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Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications (PE114)


Conference Chairs: Maurizio Ferrari, CNR-Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie (Italy); Jacob I. Mackenzie, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom);

Stefano Taccheo, Swansea Univ. (United Kingdom)




• fiber and waveguide lasers (CW, Raman, and pulsed)

• fiber and waveguide amplifiers (including Raman)

• ultrafast lasers

• continuum sources

• mid-infrared laser sources

• novel visible lasers

• theory, modelling and simulation

• metrology and testing methods for laser sources.



• flexible photonics

• laser-based manufacturing

• soft material processing (including laser based polymer processing)

• biomedical Applications and Light-tissue interaction

• environmental applications and structural monitoring

• ultrafast science

• theory, modelling and simulation of light-matter interaction

• green photonics

• applications of optofunctional and hyperfrequency devices.


INDUSTRIAL SESSION: learn about the next wave of off-the-shelf photonic components and sources and the value chain for fiber lasers, from pump diodes through to end users

• high-power semiconductor

• lenses/optics/fibers/couplers/beam combiners

• lasers and beam delivery systems

• end users applications.


The scope of the “Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications” conference is broad, aiming to promote synergies and support for a multidisciplinary audience interested in being updated both in their own research field and correlated areas. This conference aims to extensively cover frontier scientific and technological areas of Fiber, Crystal and Waveguide Lasers and Photonic Glasses, with particular emphasis on new laser concepts, functional devices structured at the subwavelength scale, and the extension of operating wavelengths into the blue/UV and mid-infrared regions. Materials and components sessions aims to cover all type of ordered and disordered inorganic dielectric materials. In fact, fiber lasers, novel glasses, crystals and derived photonic structures are among the forefront enabling technologies to address successfully social-economical challenges that we are facing in many fields going from health care to security, from environmental protection to advanced manufacturing. Emerging applications of lasers in the industrial, medical, and scientific fields will be discussed and contributions from universities, research centres and industrial end users are welcome. The conference will also present latest results in industrial research with focus on the laser industry value chain and special sessions on European projects are planned.

Conference topics are, but not limited to:


• novel laser and luminescence material: fabrication and characterization

• novel photonic micro- and nanostructures including resonant structures

• novel glasses, glass-ceramics, composite

• inorganic materials and crystals

• upconversion/downconversion materials

• active fibers and waveguides, nonlinear fibers

• materials and components for mid-infrared sources

• high power components and their properties

• theory, modelling and simulation of materials and processes

• metrology for fibers and waveguides.

Location Strasbourg, France