Preliminary List of Invited Speakers



Title of Talk

Pierre Agostini

Ohio State University, USA

The Birth of Multiphoton Physics and Nonlinear Optics at Saclay

Raymond Chiao

University of California, Merced, USA

My Early Contributions to Nonlinear Optics

Valentin Dmitriev

Scientific Production Association "POLUS", Moscow, Russia

History of Beginnings and Development of Nonlinear Optics in Russia

Claude Fabre

Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Quantum Frequency Combs

Alexander Gaeta 

Cornell University, USA

Extreme Nonlinear Photonics with Milliwatt Powers

Bjorn Manuel Hegelich

Los Alamos, USA

Ultrarelativistic Nonlinear Optics

Alan Hill

Quantum Physics Institute, Texas A&M University, USA


Memories of the Discovery of Optical Harmonics, Peter Franken, and Some Thoughts About the Future of Non-Linear Optics

Paul Kelley

Tufts University and MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA

Self-Phase-Modulation of Optical Beams: From Filaments to Solitons to Frequency Combs

Efim Khazanov

Institute of Applied Physics, RAS, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

OPCPA for Petawatt Lasers

Vladlen Korobkin

General Physics Institute, RAS, Moscow, Russia

Self-Focusing and Self-Channeling of Powerful Light Beams:History and Perspectives

Alexander Litvak

Institute of Applied Physics, RAS, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Self-Focusing and Self-Compression in Plasma: Basic Ideas and New Results

Svetlana Lukishova

University of Rochester, USA

Liquid Crystals under High-Power Laser Irradiation

Vladimir Makarov

Moscow State University, Russia

The First Fifty Years of the Laser Age f Nonlinear optics in Lomonosov Moscow State University

Yuri Malakhov

ISTC, Russia

17 Years of Contribution to Bridging East and West in Nonlinear Optics

Alexander Manenkov

General Physics Institute RAS, Moscow, Russia

Comments on Self-Focusing Models of Stationary and Non-Stationary Optical Beams

Gerard Mourou

ILE Palaiseau, France

Introduction to NLO-50: East-West Reunion

Andre Mysyrowicz

ENSTA, Palaiseau, France

Filamentation: the Past and the Future

Nikolai Narozhny

National Nuclear Research University "MEPhI", Moscow, Russia

Vacuum as a Non-Linear Optical Medium

Mauro Nisoli

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Attosecond Science: Challenges and Prospects

Guerman Pasmanik

Passat Ltd, Canada

to be announced

Yehiam Prior

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Four Wave Mixing Spectroscopy – a Mirror in Time

Valery Ragulsky

Institute of Mechanical Problems RAS, Moscow, Russia

Russian Predecessors of the Laser Age

Charles Kirkham Rhodes

University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

History of the 50 Year Ascent – 1961-2011

Nikolai Rozanov

S.Petersburg State University ITMO, Russia

Dissipative Optical Solitons: Towards Nanosizes and Attodurations

Donna Strickland

University of Waterloo, Canada

The First NLO experiments with a CPA laser

Stanislav Sukharev

Russian Federal Nuclear Center, Sarov, Russia

Application of Nonlinear Processes in Laser Studies at the Russian Federal Nuclear Center in Sarov

Anatoly Sukhorukov

Moscow State University, Russia

Space-Time Analogies in Nonlinear Optics

Orazio Svelto

Polytechnic Institute of Milan, Italy

High-Harmonic Generation and Attosecond Science

Toshi Tajima

Munich Center for Advanced Photonics, Germany

Nonlinear Optics of Vacuum

Jean-Pierre Taran

Office National d’Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA), Paris, France

Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering: at ONERA, from Hell to Heavens

Vladimir Trunov

Institute of Laser Physics, SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

The Coherent Combining of Parametric Amplified Beams Locked by Optical Clock – the Way to Exawatt Femtosecond Laser System

Konstantin Vodopyanov

Stanford University, USA

Octave-Spanning Combs in the mid-IR: Frequency Divide-and-Conquer Approach

Herbert Winful

University of Michigan, USA

Nonlinear Optical Phenomena in Periodic Structures: Bistability, Pulse Compression, and Gap Solitons

Vladimir Zakharov

Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS, Moscow, Russia

Integrable Models in Nonlinear Optics and Optical Solitons

Joseph Zubarev

Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS, Moscow, Russia

Beams Combining and Beam Clean Up with Stimulated Scattering of Light