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OMNI Interlocken Hotel
Boulder, Colorado, United States
22 - 25 September 2019
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The 51st Laser Damage Symposium also known as Annual Symposium on Optical Materials for High Power Lasers will be held from September 22 through 25, 2019 in the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Boulder, Colorado, USA. This meeting 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 a kick-off event – Sunday Evening Tutorial, will host a featured Mini-Symposium and Thin-Film Laser-Damage Competition, and will include both poster and oral presentations with no parallel sessions.

Since 2012, selected papers presented at this Symposium are published in special sections of Optical Engineering – one of major journals published by SPIE. The most recent Special Section on Laser Damage IV contained 10 articles including 3 review papers and was published in December 2018: https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/journals/optical-engineering/volume-57/issue-12?SSO=1#SpecialSectiononLaserDamageIV

Distinguished international researchers in the field of optics for high-power/high-energy lasers will present keynote and invited talks. Submissions are solicited for the four core technical sections and the Mini Symposium.

We welcome your participation in this meeting by submitting your abstract(s)and encouraging your colleagues to do the same.

Conference Chairs

Christopher Wren Carr Christopher Wren Carr
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (USA)
Vitaly Gruzdev Vitaly E. Gruzdev
Univ. of New Mexico (USA)
Detlev Ristau Detlev Ristau
Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Carmen S. Menoni Carmen S. Menoni
Colorado State Univ.(USA)
MJ Soileau MJ Soileau, Emeritus Chair
Univ. of Central Florida (USA)


International Program Committee

Detlev Ristau (Committee Chair), Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.(Germany)
Jonathan W. Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (USA)
Enam A. Chowdhury , The Ohio State Univ. (USA)
Stavros G. Demos, Univ. of Rochester (USA)
Leonid B. Glebov, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (USA)
Lars Jensen, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.(Germany)
Takahisa Jitsuno, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Klaus Mann, Laser-Lab. Göttingen e.V. (Germany)
Andrius Melninkaitis, Laser-Lab.Göttingen e.V. (Germany)
Masataka Murahara, Tokai Univ. (Japan)
Jean-Yves Natoli, Institut Fresnel (France)
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)
Christopher J. Stolz, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (USA)

Founding Organizers

Arthur Guenther
Alexander Glass


Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

Conference Co-Sponsors
Spica Technologies, Inc.

Cooperating Organizations

CREOL & FPCE, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida
Colorado State Univ.
Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.
The Univ. of New Mexico

Important Dates

Abstracts Due Date
24 April 2019

Author Notifications Sent
5 June 2019

Manuscript Due Date
23 October 2019

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