Gediminas Raciukaitis

Head of Department of Laser Technologies,Chairman of Scientific Board of FTMC (LITHUANIA) The Center for Physical Sciences and Technology: FTMC is the largest state research institute in Lithuania with ~ 750 employees, including 230 PhD and 55 PhD students, and 19 departments, working in different field of physics, chemistry and technology. The Department of Laser Technologies cover nano-photonics, laser science and applications, including modelling of nano-photonic structures, development of optical components for lasers, new design of fiber and solid-state based lasers, their application in the precise material processing and laser-based technology implementation. The Department of Optoelectronics is world known on its activities in terahertz generation and imaging. Its facilities include equipment for MBE growth of dilute bismide layers for infrared light emitters and photo-detectors. Various ultrafast spectroscopy methods are widely used in the Department of Molecular Compounds Physics for studies of excitation dynamics in molecular compounds seeking the control operational abilities of molecular optoelectronic devices. www.ftmc.lt

Lecture topic:《FTMC, Lithuania and European scale: Lasers and precise material processing

Summary:Lithuania is world-recognised on its laser industry. Demand on precise material processing pushed us to establish industry-related laboratories which develop lasers and their components as well as looking for their applications in manufacturing processes. Department of Laser Technologies at the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC) is the leading one in Lithuania. Starting from fundamentals, we are working on microfabrication technologies in thin-film and bulk materials for electronics, photovoltaics, automotive, and general engineering industry. European Framework research programs facilitated establishing valuable connections to end-users of our innovations and validation of new emerging laser technologies. We are looking on new opportunities to spread our expertise.

Jayanta Sahu

Professor, Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), University of Southampton (UNITED KINGDOM) The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) is one of the world’s leading institutes for photonics research based at the University of Southampton. Formed in 1989 as an Interdisciplinary Research Centre, the ORC merges groups from Electronics and Computer Science, and Physics and Astronomy at the University. www.orc.southampton.ac.uk

Lecture topic:《All-solid large-mode-area fibre design for power scaling of fibre lasers

Summary:High power fiber lasers have witnessed a tremendous progress over the last decade. The output power of fibre laser has reached multi-kW levels in a well-controlled beam. Currently there is a strong interest in further scaling up the output power of fibre lasers for growing number of industrial and scientific applications. However, the nonlinear processes have always been a challenge to overcome for power scaling of fiber lasers, particularly when there is a need for good output beam quality. To meet this demand will require a large-mode area (LMA) fibre design to address unwanted non-linear optical effects, such as Stimulated Raman scattering (SRS), as well as bend-induced mode effective area reduction in fibre. In this talk, we will review novel all-solid “trench assisted” fiber designs that have shown great potential in mode area scaling. Trench fibre design has the advantages of easy fabrication using conventional fabrication techniques with high yield and easy post-processing (e.g., cleaving and splicing). A 60 m core Er-doped fiber offering an effective area exceeding 1800 m2 in a bend configuration has been demonstrated experientially with a record laser efficiency of 46% at 1550 nm. Furthermore, the trench fiber design can potentially be used for laser beam delivery applications. Fibres with core diameter of 30μm and 20μm have shown single mode guidance over a wide range of bend radii at 1060nm and 632nm respectively.

Jim Somers

CEO, Eblana (IRELAND) Eblana Photonics (Dublin, Ireland) specialises in the design and manufacture of advanced semiconductor DFB-type Laser Diodes from 690nm - 2350nm, for Communications, Sensors & Measurement in packaging options that include: 14-Pin Butterfly, 7-Pin High Speed Butterfly, TO39 (Can w/ TEC) and TO56. www.eblanaphotonics.com

Lecture topic:《Laser Applications, Life beyond Communications

Summary:As applications go, for any technology, they don’t come much bigger than Telecommunications. This is certainly as true for the Photonics industry as any other industry but especially true for the laser business. Long the darling of laser manufacturers because of the high volume demands, it is a tough and often brutal business in which to survive, let alone make money. In recent years other applications for specific laser products have come to the fore. From health to process to safety, we see a strong trend toward adoption and use of lasers in a host of new and re-imagined applications. Many of these have the potential to develop into main stream high volume consumer products while other more modest volume applications will still represent huge revenues for years to come. In looking outside the telecommunications arena, companies may find real engineering, marketing and revenue rewards.

