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Home>OSA Laser Congress Highlights Latest Advances in Solid State Lasers, Free-space Laser Communication, Laser-based Sensing and Numerous Industrial Applications

OSA Laser Congress Highlights Latest Advances in Solid State Lasers, Free-space Laser Communication, Laser-based Sensing and Numerous Industrial Applications

OSA Laser Congress Highlights Latest Advances in Solid State Lasers, Free-space Laser Communication, Laser-based Sensing and Numerous Industrial Applications

09/26/2017

OSA Laser Congress Highlights Latest Advances in Solid State Lasers, Free-space Laser Communication, Laser-based Sensing and Numerous Industrial Applications

Stanford’s Robert L. Byer to detail advanced solid state lasers for gravitational wave science and RIKEN’s Katsumi Midorikawa to provide an update on High-Order Harmonic Generation

The 2017 OSA Laser Congress will offer a comprehensive view of the latest advancements in solid state lasers and other related technology. The conference program is comprised of a global audience of laser leaders and comprehensive, peer-reviewed presentations. Market-focused sessions describe the needed technological and engineering advancements required to move these laser technologies into commercial products.

WHAT: OSA LASER CONGRESS
WHEN: 1-5 October 2017, Technical Conference
2-5 October 2017, Exhibition
WHERE: Nagoya Convention Center, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

JOINT PLENARY PRESENTATIONS
The 2017 OSA Laser Congress will include invited plenary presentations by Robert L. Byer and Katsumi Midorikawa. Byer is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Applied Physics at Stanford University, California, USA and Midorikawa is the Director of RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Saitama, Japan. The plenary presentation will take place on 2 October, 8:00-9:30 am Nagoya Convention Center, Nagoya, Japan.

Robert L. Byer, Stanford University, USA
Einstein, Lasers, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves
On September 14, 2015 the two LIGO detectors nearly simultaneously detected gravitational wave signals from two merging Black Holes at more than one billion light years distance. Numerical relativity models confirmed the waveform came from two Black Holes of 29 and 36 solar masses merged to create a final Black Hole with mass 62 and in the process of merging in less than 1/5 second radiated gravitational waves with more than 3 solar masses of energy.

LIGO and Advanced LIGO requirements were met and enabled by advances in solid state lasers including a single frequency laser oscillator and quantum noise limited amplification. This presentation will give the history of LIGO and the direct detection of gravitational waves.

Katsumi Midorikawa, RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Japan
High-Order Harmonics: Application and Prospects
Nearly thirty years have passed since the first observation of high-order harmonic generation (HHG). Although there has been strong interest in related physical phenomena, many researchers expected that HHG would not be useful as a practical source at that time because of its small photon number associated with low conversion efficiency. Contrary to their expectations, however, HHG is now established as a high-output coherent light source in the XUV region and the sole source of attosecond pulses. Midorikawa will share recent efforts on generation of high harmonics and applications including ultrafast XUV science and EUV optics/mask inspection.

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