Laser Munich highlights photonic applications

May 1, 2001
Since its launch in 1973, the biennial trade fair has become one of the world's largest events devoted to laser technology and optoelectronics.

Cutting-edge laser technologiesfrom optics, fiberoptic communications, medical, and industrial uses to laser production engineeringwill be presented June 18 to 22 at the 15th Laser International Trade Fair and International Congress for Innovative and Applied Laser Technology and Optoelectronics (Laser Munich) at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Munich, Germany.

Since its launch in 1973, the biennial trade fair has become one of the world's largest events devoted to laser technology and optoelectronics. More than 15,000 visitors and 800 exhibitors from around the globe are expected to attend Laser Munich 2001, representing industries such as aerospace, automotive, chemical, electrical engineering and electronics, industrial manufacturing, mechanical engineering, medical technology, metals processing, optics and precision mechanics, retail, and science and research.

The structure of the fair is based on two major themesinnovative laser technology and industrial applications. Both of these sectors have been divided into three exhibition categories. The latest technologies involving laser and optoelectronics, test and measurement, and optics will be presented by the laser technology sector, while the industrial applications sector will cover optical information and communications, production engineering, and medical-laser technologies (see figure).

In line with the theme of technology and industrial applications, a special show called "Lasers in Production – Manufacturing with Light" will be presented by the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Science at the Technical University in Munich, the Bavarian Laser Center in Erlangen, and the Faculty for Production Engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg.

In addition to providing updates on industrial applications, the technical sessions will address topics such as biomedical optics, communications and lasers in medicine, lasers in manufacturing, lasers in metrology and art conservation, and solid-state lasers.

Linked to these sessions will be CLEO/Europe-EQEC focus meetings sponsored by the Optical Society of America, the European Physical Society, and IEEE, as well as Europto and Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Lasertechnik e.V. (WLT) meetings.

More details about Laser 2001 are available on the Web at www.laser.de.

About the Author

Sally Cole Johnson | Senior Technical Editor

Sally Cole Johnson has worked as a writer for over 20 years, covering physics, semiconductors, electronics, quantum, the Internet of Things (IoT), optics, photonics, high-performance computing, IT networking and security, neuroscience, and military embedded systems. She served as an associate editor for Laser Focus World in the early 2000s, and rejoined the editorial team as senior technical editor in January 2022.

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