Moscow, July 3-7, 2001


 The tenth annual International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS'01) will be held from July 3 to July 7, 2001 in Moscow, Russia, at the Hotel Uzkoe .  LPHYS'01 continues a series of Workshops held in Dubna 1992, Moscow/Volga river tour 1993, New York 1994, Moscow/Volga river tour (jointly with NATO SILAP Workshop) 1995, Moscow 1996, Prague 1997, Berlin 1998, Budapest 1999, and Bordeaux 2000.
Special sessions of LPHYS'01 will be dedicated to the eighty-fifth anniversary birthday of Nobel Price Winner Alexander M. Prokhorov and the fortieth anniversary of creation of the first laser.
The total number of participants is expected to be about 200. In the past, participation was typically from over 30 countries.

THE WORKSHOP is being organized by:

THE ORGANIZERS  wish to thank the following organizations for their support and contribution to the success of the conference:
Russian Foundation for Basic Research
European Office of Aerospace Research and Development
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
United States Air Force Research Laboratory
Ministry of Industry, Science, and Technologies of Russian Federation
Russian Academy of Sciences


Alexander M. Prokhorov (General Physics Institute, RAS, Moscow, Russia)

Pavel P. Pashinin (General Physics Institute, RAS, Moscow, Russia)

Zhores I. Alferov (Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, RAS, St.Petersburg, Russia)
Charles M. Bowden (US Army Aviation and Missile Command Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, USA)
See Leang Chin (Laval University, Quebec, Canada)
Joseph H. Eberly (University of Rochester, Rochester, USA)
Mikhail V. Fedorov (General Physics Institute, RAS, Moscow, Russia)
Sergey Gonchukov (Moscow State Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia)
Pavel P. Pashinin (General Physics Institute, RAS, Moscow, Russia)
Guillaume Petite (CEA/DSM/DRECAM, Saclay, France)
Kirill A. Prokhorov (General Physics Institute, RAS, Moscow, Russia)
Wolfgang Sandner (Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, Berlin, Germany)
Wolfgang P. Schleich (Ulm University, Ulm, Germany)
Herbert Walther (Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany)
Valery M. Yermachenko (Moscow State Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia)
Igor V. Yevseyev (Moscow State Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia)

P. Agostini (CEA/CE, Saclay, France)
R.R. Ansari (NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, USA)
S.N. Bagayev (Institute of Laser Physics, Novosibirsk, Russia)
V.S. Bagnato (University de San Paulo, San Carlos, Brazil)
W. Becker (Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, Berlin, Germany)
S. De Silvestri (Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy)
A.M. Dykhne (Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, Moscow, Russia)
G. Ferrante (Palermo University, Palermo, Italy)
C. Fotakis (Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Heraklion, Greece)
G. Huber (Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany)
M. Jelinek (Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic)
A.A. Kaminskii (Institute of Crystallography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)
N. Kroo (Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)
J. Lademann (Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany)
W.H. Lowdermilk (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, USA)
A. Maquet (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)
K. Miyazaki (Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)
G.J. Muller (Institute of Laser and Medicine Technology, Berlin, Germany)
A.V. Priezzhev (Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia)
P.M. Saari (Tartu Institute of Physics, Tartu, Estonia)
V.V. Samartsev (Kazan Physics Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russia)
I.A. Shcherbakov (General Physics Institute, RAS, Moscow, Russia)
R. Steiner (Institute of Laser Technologies in Medicine, Ulm, Germany)
F.K. Tittel (Rice University, Houston, USA)
E.A. Vinogradov (Institute of Spectroscopy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Troitsk, Russia)
H.P. Weber (University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland)
E. Wintner (Technical University, Vienna, Austria)
V.P. Yakovlev (Moscow State Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia)
V.I. Yukalov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia)
A.M. Zheltikov (Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia)


Mario Bertolotti, Rome, Italy. "The Early Way to Lasers"
Evgueni Dianov, Moscow, Russia. "Raman Fiber Lasers"
Jochen Feldmann, Munich, Germany.  "Optoelectronics with soft materials"
Ursula Keller, Zurich, Switzerland.  "New Frontiers in Ultrashort Pulse Generation"
Dietrich von der Linde, Essen, Germany. "The Femtosecond Time Scale: A New Perspective in X-ray Science"
Pierre Meystre, Tucson, USA.  "Nonlinear Atom Optics: Recent Advances and Perspectives"
Gerhard Paulus, Garching, Germany. "Quantum Effects in Above-Threshold Ionization"
Jerry Sebag, Los Angeles, USA. "Ophthalmic Lasers in Evaluating Ocular and Systemic Health and Disease"
Emil Sobol, Troitsk, Russia. "Novel Applications of Lasers for Reshaping and Regeneration of Hard Biological Tissues"
Henrick Stepelfeldt, Copenhagen, Denmark. "Controlling the Orientation of Molecules by Strong Laser Pulses"
Herbert Walther, Garching, Germany. "Single Atom Quantum Optics"




