Donatas Podenas

Deputy director, Light Conversion Donatas Podenas (Deputy director) holds a degree in physics from Vilnius University. He spent 17 year (from 1985) at Department of Quantum Electronics of Vilnius University as engineer, PHD student and researcher. Donatas joined Light Conversion since 1995 as physicist, service engineer. He is deputy director since 2006. Light Conversion (registered name UAB MGF "Šviesos konversija") is the world leading manufacturer of wavelength tunable ultrafast light sources based on TOPAS and ORPHEUS series of optical parametric amplifiers (OPA) as well as DPSS femtosecond lasers PHAROS and CARBIDE. Light Conversion is a privately owned company with >170 employees. Company has the roots from Vilnius University Laser Research Center. Light Conversion is based in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Design, R&D and production are done in new state-of-the-art facility, and in cooperation with Vilnius University Faculty of Physics. With over 2000 various systems installed worldwide, Light Conversion has established itself as a reliable and innovative producer of ultrafast optical devices. www.lightcon.com

Lecture topic:《Light Conversion: Scientific and industrial developments; opportunities in China

Summary:Short historical overview of establishment of Light Conversion will be presented. Laser science and early experience in manufacturing of scientific and industrial femtosecond and picosecond lasers and optical parametric amplifier systems will be discussed. Light Conversion broadened its representation network over the all continents and most important markets. Representation and experience of Light Conversion products in Chinese market will be overviewed. New lasers, OPA, OPCPA, spectrometers and measurement devices developments enables offering almost all fs laser-based equipment for spectroscopy from the single manufacturer hands. Light Conversion femtosecond Yb-lasers are used for industrial applications for more than ten years. Long term experience of its products is discussed. New applications of femtosecond lasers will be presented. High power kilo- and multi-kilo-hertz OPCPA systems based on Light Conversion products will be presented also.

Per Karlsson

CEO NorthLab Photonics AB (Sweden). Per Karlsson (CEO) graduated from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 1994 with a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He started his career by joining Toshiba in Japan where he worked with design of manufacturing equipment for the semiconductor industry. Prior to co-founding Northlab Photonics in 2008, he served as a Business Development Manager, Product Manager, and Vice President for Sales and Marketing with Ericsson from 1998 to 2005. His expertise was then tapped by Accture Technologies in 2005 where he acted as president until 2008 when he co-founded Northlab Photonics, a fast-growing company focused on products and services for the photonics and fiber optics industry. NorthLab Photonics is a competence center for advanced fiber preparation, splicing, glass/fiber processing and FBG manufacturing solutions. The products and services are designed for a wide area of applications; from manufacturing of Fiber Bragg Gratings, Mode Field Adapters, combiners/bundles to preparation and splicing of polyimide, exotic and large diameter fibers. NorthLab customers are found in all industries and research areas were optical fibers are used. Examples are companies and universities working with high power lasers, sensors, medical probes, telecom and defense applications. We are also long term partners with 3SAE Technologies in the US and Furukawa in Japan as well as several other suppliers, distributors and research institutes around the world.

Lecture topic:《Manufacturing of FBG for high power laser applications

Summary:Many high power laser manufacturers are today working towards building the competence and capabilities to take control over the complete manufacturing process of their lasers, avoiding sourcing of key components from other companies. This includes the manufacturing of the Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBG) for the laser cavity. This presentation is focusing on the challenges and solutions for volume manufacturing of such FBG’s.

Andrew Tian

Application & Technical Support Manager,Spectra-Physics -A brand of MKS Instruments. Zhihong Tian , graduated from Shandong University of Technology in 1998, majored in mechanical & electrical engineering and received a bachelor's degree in engineering. Entering into industrial laser field in 2005, successively in the galvanometer sales, application and after-sales service and assembly production, has rich knowledge and experience in the galvanometer related industrial laser processing. Joint Spectra-Physics in 2014, as application and technical support manager in China. Participate in the founding of laser application laboratory in China, and lead and implement many laser precision micro processing experiments. Introduce the Spectra-Physics experiments into China market to enhance the capability of domestic users.

Lecture topic:《Industrial Femtosecond Lasers for machining of heat-sensitive polymers

Summary:Heat-sensitive materials, such as polymers, are used increasingly in various industrial sectors such as medical device manufacturing and organic electronics. Femtosecond lasers are an enabling technology for micromachining of these materials since it is possible to machine ultrafine structures with minimum thermal impact and very precise control over material removed. In this paper, we provide an overview of machining heat-sensitive materials using Spirit® HE laser. In particular, we show how the laser parameters (e.g. laser wavelength, pulse duration, applied energy and repetition rate) and the processing strategy (gas assisted single pass cut vs. multi-scan process) influence the efficiency and quality of laser processing.

Jian Yang

President and CTO, CAS Laser Co., Ltd. (Fujian Province). Jian Yang is a researcher of Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter. Dr. Yang has done a lot of industrial researches in fiber laser engineering, fiber optics and solid lasers. Before he came back to China, he worked for Nufern which is the largest special fiber company and the third fiber laser manufacturer. Dr. Yang is also one of the “Recruitment Program of Global Experts” in China.

Lecture topic:《Technical and business look of Chinese laser market, a personal observation.

Summary:This presentation is about the market of different types of laser sources and the development. I will also talk about the outlook of China’s laser industry, and the business cooperation potential in other industrial departments.

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.

Jia Liu

Product Manager, BWT Beijing Ltd. Jia Liu, graduated from Changchun University of Science and Technologywith a master‘s degree in Optics. Now Ms.Liu works as the Product Manager at BWT Beijing Ltd. As the leading manufacturer of high performance diode lasers, BWT always had the philosophy of “continuous innovation, strive for excellence” to develop products. BWT has been focusing on the technology of diode laser beam shaping, packaging and fiber coupling to provide high quality products and solutions for customers.

Lecture topic:《Application of KW Fiber Coupled Diode Laser in Laser Welding and Laser Cladding

Summary:The beam quality and the high power of the fiber coupled diode lasers are perfectly suitable for industrial processing applications, such as laser cladding, welding and heat treating. Diode laser has higher conversion efficiency, more compact size than other traditional laser types. For heat conduction welding application, BWT provides the fiber delivered KW diode lasers with 300μm core fiber and nearly flat-top beam output, which decreased the accuracy specifications for tooling and fixture very much and guaranteed the welding quality as well. It’s very suitable for stainless steel sheet welding. For laser cladding, the fiber delivered KW diode lasers showed the excellent features of flexible processing, especially on small workpiece and mobile processing.It’s also used for hybrid welding, deposit welding. With the rapid development of laser technology, fiber coupled diode laser will improve the output power and brightness further more, and play a more important role in the industrial applications.

Hussien Yang

General Manager, SuZhou FEELTEK Laser Technology Co.,Ltd. Hussien Yang,graduated from Ting Hua University with his bachelor's degree and master's degree from 1997 to 2004. Since 2004, he has devoted himself to the development and research of small and medium power laser equipment, joined Beijing KaiTian Technology Co., Ltd., as the company research and development department manager, successively presided over the development of low power laser engraving machine control system, the YAG laser of 500W and etc. He was in charge of the company deputy general manager in 2007. In September 2009, he set up the Beijing Tianchi XingHui Laser Technology Co., Ltd., focusing on the development and research of the laser 3-axis dynamic system. In July 2014, taking the advantage of manufacturing resources in Suzhou, Hussien led the team located in Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone, and established the Suzhou FEELTEK Laser Technology Co., Ltd. FEELTEK, located in the hinterland of the Yangtze River, Zhangjiagang city, Jiangsu, is a high-tech enterprise committed to the development and promotion of customized laser solutions based on dynamic focus system. Its researches are focused on technology integration and development between various lasers and dynamic focus systems, including optical system, Lenmark 3D software suite and 3D scanning technology. The main products of FEELTEK is laser dynamic focusing system, including wide field leaser marking, LGP, 3D surface and relief engraving , 3D surface direct molding and automatic production line of 3D marking scheme. Products have been widely used in industrial manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, garment processing, arts and crafts, and many other industries.

Lecture topic:《Discussion on the application of dynamic focusing technology in scanner processing

Summary:During the "13th Five-Year" period, the dynamic focusing technology has been highly supported by Chinese government. This technology is widely applied in 3D printing, five-axis additive /subtractive material manufacturing , line engraving and other advanced manufacturing industry. In this paper, we focus on the integration of dynamic focusing technology and the scanner, as well as this application in the above high-tech manufacturing industry.

