SPIE Laser Damage 2017

The 49th annual conference in Boulder, CO, 24-27 September.

01 July 2017

logo for SPIE Laser DamageSPIE Laser Damage, also known as the Optical Materials for High Power Lasers symposium, will celebrate its 49th annual conference in Boulder, CO (USA), 24-27 September.

The long-running conference has produced a series of proceedings papers that has become a comprehensive source of information on optics for high-power and high-energy lasers, laser-induced damage mechanisms and measurements, durability properties modeling, materials testing, component fabrication, and related topics.

SPIE Laser Damage 2017 features a mini-symposium on the sources, effects, and mechanisms of ultrafast laser-matter interactions, a thin-film laser damage competition, a tutorial session on femtosecond laser damage, and poster presentations.

Scientists invited to present at the mini-symposium chaired by SPIE member Vitaly Gruzdev of the University of Missouri (USA) are:

  • Louis DiMauro of Ohio State University (USA)
  • Zhenghu Chang of University of Central Florida (USA)
  • Arnaud Couairon from Ecole Polytechnique (France)
  • Stephan W. Koch of University of Marburg (Germany)
  • Martin Schultze from Max Plank Institute (Germany)
  • Gunter Steinmeyer of Max Born Institute (Germany)
  • Kazuhior Yabana of University of Tsukuba (Japan)
  • Vladislav Yakovlev of University of Munich (Germany)

Researchers scheduled to present invited talks include Frank Wagner of the Institut Fresnel (France) discussing nanosecond-laser induced multiple pulse damage in different optical materials and Christopher Carr of the US Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) discussing particle-induced damage on high-energy laser systems.

Selim Elhadj of LLNL will report on optical damage of high-performance thin-film transparent electrodes and Marco Jupe of Laser Zentrum Hannover (Germany) will discuss virtual and real materials for interference coatings.

Selected papers presented at SPIE Laser Damage 2017 will be published in a future special section of Optical Engineering, the flagship journal of SPIE.

Symposium chairs are Gruzdev, SPIE Fellows Detlev Ristau of Laser Zentrum Hannover (Germany), M.J. Soileau of University of Central Florida (USA), Joseph Menapace of LLNL, and Gregory Exarhos of Pacific Northwest National Lab (USA).

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