The Laser Institute of America Weekly Lasers Wrap-Up is an aggregation of all that you may have missed this week in the world of lasers. From Industry news to Conference updates and LIA happenings, here’s what happened during ICALEO Week 2016:
LIA Happenings & Updates
This week brought us the 35th ICALEO® in San Diego, California. The LIA Twitter page is filled with updates, photos, and featured tweets from the event. Follow @laserinstitute on Twitter to see what you may have missed at this year’s event.
Be sure to download our latest trend report The Future of Laser Technology Manufacturing. As an increasing number of industries harness laser technology as part of their protocol, what impact could this have on the future of laser applications? Learn about alternatives to traditional manufacturing applications, as well as emerging developments in laser technology, in new industries here.
Are your laser safety precautions up to date? The Laser Accident Series reveals what may happen if proper procedures are not met in the workplace. Featuring real-life OSHA accident reports, the Laser Accident Series paints an unsettling picture of the potential of accident or injury, when working with lasers. Read the LIA Blog post here.
Laser Industry News
Lasers Today featured two guest posts of interest to laser enthusiasts this week. The first, The Magic of Non-Linear Laser Processing: Shaping Multi-functional Lab-in-Fiber, discusses “the manipulation of femtosecond laser light inside transparent media” and how it can be directed to “open new directions in creating dense memory space, 3D optical circuits, 3D microfluidic networks, and high speed scribing tracks.” Take an in-depth look at the potential capabilities of this exciting form of laser processing here.
Also featured was Laser Weld Process Monitoring: Seeing the Unseeable. This guest post gives an interesting perspective on the current state of laser weld processes. Discussing the before, during, and after processes of laser welding checks as well as top measuring methods, the importance of record keeping, and more. Find it here.
A scientist at University of Central Florida has created the “most efficient” quantum cascade laser ever. According to Space Coast Daily, Professor Arkadiy Lyakh and team have simplified the traditional process in developing quantum cascade lasers, with the intention of seeing them used in a greater number of processes. Read the original article here.
Lasers may soon be responsible for a more accurate atomic clock. Science Daily reports that a group of physicists have designed a laser that is “based on synchronized emissions of light, from the same atoms used in advanced atomic clocks.” Find the official news release here.
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