Ultrafast Optics 2013

Registration Desk opening hours:

Saturday, 2nd            15h-19h

Sunday, 3rd           14h-19h

Monday, 4th           7h00-12h30 / 13h-19h00

Tuesday, 5th          7h30-13h30 / 18h00-20h00

Wednesday, 6th     7h30-13h30

Thursday, 7th         7h30-12h00

Friday, 8th               8h00-13h30 


The detailed Programme of the Ultrafast Optics Conference 2013 is now available for download.
               ufo program

March 2-8, 2013
Davos Congress Centre, Switzerland

The international Ultrafast Optics Conference was first held in 1997 in Monterey, USA, and has been held on a biennial basis ever since, gathering together usually over 150 scientists and physics professionals from around the world.

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together both the users and/or developers of ultrafast optical technology with the specific goal of discussing the technology itself, i.e., to report on the state of the art with respect to generation, amplification and measurement of ultrafast optical pulses.


The list of Ultrafast Optics 2013 invited speakers includes:

Short course presentations


Ursula KellerETH Zurich, Switzerland

"SESAM-modelocked solid-state lasers"

(Saturday, March 2, 2013, 16:00 - 19:30)


John Dudley, Institut FEMTO-ST, France

"Fiber supercontinuum generation: Physics and applications"

(Sunday, March 3, 2013, 16:00 - 19:30)

Keynote presentations


Robert L. ByerStanford University, USA

"Laser driven accelerators and the path to attosecond X-ray lasers"

(Monday, March 4, 2013, 8:15 - 9:00)


Jens LimpertUniversity Jena, Germany

"High repetition rate ultrafast fiber lasers and their use in high-field science"

(Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 8:15 - 9:00) 


Mauro Nisoli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

"From atoms to biomolecules: advances in attosecond science"

(Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 8:15 - 9:00)


Andrius BaltuskaTU Wien, Austria

"Development and applications of strong-field MID-IR lasers"

(Thursday, March 7, 2013, 8:15 - 9:00)

The scope of the Ultrafast Optics 2013 conference includes:

  • Generation of atto-, femto- and picosecond optical pulses
    from lasers
  • Parametric and quantum amplifiers of ultrashort pulses
  • Ultrahigh peak-power laser systems and related technologies
  • Novel methods for shaping and measuring ultrashort pulses
  • Advances in nonlinear frequency conversion techniques
  • Few-cycle pulses, carrier-envelope phase control
  • Ultrashort THz pulses
  • Current and prospective applications requiring novel or improved ultrafast sources and technologies