Past Event Overview

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SPIE Laser Damage 2011 the premier forum for scientists and engineers working in high power/high energy lasers, materials and thin films, durability, properties modeling, testing, and component fabrication.

Program Information:
 • Final Program (PDF)
 • Abstract Book (PDF)
 • Conference Sponsors (PDF)
One registration fee gave you access to:
 • Over 80 presentations and technical events
 • Roundtable Discussion
 • Poster Sessions
 • Welcome and Social Mixer
 • Wine and Cheese Reception
 • Reception at NCAR
 • Open House and Receptions
 • Thin Film Damage Competition
Presentation topics included:

Laser-Induced Damage Issues:
 • Photonic bandgap materials
 • High power fiber lasers
 • Fibers for high power laser applications
 • High-power ultrafast lasers
 • Multi-layer thin films
 • Nonlinear optical and laser host materials
Other Laser-Induced Damage Related Issues:
 • Measurement protocols
 • Materials characterization
 • Fundamental mechanisms
 • Contamination of optical components

Surface and bulk defects

Mini-Symposia Topics:
 • Deep UV Optics
 • Meta-Optics/Photonic Band Gap Materials
Additional Events:
 • Round Table Discussion: Definition and Measurement of Laser-Induced Damage in Transparent Materials by Single Short Laser Pulse
 • Thin Film Damage Competition