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


Previous Meeting

Click here to download the 2015 Programme

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.

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.”

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

Technical Sponsor

Conference Organiser

Scottish Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society.