Del Mar Photonics

The 16th Ultrafast Phenomena Conference will take place on June 9-13 2008 at Stresa (Maggiore Lake) Italy.
Located in a central position along the lakeside roadway Stresa is a renowned international tourist resort as well as an important place for cultural manifestations and meetings.

The Conference will cover multi-disciplinary topics from generation of ultrashort pulses in the picosecond, femtosecond, and attosecond regimes and their applications to studies of ultrafast phenomena in physics, chemistry, material science, electronics, biology, engineering, and medical applications. 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.

More information about the conference and site can be found at The meeting is organized by the European Physical Society (EPS) in cooperation with OSA. Summary and Abstract Deadline:
January 16  2008.

Meeting Topics

Generation and Measurement
New sources, new wavelength regimes, nonlinear frequency conversion
techniques, amplifiers, attosecond pulse generation, pulse shaping, pulse
diagnostics and measurement techniques, and frequency standards.

Ultrafast nonlinear optical processes, kinetics of nonequilibrium processes,
quantum confinement, coherent transients, nonlinear pulse propagation,
novel ultrafast spectroscopic techniques, high intensity physics, X-ray and
plasma physics.

Vibrational and conformational dynamics, energy transfer, kinetics of laserinduced
chemistry, proton and electron transfer, solvation dynamics,
wavepacket motion and coherent control of reactions.

Ultrafast processes in photosynthesis, vision, heme proteins,
photoisomerization in chromoproteins, wavepacket motion and medical

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

Real world applications of ultrafast technology, including ultrafast near-field,
nonlinear, and confocal microscopes, high speed communication,
micromachining and more.

Femtosecond Lasers

Trestles femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser
Trestles Finesse femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser with integrated DPSS pump laser
Teahupoo Rider femtosecond amplified Ti:Sapphire laser
Mavericks femtosecond Cr:Forsterite laser
Tamarack femtosecond fiber laser (Er-doped fiber)
Buccaneer femtosecond OA fiber laser (Er-doped fiber) and SHG
Cannon Ultra-broadband light source
Tourmaline femtosecond Yb-doped fiber laser
Chata femtosecond Cr:ZnSe laser (2.5 micron) coming soon

Femtosecond pulse measurement instrumentation

Reef scanning and single shot femtosecond autocorrelators
Spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction (SPIDER)
Rincon third order femtosecond cross-correlator (third order autocorrelator TOAC) also referred to as contrastmeter

Ultrafast Dynamics Research Tools

Beacon femtosecond fluorescence up-conversion (optical gating) spectrometer
Hatteras Ultrafast Transient Absorption Spectrometer

High Power Femtosecond Laser Systems

Cortes 800 tabletop 40 TW Ti:Sapphire laser system
Cortes E  - High vacuum laser ablation/deposition system with 2 TW Ti:Sapphire laser
Cortes K - femtosecond seed laser for Petawatt KrF excimer laser
Cortes O 200TW femtosecond laser - KD*P CPOPA based amplifier system
Jaws femtosecond Cr:forsterite Multi-Terawatt Amplified Laser
High-vacuum system for laser ablation/deposition

Femtosecond Systems and Accessories

Femtosecond Micromachining
Femtosecond nanophotonics
Femtosecond NSOM
Pacifica femtosecond fiber laser based terahertz spectrometer
Pismo pulse picker (ultrafast electro-optical shutter)
Wavelength conversion: second and third harmonics generators for femtosecond lasers
Jibe white light continuum generator
Kirra Optical Faraday Rotators and Isolators
Deformable mirrors - active elements for adaptive optics systems
ShaH - the family of fast, accurate and reliable wavefront sensors
Complete adaptive optics systems
Faraday rotators and isolators for high-power (up to 1kW) laser beams
SAM - Saturable Absorber Mirrors
PCA - Photoconductive antenna for terahertz applications
Passive Q-switches based on Co2+:ZnS, Cr2+:ZnS and Cr2+:ZnSe
Lithium Niobate Q-switches
Lithium Tantalate Q-switches