PLD'16 Pacific-rim Laser Damage'16

May 18(Wed)-20(Fri), 2016


Pacific-rim Laser Damage (PLD) was initiated by Professor Jianda Shao of Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics in China at 2011. This conference was held as a satellite meeting of SPIE Laser Damage Symposium at Boulder. The purpose of this meeting is to communicate with researchers in the field of laser damage and related phenomena especially in Pacific-rim area.Normally, PLD meeting was held biyearly at Shanghai in China at 2011, 2013, 2015. At the intermediate year, PLD'14 was held in Japan, and PLD'16 meeting will be held in Japan.

We are pleased to announce that the 5th Pacific-lim Laser Damage (PLD'16) will be held at Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan, on May 18 - 20, 2016. PLD '16 provides good opportunities to exchanging the results of research and discussions in close fields in laser damage research.

Important dates

Abstract deadline
January 25, 2016
Paper deadline
February 8, 2016

What's new

March 27, 2016
Program is available. Here
January 31, 2016
Call for Papers is available. Here
November 23, 2015
Committee has been updated.
November 5, 2015
Paper submission is now available.
October 15, 2015
The web site has been published.

Co-located Conferences

Ten international conferences are going to be held simultaneously. By registering for PLD '16, you can participate in all international conferences. (Include the planned)

  • The 5th Advanced Lasers and Photon Sources (ALPS'16)
  • Biomedical Imaging and Sensing Conference 2016 (BISC'16)
  • Conference on Laser Energy Science (CLES2016)
  • International Conference on High Energy Density Science 2016 (HEDS2016)
  • The 4th International Conference on Light-Emitting Devices and Their Industrial Applications (LEDIA'16)
  • The 4th Laser Ignition Conference 2016 (LIC'16)
  • Laser Solution for Space and the Earth (LSSE2016)
  • The 3rd Optical Manipulation Conference 2016 (OMC'16)
  • The 2nd Smart Laser Processing Conference (SLPC2016)
  • International Conference on X-ray optics, detectors, sources, and their applications 2016 (XOPT'16)

You can get more information on OPIC Web site.


OPTICS & PHOTONICS International Exhibition 2016 will be held simultaneously on May 18 (Wed) - 20 (Fri) at Pacifico Yokohama, Japan.

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The PLD '16 takes place at Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama city, Kanagawa prefecture, JAPAN. Yokohama city, the center of Kanagawa prefecture is located south of Tokyo. Pacifico Yokohama is conveniently located about 40 min. by Limousine Bus from Haneda Airport and 90 min. from Narita Airport.

Pacifico Yokohama (Official site)
1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012, Japan


Presentations in:

  • High power laser damage, UV through IR
  • Ultrafast through CW laser irradiation effects
  • Laser ablation and laser machining
  • High laser damage resistant coatings
  • Defects, contamination, polishing, and surface damage
  • Characterization techniques and measurement protocols
  • Mechanisms, Modeling, and simulations
  • Nonlinear laser crystals
  • Nonlinear laser crystals
  • Optical glasses and fibers

Invited talks


Invited speakerInstituteCountryContents
Jianda ShaoShanghai Institute of Optics and Fine MechanicsChinaOverview of laser damage research in China (tentative)
W. RudolphUniv. of New MexicoUSA


Invited speakerInstituteCountryContents
A. MelninkaitisUniversity VilniusItalyFemtosecond laser-induced damage: lessons learned from time-resolved measurements
J. KruegerBAMBerlin, GermanyNanosecond laser damage of optical multimode fibers
J. DuShanghai Institute for Optics and Fine MechanicsChinaUltrafast carrier dynamics related to fs lasers-induced damage in optical coatings
A. FuerbachMacquarie UniversityAustraliaRefractive index change mechanisms in different glasses induced by femtosecond laser irradiation
C. MenoniColorado State UniversityUSA
Z. LiaoLawrence Livermore National Lab.USAModeling of Laser Induced Damage and Usage at National Ignition Facility (Tentative)
K. ChenPittsburgh UniversityUSAAdaptive Laser Beam Forming for Laser Shock Micro-Forming for 3D MEMS Devices Fabrication
Denis PenninckxCEAFranceLaser damage measurement of thick silica plates using a new laser injection scheme
A. HervyREOSKFranceDevelopments of high damage threshold meter-scale optical components for multi-PW lasers



