The 22nd International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena

16 November 2020 – 19 November 2020 OSA Virtual Event - Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi (UTC + 08:00)

The Ultrafast Phenomena Conferences are held every two years and are widely recognized as the premier and main international forum for gathering the community of scientists and engineers working in research and technology related to ultrafast phenomena. It is indeed a unique opportunity to bring together atomic, molecular and condensed matter physicists, physical chemists, biophysicists and scientists developing new tools, methodologies and techniques, all working on the science of ultrafast phenomena. These phenomena cover the time scales ranging from picoseconds (1 ps = 10-12 s) to hundreds of attoseconds (1 as = 10-18 s).

  1. Applications
  2. Biology 
  3. Chemistry
  4. Electronics & Optoelectronics
  5. Materials science
  6. Physics
  7. Pulse Generation and Measurement 


Real world applications of ultrafast technology, including ultrafast near-field, nonlinear and confocal microscopes, coherent Raman microscopes, real-time/real-space electron microscopy, medical applications, high speed communication, micromachining, 3D nanofabrication and more.

Photosynthesis, vision, heme proteins, photoactive proteins, photoisomerization in chromoproteins, wavepacket dynamics, femtobiology, structural dynamics with X-rays and electrons, medical applications.

Vibrational and conformational dynamics, energy transfer, femtochemistry, proton and electron transfer, solvation dynamics, wave packet dynamics and coherent control of reactions, structural dynamics with X-rays and electrons.
Electronics & Optoelectronics
Photoconductivity, generation, propagation and detection of ultrafast electrical signals, plasmonics, terahertz radiation, electro-optical sampling and detectors.

Materials science
Highly correlated systems, coherent phonons in solids, carrier dynamics in nanomaterials, carbon-based materials, two-dimensional materials, structural dynamics with X-rays and electrons.

Ultrafast nonlinear optical processes, kinetics of non-equilibrium processes, quantum confinement, coherent transients, nonlinear pulse propagation, ultrafast nano-optics, novel ultrafast spectroscopic techniques, high intensity physics, attosecond dynamics.

Pulse Generation and Measurement 
Ultrafast ultra-intense laser, new sources, new wavelength regimes, frequency conversion techniques, amplifiers, attosecond pulse generation, free electron lasers, pulse shaping, pulse diagnostics, measurement techniques and frequency standards.



  • Minhaeng Cho, Korea UniversityRepublic Of Korea
    Coherent Two-dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy with Dual Mode-locked Lasers
  • Ralph Ernstorfer, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien
    Multidimensional Photoemsission Spectroscopy of Excitons
  • Naomi Ginsberg, University of California Berkeley
    Tracking ultrafast transport of photoexcitations at the nanoscale
  • Keith Nelson, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUnited States
    THz-induced Strongly Nonlinear Phenomena
  • Ilme Schlichting, Max-Planck-InstitutGermany
    Ultrafast time-resolved protein crystallography – recent insights
  • Martin Schultze, Max Planck Institut fuer QuantenoptikAustria
    Light-wave Driven Charge- and spin Dynamics
  • Eiji Takahashi, RIKENJapan
    High-energy Mid-infrared Femtosecond Pulses for Attosecond Science
  • Jian Wu, East China Normal UniversityChina
    Ultrafast Dynamics of Molecules in Strong Laser Fields
  • Xiaojun Wu, Beihang UniversityChina
    Spintronic Terahertz Emission with Manipulated Polarization (STEMP)



General Chairs

Franz Kärtner, DESY-CFEL and University of Hamburg, Germany
Munira Khalil, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Ruxin Li, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Shanghai, China (Local Chair)

