Optica Laser Congress and Exhibition

11 – 15 December 2022
Hybrid Event - Central European Time (UTC + 01:00)

Barcelona International Convention Centre
Barcelona, Catalunya Spain

Event nameMonday, 12 DecemberTuesday, 13 DecemberWednesday, 14 December
State of the Industry Panel 13:00 - 14:00
Technology Showcase: Customer-Inspired R&D Efforts at Edmund Optics  
10:15 - 10:35

State of the Industry Panel

Monday, 12 December 13:00 – 14:00
Show Floor Theater, Exhibit Hall

Despite ongoing global challenges, the laser industry continues to grow and expand, with increasing applications demanding enhanced performance from state-of-the-art laser systems. Senior leaders in the global laser industry will participate in this panel discussion, aiming to explore the current state of the laser industry in 2022. Through candid and open discussions, the panel will discuss some of the key challenges and emerging opportunities underpinning the industry’s further growth.

Gabrielle Thomas, Business Development Manager, Menlo Systems GmbH, Germany

Scott Christensen, Director of Advanced Applications, IPG Photonics, USA
Florian Emaury, CEO, Menhir Photonics AG, Switzerland
Oliver Haupt, Director Strategic Marketing, Coherent, USA
James Kafka, CTO, Spectra-Physics and Fellow, MKS, USA
Hagen Zimer, Managing Director, Trumpf Laser GmbH, Germany


Technology Showcase: Customer-Inspired R&D Efforts at Edmund Optics

Tuesday, 13 December 10:15 – 10:35
Show Floor Theater, Exhibit Hall

Olivia Wheeler-Williams, Ultrafast Laser Optics Engineer, Edmund Optics, USA

Edmund Optics works closely with our customers to address their applications, which often inspires full-scale R&D efforts to enhance product quality and fundamental knowledge. Recently, we have focused on adhesion of broadband coatings to semiconductors, variance in group delay dispersion for standard dielectric mirrors and degradation pathways in UV optics.


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