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Panel discussions from SPIE Photonics West 2009 available online

Top executives representing different parts of the marketplace shared their insight regarding trends and opportunities in optics and photonics at SPIE Photonics West 2009.
SPIE Photonics West panel discussion: Business Issues from the Executives' Perspectives

Audio recordings from special panel discussions at SPIE Photonics West 2009 are now available online.

World of Photonics: Business Issues from the Executives' Perspectives (streaming audio)

Top executives representing different parts of the marketplace share their insight regarding trends and opportunities in optics and photonics, recorded January 27, 2009. Participants:

Stuart Schoenmann, President and CEO,CVI Melles Griot
Kenneth Kaufmann, Vice President, Hamamatsu
Timothy Morris, Managing Director, TRUMPF, Inc.
Robert Edmund, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Edmund Optics Inc.
Mark Sobey, Senior Vice President, Specialty Laser Systems, COHERENT
Randy Heyler, Sr. Director, Strategic Marketing, Newport Corp.
Kenneth Ibbs, Executive Vice President, Bookham Inc.

Applications of High-Power Solid-State Lasers (streaming audio)

A lively discussion of the pros, cons, and the state of the art of high-power lasers, from disc to fiber to diode. Experts in these areas discussed where they see new applications for high-power lasers emerging and what new markets will be enabled by the adaptable semiconductor laser. Participants:

Moderator: Andrew Brown, SPIE
Panelists: Bill Shiner, Vice-President of Industrial Markets, IPG Photonics Corp.
Friedhelm Dorsch, Managing Director, Diode Lasers, TRUMPF, Inc.
Sri Venkat, Marketing Director, Materials Processing, Coherent
Jim Harrison, Senior Director, Spectra-Physics/Newport
Ulrich Hefter, Technical Director, ROFIN-SINAR Laser GmbH