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27 January - 1 February 2018
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LASE, the industrial laser, laser source, and laser application conference

With 900 papers and presentations, SPIE LASE 2018 is the most important laser technologies conference you can attend in 2018

Attend LASE 2018. With 900 papers and presentations, SPIE LASE 2018 is the most important laser technologies conference you can attend in 2018. Topics include laser manufacturing, laser materials processing, micro-nano packaging, fiber, diode, solid state lasers, laser resonators, ultrafast, semiconductor lasers and LEDs, and 3D fabrication technologies. 

LASE 2018 online program

Call information
LASE 2018 call for papers (PDF)

Author Notification
25 September 2017
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LASE Plenary Presenters

Ursula Keller, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

Ursula Keller
ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

Hidetoshi Katori, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan) and RIKEN (Japan)

Hidetoshi Katori
Univ of Tokyo, and RIKEN (Japan)

Berthold Schmidt, TRUMPF Photonics (USA)

Berthold Schmidt
TRUMPF Photonics (USA)



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Topics include

Laser Sources
Nonlinear Optics and Beam Guiding
Micro/Nano Applications
Macro Applications

LASE 2018 Symposium Chairs and Co-Chairs

Koji Sugioka
RIKEN (Japan)

Symposium Chair

Koji Sugioka

RIKEN (Japan)

Reinhart Poprawe
Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik 
(Germany)

Symposium Chair

Reinhart Poprawe

Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik (Germany)

Xianfan Xu
Purdue Univ. (USA)

Symposium Co-Chair

Xianfan Xu
Purdue Univ. (USA)

Beat Neuenschwander
Berner Fachhochschule Technik und Informatik (Switzerland)

Symposium Co-Chair

Beat Neuenschwander
Berner Fachhochschule Technik und Informatik (Switzerland)

LASE 2018 Program Track Chairs

Laser Sources
Kunihiko Washio, Paradigm Laser Research Ltd. (Japan)
John Ballato, Clemson Univ. (United States)


Nonlinear Optics and Beam Guiding

Vladimir Ilchenko, OEwaves, Inc. (United States)
Paul O. Leisher, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (United States)


Micro/Nano Applications

Henry Helvajian, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Guido Hennig, Daetwyler Graphics AG (Switzerland)


Macro Applications

Bo Gu, Bos Photonics (United States)
Stefan Kaierle, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)

SPIE conference papers are published in the Proceedings of SPIE and available via the SPIE Digital Library, the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics research.  

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