Alex Cao

General Manager, ficonTEC (GERMANY) ficonTEC is a premier supplier of semi- and fully-automated optical device assembly and testing systems for the optical industry, including HPLD manufacturing, fiber-optics and opto-electronics, medical technology, security and military applications, R&D, telecommunications, and others. ficonTEC's automation solutions are based on its expertise in process technology and systems engineering where each solution is appropriately customized from a proven line of system platforms.www.ficontec.com

Lecture topic:《Advanced Automated Packaging and Testing Equipment to Allow Economically-viable High volume Manufacturing

Summary:Photonics components, such as high power lasers, components for datacom and telecom and new sensor devices, becoming higher and higher volume. ficonTEC is the premier automation supplier for those kinds of applications. The presentation will demonstrate the efficient and flexible to build the automation solutions, including passive and active alignment algorithms, machine vision, motion system and platform. Based on the modular platforms, ficontEC can efficiently react on varies challenges of customer for economically-viable high volume manufacturing.

Pu Wang

Professor, Laser Engineering Institute, Beijing University of Technology (CHINA Beijing) Wang Pu received the M.S. degree in material science from Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, China, in 1991 and the Ph.D. degree in laser physics from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, in 1999, respectively. From 2000 to 2001, he was with Nortel Networks (Photonics), Australia, developing novel fiber optical components. He joined the Optoelectronics Research Centre University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K as a Research Fellow in 2002 and was promoted as Senior Research Fellow later on. He is now a professor at Institute of Laser Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing China. His current research interests include high power rare-earth-doped fiber lasers and amplifiers, ultrafast fiber lasers and amplifiers, nonlinear frequency conversion in fiber optics etc.

Lecture topic:《Recent Progress in Ultrafast fiber lasers

Summary:This lecture is to introduce the major researches of Beijing University of Technology in high power ultrashort pulsed fiber lasers in the past two years, including chirped pulsed amplified femtosecond fiber laser, high power chirped amplified picosecond fiber laser system etc. we also introduce the establishment of “Specific Fiber Manufacturing Lab” and expect good development of high power ultrafast fiber laser research.

Keiji Kaneda

General Manager, High-power Fiber Laser Business, Fujikura (Japan) Keiji KANEDA has joined Fujikura Ltd in 1988 as a fiber optic development engineer. At first, he engaged in development of specialty fiber for industry and medical applications. In 2000, he was in charge of fiber-based telecom product such as dispersion compensating fiber modules and EDFAs. After 2014, he has been in current position. Since its founding in 1885, Fujikura has researched, developed, and manufactured wires and cables, giving rise to numerous "Tsunagu" (connecting) technologies along the way. The company has used these technologies to consistently deliver highly reliable products to customers operating in the realms of energy, telecommunications, electronics, and automotive components, thus contributing to development in Japan, and other countries and regions around the world.

Lecture topic:《Introduction of Fujikura’s Fiber Laser Technologies

Summary:The high-power fiber laser is superior to other high-power lasers with the gain media of solid crystal or gas in all aspects such as beam quality, energy efficiency, space efficiency, stability and reliability, and is getting the major position in laser processing field. Fujikura has developed high-power fiber laser technologies on the basis of its proprietary optical fiber related to technologies and got all principal technologies to constitute fiber lasers. At first, the basics of fiber laser technologies and the superior properties of the fiber laser will be introduced. Next, the way how to avoid the difficulties proper to fiber will be described. The fiber laser is said to have their own problems of the back reflection light from the workpiece due to their small cross-section of laser propagation portion and longer resonator length. In the fiber laser resonator, non-linear optical effects will be occurred by higher optical power density. In particular, Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS), which has lower generation threshold, should be controled for the stable fiber laser operation. The SRS sets off an instability of output power and, in the worst case, make the pumping diode lasers destroy. In order to avoid the SRS, an enlargement of fiber core portion and shortening of resonator length are effective. But the two solutions make the beam quality worse. At the end, property of the optimized fiber laser of the back reflection light will be explained.

Andreas Weller

General Manager, TRUMPF China Laser Technology (Germany) Born 1965 in Germany, Mr. Andreas Weller was graduated from University of Stuttgart and worked as project manager and senior consultant at the Fraunhofer Society, Germany. In year 1990, he was working at TRUMPF within the laser division in different management positions and being as Manager for After-Sales and Service of Laser Technology before he joined TRUMPF China. Sine year 2013, he has been responsible for the laser business at TRUMPF China as General Manager Laser Technolgoy.

Lecture topic:《THE LASER INDUSTRY IN 2016--Business as usual or a turning point?

