Laser Congress and Exhibition

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

Barcelona International Convention Centre
Barcelona, Catalunya Spain

Martin Fejer

Stanford University


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. “Quasi-static” ultrafast NLO, with near-zero GVM and GVD, allows femtojoule wavemixing, new routes to octave-spanning continua, and holds promise for few-photon NLO.
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...

About the Speaker
Martin Fejer is Professor and Chair of Applied Physics, and was Senior Associate Dean of Humanities and Sciences (2004 – 2009) at Stanford University. He received his B.A. in Physics from Cornell University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University. His current research interests are in nonlinear optical materials and devices, guided wave optics, micro- and nano-structured ferroelectrics and semiconductors, ultrafast optics, classical and quantum optical signal processing, and materials with low dissipation. He has published over 500 papers in these areas, and holds over 30 patents. He is active in professional society activities; is a fellow of the IEEE and of Optica whose R. W. Wood Prize he was awarded in 1998, and was elected to National Academy of Sciences in 2016.
Martin Fejer is Professor and Chair of Applied Physics, and was Senior Associate Dean of Humanities and Sciences (2004 – 2009) at Stanford University. He received his B.A. in Physics from Cornell...

Dahv Kliner

nLIGHT


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.  We’ll review the technological advances driving adoption of lasers into industrial tools, with emphasis on fiber lasers.  We’ll discuss incorporation of functionality into the fiber and highlight recent breakthroughs in productivity, quality, and performance enabled by all-fiber beam-shaping technologies.  We’ll show examples from the key industrial markets of metal cutting, welding, and additive manufacturing.
High-power lasers are capturing an increasing fraction of the nearly $80 billion global tool market.  We’ll review the technological advances driving adoption of lasers into industrial...

About the Speaker
Dahv Kliner is the Vice President of Fiber Laser Technology at nLIGHT and has been developing fiber laser technology and products for more than 25 years. He obtained a Ph.D. from Stanford University and performed postdoctoral research at the University of Minnesota and at Harvard University. Dahv joined nLIGHT in 2012 to start the Industrial Fiber Lasers business unit, whose high-power fiber lasers provide industry-leading performance, productivity, and reliability. These lasers have garnered several awards, including a Prism Award and two Laser Focus World Gold Innovators Awards. Dahv has co-authored more than 100 publications and 65 issued patents.
Dahv Kliner is the Vice President of Fiber Laser Technology at nLIGHT and has been developing fiber laser technology and products for more than 25 years. He obtained a Ph.D. from Stanford...

Angela Seddon

University of Nottingham


Into the light of a dark black night: mid-infrared fibre-optics for sensing.
The MIR (mid-infrared) spectral region is 3-50 mm wavelength.  Many molecular fundamental vibrational absorptions lie within 3-15 mm wavelength, coinciding with the low-loss window of chalcogenide glass fiber-optics, for a new ‘window of opportunity’ for sensing.  
The MIR (mid-infrared) spectral region is 3-50 mm wavelength.  Many molecular fundamental vibrational absorptions lie within 3-15 mm wavelength, coinciding with the low-loss window of...

About the Speaker
Professor Angela B. Seddon leads the Mid-Infrared Photonics Group at The University of Nottingham, England, with world-class facilities for fabricating mid-infrared fibreoptics and chips. She was appointed in 2000, when she became the first female Professorial appointment in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham. Her research vision is to create a new paradigm in real-time mid-infrared sensing and imaging for molecular sensing, including in security/defence, the environment, farm-to-fork, and medicine - for earlier cancer diagnosis. She is author of 290 publications and eight book chapters and has delivered over 100 invited lectures. She is elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Society of Glass Technology, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and Fellow of SPIE for distinguished and valuable contributions to the field of optics and photonics. In 2020, she became an elected Trustee of the Royal Institution, London.
Professor Angela B. Seddon leads the Mid-Infrared Photonics Group at The University of Nottingham, England, with world-class facilities for fabricating mid-infrared fibreoptics and chips. She was...