EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Challenges for Laser Optics

12 April 2021

15:00 – 17:00 CEST


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At present, laser optics is facing performance limits depending on its applications. The goal of this meeting is to propose solutions about how to e.g. increase the damage threshold, optimize beam-shaping options, tailor the products to different demanding applications from fundamental research to material processing. The main stakeholders in this field are laser-optics manufacturers, coating developers, beam-shaping experts, laser manufacturers and integrators who, together with a few end-users requiring challenging performances from laser optics, are kindly invited to join us.

Spirit of the meetings

During these online technology meetings, we are looking for the challenges the industry is facing and bringing together the entire supply chain to address these challenges. Bringing together end-users with component suppliers and system integrators that will answer the EPIC question “What can you do for them and what can they do for you” creates the perfect foundation to establish new business relationships and find ways for new collaborations and partnerships. 

Watch us LIVE on YouTube

These online technology meetings take place in Zoom with a limited group of people. If you would like to attend the meeting, please register below. There are limited seats and we allow only one person per company, but all our online technology meetings can be viewed LIVE on YouTube or be viewed afterwards if you have missed it. Here is the link to this meeting to view it on our YouTube channel EPICPhotonics


Jose Pozo, CTO at EPIC
Francesca Moglia, Project Leader for Laser Technology at EPIC


More information about Markus can be found HERE.

Markus Rütering
Sales Director at Laserline

In his 3 years at II-VI Kyle Branigan has brought his materials training to a number of key projects. As He has recently begun to lead the New Products Innovation team at the Saxonburg location.

Kyle Branigan
Materials Engineer at II-VI
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More information about Jan can be found HERE.

Jan Vanda
Senior Researcher at HiLASE
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Natan Kaplan is CTO and R&D Manager of Holo/Or, an expert in diffractive micro-optics for the shaping of high-power laser beams.

Natan Kaplan
CTO and R&D Manager at Holo/Or
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Dr. Gintarė Batavičiūtė is a project manager and co-founder of the laser damage testing company Lidaris. She works in the laser damage field for over 8 years and received an SPIE Laser Damage reward for research in LIDT metrology.

A sidekick for laser optics development for 13 years. At OPTOMAN he is helping to manufacture highly customized and application-optimized IBS coated laser optics so that our partners could build bigger and scarier lasers and laser systems.

Remigijus Sliupas
Co-founder and CEO at OPTOMAN
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Alexander Telle, CEO at ACM Coatings
Amir Ghadimi, Photonics Expert at CSEM
Andreas Frölich, Consultant at 3DMicrofabrication
Angela Moretti, Senior Optoelectronics Engineer at Civitanavi
Baptiste Latouche, Engineer at Aperam
Baptiste Toubhans, Technical Sales Engineer at Phasics
Benjamin Bernard, Staff Engineer at Infineon
Bill Bottoms, Chairman at 3MTS
Dariusz Świerad, Business Development Manager at Fluence
Dominique Bouilliez, Director at Dfinder
Efi Rotem, Engineering Director at Ophir
Emiliano Ioffe, Process Development and Engineering Manager at Ophir
Ernius Karolis Kapačinskas, Head of Sales at 3photon
Federico Canova, Manager for Scientific and Technical Coordination at ELI-DC AISBL
Fezoua Zahia, Research Engineer at University of Strasbourg
Frank Ernst, Business Development Manager at NTS Optel
Gilles Cheriaux, Researcher at CNRS
Giovanni Milesi, R&D Team Leader at SMI Spa
Hakan Alaboz, Researcher at HFU
Herve Besaucèle, Engineering Manager at Thales
Jakub Jacuniak, Product Manager at Power-Tech
Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Director of Technology and Strategy at Optimax Systems
Joerg Neukum, Director Product Marketing at Dilas
Johann Lomsek, Business Development at Robooptic Systems
Juha Kauppinen, Sales Manager at Oplatek
Julian Dajczgewand, Sales Manager at OptoSigma
Justinas Domarkas, Head of Technical Department at EKSMA Optics
Keming Du, CEO at EdgeWave
Laurent Lamaignere, Research Engineer at CEA
Majid Sarhangi, Sales Manager at Evatecnet
Martial Destoc, Europe Sales Manager at Imagine Optic
Matthias Koppitz, Project Manager at Excelitas/Qioptiq
Michael Huber, Business Director at FISBA
Mihai Mureșan, Scientist at HiLASE
Nico Baumbach, Product Manager at Jenoptik
Nuno Edgar Nunes Fernandes, Engineer at Photonics Precision Technologies
Prabal Chakraborty, Application Specialist at Towa Optics
Prashant Prabhat, Director – Product Line Manager at VIAVI Solutions
Priyal Narola, Intern at Fraunhofer IWS
René Sattler, Sales Account Manager at Laser Components
Roelene Botha, Division Manager at RhySearch
Roswitha Giedl-Wagner, R&D Manager at GFH
Sabine Meinecke, Product Manager at LIMO
Sabrina Matthias, Product Manager at asphericon
Sara Castillo, Sales Specialist at Edmund Optics
Sinan Bilgin, Director at SS Laser Solutions
Stefan Biederer, Marketing & PR at Laser Components
Tammo Böntgen, Head of Optical Coatings Group at Laser Zentrum Hannover
Taras Lisouski, CEO at EssentOptics
Thierry Berthou, Sales Manager at SILIOS Technologies
Toshiaki Motonaga, Marketing Manager at DNP Europe
Toshiaki Motonaga, Marketing Manager at DNP Europe
Venothan Naidoo, Business Development Manager at Carl Zeiss
Wolfgang Ebert, CEO at Laseroptik
Zainab Kazemi, Engineer at Bertelsmann


To participate, you need to have access to a computer (preferred) or phone, with video/microphone/sound, you can test your setup on Zoom. By registering, you agree that we can use your data to inform you about the details of this event. EPIC will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties. Participation is confirmed only when received a confirmation email from the EPIC staff.
Note: We allow only 1 person per company to participate in the Zoom room. Everyone is of course welcome to join us via YouTube. All attendees in Zoom are expected to participate in the full length of the meeting. By registering you acknowledge our GDPR Statement.


EPIC Events Manager, Sharara Qasemova, email: sharara.qasemova@epic-assoc.com, mobile / WhatsApp: +420775465552