A one-page abstract should contain: title; list of authors (the name of a speaker underlined); affiliations; addresses for correspondence including phones, faxes, e-mails; and the text of abstract.

Abstracts should be sent to the following Co-Chairs of the scientific seminars:

Kirill A. Prokhorov (Modern Trends in Laser Physics)                               E-mail: cyrpro@kapella.gpi.ru

Mikhail V. Fedorov (Strong Field Phenomena)                                            E-mail: fedorov@gon.ran.gpi.ru

Sergey A. Gonchukov (Laser Methods in Medicine and Biology)                E-mail: gonch@mail.ru

Ivan A. Shcherbakov (Physics of Lasers)                                                      E-mail: ivan@lazkr1.mail.gpi.ru

Valery P. Yakovlev (Quantum Information)                                                   E-mail: yakovlev@theor.mephi.msk.su

Vyacheslav I. Yukalov (Bose-Einstein Condensation of Trapped Atoms)     E-mail: yukalov@thsun1.jinr.ru


        The Workshop materials accepted by the Steering and Advisory & Program Committees (plenary, invited and contributed) will be published in the international journal Laser Physics. The total length of manuscript, including figures, tables, and references, is limited to twelve pages.
The rules of the manuscripts' preparation can be found in every issue after Issue 6 of 1999 or on the Laser Physics web site:

        Two hard copies (no e-mail versions of papers please) of manuscripts to be published in the Laser Physics journal can be either given to Prof. Igor V. Yevseyev, the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Laser Physics, or mailed to:
Prof. Igor V. Yevseyev, Department of Theoretical Physics, Moscow State
Engineering Physics Institute, 31, Kashirskoe Shosse, Moscow 115409,

       The registration of participants starts on July 2, 2001 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Uzkoe Hotel, Moscow.

        An early registration fee is $ 300. The payments should be made by telegraphic transfer no later than May 8, 2001 to the following account:

                  ST. PETER PORT, GUERNSEY, C.I.,
                 A/C NO.  544-7-11230.
REF:            WORKSHOP-2001

        It will be appreciated if a copy of your bank's transfer advice confirming your payment is sent to our fax:  095-135-3448.  Do not forget to indicate in your transfer that the payment is in reference to Workshop-2001.
The full registration fee is $350.  After May 8, 2001 a full registration fee of $350 should be paid to the above account.  Transfer deadline is June 30, 2001.

You may inform Igor Yevseyev at yevseyev@theor.mephi.msk.su that you have made the telegraphic transfer. Please do not forget to take with you to the conference a copy of your bank's transfer advice.
Cash payment of full registration fee can be made at registration on site.  No personal cheques or credit cards please.

        The registration fee covers all Workshop's printed materials, the welcome party, and the banquet.  The fee also covers the Special Issues of Laser Physics journal containing the Workshop Proceedings.  This Special Issues will be mailed to the participants within several months after the Workshop.

        Student registration fee is $200 if paid before May 8, 2001 and $250 if paid after May 8, 2001.  The fee covers all Workshop printed materials, the welcome party and the banquet.


The LPHYS’01 conference is to be held at the hotel “Uzkoe”, Moscow.  Participants of the Conference are welcome to stay at the hotel “Uzkoe” unless they have their own plans.
If you wish that the Organizing Committee would book for you a place at the hotel “Uzkoe”, please send by email to your Seminar Chair the following information:
1. Last name, First name
2. Date of arrival
3. Number of arrival flight
4. Date of departure
5. Number of departure flight
6. Single bed or double bed room
7. Dates of your stay in the Hotel

The daily rates at the Uzkoe Hotel are as follows:
Single occupancy:        $35 (breakfast included)
Double occupancy:        $50 (breakfast included)

Conference organizers are not responsible for booking other hotels.


