ICONO 2016 Invited Speakers

“Tribute to Rem Khokhlov”
Vladimir Makarov (Lomonosov Moscow State Univ., Russia)

With this talk we pay tribute to Rem Khokhlov, a world-known soviet scientist and a pioneer of Laser Physics, Nonlinear Optics, and Nonlinear Acoustics whose 90th jubilee we do celebrate this year. The range of scientific interests of Rem Khokhlov was very wide. To him belong fundamental results in nonlinear theory of oscillations, in quantum electronics, in optics and in acoustics. World fame was brought to Rem Khokhlov by his works on the theory of nonlinear wave processes, nonlinear optics, tunable lasers, and interaction of intense radiation with matter.

Rem Khokhlov was born on 15 July, 1926 in the city of Livna of the Orlov district in the USSR. In 1950 he graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 1952 he received his PhD degree with the same university becoming then a professor and finally rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University. For his outstanding scientific services Rem Khokhlov was elected in 1966 a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and in 1974 a full member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. He was awarded the honorary doctorate by a number of foreign universities.

Another page of the scientific biography of Rem Khokhlov is associated with the organization and coordination of work on nonlinear optics in the USSR and, specifically, with launching the series of conferences on the topic of "Coherent and nonlinear optics,” which has been grown up to one of the major international conferences in this area around the world, ICONO.

Rem Khokhlov was a many-sided and harmonious man. He had a deep interest in literature, art, and with great sensitivity detected new directions in these fields. Rem knew well and understood sport, and had an undying love for mountains. People were attracted to Rem by his remarkable human qualities, his real kindness, his sincere desire to hear people out and to help them. In science he was remark-ably objective in evaluating the work of others; he was quite free of bias. We and young generation of scientists keep memories of Rem Khokhlov, a remarkable scientist and human being who will forever remain in our hearts.

“Ultrafast nonlinear optics in the mid-infrared: Here be dragons”

Aleksei Zheltikov (Lomonosov Moscow State Univ., Russia; Kurchatov Inst., Russia; Russian Quantum Ctr, Russia; Texas A&M Univ., USA)

Motivated and driven by numerous applications and long-standing challenges in strong-field physics, molecular spectroscopy, semiconductor electronics, and standoff detection, ultrafast optical science is rapidly expanding toward longer wavelengths. Recent experiments reveal unique properties of filaments induced by ultrashort laser pulses in the mid-infrared, where the generation of powerful supercontinuum radiation is accompanied by unusual scenarios of optical harmonic generation, giving rise to remarkably broad radiation spectra, stretching from the visible to the mid-infrared. Generation of few- and even single-cycle mid-infrared field waveforms with peak powers ranging from a few megawatts to hundreds of gigawatts has been demonstrated within a broad range of central wavelengths. Below-the-bandgap high-order harmonics generated by ultrashort mid-infrared laser pulses are shown to be ideally suited to probe the nonlinearities of electron bands, enabling an all-optical mapping of the electron band structure in bulk solids. This lecture will provide an overview of exciting new physics behind the recent achievements in this rapidly growing area of ultrafast optical science.

Aleksei Zheltikov is a professor at M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University since 2000, professor at Texas A&M University since 2010, the head of Laboratory of Neurophotonics at Kurchatov Institute Russian Research Center since 2010, and the head of Advanced Photonics international laboratory at the Russian Quantum Center since 2012. He is a winner of the Russian Federation State Prize for young researchers (1997), Lamb Award for achievements in quantum electronics (2010), Shuvalov Prize for research at Moscow State University (2001), and Kurchatov Prize for achievements in neurophotonics (2014).

