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The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
6 - 11 March 2021
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LASE, the industrial laser, laser source, and laser application conference

Call for Papers for SPIE LASE

Plan to join us 6 - 11 March 2021
Attend SPIE LASE, the most important laser technologies conference in the field. Topics include laser manufacturing, laser materials processing, micro-nano packaging, fiber, diode, solid state lasers, laser resonators, ultrafast, semiconductor lasers and LEDs, and 3D fabrication technologies.

As we plan for an in-person meeting next year, we recognize that travel conditions are uncertain. SPIE remains committed to providing a forum for information sharing, collaboration, and advancing research that is vital to our community.

If we determine that we are unable to have an onsite meeting, we will host this event online as a Digital Forum. We will make the determination and will send information about the event’s final format by early January. Regardless of format, please join your community and contribute to our shared effort to improve the global condition for everyone. Find the SPIE response to COVID-19 here.

Abstracts Due
26 August 2020

Acceptance Notification
9 November 2020

Presentations and
Manuscripts Due

12 February 2021

Author information

Browse the 2021 online Call for Papers
Download the 2021 LASE Call for Papers PDF
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16 conferences in 4 tracks

2021 LASE technical tracks
Explore these technical areas to find the right conference to submit your research.

Laser Sources
Nonlinear Optics and Beam Guiding
Micro/Nano Applications
Macro Applications
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Application tracks
Increase the visibility of your paper by including it in an appropriate application track.

BRAIN
Translational Research
3D Printing
COVID-19 Research

LASE 2021 Symposium Chairs and Co-Chairs

Craig B. Arnold

Symposium Chair

Craig B. Arnold

Princeton Univ. (United States)

Takunori Taira

Symposium Chair

Takunori Taira

Institute for Molecular Science (Japan)

Beat Neuenschwander

Symposium Co-Chair

Beat Neuenschwander
Berner Fachhochschule Technik und Informatik (Switzerland)

Xianfan Xu

Symposium Co-Chair

Xianfan Xu
Purdue Univ. (United States)

LASE 2021 Program Track Chairs

Laser Sources
Akihiko Kasukawa, Furukawa Electric Co. (Japan)
John Ballato, Clemson Univ. (United States)


Nonlinear Optics and Beam Guiding

Vladimir Ilchenko, GM Cruise LLC (United States)
Paul O. Leisher, Freedom Photonics, LLC (United States)


Micro/Nano Applications

Henry Helvajian, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Guido Hennig, Daetwyler Graphics AG (Switzerland)


Macro Applications

Bo Gu, Bos Photonics (United States)
Stefan Kaierle, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)

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