5th International Conference on Photo-Excited Processes and Applications
3-7 September 2006, Charlottesville, Virginia USA

ICPEPA-5 PROGRAM
Sunday, 3 September
17.30-21.00:Registration (Omni Hotel Lobby)
19.00-21.00:Welcome cocktail reception (Jefferson Ballroom, Omni Hotel)

Monday, 4 September
08.00-08.50:Registration (Omni Charlottesville Hotel Lobby)
08:20-08:50Light breakfast/snacks (Salon A, Jefferson Ballroom)
08.50-09.00:Introductory Remarks (Jefferson Ballroom)
Chair: Leonid Zhigilei, University of Virginia, USA
09.00-10.45:SESSION 1: Theory and basic physics of laser-materials interactions
Chair: Richard Haglund, Vanderbilt University, USA
Thomas Dickinson, Washington State University, USA (invited)
Material removal by laser irradiation from insulating (wide bandgap) materials [C-5113]
Florenta Costache, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany (invited)
Dynamics of femtosecond laser interaction with solids: from energy coupling to surface relaxation [C-5042]
Mark Loeffler, University of Virginia, USA
Simulating planetary micrometeorite impacts with pulse laser irradiation [C-5029]
Co-authors: R.A. Baragiola, J. M. Fitz-Gerald
Frank Hubenthal, Universität Kassel, Germany (invited)
Damping of the plasmon resonance in metal nanoparticles: Mechanisms on the femtosecond timescale [C-5009]
Co-authors: C. Hendrich, F. Träger
10.45-11.15:Coffee break
11.15-13.00:SESSION 2: Laser ablation: mechanisms and generation of nanoparticles
Chair: Peter Hess, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Jörg Hermann, LP3 - CNRS, France (invited)
Investigation of nanoparticle generation during femtosecond laser ablation of metals [C-5099]
Co-authors: S. Noël, T. Itina
Roland Hergenröder, ISAS-Institute for Analytical Sciences, Germany
Controlling semiconductor nanoparticle size distributions with tailored ultrashort pulses [C-5013]
Co-authors: V. Hommes, M. Miclea
Salvatore Amoruso, Coherentia CNR-INFM, Italy (invited)
Characterization of laser ablation plasmas produced by ultrashort laser pulses [C-5062]
Co-authors: R. Bruzzese, X. Wang, N. N. Nedialkov, P. A. Atanasov
Xianglei Mao, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Time resolved laser-induced plasma dynamics [C-5082]
Co-authors: Sy-bor Wen, R. E. Russo
Tatiana E. Itina, LP3-CNRS, France
Numerical study of cluster ejection and in-plume condensation/evaporation processes in laser ablation [C-5033]
Co-authors: K. Gouriet, L. V. Zhigilei
13.00-14.30:Lunch (Atrium, Omni Hotel)
14.30-16.30:SESSION 3: Matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation
Chair: Thomas Lippert, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
Jørgen Schou, Risø National Laboratory, Denmark (invited)
High-quality protein films produced by MAPLE (Matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation) [C-5039]
Co-authors: A. Purice, P. Kingshott, N. Pryds, M. Dinescu
Armando Luches, University of Lecce, Italy
Matrix-assisted laser evaporation of plyfluorene thin films [C-5017]
Co-authors: T. Tunno, M. E. Caruso, M. Anni, A. P. Caricato, M. Martino, F. Romano, D. Valerini
Roger J. Narayan, University of North Carolina, USA (invited)
Matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation-direct write of tissue-engineered materials [C-5006]
Co-authors: T. M. Patz, A. Doraiswamy, R. Modi, D.B. Chrisey
Daniel Bubb, Rutgers University - Camden, USA
Resonant infrared matrix assisted pulsed laser ablation of polyethylene glycol in aqueous and alcohol solutions [C-5119]
Elodie Leveugle, University of Virginia, USA
Molecular dynamics simulations study of Matrix-Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation (MAPLE) of polymer molecules [C-5097]
Co-authors: A. Sellinger, J. M. Fitz-Gerald, L. V. Zhigilei
Anna Paola Caricato, University of Lecce, Italy
