Attosecond Physics 2009

Del Mar Photonics sponsor Attosecond Physics 2009 conference which will be held at the Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA, July 28 - August 1, 2009

Del Mar Photonics is an established manufacturer and system integrator of advanced photonics products for scientific and industrial applications. Product portfolio includes ultrafast laser oscillators and amplifiers based on Ti:Sapphire, Cr:Forsterite, Er- and Yb- doped fibers; variety of measurement tools such as autocorrelators, SPIDER and cross-correlator and a femtosecond dynamic research tools such as Beacon fluorescence up-conversion and Hatteras transient spectroscopy pump-probe systems.

Invited & Overview Speakers

Session 1 (Wednesday)

* Reinhard Kienberger
Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (Germany)
Overview: Attosecond physics - from generation of as pulses to applications on solids
* Ursula Keller
ETH; Switzerland
Laser induced tunneling in less than 12 attoseconds: instantaneous or invalid concept?
* Giussepe Sansone
Technical University of Milan; Italy
Generation and application of attosecond pulses for time-resolved investigations of atoms and molecules
* H. Mashiko
Kansas State University; USA
Temporal characterization of isolated attosecond pulse generated with double optical gating

Session 2 (Wednesday)

* Katsumi Midorikawa
RIKEN (Japan)
Overview: Generation of sub-keV harmonics and isolated attosecond pulses by an IR-OPA source
* Steve Leone
UC Berkeley & LBNL; USA
Transient absorption x-ray probing in the attosecond limit
* Kaoru Yamanouchi
Tokyo University; Japan
Chemistry in attoseconds: ultrafast hydrogen migration in hydrocarbon molecules in intense laser fields
* Chang-Hee Nam
KAIST; Korea
Transform-limited attosecond pulse generation

Session 5 (Thursday)

* Paul Corkum
National Research Council (Canada)
Overview: Molecules and attosecond science
* Pascal Salieres
Commissariat à L'Energie Atomique; France
Imaging orbitals from the attosecond emission of aligned molecules
* Anh-Thu Le
Kansas State University; USA
Probing fixed-in-space molecular structures with high harmonic generation
* Jon Marangos
Imperial College; England
Optimising fields for HHG

Session 6 (Thursday)

* Jun Ye
University of Colorado (USA)
Overview: Coherent frequency combs and spectroscopy - from far IR to XUV
* F. X. Kärtner
Massachusetts Institute of Technolgy; USA
Octave spanning Ti:Sapphire lasers and carrier-envelope phase control
* Zhiyi Wei
Chinese Academy of Sciences; China
Carrier envelope phase stabilized sub-5fs laser for attosecond pulse generation
* Akira Ozawa
Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics; Germany
Current progress in XUV frequency combs

Session 7 (Thursday)

* Yaron Silberberg
Weizmann Institute (Israel)
Overview: Quantum control with shaped pulses
* Jochen Küpper
Fritz-Haber-Institut; Germany
Manipulating the motion of large molecules: translation, rotation, and conformer selection
* Donald Umstadter
University of Nebraska; USA
Ultra-relativistic electron acceleration by a high-power ultrafast laser

Session 8 (Friday)

* Anne L'Huillier
Lund University (Sweden)
Overview: Attosecond pulse trains: measurement, control and application
* Marc Vrakking
AMOLF; Netherlands
Attosecond time-resolved electron dynamics in molecules
* Predrag Ranitovic
Kansas State University; USA
Control of electron dynamics in light systems using attosecond XUV and femtosecond IR radiation
* Mette Gaarde
Louisiana State University; USA
High harmonics and attosecond pulses as diagnostics of intensity spikes in laser filamentation

Session 9 (Friday)

* David Neely
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (England)
Overview: Recent advances in ultra intense laser plasma interactions
* A. Staudte
National Research Council; Canada
Continuum attosecond electron wavepackets
* Karen Hatsagortsyan
Max Planck Institute; Germany
Relativistic high-order harmonic and short pulse generation
* Howard Milchberg
University of Maryland; USA
High power filament propagation in atmospheric quantum wakes

Session 10 (Friday)

* Joachim Ullrich
Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (Germany)
Overview: Brilliant FEL light: New frontiers in AMO physics
* Robin Santra
Argonne National Lab; USA
Multiphoton physics in the x-ray domain
* Markus Drescher
University of Hamburg; Germany
Pushing the temporal resolution at an XUV-FEL:tagging, streaking, seeding

Session 11 (Saturday)

* Ruxin Li
Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Overview: Generation of intense few cycle laser pulses for driving attosecond high harmonic emission
* Henry Kapteyn
University of Colorado; USA
Coherent x-rays from ultrafast lasers, and applications - attosecond science meets nonlinear optics
* B. Fabre
University of Bordeaux; France
Phase-resolved attosecond near-threshold photoionization of molecular Nitrogen
* Louis DiMauro
Ohio State University; USA
Intense laser-atom physics in the long wavelength limit

Session 12 (Saturday)

* Martin Wolf
Free University Berlin (Germany)
Overview: Ultrafast dynamics in solids and at interfaces
* Dimitris Charalambidis
Intense attosecond pulses
* Jan-Michael Rost
Max Planck Institute for Complex Systems; Germany
Simultaneous excitation of equivalent electrons to non-equilibrium with attosecond pulses
* Steven Cundiff
Two-dimensional Fourier transform spectroscopy