Every year, attendees look forward to Saturday Night Hot Topics, an evening spent hearing highly engaged, world renowned speakers reveal the latest innovations in their areas of expertise. Don't miss this year's outstanding list of speakers.
Gérard Mourou explains how extreme light can answer the unanswered in physics, and Ursula Keller reviews progress in dual-comb generation from diode-pumped solid-state lasers and VECSELs. Hot Topics on ultrafast lasers and 3D nanoprinting follow.
Susumu Noda, Kyoto Univ. reports in a plenary talk on progress of Photonic Crystal Surface-Emitting Lasers, followed by Hot Topics in LASE presented by Manyalibo Matthews, LLNL, and Satoshi Kako, NTT Research, Inc.