“New frontiers in quantum optomechanics”
Marcus Aspelmeyer (Univ. of Vienna, Austria)

The quantum optical control of solid-state mechanical devices, quantum optomechanics, has emerged as a new frontier of light-matter interactions. Devices currently under investigation cover a mass range of more than 15 orders of magnitude - from nanomechanical waveguides of some picograms to macroscopic, kilogram-weight mirrors of gravitational wave detectors. This development has been enabled by the insight that quantum optics provides a powerful toolbox to generate, manipulate and detect quantum states of mechanical motion, in particular by coupling the mechanics to an optical or microwave cavity field. Originally, such cavity optomechanical systems have been studied from the early 1970s on in the context of gravitational wave antennas beginning with the pioneering works by Braginsky. Advancements in micro-fabrication and micro-cavities, however, have resulted in the development of a completely new generation of nano- and micro-optomechanical devices. Today, 10 years after the first demonstrations of laser cooling of micromechanical resonators, the quantum regime of nano- and micromechanical motion is firmly established. Recent experimental achievements include the generation of genuinely non-classical states of micromechanical motion such as quantum squeezing and entanglement. This level of control over solid-state mechanical degrees of freedom is now also being utilized in diverse application domains ranging from classical sensing, to low-noise optical coatings for precision interferometry, and also to photon-phonon quantum interfaces. 

From the fundamental physics point of view, one of the fascinating prospects of quantum optomechanics is to coherently control the motional degree of freedom of a massive object in an unprecedented parameter regime of large mass and long coherence time, hence opening up a new avenue for macroscopic quantum experiments. The availability of quantum superposition states involving increasingly massive objects could enable a completely new class of experiments, in which the source mass character of the quantum system starts to play a role. This addresses directly one of the outstanding questions at the interface between quantum physics and gravity, namely “how does a quantum system gravitate?”.

Marcus Aspelmyer iMarkus Aspelmeyer is Professor of Physics at the University of Vienna, Austria. His research combines the development of new quantum technologies with fundamental quantum experiments. Aspelmeyer is regarded as one of the pioneers of the field of quantum optomechanics. He is a founding member and present Speaker of the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ), and Speaker of the Vienna graduate programme “Complex Quantum Systems” (CoQuS). In 2012 he has co-founded the high-tech company „Crystalline Mirror Solutions“, which provides novel optics for laser precision measurements. For his contributions to quantum science and technological innovation he has received several prizes, among them the Berthold Leibinger Innovation Prize, the Ignaz Lieben Prize of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Bessel Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Fresnel Prize of the European Physical Society. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Member of the Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
  1. 1.Quantum and Atom Optics

KEYNOTE: Arno Rauschenbeutel (Technical Univ. of Vienna, Austria)
“Chiral quantum optics”

Anton Afanasiev (Inst. of Spectroscopy, Russia)
“Single atom and nanohole: Effective photon transport”

Christoph Becher (Univ. des Saarlandes, Germany)
“Quantum frequency conversion of sibgle photons: How to interfere single atoms with single telecom photons?”

Ilya Beterov (Inst. of Semiconductor Physics, Russia; Novosibirsk State Univ., Russia)
“Forster resonances between ultracold atoms for quantum information”

David Hunger (Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München, Germany)
“Purcell-enchanced single-photon emission from color-centers in diamond coupled to a tunable microcavity”

Jacon Sherson (Aarhus Univ., Denmark)
“Non-destructive interrogation of quantum phase diagrams and game-based quantum optimization”

Andrei Turlapov (inst. of Applied Physics, Russia)
“Near-field interference in a chain of fluctuating Bose condensates”

Antoine Weis (Fribourg Univ., Switzerland)
“A magnetic source imaging camera (MSIC) based on atomic magnetometry”

Lorenzo De Santis (Natl Ctr for Scientific Research, France)
“Quantum optics with solid state artificial atoms”

2. Quantum Information Science, Engineering, and Technologies

KEYNOTE: Claude Fabre (Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, France)
“States and modes in quantum optics”

Gerd Leuchs (Max Planck Insti. for the Science of Light, Germany)
“Photonic wheels and transverse spin of light”

Vyacheslav Shatokhin (Albert-Ludwigs-Univ. Freiburg, Germany)
“Entanglement decay of twisted photons in a turbulent atmosphere”

Sergey Moiseev (Kazan Federal Univ., Russia; Univ. of Calgary, Canada)
“Raman echo quantum memory schemes in optical cavity”

Natalia Korolkova (St. Andrews Univ., UK)
“Free-space quantum signatures using heterodyne measurements”

3. Nanophotonics and Plasmonics

Maxim Scherbakov (Lomonosov Moscow State Univ., Russia)
“Nonlinear semiconductor metasurfaces”

