Lasers: Advancing Security, Health and Justice

Briefing Speakers
November 30, 2010, 12:00 -1:30 PM
2325 Rayburn House Office Building


This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the invention of the laser, an occasion that highlights the potential of the federal government and the private sector to work together to provide technologies that advance our national goals. Over the last five decades, the laser has become an integral part of our everyday life and can be found everywhere from high-tech research applications to scanners at the grocery store. Lasers are also used to take accurate measurements and characterize materials, and new technologies are being developed for first responders in the field, forensic measurements, and methods to identify pathogens in foods and other consumer products. This briefing pulls together experts from these areas to discuss new laser technologies relating to a wide range of national goals, from food safety to explosives detection.


Tom Baer Stanford Photonics Research Center Stanford University Presentation Slides BioEmail

Jose Almirall International Forensic Research Institute Florida International University Presentation Slides BioEmail

Steve Rehse Wayne State University Presentation Slides BioEmail

Edward “Chip” Pollock Sacramento County District Attorney Laboratory of Forensic Services Presentation Slides BioEmail

Richard Hark Juniata College and volunteer, Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency Presentation Slides BioEmail

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