Prof. Xavier Mateos presents a topic about structured materials for micro lasers at 2 microns.
Developing novel coherent laser sources in the 2-μm spectral range for medical, environmental, and material processing applications is needed. To fabricate compact sources, the best solution is to combine the solid-state laser technology with diode pumping based on materials and concepts that can ensure high efficiency, leading to medium power levels, as such applications demand. The microchip concept typically provides low intracavity losses, a robust and insensitive to misalignment set-up, and, hence, high laser efficiency.
Prof. Xavier Mateos is Full Professor at the Rovira i Virgili University, URV, Tarragona, Spain. He became recently the group leader of the Physics and Cristallography of Materials group of research, FiCMA at URV. Prof. Mateos has more than 20 years of experience in materials’ science and laser physics.