Jer-Shing Huang (NTHU, Taiwan)
“Functional plasmonic nanostructures for photon manipulation”

Tao Li (Nanjing Univ., China)
“Plasmonic interference for classical and quantum logical gates”

Sergei Kruk (The Australian Natl Univ., Australia)
“Materials with magnetic hyperbolic dispersion”

Pavel Melentiev (Inst. of Spectroscopy, Russia)
“Split-hole resonator: effective element of nonlinear nanoplasmonics”

Andrei Lavrinenko (Technical Univ. of Denmark, Denmark)
"Metasurfaces on alternative material platforms"

Isabelle Staude (Univ. of Southampton, UK)
“Mie-resonant dielectric metasurfaces and nanoantennas”

Otto Muskens (Univ. of Southampton, UK)
“Nanoantenna-assisted picosecond nonlinear all-optical switching”

4. Nonlinear Optics and Novel Phenomena

KEYNOTE: Eleftherios Goulielmakis (Max Planck Inst. of Quantum Optics, Germany)
“Exploring the attosecond frontier of condensed phase physics”

Andrey Fedyanin (Lomonosov Moscow State Univ., Russia)
“Femtosecond nonlinear optics in metallic and dielectric metasurfaces”

Evgeniy Perlin (ITMO Univ., Russia)
“Photon-avalanche-like nonlinear excitation and optical ultrafast switching in intrinsic and extrinsic crystals and nanostructures”

Alessandro Belardini (Rome Sapienza Univ., Italy)
“Self-assembled plasmonic nonlinear metamaterials”

Alexey Kalachev (E.K. Zavoisky Kazan Physico-Technical Inst., Russia)
“Towards Raman quantum memory in isotopically pure rare-earth-ion-doped solids”

Andrey Fedotov (Lomonosov Moscow State Univ., Russia)
“Nonlinear optics of tunable midinfrared pulses in solids for broadband spectroscopy and subcycle pulse generation”

Christian Spielmann (Friedrich-Schiller-Univ., Germany)
“Supercontinuum generation in gas-filled anti-resonant hollow-core fibers”

5. Nonlinear Space-Time Dynamics, Instabilities, and Patterns

Vladimir Serkin (Benemerita Univ. Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico)
“Analogies and distinctions between nonlinear optical and ocean monster rogue waves”

Nikolay Rosanov (Research Institute for Laser Physics, Russia)
“2D and 3D-dissipative optical solitons: Internal structure, symmetry, and motion”

Dmitry Skryabin (Univ. of Bath, UK)
Soliton and topological physics with microcavity polaritons

David Citrin (*) (Georgia Tech Lorraine, France)

Benjamin Lingnau (Technical Univ. Berlin, Germany)
“Coherent dynamics of nanowire lasers”

Emeric Mercier (CentraleSupélec Campus de Metz, France)
Properties of optical chaos from a laser diode with phase-conjugate feedback

Stephane Barland (Inst. Non-Lineaire de Nice, France)
“Front dynamics and phase solitons in laser with coherent forcing”

  1. 6.Symposium “Diamond and Silicon Carbide Based Quantum Technologies”

KEYNOTE: Joerg Wrachtrup (Univ. of Stuttgart, Germany)

Dieter Suter (Technical Univ. of Dortmund, Germany)
“Robust quantum gate operations for hybrid spin-qubits”

Aleksei Zheltikov (Lomonosov Moscow State Univ., Russia)
“Spin on a fiber: Quantum sensing on a fiber platform”

Denis Sukachev (Harvard Uni., USA; P.N.Lebedev Physical Inst., Russia)
“Quantum optics with silicon-vacancy color centers in diamond”

Vladimir Dyakonov (Julius-Maximilian Univ. of Würzburg, Germany)
“Intrinsic defects in SiC for spin-based quantum applications”

Sergei Anishchik (Voevodsky Inst. of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion, Russia)
“Level-crossing spectroscopy of nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond”

Christian Degen (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
“Quantum sensing with high spectral resolution”

Igor Vlasov (Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russia)
“Fluorescent nanodiamond as an emitter of single photons”

