Session 1: Laser interactions with glasses
The field of light interaction with matter has attracted much attention, more so since the invention of ultrashort lasers and high power fiber lasers. Many new phenomena have been observed and many new applications have been developed in recent decades. Now lasers are widely used for cutting, welding and engraving of glass; fabrication of waveguides, gratings and micro-channels, etc., inside the bulk of glass. At the same time, potential applications of laser-glass interactions are emerging such as in the fabrication of active single crystal architecture, strengthening of glass, surface modification for improved performance, etc. This session will focus on the most recent and advanced issues pertaining to the science and applications of laser-glass interactions, such as laser irradiation effects, compositional and structural changes, dynamics and mechanisms of laser-induced modifications, laser processing and machining of glass, etc.
Himanshu Jain, Lehigh University
Jianrong Qiu, South China University of Technology
Jingshi Wu, Corning Incorporated