International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena

International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena

17 - 22 July 2016
Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico United States

The 2016 Ultrafast Phenomena Conference will be the 20th in a series on advances in research on ultrafast science and technology. This meeting is widely recognized as the main international forum for the discussion of progress in this rapidly moving field.

The conference will bring together a multidisciplinary group of scientists and engineers sharing a common interest in the generation of ultrashort pulses in the picosecond, femtosecond, and attosecond regimes and their use for studies of ultrafast phenomena in physics, chemistry, materials science, biology, electronics, engineering, and medicine. 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.

Valérie Blanchet, Université de Bordeaux I, Toward Femtochemistry with Circular Polarized Pulses., Invited

Tobias Brixner, Universität Würzburg, Germany, Chirality-sensitive Ultrafast Spectroscopy, Invited

Francesca Calegari, DESY, Hamburg, Italy, Ultrafast Charge Dynamics Induced by XUV Attosecond Pulses in Bio-relevant Molecules, Invited

Tingting Fan, Tingting Fan, United States, Bright Circularly Polarized Soft X-ray Harmonics for Static and Dynamic X-ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism, Invited

Mohammed Hassan, California Institute of Technology, United States, Optical attosecond pulses: tracing the nonlinear delay response of bound electrons in matter, Invited

Libai Huang, Purdue University, United States, Ultrafast Nanoscopy of Energy and Charge Transport, Invited

Rupert Huber, Universität Regensburg, Germany, Strong-field Terahertz Control of Electronic Quantum Motion, Invited

Jan Philip Kraack, University of Zürich, Switzerland, Surface-Enhanced, 2D Attenuated Total Reflectance IR Spectroscopy for Surface-Sensitive Ultrafast Dynamics, Invited

Massimo Olivucci, Bowling Green State University, United States, Comparative Quantum Chemical Studies of the Ultrafast Isomerization of Microbial, Invertebrate and Vertebrate Rhodopsins, Invited

Akshay Rao, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Exploring the Ultrafast Vibronic Dynamics of Singlet Exciton Fission, Invited

Denis Seletskiy, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada, Heralding Subcycle Quantum Physics, Invited

Kenji Tamasaku, RIKEN, Japan, Ultrafast Interaction between Intense X-rays and Atoms, Invited

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The OSA Centennial Celebration Reception

Sunday, 17 July, 18:00—19:30
Convention Center Courtyard

The Optical Society (OSA) celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, marking a century of innovation. Throughout the Centennial, OSA will honor the significance of these advancements and others while also empowering the next generation of optics and photonics leaders. Come celebrate with us during the Conference reception with appetizers and drinks. Attendees may purchaseextra tickets for their guests at registration. To learn more visit

Poster Sessions

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 15:45—17:15
Sweeney C/D/E

Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-on-one with interested parties. Drinks and snacks will be provided during the poster sessions.

OSA Foundation Meet-the-Professionals Happy Hour

Tuesday, 19 July, 19:00—20:30
Courtyard, Convention Center

Students and young professionals are invited to attend the OSA Foundation Meet-the-Professionals Happy Hour where they can connect with leaders in the industry for valuable insight and perspective. To RSVP or if you have questions, please email Curtis Burrill at OSA Membership is required.

Conference Banquet

Wednesday, 20 July, 18:00—21:00
Lumpkins Ballroom, La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel

Join your fellow attendees for a festive evening and another opportunity to network with your colleagues. There will be a special performance from the Troupe Tewa Dancers from the North. Guest tickets are available for $75 USD, as extra guest tickets are limited, please check registration for availability.

Postdeadline Paper Session

Thursday, 21 July, 19:30—20:30
Sweeney F

The Technical Program Committee has accepted a limited number of postdeadline papers for oral presentation. The purpose of the postdeadline papers is to give participants the opportunity to hear new and significant materials in rapidly advancing areas.

OSA Short Wavelength Sources & Attosecond/High Field Physics Technical Group Student
Poster Prize Ceremony and Reception

Thursday, 21 July, 19:30—20:30
La Terraza Room, La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel

Join the Short Wavelength Sources & Attosecond/High Field Physics Technical Group for a reception Thursday evening as they recognize the winner of their 2016 Ultrafast Phenomena Conference student poster prize. The networking reception will also provide an opportunity for members of this OSA Technical Group to connect with their colleagues and fellow attendees over appetizers and drinks.