International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena (UP)

07 July 2014 – 11 July 2014 OSA Virtual Event

The 2014 Ultrafast Phenomena Conference will be the nineteenth in a series on advances in research on ultrafast science and technology. This meeting is widely recognized as the main international forum for the discussion of progress in this rapidly moving field.

The conference will bring together a multidisciplinary group of scientists and engineers sharing a common interest in the generation of ultrashort pulses in the picosecond, femtosecond, and attosecond regimes and their use for studies of ultrafast phenomena in physics, chemistry, materials science, biology, electronics, engineering, and medicine. In addition, submissions involving real world applications of ultrafast technology are encouraged. A tabletop exhibit featuring leading companies will be held in conjunction with the meeting.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sergiu Amarie, Neaspec GmbHGermanyInfrared Pump-Probe Imaging and Spectroscopy with 10nm Resolution, Invited

Philip Bucksbaum, Stanford UniversityUnited StatesFemtosecond Time-Resolved X-ray-Induced Isomerization, Invited

Giulio Cerullo, Politecnico di MilanoItalyUltrabroadband Two-dimensional Spectroscopy by a Birefringent Delay Line , Invited

Jesse Clark, London Centre for NanotechnologyUnited KingdomImaging Lattice Dynamics in Individual Nanocrystals, Invited

Leticia González, Universitat WienAustriaUltrafast Intersystem Crossing in SO2 and Nucleobases, Invited

Frank Hegmann, University of AlbertaCanadaTerahertz STM for Imaging Ultrafast Nanoscale Dynamics , Invited

Matthias Hohenleutner, Universität RegensburgGermanyPhase-locked Multi-THz High-Harmonic Generation by Dynamical Bloch Oscillations in Bulk Semiconductors, Invited

Katsumi Midorikawa, RIKENJapanProbing Ultrafast Molecular Dynamics with Intense Attosecond Pulses, Invited

Thomas Pfeifer, Max-Planck-Institut fur KernphysikGermanyUltrafast Laser Control of Absorption and Emission via the Fano Phase, Invited

Ryo Shimano, The University of TokyoJapanHiggs Mode and Terahertz Nonlinear Optics in Superconductors, Invited

Tahei Tahara, RIKENJapanUltrafast Vibrational Spectroscopy at Liquid Interfaces by Heterodyne-Detected Sum-Frequency Generation , Invited
Steven Cundiff, University of Colorado at Boulder JILA, United States
Regina de Vivie-Riedle, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität Munchen, Germany
Kaoru Yamanouchi, University of Tokyo, Japan

Program Chair
Louis DiMauro, Ohio State University, United States
Makoto Kuwata-Gonokami, University of Tokyo, Japan

Martin Aeschlimann, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany
Richard Averitt, Boston University , United States
Jens Biegert, ICFO -The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
Andrea Cavalleri, Max-Planck-Inst fur Eisenforschung GmbH, Germany
Lin Chen, Northwestern University, United States
Thomas Feurer, Institute of Applied Physics, Switzerland
Mette Gaarde, Louisiana State University, United States
Nuh Gedik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Tony Heinz, Columbia University, United States
Jan Helbing, Universitat Zurich, Switzerland
Kevin Kubarych, University of Michigan, United States
Alfred Leitenstorfer, University of Konstanz, Germany
Ruxin Li, Shanghai Inst of Optics and Fine Mech, China
Stefan Lochbrunner, Institut für Physik, Universität Rostock, Germany
Jonathan Marangos, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Jennifer Ogilvie, University of Michigan, United States
David Reis, Stanford University, United States
Charles Schmuttenmaer, Yale University , United States
Gregory Scholes, University of Toronto, Canada
Olga Smirnova, Max Born Institute, Germany
Koichiro Tanaka, Kyoto University, Japan
Fabrice Vallee, University of Lyon, France
David Villeneuve, National Research Council Canada, Canada
Martin Zanni, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
Dongping Zhong, Ohio State University, 

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