Ultrafast Phenomena (UP) (UP 2002)

Venue: Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Location: Vancouver, British of Columbia,

Event Date/Time: May 12, 2002 End Date/Time: May 17, 2002
Early Registration Date: Apr 17, 2002
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 07, 2002
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The 2002 Ultrafast Phenomena Conference will be the thirteenth in a series on advances in research on ultrafast science and technology. This meeting is widely recognized as the major international forum for the discussion of new work in this rapidly moving field.

The 2002 conference will bring together a multidisciplinary group sharing a common interest in the generation of ultrashort pulses in the picosecond, femtosecond and attosecond regimes and their applications to studies of ultrafast phenomena in physics, chemistry, biology, material science and electronics. In addition, submissions involving real world applications of ultrafast technology are encouraged. A tabletop exhibit featuring leading companies will be held in conjunction with the meeting.

Topics to be Considered;

1.Generation and measurement
New sources, new wavelength regimes, nonlinear frequency conversion techniques, amplifiers, attosecond pulse generation, pulse shaping, pulse diagnostics and measurement techniques.

2. Physics
High intensity physics, X-ray and plasma physics, kinetics of nonequilibrium processes, quantum confinement, coherent transients, nonlinear pulse propagation, solitons, novel ultrafast spectroscopic techniques.

3. Chemistry
Vibrational and conformational dynamics, energy transfer, kinetics of laser-induced chemistry, proton and electron transfer, solvation dynamics, wavepacket motion and coherent control of reactions.

4. Biology
Ultrafast processes in photosynthesis, vision, heme proteins, photoisomerization in chromoproteins, wavepacket motion, medical applications.

5. Electronics & Optoelectronics
Photoconductivity, generation, propagation and detection of ultrafast electrical signals, terhertz radiation, electro-optical sampling, detectors.

6. Applications
Real world applications of ultrafast technology, including ultrafast near-field and nonlinear optics, high speed communication, micromachining, frequency standards and more.