Alexei Akimov (Russian Quantum Center, Russia)
“Towards light-matter interface for the NV center in diamond”

7. Symposium “Beyond Non-Linear Optics: High & Extreme Optical Field Physics”

KEYNOTE: Björn Manuel Hegelich (Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA)
“Beyond relativistic laser matter interactions -- Quantum processes in strong classical potentials”

Alexander Pukhov (Henrich-Heine Univ., Germany)
“Laser absorption in plasma: From nano-targets to near-QED regime”

Huabao Cao (ELI-ALPS, Hungary)
“Towards few cycle PW peak and kW average power Ti: Saphire laser system”

Mikhail Romanovsky (FANO, Russia)
“Electron acceleration by laser pulse under its output on optical surface”

Nikolai Andreev (Joint Inst. for High Temperatures, Russia)
“High energy electrons in the relativistic laser-matter interactions”

Konstantin Ivanov (Lomonosov Moscow State Univ., Russia)
“Gamma production at relativistic laser interaction with sub-wavelength scale structures: nanospheres, nanograss and other”

Mikhail Starodubtsev (Inst. of Applied Physics, Russia)
“Laboratory investigation of magnetized laser plasmas expansion into the vacuum”

8. Symposium “Topological States and Hall Physics with light”

Vladimir Gavrilenko (Inst. of Physics of Microstructuires)
“Magnetospectroscopy of novel 2D topological insulators”

Dmitry Solnyshkov (Inst. Pascal, France)
“Topological effects based on spin-orbit coupling of cavity polaritons”

Vasily Bel’kov (Ioffe Physical-Technical Inst., Russia)
“Terahertz radiation induced photocurrents in topological insulators”

Maxim Gorlach (The Australian Natl. Univ., Australia; ITMO Univ., Russia)
“Topological edge states in one-dimensional arrays: Towards nonlinear topological photonics”

9. Symposium “Spectroscopy and Nanoscopy down to Single Molecules and Atomic Resolution”

KEYNOTE: Alfred Meixner (Tuebingen Univ., Germany)
“Lambda/2 Fabry Perot micro-resonators in single molecule spectroscopy”

Sergei Kharintsev (Kazan State Univ., Russia)
“Optical near-field dichroism controlled with a plasmonic nanoantenna”

Martii Paars (Tartu Univ., Estonia; Univ. of Bayreuth, Germany)
“Photochemistry on single chromophore complexes: towards to single molecule optical memory”

Taras Plakhotnik (Univ. of Queensland, Australia)
“Diamonds for quantum nano sensing: A critical review of recent developments”

Ivan Scheblykin (Lund Univ., Sweden)
“Luminescence blinking -- from single molecules to micrometer-sized perovskite crystals”

Christian Borczyskowski (Chemnitz Univ., Germany)
“Single molecules explore in real time stress relaxation in drawn polymer films”

Aleksei Gorshelev (Inst. of Spectroscopy, Russia)
“Multiparameter nanodiagnostics of complex solids by phononless fluorescence spectromicroscopy of myriad single dye-molecules”

  1. 10.Symposium “Quantum Optomechanics”

KEYNOTE: Yanbei Chen (California Inst. of Technology, USA)
“Quantum optomechanics: Sensitivity beyond the standard limit and test of quantum mechanics”

Thomas Corbitt (Louisiana State Univ., USA)
“Optomechanics and quantum noise with AlGaAs microstructures”

Albert Schliesser (Niels Bohr Insti., Denmark)
“Optomechanical quantum correlations in a multimode nanomechanical membrane resonator”

Thibant Jacqmin (Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, France)
“Towards a quantum optical-to-microwave tarsducer”

Christian Graef (Univ. of Glasgow, UK)
“Towards Sagnac speed meter interferometers for gravitational wave detection”

Klemens Hammerer (Univ. of Hannover, Germany)
“Light-matter interfaces for quantum simulations and information processing”

LAT 2016 Invited Speakers

“Metamaterials in optical spectral region: technologies, properties and perspectives of application”

Vladimir Belyi (Stepanov Institute of Physics, Minsk, Belarus)

The past ten years have seen the emergence of metamaterials in optical spectral region characterized by extraordinary properties. Their ability to manipulate parameters of light radiation in new ways has led to many novel applications. Examples include super resolution imaging, negative refraction, optical cloaking, enhance nonlinear interaction and others.

