Advanced Solid-State Lasers

Marriott Paris Rive Gauche Hotel and Convention Center, Paris, France
27 October 2013 - 1 November 2013

This new congress combines the significant research from the topical meetings formally known as Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP), Advances in Optical Materials (AIOM), and Fiber Laser Applications (FILAS).

This exciting new program covers the latest advances in solid state materials based lasers, to nonlinear optical devices and associate technologies and applications.

Attend sessions and network with colleagues to learn:

  • What are the new or improved materials on the horizon and what is needed in the future?
  • What are the performance requirements for new laser sources?
  • What new technologies and applications are needed to meet evolving needs in the market place?

This is the only international event presenting materials, sources, and applications all in one meeting in a single track format.


Materials are the basis for the technology covered by ASSL, and the meeting encompasses advances in optics, materials science, condensed matter physics and chemistry relevant to the development, characterization and applications of new optical materials. These include bulk crystals, glasses and ceramics, as well as micro-structured materials such as optical fibers, planar waveguides, and periodically patterned non-linear crystals. Materials used in the mid IR including both crystalline and non-crystalline and their application to the development of mid IR fiber lasers will be presented.


Coherent and high brightness radiation sources include lasers as well as pump and nonlinear devices. In this component, the emphasis is on advances in the source science and technology, aimed at some combination of improved power, efficiency and brightness, increased wavelength coverage, narrower and more stable frequencies and, for pulsed sources, shorter pulse widths.


Applications cover ways in which the advances in materials and sources highlighted by ASSL have an important impact on science and industry. Specific topics emphasized may vary from one meeting to the next, but, beyond science, may include materials processing including cutting and marking, advanced lithography, energy, metrology, welding, astronomy, security and medicine.

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