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24 October 2022

Optica’s Laser Congress to uncover advances in laser beam combining, high power fiber lasers, advances in remote sensing and more

Co-located meetings focus on advanced solid-state laser, laser applications and applications of lasers for sensing and free space communications

WASHINGTON – The Optica Laser Congress and Exhibition will be held 11 – 15 December 2022 at the Barcelona International Convention Centre in Barcelona, Spain. The congress will feature three co-located meetings, special sessions, and three plenary talks.   

“During the four-day meeting, attendees will be immersed in an innovative learning environment that showcases cutting-edge products, and engages their active participation in important debates and discussions,” said Laser Congress chairs David Mordaunt, Ball Aerospace & Technologies, United States; Yuji Sano, Institute for Molecular Science, Japan, and Johannes Trbola, Trbola Engineering, Germany.

Martin Fejer, Stanford University
Presentation: "Quasi-static” quasi-phasematched nonlinear nanophotonics: How few photons, how few cycles?
Recent progress in fabrication of periodically-poled nanophotonic waveguides in thin-film LiNbO3 (TFLN) enables simultaneous dispersion engineering and quasi-phasematching in a highly nonlinear material.In this talk, Fejer will demonstrate how “Quasi-static” ultrafast NLO, with near-zero GVM and GVD allows femtojoule wavemixing, and holds promise for few-photon NLO.

Dahv Kliner, nLIGHT
Presentation: That Changes Everything: How Lasers are Transforming the Economics of Industrial Production
High-power lasers are capturing an increasing fraction of the nearly $80 billion global tool market. Kliner will discuss incorporation of functionality into the fiber and highlight recent breakthroughs in productivity, quality, and performance enabled by all-fiber beam-shaping technologies. Kliner will provide examples from the key industrial markets of metal cutting, welding, and additive manufacturing.

Angela Seddon, University of Nottingham
Presentation: Into the light of a dark black night: mid-infrared fibre-optics for sensing
The MIR (mid-infrared) spectral region is 3-50 µm wavelength.  Seddon will describe how molecular fundamental vibrational absorptions lie within 3-15 µm wavelength, which coincides with the low-loss window of chalcogenide glass fiber-optics, for a new ‘window of opportunity’ for sensing.  

About the 2022 Optica Laser Congress and Exhibition

The Laser Congress provides a comprehensive view of the latest advances in solid-state laser development along with recent new applications. This year’s meeting will be presented 11 – 15 December 2022 in a hybrid meeting format to accommodate virtual (online) participation as well as in-person attendance at the Barcelona International Convention Center. Learn more here.

About Optica

Optica, Advancing Optics and Photonics Worldwide, is the society dedicated to promoting the generation, application, archiving and dissemination of knowledge in the field. Founded in 1916, it is the leading organization for scientists, engineers, business professionals, students and others interested in the science of light. Optica's renowned publications, meetings, online resources and in-person activities fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate scientific, technical and educational achievement. Discover more at:

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