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    Past Event Overview

    The 42nd Annual Symposium on Optical Materials for High Power Lasers is the leading forum for the exchange of information on the physics/technology of materials for high power/high energy lasers.

    The series of conference proceedings has grown to be a comprehensive source of information on optics for lasers and includes topics on materials and thin film preparation, durability, properties modeling, testing, and component fabrication. This symposium had both poster and oral presentations.

    Technical Programs from 2010:
     •Final Program (pdf)
     •Abstract summaries (pdf)

    SPIE Laser Damage 2010 topics:

    Laser-Induced Damage Issues
    • Photonic bandgap materials
    • High power fiber lasers
    • Fibers for high power laser applications
    • High power, ultra fast, lasers
    • Multi-layer thin films
    • Nonlinear optical and laser host materials
    Other Laser-Induced Damage Related Issues
    • Measurement protocols
    • Materials characterization
    • Fundamental mechanisms
    • Contamination of optical components
    • Surface and bulk defects
    MINI-SYMPOSIUM: Fundamentals of Laser Ablation

    SPIE wishes to thank all the orgranizers of this conference.

    Conference Co-Chairs: Gregory J. Exarhos, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (USA); Vitaly E. Gruzdev, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (USA); Joseph A. Menapace, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (USA); Detlev Ristau, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany); M. J. Soileau, Univ. of Central Florida (USA)...and many others.