At LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA conferences, presentations and panel discussions give the visitors additional momentum and background information on the fair´s interesting topics.

The conference program 2018 will be published here soon.

Conference program 2017—a brief look back:

Additive Manufacturing Insight (AMI)

The International Conference on Additive Manufacturing Technology brought together technology leaders, key users and practitioners of additive manufacturing.

Additive Manufacturing is proving to be great enabling technology for various industries with major impact seen in Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics and Medical.
Attendees gained a comprehensive understanding of the state-of-the-art in 3D printing and the latest technological advances in 3D printers and its application for the Indian market.

Conference topics:

Timing Speaker Company Subject
09:00 Registration and Networking Session    
10:00 Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen India MMI Introduction to AMI 2017
10:15 Nishant Shah Imaginarium India Understanding the Industrialization Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing
10:30 Aditya Chandavarkar CNT Expositions and Services LLP Recent Developments in Additive Manufacturing Processes, Materials and Applications
10:55 Ravi Ranjan, Vikash & Anand Ram Redington 3D 3D Printing & 3D Scanning a Definite Game Changer
11:20 Mr. Anant Deshpande Optomec Hybrid Approach to Accelerate Adoption of Metal Printing
11:45 Nayan Patel Renishaw Metrology Pvt. Ltd. Boosting Industrial Productivity to Metal Additive Manufacturing
12:10 Ketan Jajal Stryker Case Study: Utilizing 3D Printing Solutions in the Medical Ecosystem and Devices
12:35 Moderator: Aditya Chandavarkar
Panelists: Nishant Shah (Imaginarium India), Nitin Chaudhari (Shree Rapid Tech), Jitendra Bharioke (Solvay), Nayan Patel (Renishaw)
  Panel Discussion: 3D printing as the catalyst of Innovation in rapid manufacturing
13:15 Conference adjourned.
Networking Session and Lunch

IEEE Photonics Short Courses

IEEE Photonics Society organized 3 industrial short courses for engineers, scientists and working professionals and concurrent to LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA.


Course 1) Fiber Lasers and Applications
Speakers: Dr. B.N. Upadhyay, Dr. M.R. Shenoy

Outline: Introduction to fiber lasers, laser basics, CW and pulsed lasers, Optical fibers and rare earth doped fibers, Yb and Er doped fiber lasers, Fiber laser components, Mode-locking of fiber lasers, High power CW fiber lasers, applications of fiber lasers.

About the Course: Recent advances in fiber lasers have led to the development of optical sources in a wide range of wavelengths with excellent performance in terms of efficiency, beam quality and output power. Fiber lasers now form invaluable tool in various applications - ranging from material processing, military, metrology, and healthcare. This course is intended to provide an introduction to fiber lasers, starting from the basic principle of operation and design considerations, which will be followed by discussion on some laser systems, including high-power fiber lasers. Applications of fiber lasers in some of the areas will also be discussed.

Course 2) Nanophotonics
Speaker: Dr. Joby Joseph

About the Course: Nanophotonics is the branch in which behavior of light with nanometer sized/structured materials are studied for various potential applications and in some cases new phenomenon are observed. This short courses covers the basic topics leading to the basic understanding and physical phenomena nanophotonics. Topics covered are: Basic properties of EM waves, Light matter interaction in macro, micro and nanostructures, Plasmonics, Optical properties of surface plasmons and localized surface plasmons, Quantum dots, nano-structured materials, Photonic crystals, metamaterials, Fabrication of photonic structures & metamaterials, Some applications, etc.

Course 3) Optical Fiber and Waveguides
Speakers: Dr. Ajoy Ghatak, Dr. R.K. Varshney

About the Course: An optical waveguide is a spatially inhomogeneous structure for guiding light, i.e. for restricting the spatial region in which light can propagate. Usually, a waveguide contains a region of increased refractive index, compared with the surrounding medium (called cladding). However, guidance is also possible, e.g., by the use of reflections, e.g. at metallic interfaces. Some waveguides also involve plasmonic effects at metals. Most waveguides exhibit two-dimensional guidance, thus restricting the extension of guided light in two dimensions and permitting propagation essentially only in one dimension. The most important type of two-dimensional waveguide is the optical fiber. There are also one-dimensional waveguides, often called Planar waveguides. This course covers broad range of topics such as modal analysis in step index and graded index optical fiber, Spot size and offset losses calculation using various methods, attenuation, dispersion measurement for various refractive index profiles, modal analysis in multilayer symmetric and asymmetric planar waveguides, design of directional coupler using planar waveguides, Fiber optic link design etc.