Uniform thin films of TiO2 nanoparticles deposited by matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation [C-5124]
Co-authors: M. Catalano, G. Ciccarella, A. Klini, M. Martino, R. Rella, F. Romano, J. Spadavecchia, A.Taurino, T. Tunno, D.Valerini
16.30-17.00:Coffee break
17.00-18.30:SESSION 4: Modeling of photo-induced processes
Chair: Susan Allen, Arkansas State University, USA
Nail Inogamov, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics RAS, Russia
Dynamics of plume and crater formation after action of femtosecond laser pulse [C-5114]
Co-authors: M. B. Agranat, S. I. Anisimov, S. I. Ashitkov, V. E. Fortov, K. V. Khishchenko, V. A. Khokhlov, K. Nishihara, Y. V. Petrov, V. V. Zhakhovskii
Yusheng Dou, Nicholls State University, USA
Semiclassical molecular dynamics simulation of photodissociation of cyclobutane [C-5053]
Co-authors: Y. Lei, S. Yuan, B. R. Torralva, R. E. Allen
Yaroslava G. Yingling, National Cancer Institute, USA
Computational study of the onset of ablation: Molecular versus polymeric solids [C-5050]
Co-author: B. J. Garrison
Manish Prasad, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Computational investigation into the mechanisms of UV ablation of poly (methyl methacralate) [C-5081]
Co-authors: P. F. Conforti, B. J. Garrison
Nathan Mullenix, University of Akron, USA
Exploration of pulse timing for multiple laser hits within a combined heat transfer, phase change, and gas dynamics model for laser ablation [C-5052]
Co-author: A. Povitsky
Dmitriy S. Ivanov, National Centre for Laser Applications, Ireland
Computer modeling of short pulse laser nanostructuring of metal surfaces [C-5094]
Co-authors: A. N. Volkov, G. O'Connor, L. V. Zhigilei
18.30-20.00:POSTER SESSION 1
Chair: Armando Luches, University of Lecce, Italy
Rodica Cristescu, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Romania
MAPLE direct writing of functionalized quantum dots for biological labeling and screening [C-5109]
Co-authors: L. Stamatin, I. Stamatin, I. N. Mihailescu, D. B. Chrisey
Roger J. Narayan, University of North Carolina, USA
Laser direct writing of bioceramics for tissue engineering [C-5005]
Co-authors: A. Doraiswamy, M. L. Harris, S. B. Qadri, R. Modi, D. B. Chrisey
Stephen Johnson, Vanderbilt University, USA
Room-temperature deposition of conducting PEDOT:PSS films by IR laser vaporization [C-5130]
Co-authors: R. F. Haglund, Jr., H. K. Park
Malgorzata Walczak, Instituto de Química Física Rocasolano, Spain
Physicochemical modifications induced in the IR laser ablation of doped poly(metyl methacrylate) [C-5128]
Co-authors: M. Castillejo, S. Gaspard, M. Oujja, E. Rebollar, L. Díaz-Sol, M. Santos
Aaron Sellinger, University of Virginia, USA
Effect of substrate temperature on PMMA nanocomposite thin films grown by PLD and MAPLE [C-5120]
Co-authors: E. M. Leveugle, K. Gogick, A. H. Martin, L. V. Zhigilei, J. M. Fitz-Gerald
Frank Hubenthal, Universität Kassel, Germany
Tailoring colloidal gold nanoparticles in solution with ns-pulsed laser light [C-5067]
Co-authors: F. Vogel, F. Träger
Ori Stein, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Patterning and thermal stability of thin metallic film formed via laser structured weakly bound template [C-5122]
Co-authors: G. Kerner, A. Paldor, G. Toker, M. Asscher
Luca Cultrera, National Laboratories of Frascati, Italy
Strong emission of particulates towards the incident beam in pulsed laser ablation [C-5075]
Co-authors: M. I. Zeifman, A. Perrone
Tom Schamp, University of Virginia, USA
Growth of GaAs "nano ice cream cones" by dual wavelength pulsed laser ablation [C-5078]
Co-authors: W. A. Jesser, B. S. Shivaram
Mitsuhiro Kusaba, Osaka Sangyo University, Japan
Raman spectroscopy of SWNTs produced by a XeCl excimer laser ablation at high temperatures [C-5066]
