Ultrafast Lasers and Applications Summer School

June 23, 2014 - June 27, 2014

Ottawa, Canada

Every year the University of Ottawa’s Photonics Community organises and hosts a summer school designed as an in depth introduction for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. The focus of the school rotates yearly to address the latest developments in extreme photonics.

The school’s focus for 2014 was Ultrafast lasers and application. Lecturers were internationally recognized Canadian and International leaders in the fundamental and applied aspect of this field. Each day had four to five 90 minute talks on a selected topic in Ultrafast lasers and Applications. This topic was developed from its basic principles to advanced research topics. Each day culminated in a public lecture by an internationally renowned keynote speaker discussing latest advances.

Topics and speakers included

  • Ultrafast sources
    • Rick Trebino, Georgia Tech
    • François Légaré, INRS
    • David Villeneuve, NRC
  • Ultrafast fiber lasers and imaging
    • Hannan Anis, uOttawa
    • Martin Fermann, IMRA America Inc.
    • Albert Stolow, uOttawa
    • Jean-Claude Kieffer, INRS
  • Nonlinear optics and quantum optics
    • Robert W. Boyd, uOttawa
    • Ksenia Dolgaleva, uOttawa
    • Harald Schwefel, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
    • Jeff Lundeen, uOttawa
    • Maria Chekhova, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
  • Material processing & other applications
    • Alan Fry, SLAC
    • Eric Mazur, Harvard University
    • James Fraser, Queens University
    • Stephen Mihailov, NRC
    • Andrew Shiner, CIENA
  • Metrology and Spectroscopy
    • David Jones, UBC
    • Thomas Brabec, uOttawa
    • Howard Milchberg, Maryland U.
    • Daniel Houlde, Sherbrooke U