List of topics

Pulse generation and measurement - New sources, new wavelength regimes, frequency conversion techniques, amplifiers, attosecond pulse generation, pulse shaping, pulse diagnostics, measurement techniques and frequency standards.

Physics - Ultrafast nonlinear optical processes, kinetics of non-equilibrium processes, quantum confinement, coherent transients, nonlinear pulse propagation, novel ultrafast spectroscopic techniques, high intensity physics, attosecond dynamics.

Materials science - highly correlated systems, coherent phonons in solids, carrier dynamics in nanoparticles, carbon-based materials, structural dynamics with X-rays and electrons.

Chemistry - Vibrational and conformational dynamics, energy transfer, femtochemistry, proton and electron transfer, solvation dynamics, wave packet dynamics and coherent control of reactions, structural dynamics with X-rays and electrons.

Biology - Photosynthesis, vision, heme proteins, photoactive proteins, photoisomerization in chromoproteins, wavepacket dynamics, femtobiology, structural dynamics with X-rays and electrons, medical applications.

Electronics & optoelectronics - Photoconductivity, generation, propagation and detection of ultrafast electrical signals, plasmonics, terahertz radiation, electro-optical sampling and detectors.

Applications - Real world applications of ultrafast technology, including ultrafast near-field, nonlinear and confocal microscopes, real-time/real-space electron microscopy, medical applications, high speed communication, micromachining and more.