Co-author: Y. Tsunawaki
Alex Povitsky, University of Akron, USA
Modeling of shielding caused by ablated plume for single and multiple laser pulses [C-5034]
Co-author: I. Zinovik
Mihai Stafe, University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania
Combined experimental and theoretical investigation of multiple-nanosecond laser ablation of metals [C-5063]
Co-authors: C. Negutu, I. M. Popescu
Margarita Martin, Instituto de Química Física "Rocasolano," Spain
Mechanism of ablation of CdS at laser wavelengths in the visible and in the UV [C-5093]
Co-authors: M. Jadraque, J. Alvarez, R. de Nalda
Kai Zhang, Shenyang Institute of Automation, China
Thermal process modeling for laser and powder particles interaction during the laser metal deposition shaping process [C-5012]
Co-authors: Weijun Liu, Xiaofeng Shang
Yusheng Dou, Nicholls State University, USA
Semiclassical molecular dynamics investigation of 1,3-Cyclohexadiene (CHD) [C-5054]
Co-authors: S. Yuan, Y. Lei
Patrick F. Conforti, Penn State University, USA
Techniques for simulating photochemical reactions in PMMA [C-5083]
Co-authors: M. Prasad, B. J. Garrison
Alexey Volkov, Baltic State Technical University, Russia
Numerical modeling of processes induced by the pulsed laser heating of a small metal particle surrounded by a transparent liquid [C-5111]
Co-authors: C. Sevilla, L. V. Zhigilei
Susan D. Allen, Arkansas State University, USA
Bubble dynamics during pulsed laser ablation of superheated water in thermal confinement regime [C-5091]
Co-authors: S. I. Kudryashov, K. Lyon
Nishiyama Hiroaki, Osaka University, Japan
Lithography process using self-trapped filaments of femtosecond laser pulses [C-5008]
Co-authors: M. Mizoshiri, Y. Hirata
Klaus Zimmer, Leibniz-Institute for Surface Modification, Germany
Surface analytical investigations of fused silica surfaces etched by laser etching at a surface adsorbed layer (LESAL) [C-5044]
Co-authors: R. Böhme, D. Ruthe, B. Rauschenbach
Klaus Zimmer, Leibniz-Institute for Surface Modification, Germany
High rate backside etching of materials by laser radiation [C-5045]
Co-authors: R. Böhme, B. Rauschenbach
Kai Zhang, Shenyang Institute of Automation, China
Near net shape manufacturing of metal parts using laser metal deposition shaping technology [C-5010]
Co-authors: W. Liu, X. Shang
Roland Hergenröder, ISAS-Institute for Analytical Sciences, Germany
Fs-laser for chemical analysis in the steel industry [C-5014]
Co-authors: O. Samek, M. Mateo
Aaron Peled, Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
Nanoscopic laser photodeposited structures analyzed by an evanescent optical method [C-5112]
Co-authors: G. Socol, E. Axente, M. Oane, N. Mirchin, I. M. Mihailescu
Tetsuo Tsuchiya, AIST, Japan
Preparation of the c-oriented ZnO films by excimer laser assisted metal organic deposition [C-5038]
Co-authors: A. Watanabe, T. Nakajima, T. Kumagai
Fernande Ngaf, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Structural properties of single and multilayer ITO and TiO2 films deposited by RPLAD [C-5123]
Co-authors: A. P. Caricato, M. Fernandez, F. Romano, A. Luches
Luca Cultrera, National Laboratories of Frascati, Italy
Metal based photocathodes for high brightness RF photoinjectors [C-5069]
Co-authors: G. Gatti, F. Tazzioli, C. Ristoscu, A. Perrone, J. Langner
Keiji Hayashi, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan
Spatial profile of refined beams of neutral free radicals produced by the method of photo-deionization of negative ion beams [C-5040]
Co-authors: D. Tanaka, N. Omote
Seongmin Ma, Hampton University, USA
Hyperpolarizability of CdTe nanocrystals using polarization-resolved degenerate four-wave mixing [C-5102]
Co-authors: J. T. Seo, Q. Yang, L. Creekmore, R. Battle, B. Tabibi, W. Yu
Dahn Katzen, Holon Academic Institute of Technology, Israel
