Ultrashort Pulse Laser Workshop
18-19 September 2014 Boulder, Colorado

The Ultrashort Pulse Laser Workshop is the DEPS annual forum for ultrashort pulse laser technology, science, and applications. The goal of the meeting is to enable an enhanced understanding of the existing state-of-the-art in ultrashort pulse laser science and technology and its potential applications for National Security. The
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workshop is intended to allow cross agency information exchange on the immerging ultrashort pulse laser technology for security and defense application. Other application areas of interest to the broader research and industrial communities are also included. The workshop provides a unique opportunity from diverse communities to interact with leading scientists in ultrafast, ultraintense science and technology. Some presentations may be at the Limited Distribution or Classified levels.

2014 Workshop Highlights

  • Plenary presentations
  • Invited & contributed technical presentations & posters
  • Public release, limited, & classified sessions
  • Ultrafast Lasers: Chirped Pulse Amplification for the 21st Century short course, presented by Sterling Backus and included with your UPL registration.
  • Ample networking opportunities
  • Open House hosted by KMLabs, Inc., Boulder, CO
  • Public release & limited distribution proceedings on CD
  • Co-located with SPIE Laser Damage Conference

The agenda for the workshop can be viewed here. Changes did occur.

Location and Accommodations

Technical sessions of the Ultrashort Pulse Laser Workshop were held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado.

Fees & Options ---Pre Registration---


  Through 25 Aug Through 15 Sept On-site
DEPS members $595 $705 $745
Non-members $645 $755 $795
Full-time Students $0 $0 $0

Your registration includes attendance at technical sessions, a copy of the proceedings, and breakfast snacks, lunch, and break refreshments. Registrants may join DEPS for $40 at registration and qualify for membership registration fees. Note that some technical sessions are likely to be restricted; only qualified registrants will be allowed to attend such sessions.


Registration is no longer possible for this event.

Persons requesting cancellation through 25 August will receive a full refund. Cancellations after 25 August are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds after 12 September.


Unclassified, public release proceedings of the workshop will be published on CD and mailed to all attendees. See our Online Store for proceedings from previous Ultrashort Pulse Laser Workshops, held as part of our Advanced High Power Lasers meetings. Limited Distribution proceedings are optional for attendees who qualify.

Workshop Committee

Dr. Thomas R. Nelson (505) 284-3393
Workshop Coordinator:    
Cynnamon Spain (505) 998-4910
Security, Registration, and Payments:    
Tiffany Bjelke (505) 998-4910


Call for Papers

Contributions were solicited for presentation at the Workshop in the topic areas listed below. The Workshop committee selected presentations based on the submitted abstract.

  • Ultrashort Pulse Laser Technology
    • High intensity ultrafast lasers.
    • Ultrashort pulse fiber lasers.
    • Ultrashort pulse mid-IR laser sources
    • Novel ultrashort laser sources
    • Nonlinear effects produced in materials
    • Ultrashort laser-induced plasmas
    • Ultrashort laser-induced particle generation

  • Ultrashort Pulse Laser Physics
    • New Nonlinear Phenomena
    • Filamentation
    • Continuum Generation
    • RF/THz Generation
  • Ultrashort Pulse Laser Bio-Effects
    • Ultrashort Pulse Laser Interaction with Cells and Tissue
    • Ultrashort pulse propagation in biological materials
    • Opto-Genetics using femtosecond lasers
    • Quantum Biology

  • Ultrashort Pulse Laser Applications
    • Atmospheric Propagation Studies
    • Remote Sensing
    • Communications
    • New Defense Applications

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Last updated: 28 September 2014