Infrared workshop in Arizona to connect mid-IR research and industry

Oct. 4, 2017
IR WORKshop will take place at Arizona State University in Tempe, on November 8–9, 2017. 

A workshop dedicated to IR technology aims to focus on new developments related to detectors for commercial instrumentation, sources and filters, instrument subsystems, and commercial applications. The 4th International WORKshop on Infrared Technologies, held for the first time in the U.S., will take place at Arizona State University in Tempe, on November 8–9, 2017.

The workshop is a collaboration of Laser Components, MIRTHE+ Photonics Sensing Center at Princeton University, and the Center for Photonics Innovation at Arizona State University. Specific topics include fiber-coupled interband cascade lasers, InAsSbBi/GaAsSbBi heterostructures, operating temperature improvements for nBn detectors, laser-based trace gas sensing, and novel spectroscopy techniques.

Industry speakers are part of the program since the goal is to create a community conversation about industry challenges and breakthroughs, to generate professional connections and common interests, and to share thoughts, technical concepts, and scientific ideas.

“Industry professionals attending this event will get insights about the latest innovations and materials research with an emphasis on MWIR,” says Laser Components' Susan Wells, the Scientific Coordinator of the IR WORKshop. “Learning about these latest developments will help engineers design next generation instruments with improved performance that will better serve the market demands.”

More information on the event, including the topics, speakers, and links for registration and hotel reservations can be found on the 4th International WORKshop on Infrared Technologies website:

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Conard Holton | Editor at Large

Conard Holton has 25 years of science and technology editing and writing experience. He was formerly a staff member and consultant for government agencies such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and engineering companies such as Bechtel. He joined Laser Focus World in 1997 as senior editor, becoming editor in chief of WDM Solutions, which he founded in 1999. In 2003 he joined Vision Systems Design as editor in chief, while continuing as contributing editor at Laser Focus World. Conard became editor in chief of Laser Focus World in August 2011, a role in which he served through August 2018. He then served as Editor at Large for Laser Focus World and Co-Chair of the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar from August 2018 through January 2022. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, with additional studies at the Colorado School of Mines and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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