Optical properties of ZnS nanocrystalline pigmented polyethylene foils [C-5106]
Co-author: Y. Mastai

Tuesday, 5 September
08:00-09:00Light breakfast/snacks (Salon A, Jefferson Ballroom)
09.00-10.30:SESSION 5: Laser deposition and characterization of thin films
Chair: Aaron Peled, Holon Academic Institute of Technology, Israel
Rajiv Singh, University of Florida, USA (invited)
Ultraviolet assisted interfacial engineering of Si-high k dielectrics [C-5023]
Co-authors: V. Craciun, K. Ramani, C. Essary
Xiao Liu, Naval Research Laboratory, USA (invited)
Laser fluence dependence of the elastic properties of diamond-like carbon films prepared by pulsed-laser deposition [C-5002]
Co-authors: T. H. Metcalf, P. Mosaner, A. Miotello
Carmen Ristoscu, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Romania
Structural and optical characterization of undoped, doped and clustered ZnO thin films obtained by PLD for gas sensing applications [C-5077]
Co-authors: D. Caiteanu, G. Prodan, G. Socol, S. Grigorescu, E. Axente, N. Stefan, V. Ciupina, G. Aldica, I. N. Mihailescu
Tetsuo Tsuchiya, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
The effect of the wavelength on the epitaxial growth of La1-xSrxMnO3 film by excimer laser assisted metal organic deposition [C-5037]
Co-authors: K. Daoudi, T. Nakajima, T. Manabe, I. Yamaguchi, T. Kumagai
10.30-11.00:Coffee break
11.00-13.00:SESSION 6: Laser interactions with molecular systems and biological tissue
Chair: Rangaswamy Srinivasan, USA
Thomas Lippert, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland (invited)
Polymer ablation: From fundamentals of polymer design to laser plasma thruster [C-5022]
Richard F. Haglund, Jr., Vanderbilt University, USA (invited)
Resonant infrared pulsed laser vaporization of polymers: Why does it work and what good is it? [C-5095]
Co-authors: N. L. Dygert, S. L. Johnson, D. M. Bubb, K. E. Schriver
Cristian Focsa, Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules, France
Wavelength-selective laser desorption via vibrational excitation [C-5079]
Co-authors: C. Mihesan, M. Ziskind, B. Chazallon, E. Therssen, P. Desgroux
Alfred Vogel, University of Lübeck, Germany (invited)
Mechanisms of femtosecond laser nanosurgery on cells and tissues [C-5021]
Co-authors: J. Noack, G. Hüttmann, N. Linz, S. Freidank, V. Horneffer, G. Paltauf
Hiroshi Y. Yoshikawa, Osaka University, Japan
Femtosecond laser processing of protein crystals in solution [C-5065]
Co-authors: M. Kashii, R. Murai, Y. Hosokawa, H. Masuhara, H. Adachi, T. Inoue, H. Matsumura, K. Takano, S. Murakami, Y. Mori, T. Sasaki
13.00-14.30:Lunch (participants have lunch on their own)
14.30-16.00:SESSION 7: Computer modeling of laser ablation
Chair: Barbara Garrison, Penn State University, USA
Sergey Anisimov, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics RAS, Russia (invited)
Numerical simulation of the expansion into vacuum of a crystal heated by an ultrashort laser pulse [C-5026]
Co-authors: N.A. Inogamov, Yu.V. Petrov, V.V. Zhakhovskii, K. Nishihara
Alexey N. Volkov, Baltic State Technical University, Russia
Continuum and atomistic modeling of laser spallation of metal targets [C-5061]
Co-author: L. V. Zhigilei
Mikhail E. Povarnitsyn, Laboratoire Lasers, Plasmas et Procédés Photoniques (LP3), France
Multi-material two-temperature model for simulation of ultra-short laser ablation [C-5048]
Co-authors: T. E. Itina, K. V. Khishchenko, P. R. Levashov
Bjarke Christensen, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Short-pulse ablation rates and the two-temperature model [C-5068]
Co-author: K. Vestentoft, P. Balling
Kedar Pathak, University of Akron, USA
Computational fluid dynamic modeling of plume dynamics in laser ablation of carbon [C-5051]
Co-author: A. Povitsky
16.00-16.30:Coffee break
