TOM8- Ultrafast Optics


Thomas sudmeyer Thomas Südmeyer 
University of Neuchatel
Oliver heckl Oliver Heckl
University of Vienna


The unique properties of ultrashort laser pulses have revolutionized numerous areas in science and industry. Most of these breakthroughs have been intrinsically tied to the successful development of state-of-the-art ultrafast technologies. The purpose of the TOM is to bring together both the developers and the users of ultrafast optical technologies. The focus of this topical meeting is an open discussion on the current state-of-the-art and future developments, especially focusing on technological aspects. This overview on the advancements in generation and characterization of ultrafast optical pulses will enable a stimulating discussion of new research trends and emerging application fields.


  • Femtosecond and picosecond pulse generation from solid state, fiber, semiconductor and waveguide sources

  • Mode-locked lasers and ultrashort pulse generation

  • Ultrafast amplifier technologies and frequency conversion towards UV-visible, mid-IR and THz regions

  • Characterization methods for ultrafast pulses

  • Shaping of femtosecond laser pulses

  • Novel gain materials for ultrafast laser sources

  • Technological aspects of micro-machining with ultrashort pulses; Technological aspects of attosecond pulse generation & high harmonic generation

  • Emerging applications for ultrafast technology


Program Committee

Lucile Rutkowski, CNRS,Universite de Rennes (FR)

Jaroslaw Sotor, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (PL)

Valentina Shumakova, CLASS 5 PHOTONICS GmbH (DE)

Christian Kränkel 

Christoph Heyl, Member of Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft (DE)

Invited Speakers

Florian Emaury

Menhir Photonics (CH)


Patrick Georges

Institut d’Optique Graduate School / CNRS / Université Paris-Saclay (FR)

Uwe Griebner

Max-Born-Institut (MBI) (DE)


Jan Rothhardt

Helmholtz Institute Jena & Institute of Applied Physics (DE)