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Dr. Dahv Kliner

Dr. Dahv  Kliner

Director of Fiber Laser Product Development
nLight Corp.

5408 NE 88th St., Bldg. E

Vancouver WA 98665
United States

tel: 925 719 7070
E-mail: dahv.kliner@nlight.net
Web: http://www.nlight.net

Area of Expertise

Fiber lasers, Industrial applications of fiber lasers, Spectroscopic trace-gas detection


Dahv Kliner obtained a Ph.D. in physical chemistry in 1991 from Stanford University, where he studied the quantum-state-resolved dynamics of gas-phase chemical reactions. He performed postdoctoral research in ultrafast spectroscopy at the University of Minnesota and in atmospheric chemistry at Harvard University. He was at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA, from 1997 until 2008, where he initiated and led Sandia's fiber-laser program. This program, involving researchers at multiple institutions, developed key enabling technologies for power scaling of fiber sources. Dahv and his coworkers pursued a variety of chemical-sensing applications for fiber lasers, including real-time detection of natural-gas leaks in refineries, measurements of mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants, and high-sensitivity measurements of atmospheric sulfur dioxide for climate and air-quality studies. Dahv then spent 5 years at JDSU in Milpitas, CA, where he led the program to develop commercial kW fiber lasers for metal cutting and welding. The resulting 2-kW and 4-kW lasers have been deployed worldwide in Amada sheet-metal cutting systems. Dahv is now at nLight in Vancouver, WA, where he is Director of Fiber Laser Product Development.

Lecture Title(s)

Power Scaling of Rare-Earth-Doped Fiber Lasers

Commercial Fiber Lasers for KW Materials Processing

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