© 1998

Ultrafast Phenomena XI

Proceedings of the 11th International Conference, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, July 12–17, 1998


  • The book provides a summary of the current status of ultrafast spectroscopy, facilitating rapid access to the field

  • It gives an overview of all the groups working in this field

Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 63)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXV
  2. Lasers for Ultrashort Pulses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maxim S. Pshenichnikov, Andrius Baltuška, Róbert Szipöcs, Douwe A. Wiersma
      Pages 3-7
    3. Z. Cheng, G. Tempea, T. Brabec, K. Ferencz, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz
      Pages 8-10
    4. D. H. Sutter, I. D. Jung, N. Matuschek, F. Morier-Genoud, F. X. Kärtner, V. Scheuer et al.
      Pages 11-13
    5. N. Matuschek, F. X. Kärtner, D. H. Sutter, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi et al.
      Pages 14-16
    6. Jia-Min Shieh, T. C. Huang, K. F. Huang, Chi-Luen Wang, Ci-Ling Pan
      Pages 17-19
    7. Matthew Fetterman, Debabrata Goswami, Dorine Keusters, June-Koo Rhee, Warren S. Warren
      Pages 24-26
    8. N. Zhavoronkov, V. Mikhailov, V. Petrov, F. Noack
      Pages 27-29
    9. Erich P. Ippen, David J. Jones, Lynn E. Nelson, Hermann A. Haus
      Pages 30-34
    10. B. C. Collings, S. T. Cundiff, N. N. Akhmediev, J. M. Soto-Crespo, K. Bergman, W. H. Knox
      Pages 35-37
    11. Gregg Sucha, Martin E. Fermann, Donald J. Harter
      Pages 38-40
    12. Sterling Backus, Charles G. Durfee III, Margaret M. Murnane, Henry C. Kapteyn
      Pages 41-43
    13. Koichi Yamakawa, Makoto Aoyama, Shinichi Matsuoka, Teiji Kase, Yutaka Akahane, Hiroshi Takuma et al.
      Pages 44-46
  3. Nonlinear Frequency Conversion and Pulse Shaping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. G. Cerullo, M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, G. Valiulis et al.
      Pages 49-53
    3. Akira Shirakawa, Isao Sakane, Takayoshi Kobayashi
      Pages 54-56
    4. S. Lochbrunner, T. Wilhelm, J. Piel, P. Huppmann, S. Spörlein, E. Riedle
      Pages 57-59
    5. A. Galvanauskas, A. Hariharan, D. Harter, M. A. Arbore, M. M. Fejer
      Pages 60-62

About these proceedings


This volume contains papers presented at the Eleventh International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena held at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, from July 12 to 17, 1998. The biannual Ultrafast Phenomena Conferences provide a forum for dis­ cussion of the latest advances in ultrafast optics and their applications in science and engineering. The Garmisch conference brought together a multidisciplinary group of 440 participants from 27 countries, including 127 students. The enthu­ siasm of this large number of Participants, the high quality of the papers they presented and the magnificent conference site resulted in a successful and pleasant conference. Progress was reported in the technology of generating ultrashort pulses, in­ cluding new techniques for improving laser-pulse duration, tunability over broad wavelength ranges, output power and peak intensity. Ultrafast spectroscopy con­ tinues to provide new insight into fundamental processes in physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. In addition to analyzing ultrafast phenomena, control of ultrafast dynamics now represents an important topic. Ultrafast concepts and tech­ niques are being applied in imaging and microscopy, high speed optoelectronics, mat~rial diagnostics and processing, reflecting the maturing of the field. Acknowledgements. Many people contributed to the success of the conference.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Max-Born Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und KurzzeitspektroskopieGermany
  2. 2.Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Faculty of Sciences & Mathematics Ultrafast Laser and Spectroscopy LaboratoryUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Institut für Medizinische OptikUniversität MünchenMünchenGermany

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