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)
Dr Klaus Kleine, Coherent Inc.
High-power diode laser sources for materials processing
Dr Masao Kawaguchi, Panasonic Corp, Japan
High-power GaN diode lasers and their applications
The papers from the 2015 event may be reviewed on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library website: