Learn About the Applications of Ultrashort Laser Pulses
June 9, 2019—8:00 a.m.– Noon | Boston Park Plaza Hotel | Held in conjunction with ICG 2019, Boston, Mass.
Instructor: S.K. Sundaram, Alfred University, USA
This course is intended for glass, ceramic, and materials scientists and engineers who are interested in learning more about the applications of ultrashort laser pulses to study and process glasses, ceramics, and glass-ceramics. This is a half-day survey-level introductory course. Attendees are expected to have basic knowledge of physics and glass science.
This course will introduce fundamental science behind ultrashort laser pulse-glass interactions and how that can be used to produce novel structures in glasses, ceramics, and glass-ceramics for materials science with a special focus on ceramics and glass research. The presenter will provide an overview of generation and control of ultrashort pulses covering nano-, pico-, femto-, and attosecond timescales and how these pulses interact with oxide as well as nonoxide glasses. The presenter will also specify examples of various novel phenomena in glasses and fabrication of unique structures and features in glasses (e.g., gratings, waveguides) using ultrashort laser pulses.
On completion of this course, the participants will be able to:
- Understand how ultrashort laser pulses interact with glasses
- Explain how the interaction can be used to create novel structures and features
- Apply the knowledge to glass research or manufacturing in their field of work
S.K. Sundaram is an Inamori Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Inamori School of Engineering, The New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University. Sundaram earned his Ph.D. in Ceramic Engineering in 1994 from School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 1994 and performed scientific research and technological innovation reaching the rank of Chief Materials Scientist before joining Alfred University in 2011. Sundaram is the winner of four prestigious R&D 100 awards on millimeter wave technologies, multiscale materials processing of glasses, and spectroscopy of nanotoxicity.
Sundaram is a world-renowned materials scientist with a broad research experience and interests in glasses, ceramics, and energy materials. He has published over 150 scientific reports, publications and technical reports, made over 170 scientific and/or technical presentations, edited and/or contributed to 15 books, taught, mentored, or supported over 100 students, and organized or co-organized several national and international symposia on advanced topics in materials science. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science, The American Ceramic Society, and the Society of Glass Technology.
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