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


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Programme for 2013 Conference

Wednesday 16th October 2013

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13:10 Introduction and Welcome to the meeting.
Prof Eric Larkins, Programme Chair, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK

SESSION 1: Novel high-brightness laser diodes

Coherent Beam Combining of Diode Arrays
Dr. Tso-Yee Fan, Associate Leader, Laser Technology and Applications Group, MIT Lincoln Labs, USA
14:00 High-brilliance diode lasers with monolithically-integrated surface Gratings as sources for spectral beam combination.
Dr. Jörg Fricke, Senior Scientist, Ferdinand Braun Institute, Germany
14:20 Current challenges for high-power semiconductor disk lasers.
Dr Loyd McKnight, Fraunhofer Research UK
14:40 – refreshment break in the exhibition hall –

SESSION 2: High-power laser diodes and Poster Session

15:20 Design considerations for high-power external cavity laser diodes.
Dr. Stephen Bull, Senior Research Fellow, University of Nottingham, UK
15:40 Poster Introductions (2 minutes per poster)
16:00 Poster Session in the Exhibition Hall
Control and enhancement of beam quality of broad-area semiconductor devices and arrays by multi-mode interference couplers and two-dimensional gain modulation.
Prof Thorsten Ackemann, Photonics Group, University of
Analytical and Semi-Analytical Treatment of Optical and Electrical Properties of Large Optical Cavity High-Power Lasers: Nonlinear Resistance and Effect of Waveguide Doping.
Dr Eugene Avrutin, Dept of Electronics, University of York
1480nm InGaAsP LOC Broad-Area – Laser Diodes.
David Fendler, Fraunhofer Institute For Telecommunications, Germany
Simulation of High-Brightness Diode Lasers with Optical Feedback from Modules and Systems.
M A Helal, Photonic and RF Engineering Group, Electrical Systems and Optics Research Division, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham
Design of a DFB / DBR Diode Laser Module including spectral multiplexing based on VBGs.
Stefan Hengesbach, Chair for Laser Technology, RWTH Aachen University
Design and Simulation of Next Generation High-Brightness Laser Diodes and Bars.
Dr Simeon Kaunga-Nyirenda, Photonic and RF Engineering Group, University of Nottingham
Lasers for phase only holographic projection and head up display applications.
Dr Dackson Masiyano, Two Trees Photonics Ltd
Development of High Power Laser Technology: 915nm Mini-bars for Fibre Laser Pumping and Red Laser Bars for Cinema/Projector Applications.
Dr Stewart McDougall, CST Global Ltd
Optical Pulse Generation in Photonic Band Crystal Mode Locked Lasers.
Ricardo Rosales, Institut für Festkörperphysik Technische Universitaet Berlin
Passive Q-switch materials for diode pumped Nd:YAG laser systems.
Marc Smillie, Thales UK
The BRIDLE Project: High Brilliance Diode Lasers for Industrial Applications.
Dr Andreas Unger, DILAS Diodenlaser GmbH, Mainz, Germany
High Brightness Diode Laser Module in the Red Spectral Range for Pumping Applications.
Dr Ulrich Witte, Optics Design and Diode Lasers, Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik
17:00 – end of first day –
Thursday 17th October 2013Exhibition Open: 10:00 to 17:00

SESSION 3: Power scaling of high-power laser diode systems

10:30 Introduction to meeting.
10:40 Diode laser platform for multi-kw applications and competing technologies.
Dr Thomas Brand, DILAS Diodenlaser, Germany
11:00 Power scaling diode lasers to high-brightness kW systems.
David Schleuning, Coherent Inc, USA
11:20 Fiber Coupled High-Power Diode-Lasers with Highest Brilliance.
Dr. Markus Roehner, Head of Product Development, Jenoptik Laser GmbH,
11:40 Beam combining technologies for direct diode laser systems at the kW level.
Dr. Hagen Zimer, Senior Scientist, TRUMPF Laser GmbH + Co. KG,

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

Opportunities for High Power Diode Pumped Lasers – from X-ray Imaging to Inertial Fusion Energy
Dr Ric Allott, Science and Technologies Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Lab
14:10 Industrial laser sources for sheet metal cutting.
Oliver Bühler, Head of Laser Development, Bystronic Laser AG
14:30 Degradation processes in high-power laser diodes under external feedback.
Dr. Jens Tomm, Max Born Institute
14:50 Concluding comments
14:55 – end of meeting, opportunity to visit the exhibition (closes at 16:00pm).


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Programme Organisation

Prof Eric Larkins (Chair), Professor of Optoelectronics, University of Nottingham,
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Prof John Marsh, Head of School of Engineering, University of Glasgow
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Prof Eric Larkins, University of Nottingham, UK
Prof John Marsh, University of Glasgow, UK
Dr Thomas Brand, DILAS Diodenlaser, Germany
Dr Paul Crump, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Germany
Dr Robin Huang, TeraDiode, USA
Dr Andreas Kohl, Quantel Laser Diodes, France
Dr Marc Sorel, University of Glasgow, UK
Dr Stefano Taccheo, Swansea University, LIFT project, UK
Martin Traub, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, Germany


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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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