Invited Talks 2018



Solid-State Lasers

Coherent combining architectures for ultrafast laser sources
M. Hanna, Lab. Charles Fabry Inst. d'Optique, France
Burst-mode fiber lasers
Ö. Ilday, Bilkent Univ., Turkey
Tailored laser crystals for solid state lasers
Ch. Kränkel, Center for Laser Materials – Crystals, ZLM-K, Leibniz Inst., Germany
Thin-Disk regens and parametric amplifiers
P. Kroetz, Trumpf Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co. KG, Germany
kW-ps-InnoSlab Lasers
T. Mans, Amphos GmbH, Germany
Diamond – a ‘new’ high performance laser material    
R. Mildren, Macquarie Univ., Australia
High power wavelength conversion of picosecond pulses at 1030 nm from deep-UV to mid-IR
O. Novak, HiLASE Centre, Czech Republic
Solid-state powerful femtosecond mid-IR laser sources based on Fe2+ doped chalcogenides: advances and prospects
F. Potemkin, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ., Russia
Towards few-cycle pulses from ultrafast thin disk lasers
Th. Südmeyer, Univ. of Neuchatel, Switzerland
Sub-120fs Kerr-lens mode-locked Tm:Sc2O3 laser at 2.1 μm wavelength range
M. Tokurakawa, Univ. of Electro-Communications, Japan


High Power Lasers: Fiber, Solid State, Gas and Hybrid

Investigation of diode-pumped alkali lasers and their computational model calculations
M. Endo, Tokai Univ., Japan
High energy, high average power room-temperature Fe2+:ZnSe lasers
K.N. Firsov, Prokhorov General Physics Inst. RAS, Russia
High-energy, kilohertz repetition rate laser system at 5 µm with multi-GW peak power
U. Griebner, Max-Born-Inst., Germany
Future of Ti:Sapphire lasers: combining high peak and average power
M. Kalashnikov, Max-Born-Inst., Germany

High average and peak power laser based on Yb:YAG amplifiers of advanced geometries developed in IAP RAS
I. Kuznetsov, Inst. of Applied Physics of RAS, Russia
The possibilities of the output power increasing of the THL-100 laser system
V. Losev, High-Current Electronics Inst. of SB RAS, Russia
Development of a high-pressure discharge for diode-pumped rare gas lasers
P. Mikheyev, Samara Branch of the Lebedev Inst., Russia

Basic processes in DPALs: Experimental and theoretical studies
S. Rosenwaks, Ben Gurion Univ., Israel
4 PW fs laser facility
K. L. Seong, Center for Relativistic Laser Science, Gwanjiu Inst. of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
Features of thermally induced depolarization in media with a negative optical anisotropy parameter
I. L. Snetkov, Inst. of Applied Physics of RAS, Russia
Coherent addition of high-power laser pulses
S. Bagayev, V. Trunov, Inst. of Laser Physics SB RAS, Russia
Nd, Y-codoped CaF2 single crystals for ultrashort pulses generation
V. B. Tsvetkov, Prokhorov General Physics Inst. RAS, Russia
High power terahertz and far infrared sources using relativistic electrons
N. Vinokurov, Budker Inst of Nuclear Physics SB RAS, Russia
Lasing degradation effects in Diode Pumped Alkali Lasers
B. Zhdanov, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Co, USA


Semiconductor Lasers, Materials and Applications

Vanadium Oxide Based Mid-Infrared Optoelectronics Devices
A. Bousseksou, Univ. Paris Sud, France
Near-IR InAs/GaAs quantum-dot lasers and their application for efficient frequency conversion
K. Fedorova, Philipps Univ. of Marburg, Germany

Addressing and Manipulation of Localized Structures in Passively Mode-Locked Semiconductor Lasers
M. Giudici, Univ. of Côte d'Azur, France

