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Optica Laser Congress and Exhibition


About the Optica Laser Congress

In the 60 years since the first demonstration of the laser, continuous progress in its development has led to numerous new applications and capabilities — progress that continues today.

This congress provides a comprehensive view of the latest advances in solid state laser development along with recent new applications. Beyond innovations in lasers themselves, this congress covers new science made possible by the development of ultra-high brightness and high power radiation sources, sources and devices for free space and quantum communications, LIDAR for autonomous vehicles, beam steering, materials processing and laser manufacturing. An accompanying exhibition features the latest products resulting from these advances.

  • Learn about advances in laser beam combining including coherent beam combining and the powers achievable through these processes.
  • Hear about record performance in the area of high power fiber lasers and their application to welding, cutting, laser shock peening, other materials modification applications, laser induced damage and directed energy applications.
  • Explore advances in remote sensing including vibrometry, atmospheric composition determination, wind sensing and remote high precision mapping.
  • Hear about achievements in national facilities of ultra-high intensities and their application to forefront scientific studies of ultra-intense radiation/materials interactions.
Co-Located Topical Meetings

The 2023 congress is comprised of two topical meetings:

Meeting Format

The congress will be held as an in-person event featuring live contributed and invited talks with additional on-demand content available for online viewing. Archived recordings of in-person talks or prerecorded videos from remote presenters will be available on demand either during the event or soon after it concludes. 

In 2023, the conference is co-located with Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science. Registrants can freely access technical sessions and other programs offered from both events. 

Optica Laser Congress
11-15, Dec 2022
Barcelona, Spain
  • Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference
  • Applications of Lasers for Sensing and Free Space Communications
  • Laser Applications Conference

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