Session 4: Laser Interactions with Glass
The field of light interaction with matter has attracted much attention 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 have been widely used for cutting, welding and engraving of glass, fabrication of waveguides, gratings and micro-channels etc. inside the bulk of glass. It is a good time to review the present status and future research and development directions of laser interaction with glass. This session will focus on the most recent and advanced issues about laser-glass interactions, including laser irradiation effects, dynamics and mechanisms, laser processing and machining of glass, etc.
- Jianrong Qiu, South China University of Technology
- Himanshu Jain, Lehigh University