Takahisa Jitsuno(Osaka Univ.)
Jianda Shao(SIOM.)
Wolfgang Rudolph(Univ. of New Mexico)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (Including under request)


Kunio Yoshida(Okamoto Opt. Works.)
Masataka Murahara(Tokai Univ.)
Shinji Motokoshi(Institute for Laser Technology)


Hidetsugu Yoshida(Osaka Univ.)
Jyunji Kawanaka(Osaka Univ.)
Hajime Nishioka(Tokyo Elec. Comm. Univ.)
Tomozui Kamimura(Osaka Inst. of Tech.)
Norihiko Yamamura(Showa Optronics Co., Ltd.)
Kiyoshi Suda(Sigma Koki Co. Ltd.)
Minako Azumi(Nikon Corp.)
Atsushi Yokotani(Miyazaki Univ.)
Ryo Yasuhara(National Institute for Fusion Science)
Masayuki Fujita(Institute for Laser Technology)


Norbert Kaiser(Fraunhofer-Institut fur Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik, Germany)
Efim A. Khazanov(Institute of Appl. Phys., Russia)
Zunqi Lin(SIOM, China)
Yongfeng Lu(Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
Alexander A. Manenkov(GPI, Russia)
Richard Moncorge(ENSICAEN, France)
Jean-Yves Natoli(Institut Fresnel, France)
Valdas Sirutkaitis(Vilnius Univ., Lithuania)
Christopher J. Stolz(LLNL, USA)
Koji Sugioka(Riken, Japan)
Takunori Taira(Institute. for Molecular Science, Japan)
Mauro Tonelli(Univ. di Pisa, Italy)
Eric W. Van Stryland(CREOL, Univ.of Cent. Florida, USA)
Zhouling Wu(Rx Techn. Ltd., China)
Xiaomin Zhang(China Acad. of Eng. Phys.,China)
Jiping Zou(Ecole Polytechnique, France)
Seong-Ku Lee(GIST-APRI, korea)
Karol Adam Janulewicz(GIST-APRI, korea)

Paper submission

Original papers that have not been previously presented and that describe new technical contributions to the areas covered by the technical descriptions in the aforementioned scope will be accepted for presentation.

A detailed instruction will be available from the SPIE Web site.

Paper submission

Authers are requested to submit 1 page abstract written in English including text, figures, tables, and references within a frame of 17 cm x 24 cm. no later than January 25, 2016. And 4 pages manuscript for SPIE proceedings. The paper template will be available through the Web site. The due date of manuscript for proceeding will be anounced later.

Poster session

In addition to regular oral presentation sessions, poster presentation session will be planned to stimulate detailed explanation and discussion. The author(s) of papers will be informed of the size of bulletin board for displaying summary, figures, tables, etc., when selected as poster papers.

Official language

The official language of PLD'16 is English.


Registration Fees (Membership *)

Conference (General)JPY 40,000-JPY 45,000-
(Student, Retiree)JPY 18,000-JPY 21,000-

* Member of organizer, sponsor and cooperative societies

Registration Fees (Non-Member)

Conference (General)JPY 45,000-JPY 50,000-
(Student,Retiree)JPY 21,000-JPY 23,000-

Online Registration

Online registration will be available.

Presentation Guidelines

For oral presentations

The time allotted to each presentation will be:

  • Invited Talks: 25 minutes talk + 5 minutes for discussion.
  • Contributed Talks: 10 minutes talk + 5 minutes for discussion.

A PC video projector will be available through your PC or PC provided at the conference room. Please prepare your presentation in Microsoft Power Point (2003 or later version) or Adobe PDF file format.

For poster presentations

Information for porster presentations will be announced later.