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General notes: Invited talks are 30 minutes in duration, and contributed talks are 15 minutes, including discussion.

Sunday, 12 August, Rochester

(Munnerlyn Atrium in Goergen Hall, Univ. of Rochester)






Welcome Reception


Monday, 13 August, Rochester

(Goergen 101, Univ. of Rochester)






0850-0900 "Opening of conference"

Chunlei Guo, University of Rochester, USA



SESSION 1: UV laser interactions with materials


MI 1

MC 1

MC 2

0900-0930 "The interaction of UV laser light with single crystal ZnO: fundamental studies"

Tom Dickinson, Washington State University, USA

0930-0945 "In situ measurement of crystallization of oxide thin films during irradiation of pulsed UV laser in chemical solution method"

Kentaro Shinoda, AIST, Japan

0945-1000 "Low temperature growth of CaTiO3:Pr thin film on PET substrate by photo-induced chemical solution deposition"

Tesuo Tsuchiya, AIST, Japan



Coffee Break



SESSION 2: Carbon based materials


MI 2


MC 3


MI 3


MC 4


MC 5



MC 6

1030-1100 "Laser interactions in nanomaterial synthesis with real-time diagnostics: SWNTs and Graphene"

David B. Geohegan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

1100-1115 "Material micro and nano structures from femtosecond laser condensation of carbon atoms"

S. J. Burns, University of Rochester, USA

1115-1145 "Laser-induced multi-energy processing in diamond growth"

Y. F. Lu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

1145-1200 "Laser-induced diamond graphitization for high energy nuclear applications"

A. P. Caricato, University of Salento, Italy

1200-1215 "Fabrication and characterization of free-standing ultrathin diamond-like carbon targets for ion-driven fast ignition and laser-driven ion therapy research"

Timothy Ho, Manisha Gupta, University of Alberta, Canada

1215-1230 "Laser irradiance and CH4 pressure effect on Carbon plasma dynamics"

S. Abdelli-Messaci, Centre de Développement des Technologies Avancées, Algeria






SESSION 3: Nanosecond and longer timescale phenomena


MC 7



MC 8


MC 9



MC 10



1400-1415 "Nd:YAG laser ablation characteristics of thin CIGS solar cell films"

S. H. Jeong, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

1415-1430 "Evaporation chemistry of CO2 laser heated silica"

Selim Elhadj, LLNL, USA

1430-1445 "Simulations of the melt expulsion in continuous wave laser ablation of aluminum films: Effects of the recoil vapor pressure and external gas flow"

Alexey N. Volkov, University of Virginia, USA

1445-1500 " Laser-induced microjet injection: wavelength dependence of injection efficiency in the biomedical application"

Jack J. Yoh, Seoul National University, South Korea



Coffee Break



SESSION 4: Time-resolved femtosecond and picosecond phenomena


MI 4



MI 5



MC 11


MC 12


MC 13


1530-1600 "Time resolved analysis of femtosecond laser impulse induced in water and cell culture medium"

Y. Hosokawa, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

1600-1630 "Ultrafast changes in the lattice symmetry of VO2 probed by coherent phonons"

S. Wall, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Germany

1630-1645 "Time-resolved photoluminescence study of ZnO thin film grown by pulsed laser deposition"

Fatema Chowdhury, Mei Shen University of Alberta, Canada

1645-1700 "Generation of THz transients by photo-excited single-crystal GaAs meso-structures"

Roman Sobolewski, University of Rochester, USA

1700-1715 "Time evolution of AC conductivity of nonequilibrium warm dense gold produced by single ultrafast laser pulse"

Y. Y. Tsui, University of Alberta, Canada






Posters and exhibitions (Munnerlyn Atrium in Goergen Hall)


Tuesday, 14 August, Rochester

(Goergen 101, Univ. of Rochester)






SESSION 5: MAPLE and light emitting devices


TuI 1


TuC 1


TuC 2



0900-0930 "Pulsed laser deposition of the lysozyme protein: an unexpected "Inverse MAPLE" process"

Jørgen Schou,DTU Fotonik, Denmark

0930-0945 "The MAPLE technique: a dry or wet process?"

