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Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference (ASSL)

Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference (ASSL) highlights new sources, advanced technologies, components and system design to extend the operation and application of solid-state lasers.


Materials are the basis for the technology covered by ASSL, and the meeting encompasses advances in optics, materials science, condensed matter physics and chemistry relevant to the development, characterization and applications of new materials and components for any kind of coherent radiation sources and photonics. These include crystals, glasses and ceramics, as well as functionalized composite materials, from fibers and waveguides to engineered structures with pre-assigned optical properties. Materials used for fabrication of basic sources components are also a core part of themeeting.

  • Materials as gain media for lasers and amplifiers
  • Advances in crystal growth and fabrication of glasses and ceramics
  • Glass and crystal fibers and waveguides
  • Advanced semiconductors for sources and detectors
  • Nonlinear materials for frequency conversion
  • Electro-optical and magneto-optical materials
  • Saturable absorbers
  • Advances in mirrors, gratings and other selective components
  • Novel approaches and materials for lasers — topological photonics, plasmonics, 2D materials
  • Advanced coating technologies including surface micro-structuring
  • Materials and components for thermal management and high damage threshold
  • Modeling and characterization methods of optical properties
  • Materials for lighting and laser displays
  • Structured materials with lasers

Coherent and high brightness radiation sources include lasers as well as pump and nonlinear devices. Emphasis is on advances in science and technology for improved power, efficiency, brightness, stability, wavelength coverage, pulse width, cost, environmental impact or other application-specific attributes. 

  • Bulk solid-state lasers based on crystals, ceramics and glasses
  • Fiber and waveguide lasers
  • Optical sources based on nonlinear frequency conversion
  • High power CW and pulsed lasers in the UV, visible and IR
  • Laser-driven THz, IR, visible, UV, XUV and X-ray sources and drivers
  • Laser beam combining and power scaling architectures
  • Short-pulse lasers
  • Frequency combs and frequency-stable lasers
  • Tunable and new wavelength lasers
  • Semiconductor lasers, edge emitters, VCSELs, VECSELs, arrays
  • Spatial mode control in solid state lasers
  • Application specific solid state laser architectures

Laser Applications Conference (LAC)

Laser Applications Conference (LAC) is an all-invited speaker format for industry in laser applications. This meeting focuses on two main topic areas — materials processing and applications for high power lasers. At LAC, you’ll be immersed in an innovative learning environment that introduces new, groundbreaking information, offers insightful knowledge, showcases cutting-edge products and engages your active participation in important debates and discussions.

Materials Processing
  • Surface Modification & Micromachining​
  • Brittle Materials
  • Lasers for Space Applications
  • Lasers for Mobility
  • Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing
  • NEW —  Sub µ Material Processing (or Laser Nano Machining)
Applications for High Power Lasers
  • EUV, X-Ray Generation & Particle Acceleration
  • Defense/Directed Energy
  • Laser-Beam Delivery and Beam Manipulation of High-Power Laser Beams
  • Laser Shock Peening & Forming
  • NEW — THz Generation & Applications
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