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 11th October

09.00 Registration opens
10.00 PHOTONEX EUROPE Exhibtion opens
12.55 Introduction to Meeting

SESSION 1 – Sources and Systems for Laser Additive Manufacturing of Metals

(Joint Session with Conference on Metal Power-based Additive Manufacturing)


13.00 High-power diode laser sources for materials processing
Dr Klaus Kleine, Coherent Inc. (USA)
Beam sources for metal additive manufacturing –
status quo and requirements
Christian Hinke, Research Campus, Digital
Photonic Production (Germany)
14.00 Alternative beam sources and machine concepts for Laser Powder Bed Fusion
Florian Eibl, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (Germany)
14.20 refreshment break in the exhibition hall
15.00 Low SMILE vertical stacked laser bars enable KW modular line lasers
Dr Chung-en Zah, Focuslight (China)
15.20 Monolithically wavelength-stabilized high power diode lasers
Dr. Paul Crump, Ferdinand-Braun-Institute (Germany)
15.40 Poster introductions
17.05 Networking and later a conference dinner

Day 2 – Thursday 12th October

09:35 Welcome back, an introduction to the day

SESSION 2 – New Technologies – Extending the Spectrum and improving Coherence

09.35 Welcome back


 09.40 High-power GaN diode lasers and their applications
Dr Masao Kawaguchi, Panasonic Corp (Japan)
10.20 High-power diode lasers converted to the visible
Dr Ole Bjarlin Jensen, DTU Fotonik (Denmark)
10.40 refreshment break in the exhibition hall
11.20 Recent advances in high power blue laser diodes
Dr Muhammad Ali, Osram Opto Semiconductors (Germany)
11.40 Coherent combining architectures for high-brightness laser diodes
Dr Gaëlle Lucas-Leclin, CNRS Institut d’Optique (France)
12.00 lunchtime break & visit to exhibition

SESSION 3 – Working in the Real World – Laser Reliability and Performance

13.30 Root cause investigation of back-irradiance-induced failure of high power diode lasers
Dr. Paul Leisher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (USA)
13.50 Comparison of catastrophic optical damage events in GaAs- and GaN- based diode lasers
Dr. Jens Tomm, Max-Born-Institute, Berlin (Germany)
14.10 Material issues of the catastrophic degradation of high power laser diodes
Prof Juan Jimenez Lopez, Doctoral School University of Valladolid (Spain)
14.30 Thermal management characterization of microassembled high power distributed-feedback broad area lasers emitting at 975nm
Dr Yannick Deshayes, Université Bordeaux (France)
10.5 W central lobe output power obtained with an efficient 1030 nm DBR tapered diode laser
Dr. André Müller, Ferdinand-Braun-Institute (Germany)
15.10 Concluding comments
15.15 Last visit to the Exhibition
Exhibition and event closes at 16:00


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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.