Recent progress in VECSELs technology and applications
M. Guina, Tampere Technical Univ., Finland
Ultrafast phonon-assisted modulation of semiconductor optical properties
H. Kim, Max Planck Inst. for Polymer Research, Germany
Generation of continuous terahertz wave with wide tunable range
O. Kojima, Kobe Univ., Japan
Long-wavelength InAs/GaAs quantum dots monolithically grown on Group-IV substrates
H. Liu, UCL, UK
Single frequency semiconductor laser exploiting the concept of Parity-Time symmetry
A. Lupu, Univ. Paris Sud, France
THz and multy-THz lasers based on HgCdTe quantum well nanostructures
S. Morozov, Inst. for Physics of Microstructures, Russia
Recent Progress in Photonic Crystal Lasers
S. Noda, Univ. Kyoto, Japan
Self-mode-locking and nonlinear lensing in VECSELs
A. Rahimi-Iman, Philipps Univ. of Marburg, Germany
Direct-diode-pumped fs Ti:sapphire lasers and their applications in microscopy
B. Resan, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW), Switzerland
Quantum-Dot Laser Assisted Spiking Neural Networks
D. Syvridis, C. Mesaritakis, Univ. of Athens, Greece
High speed micro-LED arrays for navigation, imaging and communications
M. Strain, Univ. of Strathclyde, UK

Photonic Crystal lasers for Datacommunications
W. Whelan Curtin, Cork Inst. of Technology, Ireland


Laser Beam Control

A complete toolkit for control of vector states of light
A. Forbes, Univ. of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Vector vortex beams and cold atoms
S. Franke-Arnold, Univ. of Glasgow, UK
Correction of atmospheric effects on laser beams propagating through strong turbulence
S. Gładysz, Fraunhofer Inst. of Optronics, Germany
Adaptive correction of atmospheric distortions of image
V. Lukin, Inst. of Atmospheric Optics, Russia
Self-diffractive structures for light addressing and beam control
J. - M. Nunzi, Queen's Univ., Canada
Boosting a high-energy IR OPA for Attosecond Science with high-speed adaptive deformable lenses
S. Stagira, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Recent Progress in Adaptive Stuctured Light Communications
Ji. Wang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology, China
Two-photon absorption and its saturation in layered transition metal dichalcogenides
Ju. Wang, Shanghai Inst. of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS, China


Super-Intense Light Fields and Ultra-Fast Processes

Laser triggered radiation sources (from terahertz radiation to gamma-rays)
A.V. Brantov1, A.C.Kuratov2, M.G. Lobok2, Yu. M. Aliev1, A. Maksimchuk3, V.Yu. Bychenkov1,2; 1- Lebedev Physical Inst. RAS, 2 - Center of Fundamental and Applied Research (CFAR), VNIIA, ROSATOM, Russia, 3- Univ. of Michigan, USA
Laser acceleration of optimized electron and proton beams from low-density targets
V.Yu. Bychenkov, Lebedev Physical Inst. RAS, Center of Fundamental and Applied Research (CFAR), VNIIA, ROSATOM, Russia
Ion acceleration by ultra-intense lasers beyond 10^20 W/cm^2
J. Fuchs, LULI, CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Relativistic Optic using laser-controlled plasma mirrors
F. Quéré, A. Borot, Ph. Martin; CEA, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Saclay, France
Plasma optics using scale length control
D. Neely, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, STFC, Univ. of Strathclyde, UK
X-ray spectroscopy of relativistic laser-plasma interactions
S. Pikuz, Joint Inst. for High Temperatures of RAS
Plasma optimization for efficient gamma production at relativistic intensities
A.Savel'ev, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ., Russia
Effective ion acceleration in laser plasmas
S. Ter-Avetisyan, ELI-ALPS, Hungary
PW laser-driven bright ɣ-ray emission and dense positron production from diamondlike carbon foils
T.Yu, National University of Defense Technology, China


