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.
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Gregory J. Exarhos
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (USA)
Vitaly E. Gruzdev
Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (USA)
Joseph A. Menapace
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (USA)
Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
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)
Arthur H. Guenther and Alexander J. Glass
Laser Components GmbH
Spica Technologies, Inc.
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