NWP-2 †Physics of Extreme Light
Chairs
Andre Bandrauk, Universite de Sherbrooke Quebec, Canada
Gerard Mourou, Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquee, France
Alexander Sergeev, Institute of Applied Physics RAS, Russia

Program Committee

Andre Bandrauk, Universite de Sherbrooke Quebec, Canada
John Collier, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Efim Khazanov, Institute of Applied Physics RAS, Russia
Vladimir Krainov, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia
Ferenc Krausz, Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany
Wim Leemans, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Jonathan Marangos, Imperial College London, UK
Philippe Martin, Commisariat a lí Energie Atomique, France
Katsumi Midorikawa, RIKEN, Laser Technology Laboratory, Japan
Gerard Mourou, Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquee, France
Peter Mulser, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Alexander Sergeev, Institute of Applied Physics RAS, Russia
Anthony F. Starace, The University of Nebraska, USA
Toshiki Tajima, Advanced Photon Research Center, JAEA, Japan
Vladimir Tikhonchuk, Universite de Bordeaux I, France

Scientific Secretary

Mikhail Ryabikin
Institute of Applied Physics RAS
46 Ulyanov Str., 603950 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Tel: + 7 (831) 4164953, Fax: +7 (831) 4363792
e-mail: mike@ufp.appl.sci-nnov.ru

Conference scope

  • Generation of laser radiation with extreme characteristics
  • Fundamental atomic and plasma processes in high-intensity optical fields
  • Extreme states of matter
  • Attosecond physics
  • Application of superstrong laser fields

Invited Talks

Alexander Andreev
Vavilov State Optical Institute, St.Petersburg, Russia
Laser ion acceleration from MLT
Nikolay Andreev
Joint Institute for High Temperatures RAS, Russia
Superstrong plasma fields and radiation under
the action of short intense laser pulses

Andre Bandrauk
Universite de Sherbrooke Quebec, Canada
Molecules in intense laser fields - femto to attosecond dynamics

Valery Bychenkov
P.N.Lebedev Physics Institute RAS, Russia
High-quality laser-triggered particle beams
Zenghu Chang
Kansas State University, USA
Generation of attosecond pulses with double optical gating
Dimitrios Charalambidis
University of Crete, Greece
Intense, table-top, sub-fs radiation sources. Current status and future
perspectives
Luke Chipperfield
Imperial College London, UK
Coherent control of electron trajectories in strong fields
Alexander Fedotov
Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Russia
Elementary quantum processes in a focused intense laser field
Manuel Hegelich
Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
GeV-class ion acceleration driven by ultrahigh intensity lasers
Joachim Hein
Institut fur Optik und Quantenelektronik, Jena, Germany
"POLARIS - a diode-pumped multi-joule femtosecond laser system"
Malte C. Kaluza
Institute of Optics and Quantum Electronics, Jena, Germany
Direct Measurement of Laser-Generated Magnetic-Field Structures in
Underdense Plasma
Arkady Kim
Institute of Applied Physics RAS, Russia
Fast particle acceleration at ultraintense laser interactions with structured targets

Joern Manz
Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Quantum simulations for the effects of circularly polarized laser pulses in molecules and atoms: nuclear pseudorotations, electric ring currents, and ultrastrong induced magnetic fields

Gerard Mourou
Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquee, France
Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI)

Carsten Mueller
Max-Planck Inst., Heidelberg, Germany
Particle and nuclear physics with exotic atoms in
superintense laser fields

David Neely
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Laser ion acceleration scaling in the relativistic region

Didier Normand
CEA, Saclay, France
Ultra-high contrast experiments at ultra-high intensity

Antonino Di Piazza
Max-Planck Inst., Heidelberg, Germany
QED effects in super strong laser beams

Alexander Pukhov
University of Dusseldorf, Institut fuer Theoretische Physik I, Germany
High harmonics and attosecond pulses in relativistic regime
Ulf Saalmann
Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik Komplexer Systeme, Dresden, Germany
Intense laser-cluster interaction: Mechanisms of ion and electron acceleration

Anthony Starace
University of Nebraska,USA
Attosecond pulse carrier-envelope phase effects on ionized electron momentum and energy distributions

  Suren Sukiasyan
Ottawa University/SIMS NRC Ottawa, Canada
Multi-electron excitations in high harmonic generation
  Ken Taylor
Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Strong-field double ionization and scaling laws

Vladimir Tikhonchuk
Universite de Bordeaux I, France
Ion acceleration and hole boring in dense plasma with ultraintense
laser pulses

Joachim Ullrich
Max-Planck-Inst., Heidelberg, Germany
Free electron lasers: ultra-brilliant light for science

Aart Verhoef
TU Vienna, Photonics Institute, Austria
Optical mapping of attosecond ionization dynamics by few-cycle light pulses
Zhizhan Xu
Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China
Progress in petawatt laser development and high field physics
research at SIOM
Vladislav Yakovlev
Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany
The generation and characterisation of isolated sub-100-attosecond pulses

Kaoru Yamanouchi
Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Ultrafast hydrogen migration in hydrocarbon molecules in intense laser† fields