A. P. Caricato, University of Salento, Italy

0945-1000 "Photoluminescence of Cu:ZnS, Ag:ZnS, and Au:ZnS nanoparticles applied in Bio-LED"

Yen Hsun Su, National Dong-Hwa University, Taiwan

1000-1015 " The degradation of a prototypical blue organometallic phosphor through photoinduced disproportionation"

Alexander K. Shveyd, University of Rochester, USA



Coffee Break



SESSION 6: Pulsed laser ablation and nanoparticle formation


TuI 2


TuI 3


TuC 4




TuC 5

1045-1115 "Designer pulses for optimal ablation: Guiding heat in ultrafast laser ablation plasmas"

R. Stoian, Université Jean Monnet, France

1115-1145 "Pulsed laser assisted generation of novel materials and related applications"

Emmanuel Stratakis, IESL-FORTH, Greece

1145-1200 "Controlling photocatalystic activities and crystal structures of TiO2 nanoparticles synthesized by reactive pulsed laser ablations"

Takehito Yoshida, Anan National College of Technology, Japan

1200-1215 "Comparison of metallic nanoparticle formation processes by ultra-short laser ablation in vacuum, in liquid and by spark discharge in air"

T. E. Itina, Hubert Curien Lab, CNRS, France






SESSION 7: Femtosecond laser ablation and its applications I


TuI 4



TuC 6


TuC 7



TuC 8



TuC 9

1400-1430 "Femtosecond laser-induced periodic nanostructures"

J. Bonse, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany

1430-1445 "Femtosecond laser-driven waves on Metals"

T. Y. Hwang, University of Rochester, USA

1445-1500 "Femtosecond laser pulse train induced periodic surface structures adjustment based on transient localized electron dynamics control"

Lan Jiang, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

1500-1515 "Atomistic modeling and experimental study of single-pulse femtosecond laser ablation, spallation and damage of Ag and Al targets"

Chengping Wu, University of Virginia, USA

1515-1530 "Self-organized nanoripples on metals surface induced by femtosecond laser"

Ranran Fang, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China



Coffee Break



SESSION 8: Plasmonics


TuI 5


TuI 6



1600-1630 "Controlling an insulator-to-metal transition using plasmonic nanoantennas"

R. F. Haglund, Jr., Vanderbilt University, USA

1630-1700 "Optical manipulation and spectroscopy of macromolecules on plasmonic nanostructures"

Yasuyuki Tsuboi, Hokkaido University, Japan






Posters and exhibitions (Munnerlyn Atrium in Goergen Hall)

Wednesday, 15 August, Rochester

(Goergen 101, Univ. of Rochester)






SESSION 9: Ultrafast processing of transparent materials I


WI 1


WI 2


WC 1


0900-0930 "Theoretical treatment of ultrashort pulse laser processing of transparent materials: What is energetically and mechanically meaningful?"

Nadezhda M. Bulgakova, University of Southampton, UK

0930-1000 ""Ultrafast laser induced index change in glass and new directions in glass photonics"

M. J. Withford, Macquarie University, Australia

1000-1015 "Optical properties of dielectric materials during femtosecond laser ablation"

Kristian Wædegaard, Aarhus University, Denmark



Coffee Break



SESSION 10: Fabrication of nano/micropatterns


WI 3


WI 4


WC 2


WC 3


1045-1115 "Fabrication and optical properties of nanocrystal materials"

Irving P. Herman, Columbia University, USA

1115-1145 "Scanning particle lens array laser micro/nano fabrication of user defined periodic patterns"

Lin Li, The University of Manchester, UK

1145-1200 "Colloidal-particle-lens-arrays-assisted surface nanopatterning by harmonics of femtosecond laser"

N. Bityurin, Institute of Applied Physics, RAS, Russia

1200-1215 "Biopatterning through laser-induced forward transfer"

A. Palla Papavlu, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain









Board shuttle to Eastman House for Tour



Banquet dinner



Shuttle return campus and hotels

Thursday, 16 August, Rochester

(Goergen 101, Univ. of Rochester)






SESSION 11: Ultrafast processing of transparent materials II


TrC 1


TrC 2



TrC 3

0900-0915 "Symmetric damage patterns in glass from highly asymmetric laser beams"

Alan Heins, University of Rochester, USA

0915-0930 "Spatially selective modification of magneto-optical properties and nanostructures in Fe3+- and Al-doped transparent glasses by using femtosecond laser irradiation"

Seisuke Nakashima, Yokohama National University, Japan

0930-0945 "Polarization dependent femtosecond laser ablation of PMMA"

Farhana Baset, University of Ottawa, Canada



Coffee Break



SESSION 12: Femtosecond laser ablation and its applications II


TrI 1


TrC 4


TrC 5


TrC 6


TrC 7



TrC 8


1015-1045 "Ultrafast Laser Processing for Fabrication of Microfluidic and Optofluidic Devices"

Koji Sugioka, RIKEN, Japan

1045-1100 "Superwicking surfaces produced by direct femtosecond laser ablation"

