21st Annual Solid State and Diode Laser Technology Review
2-5 June 2008 Albuquerque, New Mexico

SSDLTR 2008 continued its mission to be the premier technical meeting for the military high power solid state laser community. The SSDLTR brings together researchers and managers from government, contractor, and university settings for the exchange of ideas relating to the development of high power bulk solid state, fiber, and semiconductor laser systems and related technologies.
Church Street Cafe, Old Town Albuquerque



  • Invited and contributed technical papers
  • FOUO (Dist. C) and public sessions
  • Short courses
  • Reception (hosted by Lockheed Martin)
  • Poster paper session
  • Industrial and government exhibits
  • Printed digest published concurrently with the conference

Preliminary Overview Agenda
Click on any session for the detailed technical program.

   Monday, 2 June

  • Short Courses
    • Beam Directors 101
    • Atmospheric Effects
    • Fiber Lasers
    • High Power Laser Diode Physics and Technology

   Tuesday, 3 June


   Wednesday, 4 June

   Thursday, 5 June

Previous SSDLTR

Information about previous SSDLTR is available. Presentations presented at the SSDLTR are available in the SSDLTR Proceedings, while extended technical summaries are available in the SSDLTR Technical Digest. Both are available for sale.

Organizing and Program Committee

2008 Program Chair
Dr. Iain McKinnie, Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories (303) 544-9068,

SSDLTR Advisory Board
Andrew Brown, Aculight (425) 482-1100,
Roy Hamil, AFRL/DEL
Gene Nolting, NAVSEA
Denton Marrs, NAVAIR
David Mordaunt, NGST
Sean Ross, AFRL/DELO (505) 846-9148,
Kalin Spariosu, Raytheon
Gary Wood, ARL

Event Coordinator
Cynnamon Spain, DEPS (505) 998-4910,

Registration and Short Courses
Donna Storment, DEPS (505) 998-4910,

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