Summary:China is the most growing laser market worldwide. 2015 was the International Year of Light with focus on photonics industries and especially the laser technology. The speech will introduce the most important technological developments and decision points like: - The specification question in the High Power Laser Market - Power scaling in the Ultrafast Laser Market - Additive Manufacturing and its effects on the Laser Market - Industry 4.0 as a general challenge in production technology www.cn.trumpf.com

Erwin Wagner

Vice President Technical Center, Raylase (GERMANY) RAYLASE is a global market leader who develops and manufactures galvanometer-scanner based components and submodules for laser beam deflection, modulation and control. Since its foundation in April 1999, RAYLASE is known in the market for innovative, high performance quality scan solutions. DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 standard certified RAYLASE offers customized solutions for the increasing requirements of laser technology in many industries such as automotive, electronics, packaging, textile, security and solar. In these industries laser technology is used for diverse applications such as cutting, marking, perforating and drilling of plastics, metal, textiles, glass or other materials. In addition to robust and reliable 2-axis laser beam deflection units and 3-axis laser beam subsystems, RAYLASE offers customers the right combination of application software and control electronics to accompany them at exceptional value in a one-stop solution.www.raylase.de

Lecture topic:《High-Throughput Solutions in USP-Laser Applications

Summary:USP-Laser applications are limited by the speed capabilities of conventional scanning systems and by problems caused through heat accumulation in thin materials. Beyond the conventional methods of multiplying the number of scanning units or systems, RAYLASE presents solutions for high-throughput applications using technologies based multi-beam and polygon technology.

Eugenijus Kurtinaitis

CEO Altechna R&D (WOP) (Lithuania). Workshop of Photonics (www.wophotonics.com) is an Altechna R&D brand dedicated to laser micromachining solutions. The Company specializes in a number of fields ranging from feasibility studies to laser micromachining workstations and technological solutions for industry applications. Workshop of Photonics follows the open innovation culture and relies on a vast network of laser sector companies, universities and worldwide partners to find new applications and growth avenues. www.altechna.com

Lecture topic:《Femtosecond Laser Micromachining Solutions Ready for Industry

Summary:The emerging opportunities for femtosecond laser micromachining solutions, along with a need for greater processing efficiencies, are driving the demand for R&D in laser processing technologies.Since 2007 Workshop of Photonics has been heavily investing and carrying out extensive research and development in the field of femtosecond laser micromachining. The Company most closely works with semiconductor, medical, photovoltaic and other industry players.

Erik Böttcher

CEO, NYFORS (SWEDEN). NYFORS is an innovative supplier of advanced glass processing and optical fiber preparation equipment for high strength and specialty splicing operations. A common feature, found in many products, is the automated fiber processing, intended to give consistent results and high production yield in volume production of optical fiber components. The product portfolio is continuously expanded to cover wider and more challenging customer applications. It currently includes: CO2 laser splicing and glass shaping equipment, automatic systems for fiber preparation and window stripping, high precision cleavers and optical fiber recoaters as well as proof testers and cleave check interferometers for fibers and ferrules. NYFORS also provides custom solutions for production applications such as volume manufacturing of fiber optical gyroscopes. www.nyfors.com

Lecture topic:《Fiber splicing, tapering and end-capping with ring shaped CO2 laser beam

Summary:We present the advantages of using a ring shaped CO2 laser beam for glass processing, especially fiber splicing and tapering. The CO2 laser is capable of heating a very localised area of the glass, which enables manufacturing components of good mechanical strength and low beam loss or distortion. Using a ring shaped beam for fiber processing presents the additional advantage of heating a precise and uniform area around the fiber. We have implemented two interchangeable laser beam incident angles to ensure good heating for most glass geometries.

Jens Biesenbach

CTO, DILAS. DILAS manufactures high-power diode laser components and systems in a wide range of output powers and wavelengths. Products range from single bar components and multi-bar sub-assemblies, to high brightness fiber-coupled diode laser modules and complete turn-key high power diode laser systems. www.dilas.com

Lecture topic:《T-bar design: past, today and future

Summary:to introduce the T-bar in diode laser technology and the history, and development in the future.

Qitao Lue

Vice CEO and CTO, Han’s Laser (CHINA Shenzhen) Qitao Lue, he got the Physics Ph.D degree from “Technology University Berlin”. He worked as product development manager at Rofin, and the co-founder of Bavalia Photonics company. After that he joined Coherent and worked as CTO of Munich subsidiary. Now he is the vice CEO and CTO of Han’s Laser, and General Manager of Baublys which was acquired by Han’s Laser.

Lecture topic:《Ultrafast Laser Development Situation and Industrial Applications

Summary:To introduce the development of ultrafast laser, the application of pico/femtosecond laser in industry.

