Laser sources constitute an advanced and advantageous tool for processing of materials at the micro and nanoscale. This Symposium constitutes a discussion forum for the capabilities of control of the spatial and temporal scale of the laser-material interactions, a key element for the wide spread of lasers in fundamental micro/nano-science and in applications ranging from materials fabrication and analysis to photonics, sensing and biomedicine.
The field of laser materials interactions has experienced a progressive and substantial advance in the last few years with the widespread use of new laser sources providing ultrahigh intensity and short pulses (in the femtosecond regime and beyond) and the advent of sources of X-ray laser radiation in free electron lasers. Due to this progress, new opportunities are arising for laser based processing and fabrication of materials and for analysis and diagnostics, and new applications in the areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology, photonics, biology, medicine, and sensing, among others, are being developed.
The symposium on "Laser Materials Interactions for Micro and Nano Applications" will address the current state of the art on the fundamental mechanisms of the laser material interactions and will present the latest achievements in advanced laser processing, diagnostics and analysis, exploiting the new capabilities of current laser sources (ultrashort pulses, temporal shaping) and the enhancement effects that arise in the presence of nanostructures. Finally, forefront applications of laser processing in the domains of plasmonics, nanophotonics, biophotonics and others will be tackled.
Due to the inherent interdisciplinary character of the proposed Symposium, a broad range of topics will be covered to bridge the gap and facilitate the discussion between laser and material scientists and researchers from life sciences areas. Young researchers will be strongly encouraged to contribute to the traditionally very active scientific discussions in the oral and poster sessions. .
Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:
- New laser sources for processing and diagnostics including ultrashort few cycle pulses and free electron laser radiation.
- Shaped laser pulses for processing, fabrication and analysis.
- Plasmonics and near field effects for laser micro and nanoprocessing.
- 2D/3D nanofabrication with advanced laser techniques including Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD), Laser Induced Forward Transfer (LIFT), Laser Induced Surface Periodic Structuring (LIPSS), Matrix-Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation (MAPLE), laser generation of nanoparticles, multiple photon polymerization and others.
- Deposition of thin films and coatings of functional materials for solar and display technologies, and for devices and heterostructures in spintronics, multiferroics, magnetism and optoelectronics.
- Laser nanofabrication of soft matter.
- Applications in Nanophotonics and Biophotonics.
- Laser ablation for chemical analysis.
- Fundamentals and modeling of laser materials interactions.
Confirmed list of invited speakers:
- Craig Arnold, Princeton University, USA
- Michael Ashfold, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
- Atanassia Athnassiou, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy
- Thomas Baumert, University of Kassel, Germany
- Ana Paola Caricato, University of Salento, Italy
- Kishan Dholakia, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, UK
- Matthias Kling, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany
- Michel Meunier, Department of Engineering Physics, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
- Baerbel Rethfeld, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
- Aline Rougier, ICMCB, Pessac, France
- Vassilia Zorba, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA
- Craig B. Arnold, Princeton University, USA
- Chantal Boulmer-Leborgne, GREMI, Université d'Orléans, France
- Corinne Champeaux, SPCTS UMR 6638, Université de Limoges / CNRS, France
- George Dinescu, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics (INFLPR), Bucharest, Romania
- Maria Dinescu, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, (INFLPR), Bucharest, Romania
- Robert Eason, University of Southampton, UK
- Qiang (Charles) Feng, Univ. of Science and Technology Beijing, China
- Hiroshi Fukumura, Tohoku University Sendai, Japan
- Florence Garellie, Université Jean Monet Saint Etienne, France
- Hanns-Ulrich Habermeier , MPI Stuttgart, Germany
- Jörg Krüger, BAM Berlin, Germany
- Thomas Lippert, PSI Willigen, Switzerland
- Magdalena Nistor, National Institute for Laser, Plasma & Radiation Physics (INFLPR), Bucharest, Romania
- Paolo Maria Ossi, Dipartimento di Energia, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Stefano Orlando, CNR-IMPI/PZ, Italy
- Jacques Perrière, Université Paris VI, France
- Nini Pryds, Risø National Laboratory, Denmark
- Javier Solis, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid, Spain
- Ioanna Zergioti, NTU Athens, Greece
- Klaus Zimmer, Leibniz-Institute of Surface modification, Leipzig, Germany
Publication of proceedings:
The papers of this symposium will be published in Applied Surface Science
Instituto de Química Física Rocasolano
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Advanced Technology Institute
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University of Vienna
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University of Orléans - CNRS GREMI
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Gerard O' Connor
National University of Ireland Galway
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