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LASER-MATTER INTERACTION

Co-chairs:
Sergey Klimentov, A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute RAS, Russia,
Nadezhda Bulgakova, HiLASE Centre, Institute of Physics of CAS, Czech Republic

1. Fundamentals of laser-matter interactions
2. Laser-induced ultrafast phenomena in condensed matter
3. Novel diagnostics of pulsed laser ablation (PLA) of solids, liquids and laser-induced plasmas 
4. Laser- matter interactions in liquid environment
5. Laser-induced phase transformations in solids
6. Numerical modeling of laser–induced processes

ADVANCED LASER PROCESSING AND LASER SYNTHESIS OF MATERIALS

Chair:
Alexander V. Bulgakov, Institute of Thermophysics, Novosibirsk, Russia & HiLASE Centre, Institute of Physics CAS, Czech Republic

1. Laser processing for surface modification and functionalization 
2. Laser writing inside bulk materials
3. Pulsed laser deposition (PLD) of thin films; nanostructured and composite materials by PLD
4. Laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT)
5. Synthesis of nanoparticles by PLA in various environments
6. Additive laser manufacturing

LASER SYSTEMS AND MATERIALS

Co-chairs:
Boris Denker, A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute RAS, Russia,
Valentin Petrov, Max-Born-Institute, Germany

1. Novel lasers for industrial applications
2. New approaches in ultrashort pulse generation
3. Nonlinear frequency conversion of laser radiation 
4. Promising materials for laser development
5. Nanolasers
6. Extreme ultrashort pulse sources

LASER DIAGNOSTICS AND SPECTROSCOPY

Co-chairs:
Leonid Golovan, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia,
Aladár Czitrovszky, H.A.S. Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungary

1. NIR and UV/Vis spectroscopy
2. Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) 
3. Ultrafast Laser Diagnostics
4. Advanced in-situ diagnostics of ultrashort laser pulse interaction with materials
5. Laser diagnostics of nanostructures

PHOTONICS: FUNDAMENTALS, APPLICATIONS AND INTEGRATION

Co-chairs:
Thibault J.-Y. Derrien, HiLASE Centre, Institute of Physics of CAS, Czech Republic,
Yoann Levy, HiLASE Centre, Institute of Physics of CAS, Czech Republic

1. Photonic materials: laser designing and control
2. Fundamentals of light–matter interactions in confined systems
3. Ultra-compact photonic integration
4. Plasmonics and metamaterials

BIOPHOTONICS

Co-Chair:
Alexander Priezzhev, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Alex Vitkin, University of Toronto, Canada

1. Biomedical applications of lasers and laser-tissue interactions
2. MALDI and laser microprobe mass analysis
3. Biosensing and bioimaging
4. Microfluidic lab-on-a-chip: fabrication and bioapplications
5. Photonic therapeutics and diagnostics
6. Optical molecular probes, imaging and drug delivery
7. Laser tweezers and scissors for manipulation and modification of live cells and subcellular structures
8. Nanobiophotonics: new advances and applications for theranostics

THz PHOTONICS

Co-chairs:
Alexander Shkurinov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia,
Jean-Louis Coutaz, University of Savoie, France

1. THz sources and detectors. 
2. THz radiation in spectroscopy, remote sensing, imaging, and optoelectronics
3. Terahertz plasmonics and metamaterials. 
4. New nonlinear optical effects in the THz frequency range.
5. Biological and medical applications of THz radiation. 

HiLASE Workshop

Co-chairs:
Tomáš Mocek, HiLASE Centre, Institute of Physics of CAS, Czech Republic
Nadezhda M. Bulgakova, HiLASE Centre, Institute of Physics of CAS, Czech Republic
Danijela Rostohar, HiLASE Centre, Institute of Physics of CAS, Czech Republic

1. High Power Laser Micro-Machining
2. Laser Shock Processing
3. Laser Induced Damage
4. Functionalization of Materials by Lasers
5. Customized High Power DPSSLs