The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
27 January - 1 February 2018
Conference LA203
Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XX
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Abstract Due:
17 July 2017

Author Notification:
25 September 2017

Manuscript Due Date:
3 January 2018

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Conference Chairs
Conference Co-Chair
Program Committee
  • Andrea M. Armani, The Univ. of Southern California (United States)
  • Gaurav Bahl, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
  • Yanne K. Chembo, FEMTO-ST (France)
  • Jean-Claude M. Diels, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
  • Hans Joachim Eichler, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
  • Andrew Forbes, Univ. of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)
  • Pierre Galarneau, INO (Canada)
  • Michael L. Gorodetsky, Russian Quantum Ctr. (Russian Federation)

Program Committee continued...
  • Thomas Graf, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
  • Tobias J. Kippenberg, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • James R. Leger, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States)
  • Andrey B. Matsko, OEwaves, Inc. (United States)
  • Gualtiero Nunzi Conti, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara" (Italy)
  • Andrew W. Poon, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology (Hong Kong, China)
  • Michael J. Scaggs, Haas Laser Technologies, Inc. (United States)
  • Haiyin Sun, ChemImage Corp. (United States)
  • Yun-Feng Xiao, Peking Univ. (China)
  • Lei Xu, Fudan Univ. (China)
  • Lan Yang, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (United States)

Call for
Laser resonators may be considered to be the heart of any laser system and mainly determine the output beam quality of any type of laser. Therefore resonator design may be the solution of various scientific and technological problems. Controlling the shape of laser beams is central to all laser applications and is an enabling factor for the application of lasers in new technologies. This conference will explore new and novel approaches to the beam shaping of laser radiation with low- and high-power levels and the design of laser resonators with various nonstandard optical elements and systems. Also new criteria for laser beam characterization of lasers and amplifiers, and beam and pulse formation in lasers will be discussed.

Optical microresonators have grown into an expanding field of optical science and engineering that has produced a toolkit for a growing number of photonics applications including: narrow-linewidth lasers; optical frequency combs; radio-frequency, terahertz oscillators; circuits and signal processors; frequency metrology; high-rate data communication; biochemical, inertial and other optical sensors. In this conference we explore the progress in existing microcavity technologies as well as the latest developments including quantum optics applications in single photon and correlated photon pair sources, microcavity QED, qubits, quantum gates, correlated frequency combs and beyond.

Conference papers are solicited on a wide range of topics related to the conference title, including but not limited to the following:

  • active and adaptive laser resonators
  • stable and unstable laser resonators for high-quality laser beams
  • resonators for gas, solid state, and fiber lasers
  • high-stability laser resonators.
  • mode shaping and control of diode laser beams
  • fiber coupling of diode lasers
  • lasers with phase conjugation
  • femtosecond lasers: beam and pulse control and formation
  • laser beam homogenization
  • Gauss to top hat conversion
  • line focus generation
  • generation of application specific intensity distributions
  • beam shaping of multi KW lasers
  • new optical elements and systems for lasers
  • laser-beam characterization and measurement of laser-beam parameters
  • spatial stabilization of laser beam shapes
  • beam delivery systems
  • feedback and control systems for aiming, frequency stabilization, or energy absorption
  • high-power and high-brightness beam delivery optics, including advanced isolators, connectors, beam switches, etc.
  • high-speed beam steering devices, including KTN scanners, etc.
  • advanced beam shapers and spatial light modulators for smart laser processing, etc.
  • novel polarization and angular momentum state conversion devices and technologies.
  • microresonator fundamentals: novel resonator topologies, coupling methods, materials, dispersion management, and quality-factor limits
  • nonlinear optics with microresonators.
  • microresonators for optical frequency combs, parametric oscillators and frequency conversion
  • quantum optics with microresonators. Microcavities in single-photon and correlated sources, quantum gates and qubits, quantum nondemolition measurements, and cavity QED
  • microcavities for lasers: frequency stabilization, gain functionalization, stimulated Raman scattering
  • microcavities in microwave and terahertz photonic oscillators, receivers, filters
  • microcavity optomechanics: stimulated Brillouin scattering, cooling, phonon lasers, and particle manipulation
  • microresonators in biochemical, inertial and other optical sensors
  • microcavity fabrication technologies, device integration, packaging and stability factors.
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