16.30-18.30:SESSION 8: 3D photofabrication for photonics and biomedical applications
Chair: Xianfan Xu, Purdue University, USA
Saulius Juodkazis, Hokkaido University, Japan (invited)
Three-dimensional recording inside dielectrics by femtosecond pulses [C-5115]
Co-author: H. Misawa
Samuel S. Mao, University of California at Berkeley, USA (invited)
Micro- and nanoscale material fabrication and processing with ultrafast lasers [C-5116]
Co-author: C. Grigoropoulos
Koji Sugioka, RIKEN, Japan (invited)
3D integration of microcomponents in a single glass chip by femtosecond laser direct writing for biochemical analysis [C-5027]
Co-author: K. Midorikawa
Alexander Ovsianikov, Laser Zentrum Hannover, Germany (invited)
3D photofabrication with femtosecond lasers for applications in photonics and biomedicine [C-5098]
Co-authors: B. Chichkov, E. Fadeeva, R. Kiyan, J. Koch, S. Passinger, C. Reinhardt
18.30-20.00:POSTER SESSION 2
Chair: James Fitz-Gerald, University of Virginia, USA
Michael Ziskind, Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules, France
Characterization of the laser desorption process of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons [C-5076]
Co-authors: C. Mihesan, E. Therssen, P. Desgroux, C. Focsa
Yosuke Sora, Osaka University, Japan
Femtosecond laser-induced crystallization: Mechanisms in gel media [C-5070]
Co-authors: K. Nakamura, Y. Hosokawa, H. Masuhara
Ryohei Yasukuni, Osaka University, Japan
Realignment process of actin stress fiber dissected by focused femtosecond laser [C-5072]
Co-authors: R. Yasukuni, J.-A. Spitz, R. Meallet-Renault, Y. Hosokawa, T. Asahi, C. Shukunami, Y. Hiraki, H. Masuhara
Malgorzata Walczak, Instituto de Química Física Rocasolano, Spain
Submicron foaming in gelatine by nanosecond and femtosecond pulsed laser irradiation [C-5129]
Co-authors: M. Castillejo, S. Gaspard, M. Oujja, R. de Nalda, C. Abrusci, F. Catalina, L. Bañares
Yoichiroh Hosokawa, Osaka University, Japan
Femtosecond laser-induced cleaving of protein crystal in water solution [C-5089]
Co-authors: M. Kashii, H. Kitano, H. Adachi, Y. Mori, H. Yoshikawa, T. Sasaki, H. Masuhara
Keiji Hayashi, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan
Ab initio post-SCF study on decomposition of source molecules for photo-assisted radical beam epitaxy of (Al,Ga,Cr)N [C-5041]
Co-authors: N. Omote, D. Tanaka
Indraneel Samanta, University of Virginia, USA
Photoinduced dissociative electron attachment dynamics of the ordered methyl bromide monolayer on Pt(111) [C-5060]
Co-authors: T. Schwendemann, T. Kunstmann, I. Harrision
Bjarke Christensen, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Ultrafast reaction dynamics on metal surfaces studied by time-resolved core-level spectroscopy [C-5071]
Co-author: P. Balling
Armando Luches, University of Lecce, Italy
Laser-assisted synthesis of semiconductor chromium disilicide films [C-5016]
Co-authors: S. A. Mulenko, V. P. Veiko, A. P. Caricato, V. A Chuiko, Y. V. Kudryavtsev, A. V. Lopato, A. A. Petrov, F. Romano, D. Valerini
Roger J. Narayan, University of North Carolina, USA
Pulsed laser deposition of diamondlike carbon-metal nanocomposite films [C-5004]
Co-authors: C. Jin, D. Scholvin
Citlali Sánchez Aké, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
Carbon thin film deposition and plasma characterization of cross-beam pulsed-laser ablation [C-5049]
Co-authors: H. Sobral, M. Villagrán-Muniz
Aaron Peled, Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
PLD of a-Se nanofilms by ArF laser [C-5020]
Co-authors: A. P. Caricato, M. Martino, F. Romano, N. Mirchin
Gilberto Leggieri, University of Lecce, Italy
FexNi100-x nanometric films deposited by laser ablation on SiO2/Si substrates [C-5032]
Co-authors: D. Berling, A. P. Caricato, E. Denys, M. Fernández, S. Luby, A. Luches, M. Martino, P. Mengucci
