the International Commission for Optics (ICO), the Optical Society of America (OSA), the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), the European Optical Society (EOS), the Società Italiana di Ottica e Fotonica (SIOF), the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the Photonics Society (IEEE), and the International Society on Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS)
4 February 2013 at 08:30
15 February 2013
Trieste - Italy
LB (Main Lecture Hall)
R. Ramponi (Italy), F. Mendoza (Mexico), F. Laurell (Sweden). Local Organizers: J. Niemela (ICTP) and M. Danailov (Elettra)
The Winter College consists of two parts. The first one presents trends in the development of laser sources, including both new laser media and laser regimes. Lectures will focus on solid state, fiber, semiconductor, and quantum cascade lasers, with an emphasis on the latest developments and emerging schemes and materials. Both state-of-the-art laser sources with extreme parameters (in terms of temporal and spectral characteristics, and power) as well as compact low cost systems will be considered.
The second part of the course will be dedicated to multidisciplinary applications of lasers in science, technology and industry. The potential of the laser as a tool for high precision measurements and to investigate material properties and radiation-matter interaction will be presented. Advanced micromachining with femtosecond laser pulses for the realization of photonic and micro-optofluidic devices with unprecedented flexibility and intrinsic 3D capabilities will be explored. Finally, the impact of lasers and related technologies in different fields (ICT, life science, domotics, environment, energy saving and energy production, security and safety) will be presented with particular attention to technology transfer issues and industrial applications. Hands-on laboratory sessions will be included in the program.
* Trends in the development of laser sources
* Laser media and regimes
* Nonlinear optics
* Applications to life science, TLC, sensing, spectroscopy, material science, metrology, and fabrication
* Technology transfer
* Laser safety
An ICTP PREPARATORY SCHOOL will be organized the week before the College (from 28 January to 1 February 2013) for a limited number of selected participants. The Preparatory School will provide background tutorials and exercises in areas of electromagnetism and fundamentals of physical and laser optics.
DEADLINE for applications with financial support and requiring visa: 14 October 2012
DEADLINE for applications NOT requiring financial support, nor visa: 13 January 2013
Measurement of reflectivity of bonded interface in microchip laser cavity using scanning interferometry 12'
||M. Kerobyan  (Spectralus CJCS, Armenia)|
Nanocrystalline metal-oxides based Fiber optic gas sensor for ammonia, methanol and ethanol sensing 12'
||D. Sastikumar  (National Institute of Technology, India)|
Self-organization of nanopatterns on the surface of azo-polymer films 12'
||S. Ahmad Kandjani  (University of Tabriz, Iran)|
Studying HIV-1 Protease folding pathways at the single molecule level using optical tweezers 12'
||P. Sonar  (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)|
Fabrication of a Femtosecond Er-doped Fiber Laser Based on Nonlinear Polarization Rotation Effect
||M. Mozdoor Dashtabi  (Shahid Beheshti University, Iran)|
Determining the more precise values of nonlinear indices of refractions in Z-scan experiments 12'
||M.R. Rashidian Vaziri  (Laser and Optics Research School, Iran)|
Control of second-harmonic generation in silver nanowires 12'
||G. Piredda  (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munchen, Germany)|
Femtosecond laser research in Syria; construction of FemtoLab 12'
||A.A. Mani  (Atomic Energy Commission, Syrian Arab Republic)|
Passively mode-locked Master Oscillator Power Amplifiers 15'
||J. Akbar  (Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan)|
|Maintained by: The CDS Support Team (Bugs and reports)|