OSA/SPIE, SPRC and Ginzton Lab present "Innovation in the Laser Industry"
Innovation in the Laser Industry
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 12:30pm
Dr. Jim Kafka and Dr. Alan Petersen
Abstract / Description:
Spectra-Physics was a startup when Prof. Byer was a summer student in 1964. By the time Alan Petersen and Jim Kafka joined in the early 1980s, the company had matured and aspired to be all things in lasers. We will discuss the changes in the laser industry since that time and the role of innovation within the company to drive growth and broaden the product offerings from scientific lasers to industrial laser systems.