Rakchanok Rungsawang

Business development –Asia, Imagine Optic (France). [Speaker] Rakchanok RUNGSAWANG received her Ph.D. in 2005 in Applied Physics from the University of Tsukuba, Japan. She developed imaging techniques based on femtosecond laser for terahertz pulses. She did post-doctoral researches on terahertz at NTT Basic Research Laboratories in Japan, the University of Cambridge in the UK and Ecole Normale Supérieure in France. Since 2012 she has been employed by Imagine Optic. She is currently responsible for business development and sales in Asia. [Company] Imagine Optic is a provider of Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensing hardware and software, adaptive optics technologies and professional services in applied optics. The company works with scientists and industrials in domains including pure science, industrial quality control, space and defense, semiconductors and many others. From X-EUV to NIR wavelengths, we develop, manufacture, distribute and support a very large range of wavefront measurement and correction technologies. From augmenting resolution in bioimaging applications to improving beam shape and propagation for ultra-high intensity lasers, we have the hardware and software to meet customer needs. www.imagine-optic.com

Lecture topic:《Adaptive optics for high-power lasers and focal spot control

Summary:The development in high-power and ultra-intense lasers aims at achieving the highest laser intensity on the target. This requires to accurately control both spectral phase to get the shortest pulse and spatial phase to get the smallest focused spot. The spatial phase is controlled using adaptive optics systems with both a wavefront sensor to measure spatial phase and a deformable mirror to correct it. This adaptive optics system is commonly placed at the output of the laser chain and it now becomes a standard feature on high-power laser chains. The latest development on this topic is the introduction of phase retrieval algorithms, which is proposed. These algorithms, by using a deformable mirror, wavefront sensor and focal spot camera, allow to measure aberrations from the optics located downstream of the wavefront sensor and to compensate for these aberrations in a single step. Using this technique, the focal spot can be optimized.

Wei Shi

President & CEO, HFB Photonics (Shandong Province, China) Wei Shi is the chairman of the Board of HFB Photonics Co. Ltd., the national “Thousand Talents Program” expert, the OSA Fellow, the adjunct professor of the OSC in university of Arizona, the editor of Applied Optics and JOSAB, and the associate chief editor of Infrared and Laser Engineering. He authored or co-authored more than 150 papers with more than 1600 citations. He owns two US patents and more than 20 chinese patents. He is the principle investigator and the chief expert for the national High Technology Research and Development Program of China 863 Project. He is also the PI for more than ten scientific & technoligical projects including national natural science projects, etc. HFB Photonics Co. Ltd. was established in 2012 by the national “Thousand Talents Program” team. Located in Weihai of Shandong province, HFB Photonics professionally focuses on the research, development, and production of world-level fiber lasers and fiber amplifiers. Production includes the kilowatts-level continuous wave (CW) single mode & multi-mode fiber lasers, high power nanosecond pulsed fiber lasers, high power ultrafast fiber lasers and narrow linewidth CW and pulsed fiber lasers etc. HFB Photonics’ fiber laser products have been widely utilized in laser cutting and welding, Robot intelligence laser processing, optical communication, sensing, laser medicine, air and space detection, science and technology research, etc. HFB Photonics owns a world-top-level technical team, which consists of members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, well-known fiber laser experts from the US and Europe, and top-level PhDs from famous universities around the world. Depending on the team and using the technical innovation as the driving force, HFB Photonics has been growing towards being the leader of manufacturing high-end fiber laser products in China and the company is the only manufacturer and vender for the >2kW single mode CW fiber laser products in China. HFB Photonics invested ¥160 million in total to develop the world-top-level research and development platform, and the commercialization base for the high-end fiber lasers and amplifiers. The company has more than 70 patents application, owns more than 20 issued patents worldwide. www.hfbphotonics.com

Lecture topic:《The industrialization and their applications of >5kW single fiber lasers

Summary:Recently, with the development of high-power fiber components, high-brightness semiconductor laser diodes, novel fiber designs and the new pumping schemes, high power single fiber lasers have seen evolutionary developments in both laser performances and the industrialization. Simultaneously, the advantages of the high power single fiber lasers used for fast laser cutting have been acknowledged. In this report, we will review the development of high power single fiber laser, especially the >5kW single fiber lasers and their industrialization in China over the past several years. The applications of high power single fiber lasers in fast laser cutting will be addressed. We will also forecast the development of the high power single fiber lasers and their applications in laser cutting, laser welding etc in the next several years.

Chong Qi

Technology Manager, Shenzhen herolaser equipment Co., Ltd. Hero Laser is engaged in laser marking machine, laser welding machine, laser engraving machine, laser cutting machine, laser engraving machine, laser processing complete sets of equipment R & D and production and sales of the company, has formed a complete range of products. Professional technical personnel, rich management experience, a clear direction for the development of the company to ensure that the rapid growth of the company in the laser industry. So far under the group of four companies have a certain size, the production of products have passed:2008 ISO9001 quality management system certification. Our corporation: Shenzhen Ming Laser Technology Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Ming laser equipment Co., Ltd., Ming laser Limited Hong Kong Company. Has a full range of laser processing equipment production line, comprehensive strength, cooperation is guaranteed.

Lecture topic:《High Power Laser Cleaning Technology

Summary:In the industrial production, we often use cleaning technology. In the assembly process of electroplating, phosphating, spraying, welding, injection molding and integrated circuit, we must remove the surface grease, coating, rust and residual rubber, adhesive And other dirt, and ensure the quality of the next process. In recent years, people's awareness of environmental protection was growing, a variety of environmentally friendly cleaning technology came out, laser cleaning technology is one of them. Laser cleaning has outstanding advantages comparing with the traditional Chemical cleaning, mechanical brushing, fluid particle erosion, ultrasonic cleaning, etc. So it is a "green" cleaning technology.

Wenjie Xie

Business Development Manager,Andritz Powerlase Ltd. (United Kindom). Wenjie Xie, Ph.D., is Business Development Manager of Andritz Powerlase Ltd., a company specializing in high power, high energy Nano-second and Femto-second lasers developed for industrial applications- primarily for use in the laser cleaning, materials processing and microelectronics markets for high speed train, automotive, aerospace, machine tool, flat panel displays, photovoltaic, and microelectronics sectors. He has over 20 years of marketing, research and development experience in the lasers, laser applications and photonics industry. He is knowledgeable in the lasers, laser applications, and photonics markets. He has over 40 papers and presentations on lasers and laser applications in international journals and conferences. He is a reviewer for journals (including top optics journal, Optics Letters, Optis Express, Optical Society of America B) for the Optical Society of America(OSA, USA), International Society for Optical Engineering(SPIE, USA), and Institute of Physics, UK. He is a technical consultant at Gerson Lehrman Group, USA, the World's Largest marketplace for Expertise. Previously, he was a Laser Engineer at Quantronix Corporation/ GSI Lumonics, USA; Physicist at DSO National Laboratories in Singapore; and a researcher at Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He and his team won the First-Class Prize of Science and Technology Progress of Chinese Academy of Sciences. His interests cover high power, high energy nano-second lasers, pico-second lasers and femto-second lasers and related applications, UV and deep UV lasers and related applications.

Lecture topic:《Industrial applications of high power high energy diode pumped IR, Green and UV lasers

Summary:ANDRITZ Powerlase Ltd. is an innovative, independent, high power laser company, focused on powerful nanosecond Q-switched Diode Pumped Solid State lasers developed for industrial and research applications primarily for use in the materials processing and microelectronics markets. Powerlase works with world leading technology partners to successfully address the needs of next generation materials processing for high speed train, automotive, and aerospace markets. Customer-focused, with in-depth knowledge of applications providing solutions for materials processing, Powerlase enjoys significant expertise in designing and developing dynamic applications for high speed train, automotive, aerospace, machine tool, flat panel displays, solar cell, and microelectronics and markets.

GUOQING XU

Marketing Director, engineer, Jiangsu WLA Co., LTD. Xu Guoqing, Director of Sales of Jiangsu WLA Co., Ltd., has been in laser industry for more than 10 years, is familiar with related products, and fully understands the requirements of customers. [company introduction] JiangsuWLA Co., Ltd. is a high-tech company with business in intelligent robot laser processing, system integration and software development. In cooperation with international renowned companies, WLA develops systems of robot 3D laser cutting, welding and surface treating, providing fast, accurate, energy saving, green and personalized solutions for processing metal parts, composites such as carbon fiber, FRP and glass fiber and complex structural materials used in safety protection

Lecture topic:《Five-Axis Internal Beam Guide Robot Laser Processing System

Summary:1. About Five-Axis Internal Beam Guide Robot Laser Processing System A. Internal beam guide (BIM – beam in motion) B. System Design – cutting head C. Pneumatic system (protecting system) D. Offline programming (cenit) 2. Application of Five-Axis Internal Beam Guide Robot Laser Processing System A. Nonmetallic Parts 1. Automobile interior and exterior parts; 2. Composites parts; 3. White home appliances; 4. Sports activity protection; B. Metal Parts 1. Internal high-pressure pipe fittings (3D pipe cutting, i.e. exhaust pipe, crossbeam, etc.) 2. Thermoforming parts (structure parts, such as automobile Column A, B, & C, front wall, etc.