EPIC Meeting on High Power Laser Systems at PBF

10-11 October 2019

Almelo, The Netherlands

Hosted at: PBF


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The EPIC Meeting on High Power Laser System aims to bring together the main drivers of laser applications that require KW+ power or high fluence in an optical beam. The purpose of this meeting is to identify user needs and find suitable innovative solutions, for the applications that are driving this market. The main topics that will be addressed include: Beam shaping for high fluence lasers: “Gaussian” vs “Top Hat”; Beam Propagation Ratio (M2) measurement;  Cooling or power dissipation. Challenges of the power supply and power electronics such as current ripple, dimming, pulse width modulation (PWM) interfacing, pulse reproducibility and stability will be addressed. The companies in charge of the manufacturing Laser pumps, diodes, fibers, laser head and other components will present their state-of-the-art technology.


10 October 2019 Thursday

12:00 – 13:00 Registration & Lunch @ Theaterhotel Almelo
13:00 – 13:05 Welcoming words by Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
13:05 – 13:15 Welcoming words by Host PBF
13:15 – 13:45 KEYNOTE presentation by Rene Dingshoff, BD Manager, PBF (THE NETHERLANDS)
13:45 – 14:45 Session 1: Setting up the scene
14:45 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:30 Session 2: High Power User Needs
16:30 – 17:30 Session 3: High Power Laser (KW+) solution provider
17:45 Bus transfer to a dinner venue
18:15 – 22:00 Dinner @ Kir Royal
22:00 Bus transfer from a dinner venue to hotel (Kir Royal – Theaterhotel Almelo)

11 October 2019 Friday

08:30 – 09:00 Morning coffee @Theaterhotel Almelo
09:00 – 09:15 Recap by Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
09:15 – 10:45  Session 4: Laser heads, Components and supply chain
10:45 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 Session 5: Metrology
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch @Theaterhotel Almelo
14:15 – 14:30 Bus transfer from Theaterhotel Almelo to PBF
14:40 – 16:00 Company visit @PBF
16:15 End

Some speakers and topics confirmed:

  • KEYNOTE: High Power Diodes and Related Components for High Power Laser Systems – Rene Engel, Sr. Manager of Component Sales, Coherent (DENMARK)
  • Opto-mechanical products for high power lasers – Laurent Roper, Export Account Manager, ISP System (FRANCE)
  • Fully reflective versatile beam shaping enabling industrial laser material processing up to 20kW – Pu Jian, VP of Product Management & Partnerships, Cailabs (FRANCE)
  • Robust beam shaping solutions for high power laser systems – Sabrina Matthias, Product Manager, Asphericon (GERMANY)
  • Non-contact focus spot and socus shift measurement of high power lasers in manufacturing processes – Christian Dini, Director Global Business Development, MKS Instruments – Ophir Brand (GERMANY)
  • kW-level femtosecond laser system for large-scale surface functionalization and its applications – Gedvinas Nemickas, FemtoSurf Technology Coordinator, Femtika (LITHUANIA)
  • Design and ultraprecision diamond machining of beam shaping components for high-power CO2 lasers in additive manufacturing applications – Gebirie Yizengaw Belay, Postdoc, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BELGIUM)
  • Mobile and stationary high power laser processing – processes and equipment – Oliver Meier, Managing Director, LASER on demand  (GERMANY)
  • Power in nothing without pulse to pulse control – Sergio Pellegrino, R&D Director, Laserpoint (ITALY)
  • Low stress ion beam sputtered coatings for high energy laser applications – Joseph Spilman, Director of Sales & Marketing, Optimax (USA)
  • High-power thin-disk lasers for scientific and industrial applications – Michal Chyla, Senior Researcher, HiLASE (CZECH REPUBLIC)
  • High-throughput laser processing using direct laser interference patterning – Nikolai Schroeder, Research Associate, Technical University Dresden (GERMANY)
  • Burn-in and Life Test of Optoelectronic Devices – Martin Collins, VP Sales and Marketing, Yelo (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • Improved technology high power fiber lasers for increased productivity – Mark Richmond, Product Manager, SPI Lasers (UNITED KINGDOM)


The meeting venue for 10-11 October is Theaterhotel Almelo located Schouwburgplein 1 7607 AE Almelo, The Netherlands.

The dinner venue for 10 October is Kir Royal, Prins Bernhardlaan 148, Borne, The Netherlands.

The company visit on 11 October will be at PBF located Twentepoort oost 54 7609 RG Almelo, The Netherlands.


We highly recommend to book your accommodation at the Theaterhotel Almelo located Schouwburgplein 1 7607 AE Almelo, The Netherlands – the same hotel where the meeting will be held. Bookings can be made using this link until 15 September 2019 for 113 EUR for a standard room including breakfast. Transfers will be organised to / from this hotel only.


Early bird ticket price for EPIC members and invited companies: 250 EUR (excluding VAT); non-members: 450 EUR (excluding VAT) available until 1st September. By filling in the registration form below you agree your email to be used to keep you updated about the event. EPIC will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties. Attendance is limited to 1 person per company, decision maker. Participation is confirmed only when received a confirmation email from the EPIC staff.

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For any questions please contact EPIC Events Manager Helena Jelinkova by email: helena.jelinkova@epic-assoc.com or mobile: +420 606526252.