Program

Advances in Light Matter Interaction – From Ultra-high Power to Ultrafast to Ultrasmall




Program

Lasers have become standard tools in both industry and advanced technology for various tasks of material processing. The scope of applications is very broad, ranging from large scale metal cutting, to nanomaterial processing and other fine surface modifications.  In this seminar review talks on various aspects of light matter interaction, ranging from the basics to advanced implementation of novel laser concepts and systems would be presented. Leaders in the field will present contemporary scientific research and state-of-the-art technologies, and discuss trends and developments for emerging applications.

 
10:30     Welcome and opening remarks
     
10:40     Keynote Address
              David Payne, Southampton University, UK, High Power Fibre Lasers – The New Fibre Revolution
 
11:30     Session 1
              Chair: Bishnu P. Pal, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

              Yehiam Prior, Weizmann Institute, Israel, Light Matter Interaction and Laser Ablation.
 
              Ashish Nath, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, Water Assisted Laser Material Processing
 
             Stefan Nolte, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany, Volume Structuring of Transparent Materials
              using Ultrashort Laser Pulses: Potential and  Applications
 
13:00     Poster Session and Lunch
 
14:30     Session 2
              Chair: Yehiam Prior, Weizmann Institute, Israel
 
              M. Krishnamurthy, TIFT Mumbai, India, Provoking Matter with Intense Ultrashort Burst of Light
 
              Eric Mazur, Harvard Univ., USA, Laser-Processing of Semiconductors for Solar Energy
              Harvesting Applications

 
              Ajoy Kar, Heriot-Watt Univ., UK, Optical Waveguides for Compact, High Power Mid-Infrared Lasers
 
16:00     Contributed Talks
 
16:45     Concluding Remarks       
   

Keynote
David Payne, Southampton University, UK, High Power Fibre Lasers – The New Fibre Revolution
 
Tutorial Speaker
Yehiam Prior, Weizmann Institute, IsraelLight Matter Interaction and Laser Ablation
 
Invited Speakers
Ajoy Kar, Heriot-Watt University, UK, Optical Waveguides for Compact, High Power Mid-Infrared Lasers

M. Krishnamurthy, TIFR Mumbai, India, Provoking Matter with Intense Ultrashort Burst of Light

Eric Mazur, Harvard University, USA, Laser-Processing of Semiconductors for Solar Energy Harvesting Applications

Ashish Nath, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, Water Assisted Laser Material Processing

Stefan Nolte, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany, Volume Structuring of Transparent Materials using Ultrashort Laser Pulses: Potential and Applications
 

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Bishnu P. Pal, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Yehiam Prior, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel