THE LASERS & PHOTONICS MARKETPLACE SEMINAR is the only event anywhere in the world that focuses on the entire laser marketplace. It provides a comprehensive market perspective that is unobtainable elsewhere, with market data segmented by applications and laser technology from three of the photonics industry's leading resources: Laser Focus World, which delivers global coverage of the entire photonics industry;Industrial Laser Solutions, a primary source of information on industrial laser materials processing; and Strategies Unlimited, the world’s foremost photonics market research company. In addition, industry experts present their views and analysis of photonics-market trends, applications development, and business outlook.
FEATURED SPEAKERS FROM THE 2013 EVENT
Emerging Technology Markets: Optical Components for Ultrafast Lasers
Dr. Rüdiger Paschotta
RP Photonics Consulting
Ultrafast laser systems for industrial, biomedical, and research applications are becoming increasingly important. Are the related optical components available and what technical requirements must they meet now and in the future? Dr. Rüdiger Paschotta will discuss the design and performance issues of optical systems for these lasers and help manufacturers understand what kind of components with what kind of specifications are required for ultrafast laser systems in different markets. His talk will include the implications for mode-locked bulk lasers and bulk amplifiers as well as fiber-based systems, and for passive and active parts.
Emerging Technology Markets: Direct Diode Lasers
Dr. Parviz Tayebati
Direct diode lasers with both high spectral and high spatial brightness have been in development for several years and are now ready for commercialization, particularly in welding, cutting, and pumping applications. Direct diode lasers may also serve in defense applications such as infrared countermeasures, target designators, and directed energy weapons, and in free-space communications. Dr. Parviz Tayebati, president of Teradiode, will describe his company’s direct diode laser technology, first developed at MIT Lincoln Labs, and then the specific market opportunities he sees in the near and long term.
Emerging Technology Markets: Supercontinuum Lasers
Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders
During the last decade, supercontinuum lasers have emerged as first an active research field and then an exciting product. This new light source is finding applications in fields ranging from optical coherence tomography, frequency metrology, and fluorescence lifetime imaging, to optical communications and gas sensing. Dr. Kaenders and his company have helped drive both the development and commercialization of supercontinuum lasers and he will describe both the fundamentals of the technology and its market potential.