Seminar To Focus On Fiber-Laser Future

Nov. 20, 2003
Nashua, NH, November 19, 2003-With momentum growing in the development of-and markets for-fiber lasers, Laser Focus World is including a session on industrial markets and applications of fiber lasers at its annual Laser Focus World Marketplace Seminar, to be held January 26, 2004, in San Jose, CA during Photonics West. Stuart Woods, director of business development at Southampton Photonics, will give attendees his view of where fiber lasers are going in the industrial market

Nashua, NH, November 19, 2003-With momentum growing in the development of-and markets for-fiber lasers, Laser Focus World is including a session on industrial markets and applications of fiber lasers at its annual Laser Focus World Marketplace Seminar, to be held January 26, 2004, in San Jose, CA during Photonics West. Stuart Woods, director of business development at Southampton Photonics, will give attendees his view of where fiber lasers are and where they are going in the industrial market.

Other highlights of the day-long event include a keynote presentation by Wayne Knox on "The New Era of Ultrafast Manufacturing." Knox, a pioneer in the development of ultrafast lasers and currently professor of optics at the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY), will share his views on the unique properties of ultrafast lasers with particular emphasis on the growing role of this technology in micromachining and nanomachining of silicon, metals, hazardous materials, and biological tissues.

Knox, who began his career 25 years ago and spent 17 years at Bell Labs in a research program devoted to ultrafast lasers, believes that this technology will play an increasingly important role in many fields where, despite the cost or complexity, it can do something better or faster than other approaches.

Additional presentations at the seminar will include the annual review and forecast of global laser markets (Stephen Anderson, Laser Focus World), semiconductor laser market review and forecast (Robert Steele, Strategies Unlimited), industrial laser markets and applications (David Belforte, Industrial Laser Solutions), bioinstrumentation market trends (Michael Tice, Strategic Directions International), and the high-power diode-laser market (Merrill Apter, Coherent).

Attendees will also receive a CD containing market data compiled from the annual Laser Focus World market survey; this information will not be made available in the magazine or through any other resource.

For more information, contact Registration Coordinator, Lasers and Optoelectronics Marketplace Seminar 2004, 603-891-9267, or go to www.marketplaceseminar.com.

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