Funding Support

The Second Conference on Attosecond Physics is generously sponsored by the US Department of Energy, Coherent, Fastlite, Femto Lasers, J. Phys. B, Photonics Industries and Thales Laser:


The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.


Coherent is one of the world's leading suppliers of photonics-based solutions to a broad range of commercial and scientific research customers. They design, manufacture and market lasers, laser-based systems, precision optics and related accessories for a diverse group of customers. Since their beginning in 1966, they have expanded their business through a combination of internal growth and the strategic acquisition of companies with related technologies.

Del Mar

Del Mar Photonics is an established manufacturer and system integrator of advanced photonics products for scientific and industrial applications. Product portfolio includes ultrafast laser oscillators and amplifiers based on Ti:Sapphire, Cr:Forsterite, Er- and Yb- doped fibers; variety of measurement tools such as autocorrelators, SPIDER and cross-correlator and a femtosecond dynamic research tools such as Beacon fluorescence up-conversion and Hatteras transient spectroscopy pump-probe systems.


Fastlite's mission is to offer reliable, adaptable and user friendly products and tools to control the latest generation of lasers which delivers ultra-short pulses. Fastlite designs, develops and offers to its customers both standard packaged and custom products based upon specific needs within the field of ultrafast optics. Fastlite is located on the Orsay University campus, within the former buildings of the Institute of Optics and benefits from an ideal research environment only 20 minutes away from Paris, France.

Femto Lasers

Femto Lasers is the premiere manufacturer of ultrafast, compact and reliable laser oscillator and amplifier solutions, generating optical pulses down to 7 fs with megawatt and multi-gigawatt peak powers at MHz and kHz repetition rates. Femto Lasers is a spin-off of Vienna's University of Technology and is well integrated in the academic community with a broad network of dedicated scientists. During the past few years, no other company has been able to develop and successfully manufacture ultrafast lasers with such outstanding parameters in the femtosecond regime.

Journal of Physics B

J. Phys. B publishes articles covering the study of atoms, ions, molecules, condensates or clusters, their structure and interactions with particles, photons, fields and surfaces; also those aspects of spectroscopy, quantum optics and non-linear optics, laser physics, astrophysics, plasma physics, chemical physics, optical cooling and trapping and other investigations where the objects of study are the elementary atomic, ionic or molecular properties of processes.

Photonics Industries

Photonics Industries is the pioneer of intra-cavity solid-state harmonic lasers. Since its first high power green harmonic laser was introduced back in 1993, Photonics Industries has been creating the development history of harmonic solid-state lasers, especially Q-switched intra-cavity harmonic lasers, with the focus on their industrial applications. Photonics Industries received Best New Product Award from CLEO and Laser Focus World Finalist of Commercial Technology Achievement in 2000.

Thales Laser

Thales Laser for almost 20 years has specialized in the development and the manufacturing of solid state lasers. Thales Laser has two main domains of activity: manufacturing of standard products and development of custom lasers. They specialize in the manufacturing of Nd:YAG, Nd:YLF and Ti:Sapphire solid state lasers, and their competencies range is very broad and allows them to answer the most demanding applications.