Lasers in Environmental Monitoring

Stand-off detection of explosives vapors and explosives traces  using lasers
S.M. Bobrovnikov, Inst. of Athmosphere Optics SB RAS, Russia
Subcarrier wave quantum networking for free space communications
A.V. Gleim1,3, S.M. Kynev1, V.I. Egorov1, V.V. Chistyakov1, K.A. Volkova1, A.B. Vasiliev1, A.V. Kozubov1, A.A. Gaidash1, I.Z. Latypov2, V.V. Vitkin1, S.A. Kolubin1, V.G. Bespalov1, A.A. Bobtsov1, S.A. Kozlov1, 1 - ITMO Univ., Russia; 2 - Kazan E. K. Zavoisky Physical -Technical Inst., Russia; 3 - Kazan Quantum Center KNITU-KAI, Russia
Potential of multiwavelength lidar measurements for characterization of aerosol microphysical properties
I.A. Veselovskii, Physics Instrumentation Center of General Physics Inst. RAS, Russia
Diode laser spectroscopy instrument design for in situ study of atmosphere near the Martian surface
I. I. Vinogradov, Space Research Inst. of RAS, Russia

Nonlinear Photonics: Fundamentals and Applications

Flat nonlinear optics with intersubband polaritonic metasurfaces
M. Belkin, The Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA
Exciton-polaritons, bistability and switching waves in organic photonics
B. Fainberg, Holon Inst. of Technology, Israel
Real-time measurements of transient nonlinear dynamics in optical fibers
G. Genty, Tampere Univ. Technology, Finland
Polarization control of terahertz radiation from two-color femtosecond gas breakdown plasma
O. Kosareva, Moscow State Univ., Russia
Light frequency conversion with resonant silicon-based nanoparticles
S. Makarov, ITMO Univ., Russia
Full characterisation in phase and amplitude of the Fermi Pasta Ulam recurence process in optical fibers
A. Mussot, Univ. Lille, France
Multi-dimensional synthetic photonic lattices
A. Sukhorukov, Australian National Univ., Australia
Spatiotemporal pulse shaping with multimode nonlinear guided waves
S. Wabnitz, Univ. Brescia, Italy


Optical Nanomaterials

Interband cascade lasers for applications in the near to mid infrared
A. Forchel, Univ. of Wurzburg, Germany
Growth and properties of SiC on Si
A. Osipov, Inst. of Problems of Mechanical Engineering RAS, Russia
Heterostructure barrier varactors for 1 THz range radiation sources
V. Ustinov, Ioffe Inst., Russia


Free Electron Lasers

Macromolecular Imaging using X-ray free-electron lasers
H. Chapman, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY / Universitat Hamburg, Germany
Non-equilibrium magnon dynamics during all-optical magnetic switching

H. Dürr, Linac Coherent Light Source, USA
Fine spectral structure and ultra-monochromatic tunable THz radiation of NovoFEL
V. Kubarev, Budker Inst. of Nuclear Physics SB RAS, Russia
Transport phenomena during laser induced magnetization dynamics
Jan Lüning, Lab. de Chimie Physique Matière et Rayonnement, France
Frontier research at FERMI
C. Masciovecchio, Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy
Burst-mode NOPA installation at the European XFEL – first user runs
M. Pergament, European XFEL GmbH, Germany
In-situ imaging and control of intense soft and hard X-ray FEL beams by fluorescent detectors with submicron resolution
S. Pikuz, Joint Inst. of High Temperature of RAS, Russia
Low-energy carrier dynamics in graphene and other 2D materials
S. Winnerl, ELBE, Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf, Germany


Nonlinear and quantum integrated optics

Flat-band states and image transmission in photonic lattices
Z. Chen, Nankai Univ., China, San Francisco State Univ., USA
Observation of super cavity solitons
M. Erkintalo, Univ. of Auckland New Zealand
Using microresonator-based frequency combs for long-haul coherent communications
A. Fülöp, Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Sweden
Hybrid quantum photonic integrated circuits
K. Joens, Applied Physics Department, KTH, Sweden
On-chip coherent photonic-phononic memory
B. Stiller, CUDOS - The Univ. of Sydney, Australia
Wavelength multiplexed hyperentanglement for high channel capacity quantum communication
S. Tanzilli, Inst. de Physique de Nice, CNRS, Univ. Côte d’Azur, France



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