David C. Brown - TBC
Advanced Photonic Sciences, USA

High Average Power Cryogenic DPSSLs

Dr. David C. Brown is the Founder and CTO of Advanced Photonic Sciences, and is a pioneer in cryogenic high-power solid-state lasers and in the understanding of thermal effects in cryogenic and fiber lasers. He has published widely on high average power CW, picosecond, and frequency-doubled picosecond cryogenic Yb:YAG laser systems, and on the room-temperature and cryogenic spectroscopy of Yb:YAG, Ho:YAG, Yb:LuAG, and Yb:Lu2O3.
He is the discoverer of low threshold surface parasitic oscillations in large aperture disk and active-mirror amplifiers, and demonstrated the first excimer laser-pumped solid state laser, the first green laser-pumped Alexandrite laser, some of the first high-power phase-conjugated high-power solid-state and excimer lasers, and has published detailed kinetics models for Nd:YAG, Yb:YAG, and Nd:YVO4. He has held senior research positions at The Laboratory For Laser Energetics at The University of Rochester, Northrop-Grumman, and the GE Corporate Research and Development Center.
Dr. Brown is a Fellow of The Optical Society of America, and serves as a reviewer for over 16 laser and optics journals worldwide.

Yuji Sano 
Institute for Molecular Science, Japan

Overview of strategic laser projects in Japan

Dr. Yuji Sano is a PM (program manager) of Division of Research Innovation and Collaboration, Institute for Molecular Science (IMS). He is managing collaborative activities with industries in the division and TILA (tiny integrated laser) consortium. At present, he is additional appointed to guest professor of Osaka university, technical advisor of Toshiba ESS Corp. and R&D director of a venture company, LAcubed. He is an advisory board member of some national laser projects. Until March 2019, he was a PM of ImPACT program under the cabinet office of the Japanese government, where he was directing R&Ds of laser plasma acceleration of electrons and high-power solid-state pulsed lasers. Before the assignment to the PM in 2014, he had served Toshiba and developed laser applications especially laser peening since 1994. He concurrently served as a program officer (PO) of Photon Frontier Network supported by the government from 2008 to 2014.


Pavel Bakule
ELI Beamlines, Czech Republic
Status of ELI facilities

Oliver Lux
German Aerospace Center DLR, Germany
Solid-state lasers for earth observation by air- and satellite-borne lidar systems

Takunori Taira 
RIKEN SPring-8 Center, Japan
Development and applications of super small sub-gigawatt lasers

Tomonao Hosokai 
Osaka University, Japan
Multi-stage electron beam acceleration by laser produced plasmas

Boris Barmashenko
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Advanced DPAL modeling

Andrey Savin - TBC
Baltic State Technical University, Russia
Thermal physics problems of metal powder laser melting for 3D printing application

Dieter Schuoecker
Technische Universität Wien, Austria
3D Printing of Metal Parts with High Power Lasers

Valery Losev 
Institute of High Current Electronics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Enhancement of THL-100 laser system peak power in the visible range up to 40 TW

Aleksey Zheltikov - TBC
Moscow State University, Russia
Coherent-wake harmonics and multidecade supercontinua driven by ultrashort pulses in the mid-infrared

Masamori Endo
Tokai University, Japan
DPAL activities in Japan

Dimitrios N. Papadopoulos - TBC
École Polytechnique, France
Commissioning of the Apollon PW laser

Loic Meignien
École Polytechnique, France
Development and operation of the LULI 2000 high energy laser

Ursula Keller
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
High power thin disk lasers

Vladimir Trunov - TBC
Institute of Laser Physics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Features of coherent combining of petawatt class laser beams

Greg Anthony Pitz
Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Overview of Gas Laser R&D at AFRL

Tony Hostutler 
Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Laser Development Activities at AFRL

Martin Ferus - TBC
J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Republic
Spectral analysis of asteroid rock composition

Colin Danson 
AWE & Imperial College, UK
Orion: a multi-beam platform for plasma physics experiments

Donald J. Wittich - TBC
Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Control of high power laser beam propagation using aero-optics



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