Welcome to COLA 2017

Laser ablation relies on a wide range of physical and chemical mechanisms taking place at different temporal and spatial scales, starting from attosecond and atomic size. Scientific community investigates this field for thirty years and numerous questions are still open. Moreover, new exciting challenges continuously appear with the fast technological advances of the laser sources and the characterization techniques. Laser ablation is also the starting point of a large amount of industrial processes in many application fields like manufacturing, microelectronics, automotive, diagnostics, medical and others. Since 1991, COLA conference brings together scientists from around the world to discuss the latest scientific and technological advances related to new fundamental and applied aspects of laser ablation. After Cairns (Australia) in 2015, COLA will take place in Marseille (France) from 3 to 8 september 2017.


Plenary speaker:
Prof. Paul CORKUM - Joint Attosecond Science Laboratory, University of Ottawa, National Research Council, Canada

Keynote Speakers on three ‘historical’ topics of COLA:
Prof. Guus RIJNDERS - University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Pulsed Laser Deposition

Prof. Alfred VOGEL - Medical University Luebeck, University of Luebeck, Germany
Bio-related applications of lasers

Prof. Saulius JUODKAZIS - Swinburne Nanotechnology facility, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia
Laser ablation in ultrashort regimes

Conference topics

  • Fundamentals of Laser-Material Interactions
  • Ultrafast Phenomena
  • Pulsed Laser Ablation and Deposition
  • Laser interaction in bulk materials
  • Laser interaction in liquid
  • Micro/nano structuring
  • Laser direct write
  • New trends in laser process development
  • Smart beam shaping and manipulation
  • Laser for biology and life sciences
  • Emerging photon sources and applications
  • Laser-based analytical methods
  • Lasers in Nanosciences


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