Plenary talks

Invited talks
  1. Laser – matter interaction and processing technologies
  2. Biophotonics
  3. Laser systems and materials
  4. Fiber Lasers
  5. Laser diagnostics and spectroscopy
  6. Non-linear optics
  7. THz sources and applications
  8. Photoacoustics
  9. Micro- and Nanophotonics devices
Laser synthesis of nano-carbon structures
Yongfeng Lu, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

Dynamics of femtosecond laser interaction with dielectrics and towards semi-conductors

Marc Sentis, CNRS – Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France

Rare earth ion doped crystalline bulk and waveguide lasers in the visible and near infrared spectral range
Günter Huber, Universität Hamburg, Germany

Picosecond Laser Ultrasonics: Achievements and Perspectives
Vitalyi E. Gusev, CNRS-Université du Maine, Le Mans, France

Mechanism of femtosecond laser nanoablation for metals
Masaki Hashida, Kyoto University, Japan

Ultrafast solid-state laser oscillators
Ursula Keller, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Small is beautiful? Challenges in micro- and nano-optics
Hans Peter Herzig, EPFL, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Coherent THz Spectroscopy and Imaging
Thomas Feurer, Universität Bern, Switzerland

Fiber designs and signal modulation approaches for SBS migitation in high-power
optical fibers
William Torruellas, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

Laser Processing of Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP)
Rudolf Weber, Universität Stuttgart, Germany

Laser in synthesis, micro and nanofabrication of diamond materials
Vitaly I. Konov, Natural Sciences Center, GPI, Moscow, Russia

Contact Laser-Ultrasonic Evaluation
Alexander A. Karabutov, International Laser Center, MSU, Moscow, Russia


Laser – matter interaction and processing technologies

Construction of microfluidic biochips with enhanced functionalities using 3D femtosecond laser direct writing
Ya Cheng, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China

Ultrafast laser induced nanostructures in silicate glasses
Razvan Stoian, Université Jean MONNET, Laboratoire Hubert Curien CNRS UMR 5516, St Etienne, France

Laser generation of nanoparticles and nanoparticles arrays
Boris N. Chichkov, Institut für Quantenoptik, Leibniz Universität Hannover und
Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. Hannover, Germany

Ultra-short laser ablation-based synthesis of colloidal nanomaterials
Andrey Kabashin, Laboratoire Lasers Plasmas et Procédés Photoniques, UMR 6182 CNRS - Université de la Méditerranée Campus de Luminy, 13288 Marseille, France

Shock laser treatment of metal surface
V.P.Veiko, St.Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics & Optics St.Petersburg, Russia

Thin films growth
by soft pulsed laser technologies for applications in drug delivery, implant coating and biosensing
Ion N. Mihailescu, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics Lasers Department, "Laser-Surface-Plasma Interactions" Laboratory, Romania

Laser microprinting of transparent and weakly absorbing solutions
Pere Serra, Universitat de Barcelona, Applied Physics and Optics, Martí i Franquès 1, Barcelona – 08028, Spain

Laser based processes for thin film deposition
Thomas Lippert, Departement of General Energy Research, Paul Schärer Institute PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland

Selective Ablation in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin-film solar cells – analysis of
different process regimes at sub-picosecond to nanosecond pulse

Andreas Burn, Institute of Applied Laser Photonic and Surface Technology, Bern University of Applied Science, Burgdorf, Switzerland

Picosecond lasers in structuring of thin films for photovoltaics
Gediminas Račiukaitis, Laboratory for Applied Research, Vilnius, Lithuania

Laser-driven material dynamics studied with femtosecond x-ray pulses
Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten, Faculty of Physics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Lotharstraße 1, 47048 Duisburg, Germany

Development of surface acoustic wave sensor platforms utilizing laser based methods
Maria Dinescu, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, 077125 Magurele, Romania

GREEN MIX – The solution for reliable copper welding
Christoph Ruettimann, Rofin-Lasag AG, Thun, Switzerland



