This Trends in Optics and Photonics (TOPS) volume contains articles from the oral and poster presentations at the 2001 OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers, held in Seattle, Washington, January 29 - 31, 2001. The conference was sponsored by the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the Lasers and Electro-Optics Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE/LEOS). We gratefully acknowledge the support of the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Night Vision Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD), Coherent Semiconductor Group, Lightbit Inc., NASA, Spectra Diode Labs, and Spectra-Physics, Inc. whose continued generous donations are instrumental to the success of the meeting.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

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