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


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Day 1 – Wednesday 14th October

12:15 Registration and coffee
12:55 Introduction to Meeting

SESSION 1 – Novel high brightness laser diodes



Progress in nonpolar and semipolar laser diodes.
Dan Cohen, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
13:40 High power picosecond and nanosecond diode laser sources in the wavelength range 650nm to 1100nm.
Andreas Klehr, Ferdinand-Braun-Institute, Germany
14:00 High-power THz quantum cascade lasers.
Karl Unterrainer, Vienna University of Technology Photonics Institute, Austria
14:20 refreshment break in the exhibition hall

SESSION 2 – Laser diodes with high power conversion efficiency & poster session

15:00 Performance and reliability of high power, high brightness 8xx-9xxnm semiconductor laser diodes.
Yuji Yamagata, OPTOENERGY Inc, Japan
15:20 Theory and modelling of the power conversion efficiency (or electrical performance) of LOC laser diodes.
Eugene Avrutin, University of York, UK
15:40 Poster Introductions (2 minutes per poster)
16:00 Poster Session in the Exhibition Hall
17:05 Networking and drinks.

Day 2 – Thursday 15th October

09:35 Welcome back, an introduction to the day

SESSION 3 – Power scaling for kW-class diode laser systems

09:40 Recent progress on high-brightness kW-class direct diode lasers.
Bryce Samson, Teradiode Inc., USA
10:00 Spectrally stabilized and combined diode lasers.
Hagen Zimer, Trumpf Laser GmbH, Germany
10:20 kW Class diode laser technology and beam quality converters.
Andre Eltze, Laserline, Germany
10:40 refreshment break in exhibition hall
11:20 High power, high brightness diode lasers for kW laser systems.
Victor Rossin, Lumentum, USA
11:40 Extra bright high power laser bars.
Christian Lauer, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Germany
12:00 Lunch and Exhibition

SESSION 4 – High-power laser diode applications and degradation performance



Selective Laser Melting for Additive Manufacturing: Perspectives for Diode Lasers.
Christian Hinke, Rapid Manufacturing Group, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, Germany
14:10 Fiber coupled laser diode reliability: Impact of feedback on diode lifetime and failure modes.
Heiko Kissel, DILAS Diodenlaser, Germany
14:30 Failure mechanisms in high power diode lasers: Wide -vs- narrow band gap materials.
Martin Hempel, Max-Born-Institute, Germany
14:50 Concluding comments
14:55 – end of meeting, visit to the exhibition – (closes at 16:00pm)
15:20 Coach leaves Ricoh to visit The Manufacturing Technology Centre
15:35 Arrive at MTC, tour of workshops
16.50 End of visit
17:20 Coach to Ricoh Arena via Coventry Station.
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Key dates

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

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Scottish Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society.