Plenary talks

Kazuyoshi Itoh, Osaka University, Japan
“Laser processing of glass”
The emerging fabrication techniques for glass and crystal that use focused ultra-short laser pulses will be reviewed from the viewpoint of their varieties of functionalities or utilities of the products. Then the bright near future and challenges of the glass processing techniques with lasers will be touched on.

Algis P. Piskarskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania
“OPCPA: Boosting Laser Light to Extreme Intensities”
Since the first proof-of-principle demonstration of optical parametric amplifier to efficiently amplify chirped pulses in 1992, optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) became a widely recognized and rapidly developing technique for high power femtosecond pulse generation. In the meantime, we are witnessing an exciting progress in the development of powerful and ultrashort pulse laser systems that employ chirped pulse parametric amplifiers. These systems cover a broad class of femtosecond lasers, with output power ranging from a few gigawatts to hundreds of terawatts, with a potential of generating few-optical-cycle pulses even at the multi-petawatt power level. The main issues of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification and overview recent progress in the field will be discussed.

Martin C. Richardson, CREOL, University of Central Florida, USA
“From femtosecond laser-materials processing to 3-D printing – laser-based technologies that will transform manufacturing”
This presentation will examine the rapid progress being made in several areas of laser-based technologies for advanced manufacturing. We take this opportunity to put these developments within the context of their development path up to this point in time, and then, with an understanding of the physical laser coupling processes involved, examine the challenges remaining to bring these developments closer to implementation in a manufacturing environment. This overview will take into account the rapid advances being made in high power cw and pulsed laser technologies, the development and availability of new materials and the impact of new processing techniques. Overall, these developments will lead to new paradigms in manufacturing, the availability of design space never previously envisaged by device and systems engineers, and a whole host of novel components which could not have been fabricated by conventional methods.


Joint closing session

Alberto Piqué, Materials Science and Technology Division, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
“Laser Induced Forward Transfer of Functional Materials: Advances and Furute Directions”

Invited speakers

Martynas Beresna, University of Southampton, UK 
“Ultrafast laser nanostructuring of glass: from S-waveplate to multi-dimensional data storage”

Lionel Canioni, Bordeaux University, France
“3D nano structuring  of linear and nonlinear optical properties in photosensitive glass”

Guanghua Cheng, State Key Laboratory of Transient Optics and Photonics, China
“Photoinscription of embedded waveguides using programmable spatial shaping of ultrafast laser beams”

Jason Davidson Fowlkes, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
“Metal nanoparticle self-organization by pulsed laser melting and nanolithography”

David Grojo, LP3, CNRS/Aix-Marseille University, France
“Toward femtosecond laser 3D micromachining inside semiconductors”

Duncan Paul Hand, Heriot-Watt University, UK
“Precision laser processing for optical device manufacture”

Atsushi Ishikawa, RIKEN, Japan
 ”Optical and Magnetic Microstructures in YIG Ferrite Fabricated by Femtosecond Laser”

Andres Fabian Lasagni, Fraunhofer IWS, Dresden, Germany
“Bringing the Direct Laser Interference Patterning method to industry: a  one tool-complete solution for surface functionalization”

Andreas Michalowski, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
“Current applications and future expectations of micro materials processing at Bosch”

Aiko Narazaki, AIST, Japan
“Flexible patterning of functional microdot by double-pulse laser-induced dot transfer”

Beat Neuenschwander, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
“High efficient and high throughput surface texturing”

Guus Rijnders, University of Twente, Netherlands
“Atomic Scale Engineering of epitaxial oxide heterostructures”

Aleksandr Ovsianikov, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
“Multiphoton processing technologies for biomedical applications: perspective for the next decade”

Bertrand Poumellec, CNRS – Université Paris-Sud 11, France,
“Space selective oriented crystallization of optically non-linear crystals in glass by femtosecond laser irradiation”

Leonid Zhigilei, Virginia University, USA
“Generation of nanoparticles in short pulse laser ablation of bulk metal targets and thin films: Insights from large-scale atomistic simulations”


Special sessions

Special session 1:
Liquid-assisted laser micro- and nanofabrication

Vincenzo Amendola, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
Laser ablation synthesis in solution of magneto-plasmonic Au-Fe nanoparticles

Fernando Brandi, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Laser-generated photoluminescent colloidal silicon nanoparticles: size control, in-situ surface bio-functionalization, and productivity studies

Yoshiro Ito, Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka, Japan
Fast laser stroboscopic videography of cavitation bubbles during pulsed laser ablation in liquid

Special session 2:
Laser in photovoltaics

Rico Böhme, InnoLas Solutions GmbH, Germany
Precision, process efficiency, and reliability: demands on a laser system in micro technology”

Corey Dunsky, Aeos Consulting, Inc, USA
“Laser Applications in PV Manufacturing: Then and Now

Special session 3:
Laser processing of glass: cutting, drilling, welding

Uwe Stute, 4JET Technologies GmbH, Germany
“Drilling and Structuring in Display Industry”

Oliver Suttmann, Laser Zentrum Hannover, Germany
“Laser welding of glass using CO2-lasers”

Réal Vallée, University of Laval, Canada
Welding of optical components by laser filamentation”