Beam Control Conference 2011
23-26 May 2011 Orlando, Florida

The DE Beam Control Conference is the premier conference in DOD laser beam power projection and was recently expanded to include sessions dedicated to free-space laser communications and advanced adaptive optics.
Membrane Mirror with Scientist
Membrane Mirror with Scientist
Photo courtesy of AFRL

As a forum for these considerations, the sixth annual Beam Control Conference was held on 23-26 May 2011 to investigate issues surrounding the employment of DE weapons. The 2011 DE Beam Control Conference maintained its focus as the premier DoD conference in laser beam power projection, while also including sessions dedicated to space situational awareness, free-space laser communication, and advanced adaptive optics.

Conference Highlights

  • Technical presentations and poster papers
  • Invited speakers
  • Short courses
    • Beam Control System of the Airborne Laser Test Bed (Limited)
    • WaveProp Tutorial (Open)
    • Introduction to Beam Control (Open)
  • Evening reception
  • Exhibits

The detailed program is available here in PDF format (358KB) for download. Changes to the program did occur.

Location and Accommodations

Technical sessions of the 2011 Beam Control Conference were held at the Shades of Green Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.


The Beam Control Conference will publish all submitted presentations and papers that have been properly released by a sponsoring government agency and have proper classification markings. Once available, these proceedings will be provided to conference attendees free of charge, others will be able to purchase the proceedings through our Online Store.

Previous Conference

Information about the previous Beam Control Conferences is available.

Conference Committee

Conference Chair    
Rich Carreras 505 846-2711
Conference Co-Chairs    
Darryl Sanchez 505 846-7209
Chris Washer 505 239-1295
Committee Members    
Sandy Montgomery
Al Ogloza
Conference Coordinator    
Cynnamon Spain 505 998-4910
Security Coordination    
Jeannette Zalma 505 846-5066
Renee Cousins 505 853-3379
Short Courses    
Donna Storment 505 998-4910
Session Chairs:    
Advanced AO Concepts: Denis Oesch, Patrick Kelly
Aero Optics: Donald Wittich
Atmospheric Propagation: Mikhail Vorontsov
Optical Phased Arrays: Dan Marker
Pointing and Tracking: Dan Herrick

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Last updated: 28 June 2011