Seminar to Focus on Future of Ultrafast Lasers

Dec. 12, 2002
Nashua, NH. December 12, 2002. For more than ten years, numerous research groups around the world have carried out projects to uncover the unique properties of amplified ultrafast lasers for material processing. The nearly material-independent behavior of ultrafast laser material processing, the resultant high precision, and the strong nonlinearity that allows even sub-diffraction limited processing are the main advantages compared to traditional lasers.

Nashua, NH. December 12, 2002. For more than ten years, numerous research groups around the world have carried out projects to uncover the unique properties of amplified ultrafast lasers for material processing. The nearly material-independent behavior of ultrafast laser material processing, the resultant high precision, and the strong nonlinearity that allows even sub-diffraction limited processing are the main advantages compared to traditional lasers.

However, only a few applications using ultrafast lasers have succeeded in industrial production. During the 2003 Laser Focus World Marketplace Seminar (January 27, San Jose, CA) Andreas Ostendorf of Laser Zentrum Hannover will discuss how the main reasons for this are both economic and technical, and whether these obstacles can be overcome.

Other presentations during the day-long event will include review and forecast of global-laser markets, industrial-laser markets, the semiconductor laser market, and the medical-laser market. Keynote speaker Dennis Killinger of the University of South Florida will provide an overview of market and technology-development opportunities in homeland security, while Tom Hausken, an analyst with Strategies Unlimited (Mountain View, CA), will discuss the current chaos in the telecom market and the potential for the future of this business. Tim Day, co-founder and chief technology officer of New Focus (Santa Clara, CA), will discuss what his company is doing to build upon its telecom technologies and provide core photonics solutions for nontelecom markets.

As usual, seminar attendees will have exclusive access to expanded market data and analysis from the annual Laser Focus World review and forecast. For more information, contact a registration coordinator at (603) 891-9267, e-mail, mailto:[email protected], or go to www.marketplaceseminar.com

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