Manoj Arora, Eritrea Institute of Technology, Eritrea
Effect of laser annealing on refractive indices of rf sputtered amorphous SiC thin films [C-5015]
Co-authors: S. Koka, S. Arora
Kai Zhang, Shenyang Institute of Automation, China
FEM simulation of the temperature field during the laser metal deposition shaping process [C-5011]
Co-authors: Weijun Liu, Xiaofeng Shang
Alexander Axelevitch, Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
Indium oxide sputtering for opto-electronic applications [C-5024]
Co-authors: G. Golan, B. Gorenstein
Tomohiro Aburada, University of Virginia, USA
Laser processing of aluminum-based alloys for enhanced corrosion resistance [C-5126]
Co-authors: J. R. Scully, J. M. Fitz-Gerald
Tetsuo Tsuchiya, AIST, Japan
Pulsed-laser crystallization and epitaxial growth of metal-organic films of Ca- doped LaMnO3 on SrTiO3 substrates [C-5031]
Co-authors: K. Daoudi, T. Kumagai
Yasutaka Hanada, RIKEN, Japan
3-D microfabrication of transparent material with isotropic spatial resolution by crossed-beam irradiation using femtosecond laser [C-5047]
Co-authors: K. Sugioka, K. Midorikawa
Klaus Zimmer, Leibniz-Institute for Surface Modification, Germany
Etching and scribing of transparent conducting oxides by means of ultrashort laser radiation [C-5043]
Co-authors: D. Ruthe, R. Böhme, B. Rauschenbach
Vitor Oliveira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
KrF laser ablation of Al2O3-TiC ceramics: 2D finite element simulation [C-5056]
Co-author: R. Vilar
Patrick Hopkins, University of Virginia, USA
Substrate influence in the measurement of electron-phonon coupling in metals [C-5118]
Co-author: P. M. Norris
Zhibin Lin, University of Virginia, USA
Thermal excitation of d band electrons in Au: implications for laser-induced phase transformations [C-5030]
Co-author: L.V. Zhigilei
Kęstutis Regelskis, Institute of Physics, Lithuania
Ripple formation in chromium thin film during laser ablation [C-5074]
Co-author: G. Račiukaitis
Travis Crawford, McMaster University, Canada
Cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy observations of silicon after femtosecond laser irradiation [C-5080]
Co-authors: J. Yamanaka, G. A. Botton, H. K. Haugen
Vitor Baranauskas, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brasil
High-power carbon dioxide laser melting and oxidation of silicon [C-5107]
Yoshiki Nakata, Osaka University, Japan
Top-down technique using femtosecond laser processing for the generation of new nanomaterials [C-5101]
Peter Hess, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Real-time spectroscopy of VUV-laser growth of ultrathin silicon oxides [C-5057]
Co-authors: P. Patzner, A.V. Osipov
Linwood Creekmore, Hampton University, USA
Nonlinear optical characterization of silica nanoaerogels by Z-scan and polarization-resolved four-wave mixing [C-5103]
Co-authors: J. T. Seo, S. M. Ma, R. Battle, Q. Yang, B. Tabibi, K. P. Yoo, S. Y. Kim
Russell Battle, Hampton University, USA
Third-order optical nonlinearity of a nanostructured supramolecular organic semiconductor using degenerate four wave mixing [C-5104]
Co-authors: J. T. Seo, Q. Yang, S. M. Ma, L. Creekmore, B. Tabibi, S. Sun, C. Zhang
Dahn Katzen, Holon Academic Institute of Technology, Israel
Electrodeposition of nickel in porous silica thin films for selective solar absorbers [C-5105]
Co-author: Y. Mastai

Wednesday, 6 September
08:00-09:00Light breakfast/snacks (Salon A, Jefferson Ballroom)
09.00-10.45:SESSION 9: Fundamentals: Probing ultrafast processes, high-power lasers
Chair: Sergey Anisimov, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics RAS, Russia
Ralph Ernstorfer, University of Toronto Canada (invited)
Femtosecond electron diffraction: "Making the molecular movie" [C-5088]
