Invited Talks

Solid-State Lasers

High-efficiency repetitively-pulsed 2.3-3.2
μm lasers based on Cr2+-doped single-crystalline or polycrystalline chalcogenides with low-quantum-defect pumping
O. Antipov, Nizhny Novgorod State Univ.,Russia

Burst-mode fiber lasers
Ö. Ilday, Bilkent Univ., Turkey

Wide-angle NOPCPA: towards single-cycle 100PW laser
J. Kawanaka, Osaka Univ., Japan

Thin-Disk regens and parametric amplifiers
P. Kroetz, TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co. KG, Germany

Near-infrared femtosecond direct laser written waveguide lasers
P. Loiko, CIMAP, Univ. de Caen, France

A high-average-power, 1.5/3.2-µm OPCPA driver for a high-flux soft X-ray beamline and attosecond strong-field spectroscopy
M. Mero, MBI, Germany

"Vilnius OPCPA scheme" and progress on the way to 15 TW, CEP-stable sub-6.5fs SYLOS-2 system
A. Michailovas, EKSPLA, Lithuania

16 TW, sub-5-fs optical parametric synthesizer for attosecond and laser-plasma physics
L. Veisz, Umea, Sweden

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

Experimental and Theoretical Studies of the Diode Pumped Alkali Lasers
B. Barmashenko, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Israel

Coherent beam combination of an DPSSL using a solid state stimulated Brillouin scattering phase conjugate mirrors
H.J. Kong, Korea Advanced Inst. of Science and Technology (KAIST),
Republic of Korea

A new approach for terahertz gas lasers
J.-F. Lampin, Inst. of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, Lille Univ., France

40 TW laser system in the visible spectrum range
V.F. Losev, Inst. of High Current Electronics SB RAS, Russia

High-power ultrafast thin-disk lasers for Terahertz science
C. Saraceno, Ruhr Univ. Bochum, Germany

Laser technologies for interferometric gravitational wave detectors developed by IAP RAS
A.V. Starobor, Inst. of Applied Physics RAS, Russia

Semiconductor Lasers, Materials and Applications

Advances in III-V/Si photonic integration technology
M. Guina, Tampere Technical Univ., Finland

Choosing the best laser for Brillouin spectroscopy and microscopy applications
I. Kabakova, Univ. of Technology Sydney, Australia

Revival of laser materials with new pump diodes
B. Resan, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW), Switzerland

Amplified spontaneous emission and lasing in 2D perovskite films
F. So, North Carolina State Univ., USA

VCSEL packaging in flexible carriers for interconnects, sensing and imaging
G. Van Steenberge, Gent Univ., Belgium

Mid IR silicon based lasers for spectroscopy
W. Whelan Curtin, Cork Inst. of Technology, Ireland

Laser Beam Control

Two-photon vision: seeing with invisible radiation
P. Artal, Univ. of Murcia, Spain

Liquid crystal technology for dynamic beam control by spin-orbit coupling
E. Brasselet, CNRS, Univ. of Bordeaux, France

Ultrashort pulse lasers applied to vision
Ch. Schwarz, Univ. Hospital Tübingen, Germany

Underwater laser beam propagation, characterization of oceanic turbulence and possibilities of its compensation
S. Gładysz, Fraunhofer Inst. of Optronics, Germany

Controlling light's OAM for telecommunications
J. Wang, Wuhan National Lab. for Optoelectronics, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology, China

Super-Intense Light Fields and Ultra-Fast Processes

Laser-triggered generation of charge wave and related phenomena
A. Brantov, V.Bychenkov, Lebedev Phisical Inst. RAS, Russia

Enhancing and single-shot measuring the temporal contrast of ultraintense laser pulses
Jun Liu, Shanghai Inst. of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China

Collective absorption of laser radiation in plasma at sub-relativistic intensities
V. Tikhonchuk, CELIA, France

Collimated electron bunches from relativistic laser solid interaction
A. Savel’ev, Moscow State Univ., Russia

Lasers and Systems for Imaging, Green Photonics and Sustainability

Lidar profiling of biological targets
M. Brydegaard, Lund Univ., Sweden

Diode-Pumped Alexandrite lasers for space-borne atmospheric and vegetation lidar
M. Damzen, Imperial College London, UK

Effects of focused NIR lasers on cell behavior and cell membrane
R. A. Foucat, CFATA - UNAM Campus Juriquilla, México

High-throughput live imaging using Light sheet microscopy
E. Gualda, ICFO, Spain

Multi-species emitters and differential absorption Lidars for green-house gases monitoring
M. Raybaut, Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA), France

Bringing people together the light sheet way
E. G. Reynaud, Univ. College Dublin, Ireland

On the spectroscopic properties of plants and the assignment of Vegetation Indices to specific crops
E. Solarte, Univ. del Valle, Colombia

