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  • Photonics is the science and technology of light generation, control, and detection. Some say the 21st century will depend on photonics as much as the 20th century depended on electronics.
  • This Laser Material Processing workshop will include an introduction to light & lasers, laser safety, and laser applications. In addition, there will be ample time to do several hands-on material processing labs.
  • You will have the opportunity to discuss with several industry representatives the utilization of lasers in their every day operation. Time will be provided to consider establishing a Laser & Optics Technology course along with options for developing and conducting labs.
  • Local company tours will highlight the week.


WORKSHOP AGENDA

Laser Material Processing

Panel Discussion
Laser & Optics Technology
Hands-On Training & Tours

National Science Foundation

Regional Center

A network of 9 educational institutions in 9 Midwest states

led by Indian Hills Community College

Laser Materials Processing

Workshop

August 7-11, 2017

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1400561.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

  • Photonics is the science and technology of light generation, control, and detection. Some say the 21st century will depend on photonics as much as the 20th century depended on electronics.
  • This Fundamentals of Photonics workshop includes an explanation of the nature and properties of light and lasers and optical components. Laser theory and operation along with descriptions of typical laser application examples will be explored. An overview of laser safety will be emphasized.
  • “Hands-on” laser and optics laboratory activities will be a major part of this workshop. Workshop participants will have a better understanding of photonics technology and the use of photonics in everyday life.


WORKSHOP AGENDA

Photonics Overview
Laser Safety and Applications
Laboratory Activities

Fundamentals of Photonics

Workshop

August 14 & 15, 2017