A. Y. Vorobyev, University of Rochester, USA

1100-1115 "Micro- and nanostructuring of soft organic matter by temporally shaped femtosecond laser pulses"

Esther Rebollar, CSIC, Spain

1115-1130 "Cold ablation of metals driven by hot electrons"

B. J. Demaske, University of South Florida, USA

1130-1145 "Thermal response of semiconductor tip during femtosecond laser-assisted field evaporation"

Thibault J.-Y. Derrien, Laboratoire Hubert Curien, Lion University, France

1145-1200 "Multi-electron dissociative ionization of clusters under ps and fs laser irradiation: the case of alkyl-halide clusters"

Karras Gabriel, University of Loannia, Greece






SESSION 13: Acoustic wave, and laser-assisted formation


TrC 9



TrC 10



TrC 11


TrC 12

1400-1415 "Coherent magnetic vortex motion in optically-formed channels for easy flow in YBa2Cu3O7-x super conducting thin films"

A. Jukna, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania

1415-1430 "Formation of brookite-type TiO2 layer by irradiating laser pulses onto a titanium plate in high-temperature, high pressure water"

Koichi Sasaki, Hokkaido University, Japan

1430-1445 "Laser-based guided acoustic waves propagating at surfaces (2D) and edges (1D)

Peter Hess, University of Heidelberg, Germany

1445-1500 "Enhancement of laser-induced ultrasound (LIUS) signal using reduced graphene oxide coating"

Jack J. Yoh, Seoul National University, South Korea



Coffee Break



SESSION 14: Photonics and laser systems


TrC 13


TrC 14


TrC 15


TrI 2

1530-1545 "Designs of photonic crystal nanocavities for stimulated Raman scattering in diamond"

Sacharia Albin, Norfolk State University, USA

1545-1600 "Light-matter interactions: Applications in Photonics and Biophotonics"

Ajoy Kumar Kar, Heriot Watt University, UK

1600-1615 "An experimental and simulation study on femtoescond laser tuning of silicon micro ring resonators"

Zhihiang Chen, University of Alberta, Canada

1615-1645 "High temporal contrast femtosecond petawatt Ti:sapphire laser facility and its applications"

Yuxin Leng, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China

Friday, 17 August, Rochester

(Goergen 101, Univ. of Rochester)






SESSION 15: Laser interactions with polymers


FC 1


FC 2


0900-0915 "Writing gradient index lenses in ophthalmic polymers using near infrared femtosecond laser pulses"

Lisen Xu, University of Rochester, USA

0915-0930 "Laser synthesis of QDs from precursors inside electro-conductive polymeric films"

G. Račiukaitis, EKSPLA UAB, Lithuania



Coffee Break



SESSION 16: HHG and X-ray interactions with materials


FC 3



FI 1



FI 2





1000-1015 "Surface nanostructuring produced by ultrashort infrared and X-ray laser pulses"

N. A. Inogamov, Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics, RAS, Russia

1015-1045 "Ultrafast diagnostics of photo-excited processes in solid using femtosecond laser-based soft X-ray pulse sources"

K. Oguri, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan

1045-1115 "Time- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy using a femtosecond high-harmonic light-source"

Martin Aeschlimann, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

1115-1130 "High harmonic generation spectroscopy of molecules in excited states"

Agnieszka Jaron-Becker, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA



Closing remarks

Chunlei Guo, University of Rochester, USA


Poster Session Schedule

Monday, 13 August, Rochester

MP1 "Spatial resolution in multiphoton laser polymerization"
N. Bityurin1 and A. Pikulin1, I. Sakellari2, E. Kabouraki2, D. Gray2, V. Purlys2, C. Fotakis2, M. Vamvaraki2, and M. Farsari2, 1Institute of Applied Physics, RAS, Russia and 2IESL-FORTH, Greece.

MP2 "Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy from photon-excited doped anodized aluminium"
M. Aggerbeck1, S. Canulescu1, K. Rechendorff2, J. Schou1, and R. Ambat1, 1Technical University of Denmark, 2Danish Technological Institute, Denmark.

MP3 "Pulsed Laser annealing of nanoparticles for thin film solar cells: Multiphysics simulation"
Martin Y. Zhang and Gary J. Cheng, Purdue University, USA.

MP4 "High-sensitivity electro-optic polymer probing system using photo-isomerization and Fabry-Perot effects"
Wen-Kai Kuo1 and Chien-Jang Wu2, 1National Formosa University and 2National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan.

