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Boulder Millennium Hotel
Boulder, Colorado, United States
24 - 27 September 2017
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The 49th Annual Laser Damage Symposium also known as Symposium on Optical Materials for High Power Lasers is the leading forum for the exchange of information on the physics/technology of materials for high-power/high-energy lasers. The series of conference proceedings has grown to be a comprehensive source of information on optics for lasers and includes topics on laser-induced damage mechanisms, materials, and thin film preparation, durability properties modeling, testing, and component fabrication.

This symposium will start with the Sunday Evening Tutorial/Discussion on Femtosecond Laser Damage: Past, Present, and Future. Laser Damage will host a featured Mini-Symposium: Frontiers of Ultrafast Science: Sources, Basic Effects, and Mechanisms of Ultrafast Laser-Matter Interactions; the Thin-Film Laser-Damage Competition; and will include both poster and oral presentations with no parallel sessions.

We invite you to join us at this exciting conference, and be sure to take time to enjoy beautiful Boulder and its surroundings!

Conference Chairs

Greg Exarhos Gregory J. Exarhos
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (USA)
Vitaly Gruzdev Vitaly E. Gruzdev
Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (USA)
Joe Menapace Joseph A. Menapace
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (USA)
Detlev Ristau Detlev Ristau
Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
MJ Soileau MJ Soileau
Univ. of Central Florida (USA)

International Program Committee

Detlev Ristau (Committee Chair), Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.(Germany)
James E. Andrew, AWE plc (United Kingdom)
Jonathan W. Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (USA)
Mireille Commandré, Institut Fresnel (France)
Stavros G. Demos, Univ. of Rochester (USA)
Leonid B. Glebov, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (USA)
Takahisa Jitsuno, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Klaus Mann, Laser-Lab. Göttingen e.V. (Germany)
Carmen S. Menoni, Colorado State Univ. (USA)
Masataka Murahara, Tokai Univ. (Japan)
Jérôme Néauport, Commissariat á l’Énergie Atomique (France)
Raluca A. Negres, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (USA)
Semyon Papernov, Univ. of Rochester (USA)
Wolfgang Rudolph, The Univ. of New Mexico (USA)
Jianda Shao, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Michelle D. Shinn, DOE, Office of Science and Nuclear Physics (USA)
Christopher J. Stolz, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (USA)

Founding Organizers
Arthur Guenther and Alexander Glass


Spica Technologies, Inc.
Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
Materion Corp.

Cooperating Organizations

CREOL & FPCE, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida
Pacific Northwest National Lab.
Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.
Univ. of Missouri, Columbia
Alpine Research Optics
Arrow Thin Films
Quantel Laser USA
Laser Components

Important Dates

Abstracts Due
Late submission may be considered.
Please contact Pat Wight, SPIE Program Coordinator, for details.

Acceptance Notifications
6 June 2017

Manuscripts Due
23 October 2017

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