Seminar Series

Laser, Photonics & Optics Seminar Series

LITHUANIAN LASER ASSOCIATION   Montana Photonics Industry Alliance

The Montana Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Montana Photonics Industry Alliance (MPIA) and the Lithuanian Laser Association (LAA) invite you to participate in a series of seminars designed to promote education about these important industries while developing a network of business and academic contacts between the State of Montana, Lithuania, and beyond.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

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LiDAR - May 17, 2022

Lidar is an acronym for “light detection and ranging.” It is sometimes called “laser scanning” or “3D scanning.” The technology uses eye-safe laser beams to create a 3D representation of the surveyed environment. In this seminar we will discuss types of LiDAR and applications and learn about what the following individuals and companies are working on. You can also participate in a robust Q&A.

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Quantum Telecommunications and Materials – July 12, 2022

Quantum communications is the transmission of quantum information, which enables fundamentally new improvements to security, computing, and sensors. Understanding the quantum mechanical structure of materials and experimenting with new structures and components can lead to new effects, with uses in both building quantum sensing and computing technologies and beyond. Learn about what the following individuals and companies are working to achieve and participate in a Q&A.

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Industrial Manufacturing - October 6, 2022

Industrial lasers are used to cut metals and fabrics, mark tracking codes for industrial traceability, weld metals with high precision, clean metal surfaces, change the surface roughness, and measure part dimensions. While traditional applications of laser use in industrial manufacturing range from ablation to welding, lasers are key pieces of equipment for Industry 4.0. Research is being conducted on how to use them more effectively in manufacturing processes, including faster speeds. Learn about what the following individuals and companies are working to achieve and participate in a Q&A.

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 Academic Institutions – November 30, 2022

Both locations share the common presence of well-established regional academic institutions, each with high levels of photonics research and education.  These institutions are key in the ongoing growth of the photonics industry, the development of new technologies and the introduction of the next generation of CEO’s, scientists, engineers and technicians.  Discover current research projects, new curricula and the challenges being faced by today’s institutions.

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