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Photonics West LASE

The most important industrial laser, laser source, and laser application conference

Featuring 16 conferences on:

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

SPIE LASE is the most important laser technologies conference in the field. 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.

Authors: find instructions, important dates, and other information for preparing your presentation at Photonics West 2023 in San Francisco.

LASE plenary and hot topic speakers


Attend an upcoming Instructional Preview Webinar


Instructional Preview Webinars provide one-hour overviews of courses being offered in-person and onsite at SPIE Photonics West 2023. Join us for a remote preview and meet the instructor before registering for the onsite course.

Free webinar: Industrial Ultrafast Lasers and Applications

15 November 2023 | 10:00 AM PT | Cost: Free

Join instructor Norman Hodgson (Coherent) for an overview of the industrial ultrafast laser market, review the fundamentals of the laser-material interaction for ultrafast pulses, and discuss the main industrial applications.

Learn about courses

More than 50 courses have been designed for advancing your career and professional skills. Expand your conference experience at Photonics West and take courses from experts in industry and academia. View our full course program and learn more.

LASE symposium chairs


Stefan Kaierle

Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)

John Ballato

Clemson Univ. (United States)

LASE symposium co-chairs


Craig B. Arnold

Princeton Univ. (United States)

Takunori Taira

RIKEN / IMS (Japan)

LASE program track chairs


Laser Sources
Akihiko Kasukawa, Furukawa Electric Co. (Japan)
Stuart D. Jackson, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)


Nonlinear Optics and Beam Guiding
Vladimir Ilchenko, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Paul O. Leisher, Freedom Photonics, LLC (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)
Constantin L. Häfner, Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT (Germany)