The physical foundations of lasers were laid more than a century ago, the first laser flashed sixty-two years ago and the semiconductor lasers which now push most of the internet information around the world will turn 60 this year. During this time, laser science has blossomed in a fantastic variety of directions, driven both by applications and fundamental questions. The international workshop “Lasers, from nanoscale to PetaWatt”, will bring together a broad panel of international experts of laser science in Nice, from September 6th to 9th, 2022.

  • When: 6-9 september 2022
  • Where: Université Côte d’Azur, Nice, France


The workshop is put together by Gilles Chériaux and Stéphane Barland from Institut de Physique de Nice, with the help of many colleagues at Université Côte d’Azur serving in the…

Scientific Committee

  • Jean Yves Duboz (CRHEA)
  • Margherita Turconi (Artemis)
  • Fabien Kéfélian (Artemis)
  • Mathias Marconi (Inphyni)
  • Guillaume Huyet (Inphyni)
  • Massimo Giudici (Inphyni)
  • Fabrice Raineri (Inphyni)
  • Aurélie Jullien (Inphyni)
  • Gian-Luca Lippi (Inphyni)

Workshop keywords

The (non-exhaustive) list of topics includes: High Intensity, Nanolasers, Low Noise, Lidar, Quantum Cascade, Semiconductor, Ultrastable, GHz lasers, Optical Instabilities, Combs and solitons, Ultrashort pulses, Few photons, Optical Communications, Amplifiers, Plasma…

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The workshop took place on site but was broadcast live from the Belvedere room!


Many thanks to Alessia Pasquazi, Benno Willke, Claude Weisbuch, Cristian Manzoni, Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Eric Cormier, Fabrice Raineri, Francesco Papoff, François Balembois, François Gustave, Franco Prati, Giovanni Giacomelli, Jerome Faist, Jesper Moerk, Jorge Tredicce, Leonida Antonio Gizzi, Lorenzo Columbo, Marco Piccardo, Mathias Marconi, Nicolas Forget, Philippe Boucaud, Philippe Grelu, Walid Chaibi.

We warmly thank each of you for contributing to this outstanding trip across the modern landscape of laser science.

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