The state of affairs have been analyzed in theory of propagation and transformation of light fields (amplitude, polarization, directivity) in optical metamaterials having different structures and technologies of fabrication and possessing the potential for broadband manipulation of the density of photonic states and subwavelight confinement. A special attention is devoted to the appearance of a number of novel effects in optical metamaterials with extreme parameters (particularly, in metamaterials with close to zero dielectric permittivity (ENZ-materials)): tunneling through super narrow channel, formation of narrowband light beams, amplifying of optical nonlinearities. Also there have been analyzed the properties of a new class of metamaterials with extremely high optical anisotropy, which are perspective, for example, for creation of plasmonic, deep subwavelength bulk waveguides.

There have been investigated the peculiarities of excitation and properties of new types of plasmon-polaritons, so called Bessel, single and multiplasmons possessing the property of quasinondiffraction. Particularly, singular radiative plasmon-polariton in ENZ optical materials has been predicted.

On the basis of the fabricated hyperbolic metamaterials there have been proposed and realized new configurations of flat lenses (so called superlenses) of near and far field in a spectral region from ultraviolet up to infrared radiation. The developed superlenses of near field provide spatial resolution below the diffraction limit and allow achieving high local amplification of intensity (for example, at the wavelength of λ = 365 nm the resolution is λ/5 and the amplification is 30). There has been determined and proved experimentally the light focusing criterion, namely, the presence of negative curvature of flat lens phase characteristic. For the first time it has been established that for the incident on a superlens light filed with radial polarization the regime of focusing is realized and with the azimuthal polarization – regime of channeling, i.e. the formation of narrow nondivergent light beam. New ways have been proposed of application of near-field lens for formation of two-scale light field, for resonance-amplified nanolithography and so on.

The methods are discussed of fabrication and investigation of new types of optical metamaterials based on the use of i) nanoporous dielectric matrices with pores filled with metal; ii) nanosized metal-dielectric structures, iii) self-assembled and oriented metal nanoparticles. A special attention is devoted to fish-net metamaterials possessing optical magnetism and having two- and three-dimension structures with centimeter sizes. There are presented the results of the investigation of metamaterials obtained using the mentioned above technologies. New methods are developed and devices are created for characterization of optical properties of metamaterials.

It seems probable that over the next years optical metamaterials will continue to yield many fundamental results with potential for practical application.

Vladimir Belyi is a Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Head of the Center “Diagnostic Systems” of the B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in Minsk, Belarus. He is a Scientific Manager of the International Stepanov-Fraunhofer Laboratory for Optical Diagnostics. His research interests include optics of crystals, non-linear optics and optical metamaterials. He has received a number of fundamental results in the area of optical transformation of frequency by nonlinear crystals and also studying the properties and the non-linear frequency conversion of new types of laser beams, including so-called Bessel beams. For the cycle of works “Investigation of nonlinear-optical phenomena and creation on this base the new high-efficient sources of laser radiation” the State Prize of the Republic of Belarus in the technical and scientific field of 2000 was awarded to him. For the fundamentals of nonlinear optics of quasi-nondiffracting beams was awarded Skarina Medal in 2006.

“On some problems of laser interferometers for the direct detection of gravitational waves”

Vladislav Pustovoit (Scientific and Technological Ctr. of Unique Instrumentation RAS, Russia)

Vladislav Pustovoit

“Lasers in modern refractive surgery”

Sergey Vartapetov (Prokhorov General Physics Inst., Russia)

Motivated and driven by numerous applications and long-standing challenges in strong-field physics, molecular spectroscopy, semiconductor electronics, and standoff detection, ultrafast optical science is rapidly expanding toward longer wavelengths. Recent experiments reveal unique properties of filaments induced by ultrashort laser pulses in the mid-infrared, where the generation of powerful supercontinuum radiation is accompanied by unusual scenarios of optical harmonic generation, giving rise to remarkably broad radiation spectra, stretching from the visible to the mid-infrared. Generation of few- and even single-cycle mid-infrared field waveforms with peak powers ranging from a few megawatts to hundreds of gigawatts has been demonstrated within a broad range of central wavelengths. Below-the-bandgap high-order harmonics generated by ultrashort mid-infrared laser pulses are shown to be ideally suited to probe the nonlinearities of electron bands, enabling an all-optical mapping of the electron band structure in bulk solids. This lecture will provide an overview of exciting new physics behind the recent achievements in this rapidly growing area of ultrafast optical science.

