Get your marshmallows ready and grab a seat around the campfire! The OSA Laser Systems Technical Group invites you to join them for their first campfire session on mid-infrared laser systems.
The mid-infrared (mid-IR) region of the electromagnetic spectrum (2 - 20 μm) has long attracted much scientific and technological interest due to the fact that virtually all molecules have their rotational-vibrational absorption lines in this wavelength range. For this reason, the mid-IR is often referred to as the “molecular fingerprint” region. Owing to the high-impact applications that result from the strong molecule-photon interaction, such as trace molecular detection for airport security screening and non-invasive breath analysis, research in mid-IR laser systems has become one of the hottest topics in modern optics research.
This campfire session will start with a short presentation from Alex Fuerbach of Macquarie University intended to stimulate a lively discussion amongst all participants on these and related topics:
• Mid-IR fibre and waveguide laser systems
• Fabrication of integrated mid-IR compatible photonic devices
• Mid-IR supercontinuum generation
• Applications of mid-IR light