Welcome to the 2017 IEEE High Power Diode Lasers & Systems Conference
Advances in diode lasers and diode pumped lasers continue unabated as the range of applications increases. These advances are reflected in the current drive to develop kW-class direct diode laser systems.
At the same time, advances in diode pump lasers continue to contribute to advances in solid state and fibre lasers.
Presented will be outstanding work from industry, research institutes and universities, with contributions from the completed EU FP7 BRIDLE consortium.
This meeting, the 9th in the series, enjoys a growing reputation for showcasing the most significant recent advances in both the technology and the applications of high power diode laser systems – and for stimulating cross-sectorial and crossdisciplinary technical exchanges.
The importance of this event is also reflected in the continued growth in attendance and in the participation of international leaders in the field (both from industry and from research institutes/academia).
Topics will include (but are not limited to):
■ Power scaling diode lasers to high-brightness kW systems
■ Coherent phase-locking of high-power laser diodes
■ Design considerations for high-power external cavity laser diodes
■ Visible and long wavelength high-power laser diodes and their applications
■ High-brilliance diode lasers for spectral beam combination
■ Laser diodes optimised for external cavity operation
■ The role of external optical feedback
■ Reliability of external cavity laser diodes
■ Beam combining approaches for high-brightness direct diode laser systems
■ Diode laser platforms for multi-kw applications
■ Outlook for volume manufacturing of high-brightness laser diode systems
■ Advances in diode pumped solid state lasers
■ Applications for diode laser technology in: Industrial & Material Processing, Healthcare & Biophotonics, Displays, Energy, Aerospace and Security.
The papers from the 2015 event may be reviewed on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library website:
INVITED SPEAKERS IN 2015
Dr Daniel A Cohen, University of California, Santa Barbara. “Progress in nonpolar and semipolar laser diodes”
Principal Development Engineer in the Solid State Lighting and Energy Electronics Center and the Materials Department
Comment on the 2015 Conference The programme chair is Professor Eric Larkins from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham. “This is an exciting time for high-power diode lasers, with advances being made in brightness, beam combining and the development of kW-class direct diode lasers for industrial applications. Having seen an increase in delegate numbers year on year, we are delighted that we are holding this event for the eighth time alongside the UK’s premier networking/showcasing event for photonics research and technology.”
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