Sergey Vartapetov is a Director of Physics Instrumentation Center (subdivision of Prokhorov General Physics Institute) 2000. He received his PhD from Moscow Physical Technical Physical Institute. Vartapetov’s interests include gas discharge lasers and lasers for medical applications,excimer lasers, laser systems for micromachining, LIDAR systems for ozone and pollutants measurements. His professional experience: 1977- 1980 -- the chief of research group at Physics Instrumentation Center, 1980 –- 1990 - the chief of laser subdivision of Physics Instrumentation Center, 1990 –- 2000 -  the deputy director,R&D of Physics Instrumentation Center. Dr. Vartapetov is the designer of excimer and fs lasers for refractive surgery and a founder and President of Optosystems Ltd (Troitsk, Moscow) that is a leader on the Russian medical market.

1. Laser Systems and Materials

KEYNOTE: Christian Kränkel (Hamburg Univ., Germany)
"Recent developments in visible rare earth doped lasers"

Thomas Südmeyer, (Univ. of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
"New trends in ultrafast diode-pumped solid-state lasers"

Viktor Kisel (Belarussian Natl Technical Univ., Belarus) 
“Yb-doped crystals  for ultrafast lasers and chirped-pulse regenerative amplifiers”

Andrius Baltushka, (Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria)
“Subpicosecond Ho laser and its application as a driver for mid-IR parametric amplification”

Nikolai Tolstik (Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Norway)
“Mid-Infrared femtosecond solid-state and fiber laser systems for real-world applications”    

Maxim Doroshenko, (Prokhorov General Physics Inst., Russia) 
“Spectroscopic  and  laser properties of Fe2+ doped Cd1-xMnxTe crystals at low temperature”

E.A.Zlobina, S.I.Kablukov, S.A.Babin. (Insti. of Automation and Electrometry Russia)
"High-power diode pumped Raman fiber lasers operating below 1 micron"

Markus Pollnau (KTH, Kista, Sweden)
"Spectroscopy and highly efficient lasing in Tm-doped waveguides"

Igor Bufetov (Fiber Optics Research Center of RAS, Russi)
“Negative curvature hollow-core optical fibers for lasers”

Pavel Loiko,  (Belarusian National Technical Univ., Belarus)
“Novel Red Europium Lasers Based on Monoclinic Double Tungstates”

2. Laser Remote Sensing and Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy

KEYNOTE: Sergey Pershin (Prokhorov General Physics Inst. Russia)
"A new generation of super compact lidar"

Mikhail Korenskiy (Physics Instrumentation Ctr, Russia) 
"Characteristics of atmospheric dust and cirrus clouds derived from multiwavelength Raman lidar measurements during SHADOW campaign in Senegal"

Vyacheslav Zakharov (Ural Federal Univ., Russia)
"Remote sensing of the atmosphere using satellite and ground-based high resolution spectrometers in IR"

V.G. Shemanin, P.V. Chartiy, S.V. Polovchenko and E.I. Vedenin (Kuban State Technological Univ., Russia)
"The aerosol particles size distribution function parameter estimation by the differential absorption lidar studies"

Iakov Ponurovskiy (Prokhorov General Physics Inst., Russia)
"The development of tunable diode laser spectroscopy in gas analysis and high resolution spectroscopy"

Eleonora Zege, (Stepanov Inst. of Physics, Belarus) 
"Optical Studies of the Atmosphere and Surface in Antarctica"

3. Ultra-Fast Diagnostics in Laser Research

KEYNOTE: Gennady Kulipanov (Budker Inst. of Nuclear Physics, Russia)
“Status of Novosibirsk free electron lasers and their application to study of fast processes”