Markus Ruetering

Asia Director, Laserline, Germany. Markus Ruetering, born in 1965, is actually Sales Manager at Laserline GmbH in Germany. After his studies of Physical Engineering at the University of Applied Science in Wedel (Germany) Markus helds a degree as Diplom-Ingenieur (FH). Markus started a job in R&D for Solid State Laser –Technology in 1989 at Rofin-Sinar Laser GmbH, Hamburg / Germany. He moved into sales in 1992 and held various positions in that area since then. Regional Sales, Manager Sales Support, Regional Sales Manager, Product and Sales Manager had been the various job titles. Since 2000 Markus is doing business in Asia. In 2008 Markus became the executive Product-Manager for all high power lasers in the Rofin Group. In 2011 Markus moved to Laserline GmbH and became responsible for all sales in Asia. In 2013 theresponsibilityforSales in Germany was added. http://www.laserline.de/

Lecture topic:《Modern fiber coupled diode lasers - a versatile tool in modern manufacturing

Summary:Diode laser is widely used in different applications, such as welding, blazing, annealing, cladding, plastic connecting etc. Comparing to traditional technology and other lasers, diode lasers enjoy large advantages.

Eagle Wu

Marketing Director, MaxPhotonics (CHINA Shenzhen). Maxphotonics, established in 2004 in Shenzhen-one of the most energetic and creative coast city in southern China, we are a major professional leading developer and manufacturer of the fiber laser and optical passive device, and the first and only high-tech enterprise in China to localize two core technologies. We have more than ten years of experience in designing and manufacturing customized fiber lasers for major national and international projects. All our products and service are available at major emerging or industrial countries worldwide. Its low cost and high performance on the products have gained consistent recognition among our customers worldwide. http://www.maxphotonics.com/

Lecture topic:《China Fiber Laser Development Situation, Opportunities and Challenges

Summary:Fiber laser is the hit topic in the global laser industry, and grew very fast in the recent years. As the fiber laser develop in China, the laser industry worldwide changed. The speaker of this lecture is a member seeing the raise of fiber laser in China, he is going to share the situation, opportunity and challenges of fiber laser in China!

Yi Zhang

Vice General Manager, Shenzhen Huagong Laser Engineering Co., Ltd. Huagong Laser Engineering Co.,Ltd is one of the largest laser equipment manufacturers in China. HGLASER is the main subsidiary company of Huagongtech Co., Ltd. (Stock code: 000988) HGLASER is a national key high-tech enterprise, possessing technology centers and provincial key laboratories. Relying on the National Engineering Research Center for Laser Processing, National Key Laboratory for Laser Technology and Exhibition Center for Laser Technology Processing, HGLASER undertakes national key projects and scientific research projects. http://www.hglaser.com/

Lecture topic:《Latest Application of Advanced Precision Laser Automation Machine

Summary:Introduce the combination of technique and application in advanced precision laser automation machine .

Mardy Peng

General Manager, Precision Laser, Hymson Laser (CHINA Shenzhen) . Hymson founded in 2007, with one stop solution for laser and automation, with complete business modules including R&D, production, sales and service. Hymson has more many experts with rich industrial experience and more than 200 employee with average 30 years old, more than 80% are college and university degree or above. They are devoted to this company with passion, vision and eagerness to strive for excellence and success. http://www.hmxlaser.com/

Lecture topic:《Presicion Laser and Automatic Integration Application and Development

Summary:Precision laser has developed in China for more than 10 years. As the labor cost and request of proccessing precision grow, quality stability and cost dropping is a challenge for every industry. The manufacturing pattern in China is turning from cheap labor to high-tech production, in this case, how does laser technology develop? This lesson will explain the precision laser application and future direction.

Qing YUAN

Honorary Vice Secretariat, Guangdong Laser Industry Association (Australia). Qing Yuan is a laser expert from Australia, he has more than 30 years experiences in studying laser cutting machines.

Lecture topic:《How to Choose a High Power Industrial Laser Cutting Machine?

Summary:The laser industry in China is developing fast, and now there are a lot of cutting machines providers. How to choose a quality reliable, cost-effective machine, is a problem for many laser users. This lesson is to help the users to know more about different cutting tools according to price, performance, and parameters.

Zhixiang Cai

CTO, Shenzhen Sunshine laser & electronics technology (CHINA Shenzhen). Doctor of engineering, focus on laser precision processing and related applications. Dr. Cai pulished more than 20 papers about laser application in China and overseas. He was employed as visiting researcher by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He joined Sunshine Laser from April 2011, now as vice CEO and CTO of Sunshine Laser.

Lecture topic:《Laser Application in MID

Summary:This lecture is to introduce Sunshine Laser' technology application in MID. 3D Molded Interconnect Devices(MID)is an injection-molded thermoplastic part with integrated electronic circuit traces. Also we can find the application in additive manufacturing, plastics, LDS etc.