Program Chairs

François Légaré, INRS-EMT, Canada
Tahei Tahara, RIKEN, Japan

Program Committee Members

Andrius Baltuska, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Peter Baum, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
Christian Bressler, European XFEL, Schenefeld, Germany
Tobias Brixner, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
Francesca Calegari, DESY-CFEL and University of Hamburg, Germany
Jenny Clark, Sheffield University, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Nirit Dudovitch, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel
Juergen Hauer, TU Wien, Austria, and TU Munich, Germany
Kyung Taec Kim, GIST, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
Matthias Kling, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
Amber Krummel, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA
Christoph Lienau, University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
Aron Lindenberg, Stanford University / SLAC, Menlo Park, USA
Steve Meech, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Kazumi Midorikawa, RIKEN, Saitama, Japan
Chris Milne, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
Chang-Hee Nam, GIST, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
Francoise Remacle, Universite de Liege, Belgium
Claus Ropers, Göttingen University, Göttingen, Germany
Huber Rupert, University of Regensburg, Germany
Bradley Siwick, McGill University, Montréal, Canada
Philip Wernet, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Germany
Jian Wu, East China Normal University, China
Junko Yano, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Chunfeng Zhang, Nanjing University, China
Donatas Zigmantas, Lund University, Sweden

Advisory Committee Members

David H. Auston, Kavli Foundation, USA
Giulio Cerullo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Majed Chergui, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Paul B. Corkum, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada
Steven T. Cundiff, Univ. of Michigan, USA
Sandro De Silvestri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Regina de Vivie-Riedle, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität Munchen, Germany
Louis DiMauro, Ohio State Univ., USA
Kenneth Eisenthal, Columbia Univ., USA
Thomas Elsaesser, Max Born Inst., Germany
Graham R. Fleming, Univ. of California Berkeley, USA
James G. Fujimoto, MIT, USA
Charles B. Harris, Univ. of California Berkeley, USA
Erich P. Ippen, MIT, USA
David M. Jonas, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Wolfgang Kaiser, Technische Universität Munchen, Germany
Wayne H. Knox, Univ. of Rochester, USA
Takayoshi Kobayashi, Univ. of Electro-Comm., Japan
Makoto Kuwata-Gonokami, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
Jean Llouis Martin, Ecole Polytechnique ENSTA, France
Arnold Migus, Cour des Comptes, France
R. J. Dwayne Miller, MPI - the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany and University of Toronto, Canada
Gérard A. Mourou, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Shaul Mukamel, Univ. of California Irvine, USA
Margaret M. Murnane, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Keith A. Nelson, MIT, USA
Jennifer Ogilvie, University of Michigan, USA
Eberhard Riedle, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität Munchen, Germany
Norbert F. Scherer, Univ. of Chicago, USA
Robert William Schoenlein, SLAC, Stanford Univ., USA
Charles V. Shank, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., USA
Antoinette J. Taylor, Los Alamos National Lab., USA
Andrew M. Weiner, Purdue Univ., USA
Douwe A.Wiersma, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands
Tatsuo Yajima, Advanced Fusion Technology, Japan
Kaoru Yamanouchi, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
Keitaro Yoshihara, JAISA, Japan
Wolfgang Zinth, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität Munchen, Germany

Local Organizing Committee Members

Jinquan Chen, East China Normal University, China
Ya Chen, East China Normal University, China
Bei Ding, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Dajun Ding, Jilin University, China
Juan Du, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS, China
Keli Han, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, China
Jianbo Hu, Institute of Fluid Physics, CAEP, China
Tian Jiang, National University of Defense Technology, China
Yuxin Leng, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS, China
Weiwei Liu, Nankai University, China
Yi Liu, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China
Zhi Liu, ShanghaiTech University, China
Peixiang Lu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Yi Luo, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Guohong Ma, Shanghai University, China
Liejia Qian, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Zefeng Ren, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, China
Hongmei Su, Beijing Normal University, China
Jianping Wang, Institute of Chemistry, CAS,China
Yuxiang Weng, Institute of Physics, CAS, China
Zhiyi Wei, Institute of Physics, CAS, China
Chengyin Wu, Peking University, China
Andong Xia, Institute of Chemistry, CAS, China
Huailiang Xu, Jilin University, China
Shuji Ye, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Bing Zhang, Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, CAS,China
Chunfeng Zhang, Nanjing University, China
Wei Zhao, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, CAS,China
Dongping Zhong, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China & Ohio State University, USA
Haiming Zhu, Zhejiang University, China
Wei Zhuang, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, CAS, China