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High Power Leaders Gather at Photonex 08


Industry’s top manufacturers and academics to present at IEEE/LEOS sponsored seminar programme

At this week’s Photonex 08, leading laser system manufacturers and university academics will take part in a high level seminar programme on High Power Diode Lasers and Systems.  Representatives from Alcatel Thales III-V Labs (France), Jenoptik (Germany), Intense and GSI Lasers, will be joined by academics from Cambridge, Glasgow and Nottingham universities.
The seminar, supported by IEEE/LEOS, confirms Photonex as the UK’s premier showcase for the photonics industry’s most advanced technology.  Photonex is taking place in Coventry’s Stoneleigh Park, 15 – 18 October.

“The market for advanced, high power laser systems has shown incredible growth in recent years, and that growth shows no signs of slowing,” said Professor Catrina Bryce of Glasgow University.  “The high power diode laser and systems market is seeing advances in the capabilities of both conventional solid state lasers and fibre lasers being driven by improvements in power, mode structure, brightness and reliability of high power pump laser diodes.

“This seminar, along with the rest of the programme taking place at the event, will see the top people from the commercial and research areas of this exciting marketplace outline the very latest advancements in technology, business and applications.

“As Photonex grows in size and stature each year, so does it’s seminar programme, and this year it has attracted some big names in the photonics space.”  
The seminar programme will also include an Innovation and Investment Seminar Programme to link with this year’s new forums, as well as Industrial innovation with lasers in the medical sector and Solving sensing problems with photonics, amongst others.  

The programme, along with the addition of this years Innovation and Investment Forums, means that this years Photonex is pushing itself to the front of the crowd, to be recognised as a truly innovative and high-calibre show.


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PHOTONEX08 is the UK's Premier Photonics Event; it is held annually and is known as the place to showcase new products and services, network and exchange ideas with peers.
PHOTONEX enjoys its leading position due to its willingness to move with the times and lead the industry with new activities and more and more technical content.

Amongst this year's exhibitors will be international companies and representation from a dozen universities in the Innovation Area, a component part of the new Technology Investment Forum.
As a visitor to PHOTONEX you will benefit from a multitude of innovative new attractions; themed product areas, three parallel technical seminar programmes and networking opportunities. PHOTONEX08 offers an unparalleled environment in which to find out about photonics and optical technologies. 

PHOTONEX08 will be taking place at Stoneleigh Exhibition Halls in Coventry, United Kingdom on the 15-16 October 2008.

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