Laser-induced nanoparticle delivery and impact on cells and tissues
Valery V. Tuchin, Saratov State University, Institute of Precise Mechanics and Control RAS, Russia; and University of Oulu, Finland

Endogenous and exogenous fluorescence of biological tissues for clinical applications
Ekaterina Borisova, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

Spectroscopic properties of diamond nanoparticles for imaging and delivery tracking in-vivo: from cell to organism
Elena V. Perevedentseva, Physics Dept., National Dong-Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan

Laser-assisted microscopy for tumour cell recognition
Herbert Schneckenburger, Hochschule Aalen, Beethovenstr. 1, 73430 Aalen, Germany

Laser induced conformational partitioning of kindling fluorescent protein
Alexander P. Savitsky, A.N.Bach Institute of Biochemistry of RAS, Moscow, Russia

Laser photochemistry of molecular oxygen. Application to studies of oxygen absorption spectroscopy in systems of chemical and biological importance.
Alexander A. Krasnovsky,  A.N.Bach Institute of Biochemistry of RAS, Moscow, Russia

Laser embryology: application of advance laser technologies for micromanipulation and diagnostics of functional state of early mammalian embryos
Artashes V. Karmenyan, Institute of Biohotonics Engeneering, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

Assessing biomechanical properties of ocular tissues with phase-sensitive Optical Coherence Elastography
Kirill Larin, Houston University, USA

Imaging and analysis of developmental abnormalities in mouse embryos using OCT
Irina Larina, Houston University, USA

Swept source and broadband laser in optical coherence tomography
Christoph Meier, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Biel, Switzerland

Broadening the functionality of laser ektacytometry
Alexander Priezzhev, MSU, Moscow, Russia

Photonic-force microscopy based on optical tweezers for biophysical applications
Andrei Fedyanin, MSU, Moscow, Russia

Laser-based Methods for Microvascular Imaging in Humans
Martin Leahy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Near infrared spectrophotometry and imaging to study the brain: an overview and Outlook
Martin Wolf, Universitätsspital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland


Laser systems and materials

Spectroscopic studies of Cr4+ doped LiGaSiO4 nano-glass-ceramics and of the Cr-Li-Ga-Si-O precursors
K.A. Subbotin, Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia

Self-Q-switched Cr,Nd:ReVO4 (Re=Gd, Y) lasers
Haohai Yu, Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics, Berlin, Germany

Role of dispersion management and recovery of saturable absorber on vector soliton interaction
Oleg G. Okhotnikov, Optoelectronics Research Centre Tampere University of Technology Tampere, Finland

Spectroscopic and laser properties of novel tellurite, germanate and vanadate materials
Billy Richards, Institute for Materials Research, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

The concept of construction of the megajoule laser installation
Sergey G. Garanin, Russian Federal Nuclear Center (VNIIEF), Sarov, Nizhnii Novgorod region, Russia

Fabrication, operation, and applications of efficient dielectric waveguide lasers
Markus Pollnau, Integrated Optical MicroSystems group, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Diode Pumped Alkali Lasers
Boris Zhdanov, US Air Force Academy, Lasers and Optics Research Center, USA

Bi doped bulk glasses and optical fibers. Specificities of spectroscopic properties
Boris Denker, Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia

Laser sources for sheet metal cutting and its perspectives
Oliver Bühler, Bystronic AG, Niederönz, Switzerland


Fiber Lasers

Femtosecond fiber-based MOPA – current status and future prospects for industrial applications in cold-ablation micromachining
Kurt Weingarten, Time-Bandwidth, Zurich, Switzerland

High power lasers and effective optical amplifiers based on Bi-doped fibers.

