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Millennium Harvest House Hotel
Boulder, Colorado, United States
25 - 28 September 2016
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The 48th 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 a Sunday Evening Tutorial on Advanced Materials for High Laser-Damage Resistance.  It will also host the Mini-Symposium on the Review of Large-Scale, High-Power Laser Facility Projects,  and the Thin-Film Laser-Damage Competition.

We Welcome you to Boulder!  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

oseph 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)
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, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (USA)
Christopher J. Stolz, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (USA)

Founding Organizers
Arthur H. Guenther and Alexander J. Glass


Laser Components GmbH
Spica Technologies, Inc.
Quantel USA

Cooperating Organizations

CREOL & FPCE, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida
Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.
Univ. of Missouri, Columbia
Pacific Northwest National Lab.
Lab. for Laser Energetics, Univ. of Rochester
Office of Naval Research



Important Dates

Abstract Due
Late submission may be accepted by the conference chairs. Please send late submissions to the SPIE Program Coordinator, Pat Wight.

Acceptance Notifications
13 June 2016

Manuscripts Due
24 October 2016

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