Applications of High-Power Semiconductor Lasers 2008

Venue: Doubletree Hotel- Mission Valley

Location: San Diego, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 06, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 08, 2008
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In 2007, the market for high-power diode lasers grew by 1.4% to $290 million.* High-power diode pumps for solid-state lasers and fiber lasers accounted for 59% of the market, with single emitter pumps showing strength as a major growth driver. The three major application areas for high-power diode lasers, including direct diode and diode-pumped, are military followed by materials processing and medical. When pumps are removed from the equation, growth in these markets remained largely flat with slight increases in some applications and decreases in others. Although not a stellar year for high-power diode lasers, there are reasons to remain optimistic about the overall high-power semiconductor laser market. These include opportunities for growth in the percentage of high-power applications that use semiconductor lasers, emerging applications in areas such as displays and energy, and the development of new applications no longer constrained by the limitations of other lasers that are not as compact, efficient, robust, reliable, varied in wavelength or scalable in power.
*(Source- The Laser Focus World Annual Review and Forecast of the Laser Marketplace, Part 11, February, 2008)

IntertechPira’s 2nd annual Applications of High-Power Semiconductor Lasers 2008 (AHPSL) will address these opportunities for growth while attendees gain an understanding of the current challenges, initiate cooperative problem solving and develop valuable business contacts through extensive face-to-face networking activities.
With over 100 participants from all segments of the high-power semiconductor laser value chain anticipated; including two pre-conference workshops, two networking banquets, two roundtable luncheons, six networking breaks, panel discussions and question-and-answer sessions, AHPSL 2008 is a key event for the high-power semiconductor community to network with industry leaders, learn about the latest technologies and strategies and apply market data and case studies for established and emerging application areas to their own companies.