Ultrafast Optics Conference

The international Ultrafast Optics Conference was first held in 1997 in Monterey, USA, and has been held on a biennial basis ever since, gathering together usually over 150 scientists and physics professionals from around the world.

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together both the users and/or developers of ultrafast optical technology with the specific goal of discussing the technology itself, i.e., to report on the state of the art with respect to generation, amplification and measurement of ultrafast optical pulses.

The last Ultrafast Optics XII  was held in Bol, Croatia, October 6-11, 2019. 

Link to UFO 2019 website

We are looking forward to seeing you again at UFO 2021 in Argentina.

UFO 2013

March 2-8, 2013
Davos Congress Centre, Switzerland

The detailed Programme of the Ultrafast Optics Conference 2013 is available for download.
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The list of Ultrafast Optics 2013 invited speakers includes:

Short course presentations


Ursula KellerETH Zurich, Switzerland

"SESAM-modelocked solid-state lasers"

(Saturday, March 2, 2013, 16:00 - 19:30)


John Dudley, Institut FEMTO-ST, France

"Fiber supercontinuum generation: Physics and applications"

(Sunday, March 3, 2013, 16:00 - 19:30)

Keynote presentations


Robert L. ByerStanford University, USA

"Laser driven accelerators and the path to attosecond X-ray lasers"

(Monday, March 4, 2013, 8:15 - 9:00)


Jens LimpertUniversity Jena, Germany

"High repetition rate ultrafast fiber lasers and their use in high-field science"

(Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 8:15 - 9:00) 


Mauro Nisoli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

"From atoms to biomolecules: advances in attosecond science"

(Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 8:15 - 9:00)


Andrius BaltuskaTU Wien, Austria

"Development and applications of strong-field MID-IR lasers"

(Thursday, March 7, 2013, 8:15 - 9:00)

The scope of the Ultrafast Optics 2013 conference includes:

  • Generation of atto-, femto- and picosecond optical pulses
    from lasers
  • Parametric and quantum amplifiers of ultrashort pulses
  • Ultrahigh peak-power laser systems and related technologies
  • Novel methods for shaping and measuring ultrashort pulses
  • Advances in nonlinear frequency conversion techniques
  • Few-cycle pulses, carrier-envelope phase control
  • Ultrashort THz pulses
  • Current and prospective applications requiring novel or improved ultrafast sources and technologies