Europe's Key Event for Diode Laser Technology


Programme Organisation
Prof Eric Larkins (Co-chair)
Professor of Optoelectronics,  University of Nottingham,
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Technical Programme Committee
Prof John Marsh (Co-chair), University of Glasgow, UK
Martin Traub, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, Germany.
Dr Paul Crump, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Germany
Dr Robin Huang, Forward Photonics LLC., USA
Prof Gaelle Lucas-Leclin, CNRS-Institut d’Optique, Paris.
Stewart McDougal, TRUMPF Laser Marking Systems AG, Switzerland
Prof Marc Sorel, University of Glasgow, UK


Previous Meeting

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Welcome to HPDLS | 2017

A co-located meeting at Photonex, the UK’s largest showcase event dedicated to photonics and light technologies.

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. This conference, the 8th 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 cross-disciplinary technical exchanges. The Conference includes an international programme of invited speakers, who are well positioned to discuss recent advances and current challenges in the field.

ieee xploreThe papers from the 2015 event may be reviewed on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library website:



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


HinkeChristian Hinke, Rapid Manufacturing Group, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, “Selective Laser Melting for Additive Manufacturing: Perspectives for Diode Lasers.”

Conference Organiser Scottish Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society.

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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Key dates

05/09/2017 – Deadline for Poster Submissions
22/09/2017 – Notification of acceptance
12/10/2017 – Conference Opens