PLD'14 April 22(Tue)-24(Thu), 2014

Pacific-rim Laser Damage'14


Important dates
What's news
Co-located Conferences
Invited talks
Paper submission
Poster session
Post deadline papers
Official language
Online Registration
Presentation Guidelines


Pacific-rim Laser Damage (PLD) was initiated by Professor Jianda Shao of Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics in China at 2009. 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, but due to special request of Prof. Shao, PLD meeting will be held in Japan in next year.

We are pleased to announce that the third Pacific-lim Laser Damage (PLD'14) will be held at Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan, on April 22 - 24, 2014. PLD '14 provides good opportunities to exchanging the results of research and discussions in close fields in laser damage research.

Important dates

Abstract deadline January 31, 2014

What's new

October 09, 2013 Call for Papers is available.

April 4, 2014 Conference Program is available

Co-located Conferences

Ten international conferences are going to be held simultaneously. By registering for PLD '14, you can participate in all international conferences. (Include the planned)

The 3rd Advanced Lasers and Photon Sources (ALPS '14)
Biomedical imaging and Optical Sensing Conference 2014 (BISC'14)
International Conference on High Energy Density Science 2014 (HEDS 2014)
Conference on LED and its industrial application'14 (LEDIA'14)
The 2nd Laser Ignition Conference'14 (LIC'14)
The 1st Conference on Laser and Synchrotron Radiation Experiment 2014 (LSC'14)
Optical Manipulation Conference 2014 (OMC2014)
Pacific Rim Laser Damage (PLD)

OPIC2014 Web site


OPTICS & PHOTONICS International 2014 Exhibition will be held simultaneously on April 23 (Wed.) - 25 (Fri.) at Pacifico Yokohama, Japan.
Official site:


Send mail to Prof. Takahisa Jitsuno


The PLD '14 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 1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012, Japan Official site:


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 speaker Institute Country Contents
Jianda Shao SIOM China Recent progress in optical components for the high power laser system in China
Takahisa Jituno ILE Osaka Japan Progresses in research on laser damage mechanisms and contamination problem
Douglas J. Smith Plymounth Grating Laboratory USA New scheme of grating fablication for large-scale lasers (tentative)
Jiping Zou Ecole Polytechnique France Optical component requirement for ultra-short and ultra-intense lasers
Zhao Yuanan SIOM China Laser induced bulk damage of KDP crystals prepared by rapid growth
Shinji Motokoshi Institute for laser Technology Japan Construction of database on damage thresholds for optical coatings
Yoshihiro Ochi JAEA Japan High Resistant Multi-layer Coatings for Thin Disk Laser Amplifier
Takashi Yatsui Univ. Tokyo Japan Challenge in realezing ultraflat surfaces using a dressed photon
David Grojo LP3, Marseilles France Long-wavelength intense laser ionization inside dielectrics and semiconductors
Young Feng Lu Univ.of Nebraska-Lincoln USA Three-dimensional micro/nanofabrication by integration of additive and subtractive laser direct writing processes


Takahisa Jitsuno (Osaka Univ.)
Jianda Shao (SIOM.)
Wolfgang Rudolph (Univ. of New Mexico)
Kunio Yoshida (Okamoto Opt. Works.)
Masataka Murahara (Tokai Univ.)
Shinji Motokoshi (Institute for Laser Technology)
Hisanori Fujita (Osaka Univ.)
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)
Norbert Kaiser (Fraunhofer-Institut für 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 Moncorgé (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)
Yukio Ogura (OPICON)

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 following Web site:

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 31, 2014. 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 languate of PLD'14 is English.


Registration Fees (Membership *)

Before/On Mar. 22, 2014 After Mar. 23, 2014 & On-Site
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)
Before/On Mar. 22, 2014 After Mar. 23, 2014 & On-Site
Conference (General) JPY 45,000- JPY 50,000-
(Student,Retiree) JPY 21,000- JPY 23,000-

Online Registration

Online registration will be available. >Here

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

Poster sessions are scheduled on 13:15-15:15, April 23 at ExhibitionHallC. The size of the poster board is 180 cm in a width and 210 cm in a height. We recommend the authors to use A0 size (84.1 cm in a width, 118.9 cm in a height) paper/cloth to prepare their posters.

Authors can attach their posters on the allocated poster board from 9:00, and remove it immediately after the poster session. (The program committee will responsibly dispose posters left after poster session.)

On the poster board, only the paper number will be labeled, so that the paper title, author names, and affiliations should be prepared by the authors.

Necessary tools for pinning the posters will be provided.

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