OSA Laser Congress Highlights Latest Advances in Solid State Lasers, Free-space Laser Communication, Laser-based Sensing and Numerous Industrial Applications

26-Sep-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 11:51 PM Print This Post

Stanford’s Robert L. Byer to detail advanced solid state lasers for
gravitational wave science and RIKEN’s Katsumi Midorikawa to provide an
update on High-Order Harmonic Generation

NAGOYA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#attosecond–The 2017
OSA Laser Congress
will offer a comprehensive view of the latest
advancements in solid state lasers and other related technology. The
conference program is comprised of a global audience of laser leaders
and comprehensive, peer-reviewed presentations. Market-focused sessions
describe the needed technological and engineering advancements required
to move these laser technologies into commercial products.


WHEN: 1-5 October 2017, Technical
2-5 October 2017, Exhibition
WHERE: Nagoya
Convention Center, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

The 2017 OSA Laser Congress will
include invited plenary presentations by Robert L. Byer and Katsumi
Midorikawa. Byer is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Applied
Physics at Stanford
, California, USA and Midorikawa is the Director of RIKEN
Center for Advanced Photonics
, Saitama, Japan. The plenary
presentation will take place on 2 October, 8:00-9:30 am Nagoya
Convention Center, Nagoya, Japan.

Robert L. Byer, Stanford University, USA
Lasers, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves

On September 14,
2015 the two LIGO detectors nearly simultaneously detected gravitational
wave signals from two merging Black Holes at more than one billion light
years distance. Numerical relativity models confirmed the waveform came
from two Black Holes of 29 and 36 solar masses merged to create a final
Black Hole with mass 62 and in the process of merging in less than 1/5
second radiated gravitational waves with more than 3 solar masses of

LIGO and Advanced LIGO requirements were met and enabled by advances in
solid state lasers including a single frequency laser oscillator and
quantum noise limited amplification. This presentation will give the
history of LIGO and the direct detection of gravitational waves.

Katsumi Midorikawa, RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Japan
Harmonics: Application and Prospects

Nearly thirty years have
passed since the first observation of high-order harmonic generation
(HHG). Although there has been strong interest in related physical
phenomena, many researchers expected that HHG would not be useful as a
practical source at that time because of its small photon number
associated with low conversion efficiency. Contrary to their
expectations, however, HHG is now established as a high-output coherent
light source in the XUV region and the sole source of attosecond pulses.
Midorikawa will share recent efforts on generation of high harmonics and
applications including ultrafast XUV science and EUV optics/mask

Additional Invited Speakers:

  • Laurent Berthe, Senior Researcher, CNRS Lab PIMM, France
  • Guido Bonati, CEO, LIMO Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH,
  • Jan Brajer, HiLASE Centre, Institute of Physics ASCR, Czech
  • Ali Gökhan Demir, Assistant Professor, Department of
    Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Ahmed Diallo, Research Physicist, Princeton Plasma
    Physics Laboratory, USA
  • Jochen Deile, Product Line Manager, Coherent, USA
  • Claus Dold, Head of Process Technology Laser, EWAG AG,
  • Eric Esarey, Senior Science Advisor, Applied Physics and
    Accelerator Technology Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, USA
  • Domenico Furfari, Project Manager Airframe Research and
    Technology, Airbus Operations GmbH, Germany
  • Andrey Gumenyuk, Federal Institute for Materials Research
    and Testing (BAM), Germany
  • Takeshi Higashiguchi, Professor, Utsunomiya University, Japan
  • Yoshi Hishiro, Director of R&D, JSR Micro Inc., Japan
  • Toshi-Taka Ikeshoji, Kindai University Research Institute of
    Fundamental Technology for Next Generation, Japan
  • Heidi Lundén, Specialist, Hermetic Glass Packaging,
    Primoceler, Finland
  • Sascha Migura, Lead System Engineer, Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH,
  • Hakaru Mizoguchi, Vice President and CTO, Gigaphoton, Japan
  • Yoshinobu Makino, Chief Specialist, Toshiba, Japan
  • Patrick Naulleau, CXRO Director and Senior Staff Scientist,
    Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA
  • Mamiko Nishiuchi, Senior Principal Researcher, National
    Institute for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST),
  • José L. Ocaña, Professor, Polytechnical University of
    Madrid, Spain
  • Naotada Okada, Senior Fellow, Toshiba Corporation, Japan
  • Volkher Onuseit, Head of System Engineering, University of
    Stuttgart, Germany
  • Eléonore Roussel, SOLEIL Synchrotron, France
  • Tomakazu Sano, Associate Professor, Osaka University, Japan
  • Yuji Sano, ImPACT Program Manager, Japan Science and
    Technology Agency, Japan
  • Pratik Shukla, Senior Lecturer in Manufacturing Engineering,
    Coventry University
    , United Kingdom
  • Daichi Sumimori, Section Leader of Research and Development
    Dept. at NADEX LASER R&D Center of NADEX PRODUCTS Co., Ltd., Japan
  • Oliver Suttmann, Head of Department Production and Systems,
    Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V., Germany
  • Gijs van der Schot, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Takeo Watanabe, Associate Professor, University of Hyogo,
  • Seiei Yamamoto, Junior Supervisor, OKUMA Corporation, Japan


The Laser Applications Conference (LAC)
is a three-day meeting focused on two main topic areas – materials
processing and applications for high power lasers. Materials
processing will cover advanced applications for industrial use while the
applications for high power lasers will include topics such as: EUV for
lithography, 16kW+ laser applications, X-Ray generation, lasers for
space applications and tool making. One of the themes of this meeting
will be to initiate discussions on what engineering and production
advances are needed to translate promising technological advances into
marketable products.

The Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference (ASSL)
highlights new sources, advanced technologies, components and system
design to improve the operation and application of solid state lasers.
It covers the spectrum of solid state lasers from materials research to
applied science and design innovations

MEDIA REGISTRATION: Media/analyst registration for OSA Laser
Congress 2017 can be arranged by emailing [email protected].
Please visit the event website at OSA
Laser Congress
for additional information, including travel
arrangement details.

About OSA Laser Congress

Laser Congress
will be held 1-5 October at the Convention Center
Nagoya, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. The Congress features the latest advances
in solid state laser development and related technologies for free space
laser communication, laser-based sensing, and numerous industrial
applications. It provides attendees with a comprehensive view of the
latest technological advances as well as applications of laser
technologies for industrial products and markets. In 2017, the Congress
offers two collocated meetings: Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference
(ASSL) and Laser Applications Conference (LAC).

About The Optical Society

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional
organization for scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs who
fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate
achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned
publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality
research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its
extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. For more
information, visit: osa.org.


The Optical Society
Rebecca B. Andersen, +1 202-416-1443
[email protected]
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