MP5 "Growth and characterizations of nanostructured tungsten oxides"
M. Filipescu1, D. Colceag1, V. Ion1, R. Birjega1, P. M. Ossi2, and M. Dinescu1,
1National Institute for Laser Plasma and Radiation Physics, Romania and 2Dipartimento di Ingegneria Nucleare & Centre for NanoEngineered Materials and Surfaces – NEMAS, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

MP6 "Reduction and cohesion of thick fog by infrared light resonance with H2O molecular vibration using excited carbon materials"
N. Higuchi, S. Kurumi, E. Momma, K. Suzuki and T. Ono, Nihon University, Japan.

MP7 "Optical properties of one-dimensional metallo-dielectric photonic crystal (1D MDPC) in ultraviolet region"
Heng-Tung Hsu1 and Chien-Jang Wu2, 1Yuan Ze University and 2National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

MP8 "Experimental measurement in transmission characteristics of a waveguide based on low frequency spoof surface plasmon polaritons"
Jin Jei Wu1,*, Her-Lih Chiueh2, Tzong-Jer Yang1, Yao-Huang Kao1, Da Jun Hou1, Ing-Jar Hsieh1, Chien-Jang Wu3, and Linfang Shen4,1Chung Hua University, 2Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, and 3National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, and 4Zhejiang University, China

MP9 "Multilaminate and chilarity control of carbon nano-materials by photo excitation light assisted thermal decomposition"
S. Kurumi, T. Kaitsuka, and K. Suzuki, Nihon University, Japan.

MP10 "Mg-Al based hydrotalcite-like materials and their derived mixed oxides deposited by pulsed laser deposition "
A. Matei1, R. Birjega1, M. Filipescu1, F. Stokker-Cheregi1, M. Dinescu1, R. Zavoianu2, and O.D. Pavel2, 1National Institute for Lasers and2University of Bucharest, Romania.

MP11 "Optimization of surface chemical micropatterns for selective cell adhesion experiments using laser irradiation"
J. Pupkaitė, M. Gedvilas, M. Gavutis, G. Račiukaitis, and R. Valiokas, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Lithuania

MP12 "Deposition of La doped SrTiO3 Films for Water Splitting Photocatalytic Reaction on Flexible Substrates by Laser Induced Forward Transfer"
Masateru Saito1, Satoshi Kurumi2 and Kaoru Suzuki2, 1Graduate School of Nihon University and 2Nihon University, Japan.

MP13 "Time-resolved carrier lifetime measurements in thin-film Si-on-glass photovoltaic absorbers"
John Serafini,1 Yuhan Wang,1 Robert Bellman,2 Carlo Kosik Williams,2 and Roman Sobolewski1,1University of Rochester, Rochester and 2Corning Incorporated, USA.

MP14 "Pulsed Laser Deposition of Epitaxial Fe38.5Pd61.5 Ordered Films"
Matthew A. Steiner, Ryan B. Comes, Jerrold A. Floro, William A. Soffa, and James M. Fitz-Gerald, University of Virginia, USA.

MP15 "Dry patterning of fluorine-doped tin oxide thin films by using square top-hat UV laser beams"
Shih-Feng Tseng, Wen-Tse Hsiao, Chien-Kai Chung, Kuo-Cheng Huang, and Chi-Hung Hwang, Instrument Technology Research Center, National Applied Research Laboratories, Taiwan.

MP16 "Epitaxial growth and electrical properties of Sb-doped SnO2 thin film grown by ArF excimer laser assisted metal organic deposition"
Tetsuo Tsuchiya, Tomohiko Nakajaima and Kentaro Shinoda, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan.

MP17 "Pinning of fullerene LUMO edge at the interface with standing up Copper Phthalocyanine"
Chenggong Wang1, Irfan Irfan1, Alexander J Turinske2, and Yongli Gao1,3, 1University of Rochester and 2University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, USA, and 3the Central South University, China.

MP18 "Pulsed laser deposition and annealing of superhard tetrahedral amorphous carbon, cubic boron nitride and nanocrystalline diamond films"
Steffen Weissmantel, G. Reisse, K. Guenther, R. Bertram, H. Gruettner, M. Nieher, and D. Rost, Hochschule Mittweida, University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

MP19 "The Effect of Electrolytic Oxyhydrogen Gas Addition on LPG Combustion: a Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Study"
Seok Hwan Lee, H. Thomas Hahn and Jack J. Yoh, Seoul National University, Korea.

MP20 "Dynamic study of charge asymmetric dissociation in strong laser fields"
Wei Lai and Chunlei Guo, University of Rochester, Rochester, USA.

MP21 "Applications of Transparent Conducting Oxides in Plasmonic/Optical Modulators"
Wangshi Zhao and Zhaolin Lu, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA.

