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SPIE Laser Damage 2016 Photo Gallery


SPIE Laser Damage

25 – 28 September 2016
Boulder, Colorado, USA

The annual symposium on optical materials for high-power lasers celebrated its 48th year in 2016. More than 125 participated in this year's event, and 81 papers were presented in sessions focused on topics from surfaces, mirrors, and contamination to thin films as well as applications and measurements of new technologies.

2016 Conference Chairs included Joe Menapace of Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Detlev Ristau of Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V., MJ Soileau of the University of Central Florida, Vitaly Gruzdev of the University of Missouri, and Gregory Exarhos of Pacific Northwest National Lab.

Plenary Presentations

  • Jerome Neauport, Commisssariat a l'Energie Atomique, an "Overview of the LMJ: PETAL project"
  • Daniel Kramer, Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, on "Challenges for robust laser systems of ELI-Beamlines"
  • Patrick Rambo, Sandia National Labs, on "Sandia's Z-Backlighter Laser Facility"
  • Junji Kawanaka, Osaka University, an "Overview of large-scale laser at ILE/Osaka University and future plan"
  • Rory Penman, AWE plc, an "Overview of the Orion Laser Facility: update on performance, experimental schedule, and laser operations"
  • Stefan Ballmer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on "Making a precision measurement at metawatt circulation power levels"

Best Oral Presentation was awarded to Adrius Melninkaitis of Vilnius University or his presentation titled "What time-resolved measurements tell us about femtosecond laser damage."

Best Poster Presentation was awarded to Frank Nurnberg of Heraeus Quarzglas GmbH & Co. for his presentation titled "Bulk damage and absorption in fused silica due to high-power laser applications."


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