Mikhail Schelev (Prokhorov General Physics Inst., Russia)
“Pico-femtosecond image-tube instrumentation in experimental physics”

OlegI Meshkov (Budker Inst. of Nuclear Physics, Russia)
“Lasers and streak-cameras at physics of accelerators”

Mikhail Korjik (Belarus State Univ., Belarusa)
“Two photon processes for a fast timing in nuclear instrumentation”

Igor Sazanovich (Rutherford Appleton Lab, UK)
“ULTRA Laser Facility Applications for Chemistry, Life Sciences and Catalysis”

Alexander Voitovich (B.I.Stepanov Inst. of Physics, Belarus)
“Defects in Solid State Materials as a Result of Interaction with Charged Particles and High-Energy Photons and Their Applications for Radiatin Detectors and Imaging on Nanometric Scale”

Nikolay Aleksandrov (Moscow Inst. of Physics and Technology, Russia)
“High-voltage pico- and nanosecond discharge development in gaseous and liquid media”

Viktor Nadtochenko (N.N. Semenov Inst. of Chemical Physics, Russia)
“Femtosecond Pump-to-Probe Spectroscopy of primary events in photosynthesis”

Sergey Tskhai (P.N. Lebedev Physical Insti. Russia)
“Electric field fast measurement in pulse discharges at elevated gas pressure”

Thorsten Pieper (LOT-QuantumDesign GmbH, Germany)
“Andor Technology: advanced and versatile camera technology for nanosecond gated imaging and spectroscopy”

Boris.Tolochko (Inst. of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry,Russia)
“X-ray difractometry with synchrotron radiation for exploration of fast processes in solids with nanosecond time resolution”

4. Biophotonics and Laser Biomedicine

KEYNOTE: Walter Blondel (Univ. de Lorraine, France)
"On the estimation of tissue optical parameters from diffuse reflectance spectroscopy"

Jurgen Schreiber (Fraunhofer IKTS-MD, Germany)
“Coherent optical methods in biomedical diagnostics”

Olga Cherkasova (Inst. of Laser Physics, Russia)
“Noninvasive blood glucose monitoring with THz reflection spectroscopy”

Irina Shikunova (Insti. of Solid State Physics, Moscow, Russia)
“Sapphire shaped crystals for phototheranostics and combined anticancer therapy”

Tatyana Saveleva (Prokhorov Inst. of General Physics, Russia)
“Combined spectroscopic technique in low-grade glioma neurosurgery navigation”

Zera Abdul’vapova (Endocrinology Research Ctr., Russia)
“Near Infrared Imaging for Angiography in diabetic foot”

Elena Filonenko (Endocrinology Research Ctr., Russia)
“The Development of methods for fluorescence imaging in theranostics oncological disease”

Tatyana Zharova (Sechenov First Moscow State Medical Univ., Russia)
“Photodynamic Therapy of Gonarthrosis with Fotoditazin”

5. Nanomaterials for Lasers

KEYNOTE: Shinji Yamashita (The Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
Nanocarbon materials for short pulse lasers

Tatyana Murzina (Lomonosov Moscow State Univ., Russia)
“Optical effects in self-assembled organic microstructures”

Eugeny Lutsenko  (Stepanov Inst. of Physics, Belarus)
"Laser active regions based on CdZnSe/ZnSe QDs and GaN/AlGaN submonolayers for yellow-green and ultraviolet spectral ranges"

Ekaterina Barmina (Prokhorov General Physics Inst., Russia)
"Laser ablation in liquids: from nanoparticles to nanostructures"

Amos Martines (Aston University, UK)
“Desing considerations in the fabrication of nano-carbon saturable absorbers”

Marya Chernysheva (Aston Univ., UK)
“Carbon nanotubes for application in 2 mkm ultrafast fibre lasers”

Nicolaz Izard  (Univ. de Montpellier, France)
“Semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotube coupling with active silicon photonic devices”

Yury Svirko (Univ. of Eastern Finland,  Finland)
“Light-induced anisotropy of the glass-metal nanocomposites under irradiation with femtosecond laser pulses”




and Travel

Submit a paper