Nashua NH - Opportunities for optoelectronic products in security, materials processing, medicine, lighting, and telecom will be the focus of the 2003 Laser Focus World Marketplace Seminar, scheduled to be held January 27 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA. As usual, the seminar will present the findings of the annual Laser Focus World review and forecast, providing expanded market data and analysis made available only to seminar attendees.
The keynote address will be given by Dennis Killinger of the University of South Florida, who will provide an overview of market and technology development opportunities in homeland security. His talk will discuss the development of point and remote chemical and biological and nuclear material sensors, secure optical communication links, visible and infrared imaging, surveillance systems, and local decontamination guidance.
Other presentations during the full day event will include review and forecast of global-laser markets, industrial-laser markets, the semiconductor laser market, and the medical-laser market. Tom Hausken, an analyst with Strategies Unlimited (Mountain View, CA), which co-sponsors the seminar, will discuss the current chaos in the telecom market and the potential for the future of this market, differentiating between installations of lasers into systems and shipments of lasers to system vendors.
Additional seminar highlights include "Market Challenges and Risks for Ultrafast Laser Processing," presented by Andreas Ostendorf of Laser Zentrum Hannover; "The Promise and Challenge of Solid-State Lighting," presented by George Craford of Lumileds Lighting; and "Beyond the Telecom Bubble: Applying Photonics Technologies to Non-Telecom Markets," presented by Tim Day of New Focus.
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