Welcome to UDM 2022 and UBP 2022

Fourth International Workshop on Ultrafast Dynamics and Metastability

November, 2022

Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057 USA

The motivation of this workshop is rapid progress in Ultrafast Dynamics and Metastability of Transient States and prompt transition of those results into applications as Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics.

This workshop is the 9th in a series of International symposia, conferences and workshops on the topics of Ultrafast Dynamics and closely related and application driven Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics which we are running from 2016.

There are two specifics of a workshop; first that it tackles one of research topics that is the most promising and relevant to applications and the second that it brings together researchers and the key program managers from funding agencies. An open and flexible workshop format is provided with open panel discussions in order to foster interaction and development of ideas.

The topic of the IX Ultrafast Dynamics and Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics workshop is photoemission which is induced -followed ultrafast excitation as well as closely related phenomena like strain, intraband energy transitions, multi-photon absorption formation and decay of electron -holes plasma and related photovoltaic effects. The ultimate goal of this workshop is to build a collaborative community which can transition these experiments from the laboratory into tangible technologies and intellectual property for the commercial, governmental, and military markets. Most important focus of the workshop is to face and tackle the technical challenges for understanding of Ultrafast Dynamics as seen in pump-probe experiments and many-body physics.

This conference will be virtual and free, but has a limited number of participants

Ultrafast Dynamics and Metastability

Jim Freericks, Georgetown University

Mike Rafailov, University of Alberta

Ultrafast Dynamics and Metastability is focused on solid state physics related to photoemission and to other above mentioned phenomena resulted from excitation of solids by high intensity and relatively low energy laser pulse while inducing strong athermal non-equilibrium in solids—generally all transient phenomena attributed to athermal non-equilibrium

Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics is focused on applications raised from the phenomena induced in condensed matter by low energy and high intensity ultrashort laser pulses. The objective of the Workshop is to bring together the leading scientists and researchers from all around the world in order to exchange ideas on challenges posed by Ultrafast Dynamics and to point out at potential Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics technologies.

The Workshop is actually building a bridge between fundamental physics and emerging technologies and applications which are desperately in need.