High-Intensity Lasers and High-Field Phenomena (HILAS)

High-Intensity Lasers and High-Field Phenomena (HILAS)

18 - 20 March 2014
Messe Berlin, Berlin, Germany

The 2014 OSA HILAS meeting took place 18 - 20 March in Berlin, Germany. For information about future HILAS meetings, email info@osa.org.

HILAS is a topical meeting highlighting the dramatic recent advances in research on high field optical science and high intensity sources.
The aim of the High-Intensity Sources and High-Field Phenomena meeting is to assemble a multi disciplinary group of participants to present and exchange breakthrough ideas relating to the physics and applications of high field sources, and related developments in high intensity lasers and related technology.

The conference topics include both fundamental science and applications of high field phenomena, as well as technical aspects related to source development. The latest research results in terawatt/petawatt lasers, amplification of a few cycle pulses, laser fusion technologies, EUV and X-ray sources based on lasers, plasmas in ultra high fields, advances in attosecond science and relativistic nonlinear phenomena are among the topics to be discussed.

Topic Categories

  • High-peak power lasers and high-intensity laser-matter interactions
  • Recent progress in terawatt to petawatt lasers and the amplification of few cycle pulses
  • Laser technology for fusion and laser based EUV and X-ray sources
  • Strong field laser science including interactions with atoms, molecules, clusters, and plasmas
  • Advances in attosecond science
  • High harmonic generation, high-field rescattering physics, relativistic nonlinear phenomena, intense pulse propagation
  • Plasmas in ultrahigh fields, and laser based particle acceleration


The next HILAS meeting will be held in April 2016.
Information will be posted in May 2015.
Tadas Balciunas, Technische Universität Wien, Austria, Direct Carrier-Envelope Phase Control of a sub-MHz Yb amplifier , Invited

Andrius Baltuska, Technische Universität Wien, Austria, Optimization of Quantum Trajectories Driven by Strong-Field Waveforms, Invited

Craig Benko, University of Colorado at Boulder JILA, United States, Phase Coherent Extreme Ultraviolet Radiation, Invited

Cosmin Blaga, Ohio State University, United States, Femtosecond Molecular Imaging Using Laser-Induced Broadband Electron Diffraction , Invited

Sergio Carbajo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, Ultra-intense Few-cycle Radial Polarization Source for Vacuum Laser Acceleration , Invited

Michael Downer, University of Texas at Austin, United States, Laser-plasma Acceleration of Electrons to 2 GeV and Beyond , Invited

Matthias Fuchs, University of Nebraska Lincoln, United States, Nonlinear X-ray Scattering , Invited

Takao Fuji, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan, Real-time Observation of Single-Cycle Pulse Waveforms by Using FROG Capable of CEP Determination with Pulse-Front Tilt , Invited

Monika Noack, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany, Gold Bowtie Nanoantennas Generating UV, Invited

Akira Ozawa, University of Tokyo, Japan, VUV Frequency Comb Generation and its Applications, Invited

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