Free Electron Lasers

Nanoscale dynamics probed by extreme ultraviolet transient gratings
F. Bencivenga, Elettra-Sincrotrone, Italy

Optical magnetic skyrmion nucleation and nonlinearity in X-ray-matter
S. Eisebitt, Max-Born-Inst., Germany

HIgh-resolution X-ray phase-contrast imaging of plasma hydrodynamics
phenomena with XFEL probe
S. Pikuz, Joint Inst. for High Temperature RAS, Russia

Ultrafast dynamics of spatial magnetic fluctuations in Co/Pt
multilayers studied at European XFEL
I. Pronin, ITMO Univ., Ioffe Inst. RAS, Russia

Nonlinear Photonics: Fundamentals and Applications

Light beam and soliton dynamics in quadratically nonlinear waveguides with gain and loss
F. Abdullaev, Physical-Technical Inst., Uzbekistan

Self-induced transparency mode-locking: towards to single-cycle pulses
R. Arkhipov, St.-Petersburg State Univ., Russia

Dirac-like photonic lattices: from pseudospin to topology
Zh. Chen, Tianjin, China

Wave Complexity and Computing
C. Conti, Univ. Roma, Italy

Advances in THz generation by nonlinear metasurfaces
T. Ellenbogen, Tel Aviv, Israel

Addressing chaos: observation and manipulation of chimera-like states in driven resonators
M. Erkintalo, The Univ. of Auckland, New Zealand

Integrated optical neurophotonic chip for universal computing
A. Fratalocchi, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Giant Kerr nonlinearity, slow-light bullets & vortices, and their active manipulation in Rydberg atomic gases
G. Huang, East China Normal Univ., China

The nonlinearity of the refractive index of condensed matter in the terahertz spectral range.
S. Kozlov, ITMO Univ., Russia

Geometric Phase and Nonlinear Photonic Metasurface
G. Li, Shenzhen, China

Transformation of the orbital and spin parts of the angular momentum of laser beams in the course of their interaction in nonlinear gyrotropic media in the framework of classical electrodynamics
V. Makarov, Moscow State Univ., Russia

Optical Wave Turbulence
S. Nazarenko, Univ. Cote D’Azur, Nice, France

Nonlinear optical interactions of topological plasmons in graphene metasurfaces
N.C. Panoiu, Univ. College London, UK

Tailored light generation in nonlinear metasurfaces
T. Pertsch, Univ. Jena, Germany

Terahertz photonics of dense medium: from gas to liquid
A. Shkurinov, Moscow State Univ., Russia

A journey from the Kerr to Chi_2 frequency combs in microresonators
D. Skryabin, Univ. Bath, UK

Nonlinear stage of modulational instability: towards global understanding
S. Trillo, Ferrara, Italy

Topological solitons in lasers and laser media with saturable absorption
N. Veretenov, Ioffe Inst., Russia

Symmetry breaking of solitons in parity-time-symmetric optical systems
J. Yang, Univ. of Vermont, USA

Multidecade supercontinua driven by ultrashort pulses in the mid-infrared
A. Zheltikov, Moscow State Univ., Russia

New nonlinear multimode fiber phenomena
M. Zitelli, Sapienza Univ. di Roma, Italy

Optical Nanomaterials

Nanowire photovoltaics
A. Fontcuberta i Morral, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland

Nanostructures for the manipulation of THz radiation
A. Gallant, Durham Univ., UK

HVPE growth of III-V and III-N nanowires
E. Gil, Inst. Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Nonlinear and Quantum Integrated Optics

Nonlinear self-guiding in biological suspensions
Z. Chen, San Francisco State Univ., USA

Generation and manipulation of high dimensional quantum states of light with AlGaAs chips
S. Ducci, Univ. Paris Diderot, France

Chasing Dissipative Light-Bullets in Vertical External-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers
M. Giudici, Univ. Côte d'Azur, Inst. de Physique de Nice, France

Nonlinear dielectric metasurfaces for imaging and quantum applications
D. Neshev, Australian National Univ., Australia

Silicon core fibres for integrated nonlinear photonics
A. Peacock, Univ. Southampton, UK

Quadratic optical frequency combs: towards a new platform for multi-octave microcombs
S. Wabnitz, Sapienza Univ. di Roma, Italy

6th International Symposium on Lasers in Medicine and Biophotonics

Photodiagnosis and Targeted Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma
H. Abrahamse, Laser Research Center, Univ. of Johannesburg, South Africa

Infrared fluorescence diagnosis in surgery and oncology
A.L. Akopov, G.V. Papayan, A.A.Il’in, Pavlov First Saint-Petersburg State Medical Univ., Russia

Screening of photoactive nanoparticles in stroma-rich co-culture multicellular tumor spheroids
L. Bezdetnaya-Bolotine, Research Center for Automatic Control of Nancy (CRAN, Lorraine Univ.), Lorraine Inst. of Oncology, France

Probing of Red Blood Cell Dynamics using Optical Trap combined with Micro-Raman Spectroscopy
S. Chidangil, Centre of Excellence for Biophotonics, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Deep UV biosensing
V.P. Drachev, Skolkovo Inst. of Science and technology, Russia; Univ. of North Texas, USA

Time-resolved microscopy and photo-mechanical action on bio-related objects
G. Ferrini, Interdisciplinary Laboratories for Advanced Materials Physics (I-LAMP) & Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica, Univ. Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Photodynamic therapy in the combined treatment of breast cancer intradermal metastases
Gelfond M., Kondratiev S., Tkachenko E., Semiglazov V., Semiglazova T., Ivanov V., Usova K., Brish N., N.N. Petrov National Medical Research Center of Oncology of the Ministry of Health, St. Petersburg, Russia

New photodynamic therapy with next-generation sugar conjugated photosensitizers
H. Kataoka, Nagoya City Univ. Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Japan

Thulium-doped fiber lasers with direct pumping. Medical perspectives
A.A. Kolegov, Russian Federal Nuclear Center — Zababakhin All—Russia Research Inst. of technical Physics, Russia

Comparison of oxygen activation by visible and dark red laser radiation in pigment-free aerated solvents. Results of photochemical and luminescence studies
A.A. Krasnovsky, Federal Center for Biotechnology, A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Russia

Assessing tissue mechanical properties with Optical Coherence Elastography and Brillouin Spectroscopy
K. Larin, Univ. of Houston, USA

In vivo dynamic analysis of mammalian preimplantation development with functional optical coherence tomography
I. Larina, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA

High-efficient DFG of fiber lasers radiation in the spectral region of 3um for soft tissue ablation
I.A. Larionov, NTO IRE-Polus, Russia

Tracking stem cells with gold nanostars
M. Leahy, Ireland

Update on the Ruthenium coordination complex based photosensitizer TLD1433 in phase I and II clinical trials for Non-muscle invasive Bladder Cancer
L. Lilge, M. Roufaiel, A. Mandel, G. Kulkani, M. Jewett, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Univ. of Toronto, Canada

New instrumental and methodological approaches to the PD and PDT of tumor and inflammatory diseases
V.B. Loschenov, Prokhorov General Physics Inst. RAS, Russia

Optical study of RBCs and platelets correction in arterial hypertension
A. Lugovtsov, Moscow State Univ., Russia

Optical differentiation of glucose diffusion in human normal and pathological kidney
L. Oliveira, Portugal

Isolation and characterization of the elementary particles of detonation nanodiamond
E. Ōsawa, Toyohashi Univ. Technol., Nano Carbon Research Inst., Ltd, Asama Research Extension Center, Shinshu Univ., Japan

Visible Light Sensitized Bactericidal Structures Based on Titania Nanoparticles and Quantum Dots
A.O. Orlova, ITMO Univ., Russia

Breast cancer diagnostics using optical Fourier Holography with thin films of Bacteriorhodopsin
D. V. G. L. N. Rao, Univ. of Massachusetts Boston, USA

Mechanisms of shungite nanocarbon interactions with biological molecules
N.N. Rozhkova, Federal Research Center “Karelian Research Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences”, Russia

Advanced luminescence lifetime imaging for metabolic FLIM and oxygen PLIM
A. Rück, Univ. Ulm, Germany

Multi-modal imaging in live cell microscopy
H. Schneckenburger, Aalen Univ., Germany

High resolution fluorescence imaging of a 3D human stem cell-derived skin-neuro-muscle model - applications in development of new therapeutics
Y. Shi, CEO of Axol Ltd, UK

Laser optics in hemorheology and its clinical applications
S. Shin, Korea Univ., Korea

Exploring tumor-stroma interactions using combined autofluorescence and SHG imaging
M.V. Shirmanova. Privolzhsky Research Medical Univ., Russia

On the origin of NIR fluorescence in biotissues
E.A. Shirshin, Moscow State Univ., Russia

Immunological Aspects of Photodynamic Therapy
R.Steiner, Inst. of Laser Technologies in Medicine and Metrology at the Univ. of Ulm, Germany

Photoswitchable capsule for cell tracking
G.B. Sukhorukov, Queen Mary Univ. of London, UK

Investigation of anisotropic relaxation in excited biomolecules in the pico- and subpicosecond time domain
O.S. Vasyutinskii, Ioffe Inst. RAS, Russia

Multiphoton microscopy of oxygen
S.A. Vinogradov, Medicine Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA

In vivo deep-tissue photo-therapy based on gold nanobipyramids
J. Wang, Shanghai Inst. of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS)

Overcoming the Abbe diffraction limit in THz spectroscopy and imaging of soft biological tissues
K.I. Zaytsev, BMSTU / Prokhorov GPI RAS, Russia