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


The conference provides a forum for sharing the results of experimental, theoretical, and computational investigations in the general area of photon-assisted material processing. The topics of the conference cover new developments and current state of the art in laser applications and include:

  • Fundamental mechanisms of photo-excited processes, modeling and theoretical analysis
  • Laser deposition of thin films, multilayers, functional coatings and nanostructured materials
  • Laser/photon etching, writing, patterning, micro- and nano-fabrication
  • Nanoscale processing by Near Field technologies
  • Resonant and non-resonant processes in photon-induced materials processing
  • Laser-induced desorption from surfaces: electronic and thermal mechanisms, applications
  • Laser ablation: fundamental mechanisms, applications to cutting, drilling, generation of clusters and nanoparticles
  • Laser-induced phase transformations, melting, crystallization and amorphization
  • Photonic and laser-assisted surface treatment: laser cleaning, doping, alloying, sintering, annealing
  • 3D photofabrication for photonics and biomedical applications
  • Femtosecond lasers and new applications in materials science and technology
  • Laser and photon diagnostic techniques, plume/plasma spectroscopy
  • Probing ultrafast phase transformations with time-resolved X-ray and electron diffraction
  • Laser and photon interactions with organic materials, medical and analytical applications, MALDI, microprobes