BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014
Scientists, researchers, and technologists will converge in Boulder, Colorado next month for SPIE Laser Damage 2014 symposium. Marking its 46th year, the annual symposium on optical materials for high-power lasers will run 14-17 September. The event is sponsored by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
The premier conference for basic and applied issues which are key for understanding laser damage to optical materials will engage researchers and engineers from numerous industries and laboratories, industry, academia, and national laboratories representing 15 countries from around the world.
Early bird registration prices for technical attendees are offered through Friday, 29 August, after which prices will increase. Conference registration will close on 10 September. Advance registration is required.
Core session topics focus on surfaces, mirrors, and contamination; laser damage to optical films and multilayer coatings; fundamental laser damage mechanisms; and applications and measurements of new technologies. Over 90 papers, both oral and poster presentations are planned for the three-day meeting along with a mini-symposium on Applications Related to Laser Damage. A tutorial on the growth and characterization of amorphous thin films for interference coatings will be held on Sunday afternoon.
“The conference and its associated proceedings pave the way for understanding laser damage phenomena in optical materials that has led to marked improvements in optics survivability exposed to high-
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