Widely-Tunable High-Performance Lasers: From sophisticated optical set-ups to rugged products

Speaker: Dr. Niklas Waasem and Melissa Haahr
Affiliation: Hübner Group

Picture: Four widely tunable continuous-wave lasets (C-WAVE from Hübner) tuned to different wavelengths within their spectral coverage in the visible (450-650 nm).


The Optical Society (OSA) and SPIE Student Chapter Industry Presentation

Widely-Tunable High-Performance Lasers: From sophisticated optical set-ups to rugged products

Dr. Niklas Waasem and Melissa Haahr
Hübner Group
Thursday, November 17th, 2016: 04:00 p.m. – 05:30 p.m.
Engineering IV Building, Tesla Room #53-125

Unique manufacturing techniques enable the integration of complex optical set-ups, such as optical parametric oscillators (OPO), into highly stable products. We will discuss two such laser products that have been recently developed and released on the market: The Hübner C-WAVE, which is tunable in the visible (450-650nm) and NIR (900-1300nm); and the Cobolt Odin, which operates in the IR (2-5µm). The talk will focus on bringing new optical technology from the benchtop to market-ready products. We will also present performance data and application results from studies in atomic physics, single molecule and gas spectroscopy, and the characterization of integrated optical devices using the aforementioned products.

Melissa Haahr completed her master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Oregon in 2012, specializing in Physical Chemistry. Her bachelor’s degrees are in Chemistry and Environmental Science from Alfred University in New York State. She has worked for Cobolt, San Jose, CA since 2014 and is responsible for university and research sales in North America.
Niklas Waasem completed his PhD in Physics at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques (IPM) in cooperation with the University of Freiburg in 2013. During his Master and PhD programs he has been working as a guest scientist at the University Autónoma de Madrid in 2009 and at Stanford University in 2012. Since 2014, he works for the German company Hübner and is responsible for the business development of the product line C-WAVE.
There will be food and refreshments provided!

Date(s) - Nov 17, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

E-IV Tesla Room #53-125
420 Westwood Plaza - 5th Flr., Los Angeles CA 90095