Ultrafast, THz, fiber lasers focus of Marketplace Seminar Technology Forum

Jan. 5, 2012
San Francisco, CA--The W Hotel in San Francisco will be the scene of the annual Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar, held in conjunction with Photonics West on January 23rd and featuring a Technology Forum on ultrafast, terahertz, and fiber lasers.

San Francisco, CA--On January 23rd, in conjunction with Photonics West 2012, the W Hotel in San Francisco will be the scene of the annual Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar (www.marketplaceseminar.com), featuring a Technology Forum on ultrafast, terahertz, and fiber lasers. The Technology Forum complements a full day's conference agenda, including a keynote from Milton Chang and comprehensive and quantitative laser review/forecast presentations from Conard Holton, Tom Hausken, and David Belforte.

Introduced and moderated by Tom Hausken from Strategies Unlimited (www.strategies-u.com), the Technology Forum begins with a presentation on terahertz technology for 3D imaging and spectroscopy from Teraview CEO Don Arnone.Terahertz technology can provide a range of applications for drug discovery and formulation, medical and dental diagnostics, security screening, and explosives and contraband detection. And yet barriers remain to its widespread adoption. Don Arnone explores what it will take for terahertz to really emerge.

A presentation from Nufern president Martin Seifert on fiber lasers follows Arnone. Fiber lasers have been scaled to very high average powers and the low-average-power, short-pulse regimes. Several companies have now taken advantage of fiber lasers to develop a variety of products. Seifert explores what new market opportunities are opening up for fiber lasers in industrial, environmental, medical, and military applications and asks if it is too late for new entrants, especially those without vertical integration.

And finally, professor Heinz Huber from the Munich University of Applied Sciences and a consultant for High Q Laser/Spectra-Physics, A Newport Corporation Brand, discusses how highly reliable, ultrafast lasers and amplifiers are now available to support numerous applications and markets. These include picosecond and femtosecond laser machining of metal, glass, ceramics, and semiconductors; multi-photon and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy; ophthalmology, surgery, and dissection; thin-film metrology and mask repair; and tasks such as satellite laser ranging, THz generation, and spectroscopy. Huber discusses how quickly ultrafast lasers will grow in these markets and what other opportunities are becoming possible.

Don't forget to register as seating is limited for this exclusive event. You can register at www.marketplaceseminar.com/index/conference.html.

SOURCE:Laser Focus World Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar staff; www.marketplaceseminar.com

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