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Optics & Photonics International Congress 2018

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Sponsored by

ImPACT Progmra, JST

Organized by

Laser Society of Japan


International 2018 Congress


High energy density sciences based on high power lasers, ultra-high energy particle accelerators, and astrophysics have been boosted recently with the mastering of powerful laser chains that deliver ultra-short and intense laser beams. Strong vacuum polarization, high energy particles, femtosecond duration mono-energetic electron beams and x-rays come to reality to give us new fundamental knowledge and unique instruments both for basic researches and for industry. Prospects of projects newly opened in Europe, USA, Asia, and Japan are of particular interest for discussion.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HIGH ENERGY DENSITY SCIENCES 2018 (HEDS2018) is being organized to share information on high energy density sciences and related technologies. The conference will be held at Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama city, Japan, on April 23-26, 2018 with the sponsorship of ImPACT Program, in cooperation with several academic societies and associations. The HEDS2018 is intended to provide a central forum for the update and review of scientific and technical information on high energy density sciences covering a wide range of fields from basic sciences to applications.


HEDS2018 covers the high energy density sciences with high power lasers and its application in the following major topical fields;

A. Laser-driven quantum beam and applications:

Electron, positron, ion, meson, and other exotic particle beams,
X-ray free electron lasers (XFEL),

B. Imaging Technologies:

Ultrafast imaging with particle and radiation sources, novel imaging systems

C. Plasma photonics:

Ultra-strong fields, THz radiation, X-rays, Vacuum polarization,
PW-class laser induced plasma kinetics


Conference Chair;
  Tomonao Hosokai (Osaka Univ., Japan)

Steering Committee;
  Masaki Kando (QST, Japan)
  Hirotaka Nakamura (Osaka Univ., Japan)

International Advisory Board;
  Sergei V. Bulanov (QST, Japan; ELI-Beamlines, Czech Rep.)
  Antonio Giulietti (Istituto Nazionale Ottica, CNR, Italy)
  Chan Joshi (UCLA, USA)
  Tetsuya Kawachi (QST, Japan)
  Ryosuke Kodama (Osaka Univ., Japan)
  Kiminori Kondo (QST, Japan)
  Georg Korn (ELI-Beamlines, Czech Rep.)
  Ravinda Kumar (Tata Institute, India)
  Victor Malka (Laboratoire df Optique Appliquee, LOA, France)
  Yuji Sano (ImPACT program, Japan)
  Kazuo Tanaka (ELI-NPm, Romania; Osaka Univ., Japan)
  Noboru Yugami (Utsunomiya Univ., Japan)
  Alexei G. Zhidkov (Osaka Univ., Japan)

Contact address;


Invited Speakers;
  Felicie Albert (LLNL, USA)
  Sergei V. Bulanov (QST, Japan; ELI-Beamlines, Czech Rep.)
  Liming Chen (CAS Institutes, China)
  Marie Emmanuelle Couprie (Synchrotron SOLEIL, France)
  Chan Joshi (UCLA, USA)
  Hyung Teak Kim (GIST, Korea)
  Rodrigo Lopez-Martens (LOA, France)
  Andreas R. Maier (Hamburg University, Germany)
  Victor Malka (LOA, France)
  Ulrich Schramm (HZDR, Germany)
      and others.

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