“It’s Going to Stay Exciting”

Wilhelm Kaenders

OPN talks with Wilhelm Kaenders about the 50th anniversary of LASER World of Photonics, his own company’s 25th birthday and the road ahead for the laser business.

Lightsaber dualKaenders (left) and fellow TOPTICA executive board member Thomas Renner, in a mock lightsaber duel at Laser Munich. [TOPTICA / philippthurmaier.de]

This year, the trade fair LASER World of Photonics, held in Munich, Germany, from 27 to 30 June, attracted some 40,000 visitors—55% of them from outside Germany—and more than 1,300 exhibitors. The 2023 fair also marked the 50th anniversary of the LASER show.

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