Tuesday, 14 August, Rochester

TuP1 "Femtosecond laser-induced porosity in PMMA"
A. M. Alshehri and V. R. Bhardwaj, University of Ottawa, Canada.

TuP2 "Optimization of direct femtosecond laser written holograms"
Henrik Dueholm Hansen, Kristian Wædegaard, and Peter Balling, Aarhus University, Denmark.

TuP3 "A two-stage physics-based model for plasma produced by intense nanosecond laser ablation in vacuum under external magnetic field"
Sha Tao, Benxin Wu, Yun Zhou, and Gary J. Cheng, Purdue University, USA.

TuP4 "Magnetic Field-Assisted Laser Drilling"
Chane Ye, Sha Tao, Benxin Wu, and Gary J. Cheng, Purdue University, USA.

TuP5 "Study of effective plasma frequency in a magnetized plasma photonic crystal"
Heng-Tung Hsu1, Jin Jei Wu2, Pei-Yu Wu3, Chang-Ching Li3, and Chien-Jang Wu3,1Yuan Ze University, 2Chung Hua University, and 3National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan.

TuP6 "Femtosecond laser-induced surfaces structures of silicon: thermal and optical study of formation mechanisms"
Thibault J.-Y. Derrien1,2, Rémi Torres1, Thierry Sarnet1, Marc Sentis1, Jean-Philippe Colombier2, and Tatiana E. Itina2, 1Laboratoire LP3 Lasers, Plasmas and Photonic Processes. UMR 7341 CNRS -Aix-Marseille University and 2Laboratoire Hubert Curien, CNRS UMR 5516, France.

TuP7 "Studies of Ultrafast Laser Interaction with SiO2-Si Samples"
B. Liu, E. M. Hsu, G. A. Botton, A. P. Knights, J. S. Preston, and H. K. Haugen, McMaster University, Canada.

TuP8 "Femtosecond Laser-induced Conical Microstructures on nickel"
Taek Yong Hwang and Chunlei Guo, University of Rochester, USA.

TuP9 "Evaluation of controllability of femtosecond laser-induced impulse in water utilizing atomic force microscopy "
T. Iino and Y. Hosokawa, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan.

TuP10 "Freezing of nanocavities beneath the surface of metal film irradiated by femtosecond laser pulse"
N. A. Inogamov1, S. I. Ashitkov1, V. V. Zhakhovsky2, Yu. N. Emirov2, M. B. Agranat1, I. I. Oleynik2, S. I. Anisimov1, and V. E. Fortov1, 1Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia and 2University of South Florida, USA.

TuP11 "Progressive formation of fine and coarse ripples on SiC surface by repeated irradiation of femtosecond laser pulses"
K. H. Byun, S. H. Kim, I. B. Sohn, and S. H. Jeong, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea

TuP12 "Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for detection of low concentration standard reference materials under low pressure conditions"
Soo-Jin Choi1, Kang-jae Lee1, Jong H. Yoo2, and Jack J. Yoh1, 1Seoul National University, Korea and 2Applied Spectra Inc., USA.

TuP13 "Water-assisted cutting of glass with picosecond lasers"
E. Markauskas, P. Gečys, and G. Račiukaitis, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Lithuania.

TuP14 "Surface delamination of polyimide using 355nm nanosecond pulse laser"
Jae Yong Oh, Duk Su Park, and Bo Sung Shin, Pusan National University, Korea.

TuP15 "A new method of selective molecular dissociation through resonant, one-color, successive vibronic transitions "
Silvestru S. Popescu, Andrei Muresanu College, Romania.

TuP16 "Computational investigation of the formation of metallic nanoparticles by laser ablation of metalorganic precursor solutions"
Marshall Tabetah and Leonid V. Zhigilei, University of Virginia, USA.

TuP17 "Kinetic simulations of burning of Al vapor in high-power CW laser ablation of an aluminum target in a shear air flow"
Alexey N. Volkov and Leonid V. Zhigilei, University of Virginia, USA.

TuP18 "Superwetting human enamel and dentin surfaces produced by femtosecond laser pulses"
A. Y. Vorobyev and Chunlei Guo, University of Rochester, USA.

TuP19 "On ripple formation in various metals and super-hard tetrahedral amorphous carbon films in consequence of femtosecond laser irradiation"
Steffen Weissmantel, Manuel Pfeiffer, Hagen Gruettner, Andy Engel, Katja Guenther, Franka Marquardt, and Guenter Reisse, Hochschule Mittweida, University of Applied Sciences, Germany.