I.A. Bufetov, Fiber Optics Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Process developments and applications around the powder in tube technique
Jean-Louis Auguste, Laboratoire Xlim, Limoges Cedex, France

Powder technology and innovative fiber design enable a new generation of high-power single-mode-fiber laser sources
Philippe Roy, Chargé de recherche CNRS, Limoges Cedex, France

Multi-stage ytterbium fiber-amplifier seeded by a gain-switched laser-diode
Manuel Ryser, University of Bern, Switzerland


Laser diagnostics and spectroscopy

Raman structural study of random copolymers of olefins
Gulnara Nikolaeva, Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia

Laser diagnostics of silicon nanowire arrays
Leonid A. Golovan, Physics Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University Russia

Measuring optical properties on rough and liquid metal surfaces
Marc Schmid, Institute of Applied Laser Photonic and Surface Technology, Bern University of Applied Science, Burgdorf, Switzerland


Non-linear optics

Nonlinear optical interaction of polarization singularities in isotropic gyrotropic medium
I.A. Perezhogin, Physics Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Angle-domain spectroscopy of one-dimensionally inhomogeneous nonlinear media
V.A. Makarov, International Laser Center, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

CARS diagnostics of near-critical fluid in small mesopores
V.G. Arakcheev, Physics Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

The resonance fluorescence spectra of N two-level quantum systems located around the spherical nanoantenna
Yu.V.Vladimirova, Physics Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Ultrafast thin disk lasers for intralaser extreme nonlinear optics
Thomas Südmeyer, Time and Frequency Laboratory Physics Departement, University of Neuchâtel, Ave. de Bellevaux 51, CH-2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Frequency Combs in the Extreme Ultraviolet
Arman Cingöz, JILA, National Institute of Standards and Technology,  University of Colorado Department of Physics, University of Colorado, USA


THz sources and applications

The influence of hydrogen bonding and interaction on the terahertz and Raman
spectra of complex molecules and nano structures
Alexander Shkurinov, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

The study of surface plasmons at the Novosibirskterahertz FEL: methods and results
Boris Knyazev, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia

Development of the methods of control of radiation structure of THz Quantum Cascade Lasers
Ekaterina Orlova, Institute for Physics of Microstructures RAS, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia

Fishnet metamaterials for the terahertz range
Jean-Louis Coutaz, University of Savoie, France

High resulution THz investigations devoted to trace gas analysis
Gaël Mouret, University of Lettoral, Dunkerque, France

Highly efficient sources of THz radiation: investigation and development
A.N. Stepanov, Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Ultrashort megavoltage thz pulses for visualization of remote objects: fundamentals and practical realization
Sergey Garnov, Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia



Photoacoustic tomography with correction for speed of sound inhomogeneities
Srirang Manohar, University of Twente, Netherlands

Cell trapping with photoacoustic readout: preliminary studies on molecularly targeted circulating tumor cells
Chen-Wei Wei, University of Washington, USA

Multispectral optoacoustic tomography - volumetric color hearing in real time
Daniel Razansky, Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging, Munich, Germany,

Coupling selective reactions and signal enhancement in disperse solutions for the analysis of technological and biomedical samples by photothermal spectroscopy
Mikhail Proskurnin, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Photothermal diffuse reflectance spectroscopy
Julien Rey, Institute for Quantum ElectronicsZurich, Switzerland

Clinical tests of laser optoacoustic monitoring systems in critically illpatients
Rinat Esenaliev, University of Texas Medical Branch,Galveston, Texas, USA

Laser Generated Focused Ultrasound and Detection of Ultrasound using Microring Resonators
L. Jay Guo, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
The University of Michigan

Photoacoustic section imaging with integrating detectors
Gunter Paltauf, University of Graz, Austria

Clutter elimination in deep epiphotoacoustic imaging
Michael Jaeger, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Signal-to-noise optimization of correlation photoacoustic (radar) imaging through optical modulation “waveform engineering”
Andreas Mandelis, University of Toronto, Canada

Micro- and Nanophotonics devices

E-beam fabricated optical nanostructures
E. B. Kley, Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, Germany

MOEMS and micro-optical components for optics and time-frequency
Christophe Gorecki, Université de Franche-Comté - (UFC), France

Photothermal modulation of a silicon ring resonator using the semiconductor-to-metal transition in VO2
Richard Haglund, Vanderbilt University, USA