2016 HPLA/DE Keynote Presentations:

History of Ultra Intense Lasers,
Prof. Gerard Mourou, Ecole Polytechnique Palaiseau, France
Femtosecond X-Ray and Electron Studies of Materials as They Transform,
Prof. Aaron Linderberg, Standford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Fiber Laser Review,
Dr. Fabio Di Teodoro, Raytheon Company, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Review of History and Current State of DPAL Research and Development,
Dr. Boris Zhdanov, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Directed Energy Professional Society Overview,
Mr. Mark Neice, DEPS, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

About the Meeting

We invite you to participate in the 11th International High Power Laser Ablation & Directed Energy Symposium to be held April 4 - 7 April, 2016 at the beautiful La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel in Santa, Fe, NM, USA. The 2016 event offers exceptional learning and networking opportunities for researchers in the laser ablation, beamed energy propulsion, and directed energy fields.

Since 1998, the International High Power Laser Ablation Symposium has provided a unique forum, in a collegial atmosphere, for exchange of ideas on the physics and application of high power laser-materials interaction, including advances in relevant high power laser sources and problems of beam propagation and detection. This will be our eleventh meeting. The HPLA series is one of the first scientific symposia to be organized around a broad physical phenomenon (laser ablation and its applications) rather than one narrow technology. HPLA treats advances in all related aspects from basic physics to applications. In 2002, the International Symposium on Beamed Energy Propulsion joined HPLA and brought together organizations and individuals interested in developing beamed-energy propulsion vehicles, engines, schemes and concepts into space transportation systems of the future. BEP includes microwave sources as well as lasers as drivers. This combined meeting offered an exceptional opportunity for researchers in the BEP and HPLA fields to present the current results of their studies. For the first time in 2016, we will include parallel sessions from the Ultrashort Pulse and Free Electron Laser Meetings which have been organized in the past by DEPS, the Directed Energy Professional Society. In turn, the Symposium name has evolved to HPLA/DE. 

Aspects that will not change:

    • Leading edge topics & presentations
    • Experts from around the world
    • Consistent symposia leadership – Chair, Dr. Claude Phipps, Photonic Associates, LLC, Santa Fe & event production by Blue52 Productions
    • Great networking opportunities including a conference dinner with  entertainment
    • Long lunch breaks for unhurried discussions
    • Location - the beautiful La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
    • A collegial atmosphere in which old friends and new friends can meet.

Past keynote speakers for HPLA and BEP have included such luminaries as Prof. Charles Townes, Prof. Yuri Raizer, Prof. Arthur Kantrowitz, Prof. Oleg Krokhin, Dr. Raymond Kidder, Prof. Sadao Nakai and Prof. Eric Mazur.
We hope to see you in Santa Fe!
 - Dr. Claude Phipps, HPLA/DE Chair 

Comments From Previous Attendees

“We enjoyed the high scientific level of presentations, and we liked the hard discussions after the presentations. You have done your work very successfully. We believe that attendees are of the same opinion.”






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