9th Symposium on Optical Coatings for Laser Applications

Next OCLA 2025
Vilnius, Lithuania
May 8th, 2025


Symposium on Optical Coatings for Laser Applications

Join us at this event where attendees and speakers alike can benefit from a rich network, exchange ideas, and gain insight into new trends, measurement methodologies, and research findings.


Target Audience

  • Optical coatings for laser applications
  • Laser technology and applications 
  • Metrology for characterising high-end optical coatings and substrates
  • Low loss optical coatings
  • Laser damage of optical coatings
  • Impact of polishing, surfaces and interfaces

The symposium is geared towards technically interested engineers and scientists working with laser optics, high-end optical thin film deposition and characterization.

Program Issue April 16th, 2024

Morning Session:

Afternoon Session:

  • Keynote: Dr. Heike Riel (IBM Research Europe): Quantum Computing – The Path to Quantum Advantage
  • Dr. Alex Ribeaud: Production and characterization of low losses Coatings for Laser applications
  • Dr. Bogdan Sava: Characterization of nanometre thin films by infrared nanoscopy
  • Dr. Tatiana Amochkina: Synthesis of broadband dispersive mirrors within the spectral range of 3-18 µm: algorithms and challenges
  • Dr. Matthias Falmbigl: Ion beam sputtered Fluoride and Oxide coatings for UV-coatings at 193 nm
  • Dr. Navas Kutty: PARMS Depositions for UV to IR Laser Applications
  • Dr. Silvia Schwyn Thoeny: Magnetron sputter deposition of quantized nanolaminates: a novel type of meta materials
  • Keynote: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Bliedtner (Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena): New tool concepts for deterministic polishing of optical
  • Puja Kadkhoda: Standard methods of light scattering measurement in a wide spectral range
  • Dr. Justinas Galinis: Towards benchmarking of optics lifetime or how predict inevitable in femtosecond lasers?
  • Dr. Christian Patzig: State of the Art Optical Thin Film Analyses for Industrial Applications
  • Dr. Christian Mühlig: Round-robin absorption measurements of HR-coatings at 1064 nm
  • Rico Benz: Optimizing associated stress of a Bandpass Filter with low angle shift within the VIS and NIR range
  • Ph.D. Marco Abbarchi: Nano-imprint lithography of broad-band and wide-angle antireflective structures for high-power lasers


Heidi Thomé, RhySearch, Werdenbergstrasse 4, 9471 Buchs (SG)

2024 Programme Committee

Main Chair: Dr. O Fähnle, OST – University of Applied Sciences Buchs / H. Thomé, RhySearch

  • Dr. T. Gischkat, Fraunhofer IOF, Jena
  • Dr. C. Harder, SwissPhotonics
  • Prof. Dr. J. Lumeau, Fresnel Institute
  • Dr. C. Mühlig, Fraunhofer IOF, Jena
  • Prof. Dr. D. Ristau, Laser Zentrum Hannover
  • Prof. Dr. T. Südmeyer, University of Neuchâtel

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