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Laser and Photonic Systems Integration: Emerging Innovations and Framework for Research and Education



Shimon Y. Nof, Gary J. Cheng, Andrew M. Weiner, Xin W. Chen, Yung C. Shin, Avital Bechar, Claude B. Reed, Alkan Donmez, Thomas D. Weldon, Peter Bermel, Satish T. Bukkapatnam, Changquing Cheng, Soundar R. Kumara, Arden Bement, Richard Koubek, Bopaya Bidanda, Agostino Capponi, Seokcheon Lee, Mark R. Lehto, Andrew L. Liu, Omid Nohadani, Marcos Dantus, Peter W. Lorraine, David D. Notle, Robert W. Proctor, Harshad P. Sardesai, Leyuan Shi, Juan P. Wachs, Xi-Cheng Zhang


The purpose of this white paper is to review the key emerging innovations in laser and photonics systems, their design and integration, focusing on challenges and opportunities for solutions of societal grand challenges. Developments, their significance and frontier challenges are explained in advanced manufacturing; biomedicine and healthcare; and communication. Systems, networks and integration issues and challenges are then discussed and an integration framework for networking laser- and photonic-based services and products is proposed. The paper concludes with implications and agenda for education, research and development, and policy needs, with a focus on human, society, science and technology integration.
Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries


Advanced manufacturing, laser processing, healthcare, optical communication, precision collaboration


Nof, S. , Cheng, G. , Weiner, A. , Chen, X. , Shin, Y. , Bechar, A. , Reed, C. , Donmez, A. , Weldon, T. , Bermel, P. , Bukkapatnam, S. , Cheng, C. , Kumara, S. , Bement, A. , Koubek, R. , Bidanda, B. , Capponi, A. , Lee, S. , Lehto, M. , Liu, A. , Nohadani, O. , Dantus, M. , Lorraine, P. , Notle, D. , Proctor, R. , Sardesai, H. , Shi, L. , Wachs, J. and Zhang, X. (2013), Laser and Photonic Systems Integration: Emerging Innovations and Framework for Research and Education, Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries, [online], (Accessed April 13, 2024)
Created October 22, 2013, Updated October 12, 2021