The Organizing Committee of the Conference shall try to find out possibilities for meeting participants at the airport Sheremetievo-2 around July 1,2.
The address of the Hotel “Uzkoe” is:  Moscow, Litovsky Bulvd., 3A.
The possible ways to reach the Hotel “Uzkoe”:
1. Take a taxi. Approximate price of the way from the airport Sheremetievo-2 to the Hotel “Uzkoe” is about 1000 rubles (around USA $40). Participans are strongly advised to use an official taxi firm. It is cheaper and safier.
There is a taxi firm "TRANS SERVICE" at the Right wing of the Arrival Hall. Phone number: (095) 578-3674.
There is a taxi firm “AVTOTRANS” at the Left wing of the Arrival Hall. The taxi firm symbol is a “blue Seagull on the yellow background”. Phone number: (095) 578-8063.
2. Take a bus or a taxi from the airport “Sheremetievo-2” to the subway station “Rechnoi Vokzal”. From the subway station “Rechnoi Vokzal” reach the station “Novokuznetskaya” where you have to change the line to the subway station “Tretyakovskaya”. From the station “Tretyakovskaya” go to the station “Yasenevo”. The Hotel “Uzkoe” is located 15 minutes by foot from the subway station “Yasenevo”.



The Uzkoye, a new comfortable hotel for 156 guests was built some time ago to the design of M.F. Markovsky, and S.P. Buritsky, Merited Architects of the Russian Federation, South West of Moscow near the old Uzkoye Estate. This higher A category hotel accommodates scientists from all over the world coming to Moscow to take part in symposia and conferences.
     This corner of Moscow has an eventful history. The name Uzkoye comes from the name of an old village known since the late 16th century when this place was a tract of wasteland owned by Prince Afanasy Gagarin and Pyotr Ochin-Pleshcheyev. After 1629, Boyar Maxim Streshnev, a new owner of the land, settled peasants here and built his manor house and the Church of the Holy Virgin.
     In the late 17th century, the estate became the property of Tikhon Streshnev, an associate of Peter the Great. In 1698, a new church was built on an elevation where the old church had stood. Striking one with its majestic appearance, this stone Church of the Holy Virgin of Kazan has survived to this day, began to be built on a raised spot to replace the old church. The church has recently been restored and now its gilt central dome, surrounded by four silvery double-tiered furrets facing the four cardinal points, shines brightly in the sun.
     Legend has it that during the retreat of the French army from Moscow by the Kaluga Road in 1812, Napoleon I watched the movement of his troops from the belfry of the church. From 1746 to 1812, the estate belonged to the Golitsyns and later, from 1826 to 1852, to the Tolstoys. Rebuilt in the 18th century, it consists of the manor house (reconstructed by architect S.K. Rodionov in 1880), outbuildings, and stables. The estate is surrounded by an old linden park with a chain of late 18th century terraced ponds. The last owners of the Uzkoye Estate were the Princes Trubetskoy.

The hotel’s reception service operates round the clock. Here you can obtain any information concerning your stay at the hotel and in Russia in general. Checking-out lime is 12 noon. Starting from this hour, the management counts hotel-days.
The conference hall is on the first floor. The restaurant, which is on the first floor, is open from 12:00 to 24:00 with a break from 16:00 to 18:00. The bar, which is on the ground floor, is open from 8:00 to 24:00 with a break from 10:00 to 18:00.
The refreshment room which is in the hotel’s lobby, is open from 8:00 to 20:00 with a break from 12:00 to 14:00. ôhĹ cloakroom, operating round the clock, is on the ground floor. The service bureau is in the left wing on the ground floor. The hotel and restaurant management is on the ground floor.

Here are some telephone numbers which you may need during your stay at the hotel:
Hotel management 427-5300
Restaurant management 427-0100
Headwaiter 427-0100
Reception service 427-3611
Service bureau 427-1400,    Dispatcher office 427-0300
There is a long-distance public telephone in the lobby’s left wing on the ground floor. Telefax is in the reception service.

Our address: 3Á Litovsky Boulevard, Moscow 117321

Cultural Program
        Workshop will be provided with cultural program including sightseeing tours of magnificent city of Moscow, theaters and museums.
        For further information, please contact the co-chairs of the seminars.


Abstract: March 30, 2001
Sending the registration form: May 8, 2001
Fee early payment: May 8, 2001
Fee full payment:
    By transfer: June 30, 2001
    By cash at the conference site: on arrival
Manuscript: September 1, 2001