20 March 2014 Front Matter: Volume 8962
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Conference Committee

Symposium Chairs

  • Bo Gu, Bos Photonics (United States)

  • Andreas Tünnermann, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und

    Feinmechanik (Germany) and Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Germany)

Symposium Co-Chairs

  • Guido Hennig, Daetwyler Graphics AG (Swtizerland)

  • Yongfeng Lu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States)

Program Track Chair

  • Gregory J. Quarles, Optoelectronics Management Network (United States)

Conference Chairs

  • Steven J. Davis, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)

  • Michael C. Heaven, Emory University (United States)

  • J. Thomas Schriempf, Naval Sea Systems Command (United States)

Conference Program Committee

  • David L. Carroll, CU Aerospace LLC (United States)

  • Jarmila Kodymová, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)

  • Timothy Madden, Air Force Research Laboratory (United States)

  • William E. McDermott, University of Denver (United States)

  • Wilson T. Rawlins, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)

Session Chairs

  • 1 Optically Pumped Rare Gas Lasers

    Steven J. Davis, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)

  • 2 DPAL I

    Michael C. Heaven, Emory University (United States)

  • 3 DPAL II

    Wilson T. Rawlins, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)

  • 4 DPAL III

    David L. Carroll, CU Aerospace LLC (United States)

  • 5 Other High Power Lasers and Applications

    Steven J. Davis, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)


We had a very full and productive conference with a good mix of papers and several international speakers. The Conference focused on gas-phase lasers and some high power laser interactions. We began with a short informal session that summarized the history of gas lasers over the last 50 years. That was followed by several papers that described a new class of gas lasers: Optically Pumped Rare Gas Lasers. This new approach complements the rapidly growing area of Diode Laser Pumped Alkali Lasers known as DPAL that was first announced at our meeting in 2003. DPAL was well represented as this system continues to develop. We believe that both these systems have potential for high power scaling and applications. We also had presentations that described advances in narrow band diode lasers that can serve as excitation sources for DPAL and perhaps the rare gas systems. Another relatively new gas laser, the Electric Oxygen Iodine Laser was also discussed. Finally, several papers were presented that described novel applications of high power lasers: One of these discussed the design and ongoing construction of an ultra-high power laser facility in Prague that will be available for researchers from around the world. The laser sources at this facility will be available for basic laser physics and laser materials interactions including biological studies.

In summary, we were very pleased with the program and the attendance. The discussions at the sessions were very productive, and we look forward to future conferences.

Steven J. Davis

Michael C. Heaven

J. Thomas Schriempf

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