Optical Coatings for Laser Applications (OCLA 2016)

NTB Interstaatliche Hochschule für Technik, Switzerland
9 June 2016

Joint Workshop of NTB, RhySearch, EOS and Swissphotonics

After the success of the 2015 Workshop on Optical Coatings for Laser Applications, the workshop will again be held in 2016 at the NTB in Buchs on the 9th of June. As last year, presentations by highly reputed speakers in the fields of optical coatings, laser technology and LIDT measurement will again be held. The workshop also offers the opportunity for furthering communication and networking between industry and research groups.

Target public

The workshop is geared towards technically interested engineers and scientists working with laser optics, high-end optical thin film deposition and characterization.


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09:30  Arrival of guests and poster placement
            welcome coffee (Sponsored by Swissphotonics)
10:00  Welcome Note
10:15  Presentations
12:00  Lunch
13:15  Presentations
15:10  Coffee break & Lab Tour
16:00  Presentations
17:00  Workshop
18:00  Apéro riche (Sponsored by Swissphotonics) and Poster visits
19:30  End


NTB Interstaatliche Hochschule für Technik
Institut für Produktionsmesstechnik, Werkstoffe und Optik (PWO)
Werdenbergstrasse 4
9470 Buchs

Conference language

Register: http://www.swissphotonics.net/?page_id=90&e_id=2892event=Workshop:%20Opt...


This workshop is free of charge

Program Chair

Dr. Carsten Ziolek

Contact Person at RhySearch

Valerie Oesch
Werdenbergstrasse 4
CH-9471 Buchs SG
+41 81 755 49 50


Prof. L. Ritter, NTB Buchs;
Dr. R. Quaderer, RhySearch
Welcome note  
Dr. Marwan Abdou Ahmed, Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge, University of Stuttgart Keynote Lecture: Grating-waveguide structures and their applications in high-power laser systems  
Dr. Thorsten Best, Optics Balzers Jena High Performance Laser Mirrors produced with Plasma-Assisted Reactive Magnetron Sputtering  
Dr. Laurent Gallais-During, Fresnel Institute Laser damage resistance of optical coatings in the sub-ps regime: limitations and improvement of damage threshold  
Posters: Poster Overview  
Dr. Christoph Harder, Swissphotonics Introduction Swissphotonics and chairman P.M. session  
Dr. Adriana Szeghalmi, Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena Overview of ALD Activities for Optical Applications: Materials, Refractive and Diffractive Optics  
Dr. Kai Starke, Cutting Edge Coatings Ion Beam Sputtering: current challenges in ultimate performance optical coatings  
Dr. Vladimir Pervak, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich Dispersive optics: limits and challenges  
Dr. Roelene Botha, RhySearch Activities at the RhySearch Coating Lab  
Prof. Dr. Markus Aspelmeyer, Vienna University Crystalline Coatings - a new paradigm in optical coating technology  
Prof. Dr. Patrik Hoffmann, EMPA Materials Science and Technology Devastative contamination on DUV Laser mirrors and dreams for laser processing  
Dr. Hans Ebinger, RhySearch Workshop: Summary of presentations and discussion of current topics for development  
Dr. Carsten Ziolek, PWO, NTB Buchs Conclusion  



Christoph S. Harder
President Swissphotonics
+41 79 219 90 51