Authors of LASCAD
Prof. Dr. Konrad Altmann is president of LAS-CAD GmbH, and founded this company in 1993 with the vision to integrate different simulation tools, necessary for the analysis of the multiphysics interaction in diode pumped solid state lasers (DPSSL), into the program LASCAD providing the laser engineer with the ability of a quantitative understanding of the complicated effects in those laser systems. K. Altmann has over 35 years of progressively responsible experience in computational physics especially in the field of optics. He wrote more than 25 scientific publications in molecular physics, propagation engineering, and laser technology, and applied for more than 25 patents, of which 11 have been granted. In 1977 - 91 he developed a simulation program for the gasdynamic high energy laser project of Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm AG, Munich. Also he wrote programs for the simulation of laser beam propagation in the atmosphere. In 2014 he has become Adjunct Professor of the National Engineering Center for DPSSL of the Chinese Academy of Science. Please find a biographical profile of K. Altmann in Marquis Who's Who in the World 2000 - 2014, or in Who's Who in Science and Engineering 2001 - 2014.
Georg Altmann has supported the development of LASCAD for many years. He was involved with the early prototypes and significantly contributed to the architecture of the software as it exists now.