiber lasers. At Lincoln Laboratory in 1982 he invented the Ti:sapphire laser, and he has also made important advances in high-power diode-pumped solid state lasers, parametric oscillators, and long-wavelength bulk and fiber lasers.

Dr. Moulton is a member of the Senior Staff in the Laser Applications and Applications Group at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, MA. He received an A.B. in Physics from Harvard College in...