Co-authors: R. J. D. Miller, C. T. Hebeisen, M. Harb, T. Dartigalongue, R. E. Jordan, L. Zhu
Xianfan Xu, Purdue University, USA (invited)
Coherent phonon excitation in bismuth induced by ultrafast laser pulses [C-5059]
Co-author: A. Q. Wu
Michael Klopf, Jefferson Lab - Free Electron Laser Facility, USA
Probing nonequilibrium dynamics with white-light femtosecond pulses [C-5125]
Co-author: P. Norris
Eduardo M. Bringa, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Extreme materials science using high-power lasers [C-5121]
Michael J. Kelley, Jefferson Laboratory, USA
A user facility for ultra-fast and related optical studies. The Jefferson lab free electron laser [C-5087]
10.45-11.15:Coffee break
11.15-13.00:SESSION 10: Micro- and nano-fabrication, patterning, backside etching
Chair: Roland Hergenröder, ISAS-Institute for Analytical Sciences, Germany
Micha Asscher, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (invited)
Metallic nano-clusters growth and film laser-patterning via weakly bound buffer layer [C-5001]
Nishiyama Hiroaki, Osaka University, Japan
Periodic precipitation of Ge nanoparticles by irradiation with excimer laser [C-5007]
Co-authors: Y. Hirata, I. Miyamoto, J. Nishii
Masayuki Okoshi, National Defense Academy, Japan
Photochemical welding of silica microsphere alignment by 157 nm F2 Laser [C-5028]
Co-authors: J. B. Cho, N. Inoue
Klaus Zimmer, Leibniz-Institute for Surface Modification, Germany (invited)
The influence of laser-induced surface modifications on the backside etching process [C-5046]
Co-authors: R. Böhme, D. Ruthe, B. Rauschenbach
Benjamin Campbell, Penn State Electro-Optics Center, USA
Peculiarity of metal drilling with a commercial femtosecond laser [C-5117]
Co-authors: V. V. Semak, J. A. Palmer
13.00-14.30:Lunch (Atrium, Omni Hotel)
Excursion to Monticello - the house, gardens, and plantation of Thomas Jefferson
Wine tasting at Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins
Conference dinner

Thursday, 7 September
08:00-09:00Light breakfast/snacks (Salon A, Jefferson Ballroom)
09.00-10.30:SESSION 11: Photo-induced surface processes, desorption, cleaning
Chair: Micha Asscher, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Joseph Neev, Arkansas State University, USA (invited)
Advanced laser cleaning in microelectronics and optics [C-5090]
Co-authors: S. D. Allen, S. Shukla, K. Lyon, S. I. Kudryashov
Robert E. Johnson, University of Virginia, USA
Photo-desorption and surface decomposition processes on planetary bodies [C-5064]
Co-author: T. A. Cassidy
Peter Hess, University of Heidelberg, Germany (invited)
Laser-induced thermal desorption mass spectrometry of functionalized silicon surfaces [C-5058]
Co-authors: D. Lingenfelser
Heather Abbott, University of Virginia, USA
Laser-assisted interrogation and control of catalytic reactions at surfaces [C-5036]
Co-author: I. Harrison
10.30-11.00:Coffee break
11.00-12.15:SESSION 12: Surface modifications, ripple formation
Chair: Koji Sugioka, RIKEN, Japan
Gediminas Račiukaitis, Institute of Physics, Lithuania
Patterning of indium-tin oxide on glass with picosecond lasers [C-5073]
Co-authors: M. Brikas, M. Gedvilas, T. Rakickas
Kurt W. Kolasinski, University of Virginia, USA
Nano- and meso-structure formation during chemically amplified laser ablation of silicon [C-5086]
Co-author: D. Mills
Nikolay Nedyalkov, Keio University, Japan
Surface plasmon polaritons mediated nanohole fabrication on silicon substrate by femtosecond laser pulse [C-5018]
Co-authors: T. Miyanishi, M. Obara
Barada Nayak, University of Virginia, USA
Laser texturing and crystallization of silicon for fabrication of high efficiency solar cells [C-5084]
Co-authors: M. Gupta, K. W. Kolasinski
CLOSING REMARKS, ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEXT ICPEPA
12.30-14.00:Lunch (Atrium, Omni Hotel)