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
T: +44 (0)115 951 5534


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

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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 and the growth of exciting application opportunities in additive manufacturing. Since 2015, exciting advances continue in both the development of high-power visible lasers and high-power coherent beam combining. Finally, progress on diode laser pumps for solid state and fibre lasers is also providing new insights into reliability and degradation processes.

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 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.

This year’s conference will host a joint session with the new conference on Metal Power-based Additive Manufacturing.

This is a truly international conference, whose importance is reflected in the participation of international leaders in the field (both from industry and from research institutes/academia).

SPEAKERS (at 9th August)

KEYNOTE (Wednesday):

Dr Klaus Kleine, Coherent Inc.
High-power diode laser sources for materials processing

KEYNOTE (Thursday):

Dr Masao Kawaguchi, Panasonic Corp, Japan
High-power GaN diode lasers and their applications

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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.