Ultrafast Optics 2011
September 26-30, 2011
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

The use of picosecond, femtosecond and attosecond optical pulses in physics, chemistry, engineering, and medicine to study ultrafast phenomena has become widespread and led to the establishment of whole disciplines such as femtochemistry, soliton fiber communications, multiphoton confocal microscopy, ultrafast high-field physics, attophysics, etc. In each case, the accurate generation, amplification and measurement of ultrashort-duration optical radiation has been critical.

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together both the users and/or developers of ultrafast optical technology with the specific goal of discussing the technology itself, i.e., to report on the state of the art with respect to generation, amplification and measurement of ultrafast optical pulses.

The scope of the UFO includes:

  • Generation of atto-, femto- and piccosecond optical pulses
    from lasers
  • Parametric and quantum amplifiers of ultrashort pulses
  • Ultrahigh peak-power laser systems and related technologies
  • Novel methods for shaping and measuring ultrashort pulses
  • Advances in nonlinear frequency conversion techniques
  • Few-cycle pulses, carrier-envelope phase control
  • Ultrashort THz pulses
  • Current and prospective applications requiring novel or improved ultrafast sources and technologies

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor John Dudley - University of Franche-Comté -  France
  • Professor Margaret Murnane - ILA, University of Colorado at Boulder and NIST, USA
  • Professor Ursula Keller – ETH Zuerich, Switzerland



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