Military eyes fiber-laser opportunities

The growing acceptance of high-power fiber lasers for industrial and military applications will be a key topic of discussion at the annual Laser and Photonics Marketplace Seminar, to be held January 23, 2006, at the Fairmont Hotel (San Jose, CA) in conjunction with Photonics West.

NASHUA, NH - The growing acceptance of high-power fiber lasers for industrial and military applications will be a key topic of discussion at the annual Laser and Photonics Marketplace Seminar, to be held January 23, 2006, at the Fairmont Hotel (San Jose, CA) in conjunction with Photonics West.

In addition to detailed analyses of sales and technology trends in the semiconductor, industrial, and medical markets and a keynote address on value-added manufacturing in the laser industry by Phillip Meredith of JDS Uniphase, the seminar will debut the first Fiber Laser Markets Forum. Among the speakers will be Don Seeley, High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office, Space and Missile Defense Command, US Army, who will discuss some of the fiber laser applications being explored by the Department of Defense’s High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office (HEL-JTO) and some of the current research being sponsored by HEL-JTO and other Department of Defense organizations. According to Seeley, the maturity of fiber lasers in terms of single aperture powers and progress in a variety of beam combination techniques are making fiber laser architectures an alternative to high-power solid-state lasers for a number of government markets and applications.

For more information or to register Laser and Photonics Marketplace Seminar, go to www.marketplaceseminar.com.

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