Scope of the workshop
The availability of waveform-controlled, few cycle laser fields has radically expanded the ability of scientists to peer into the dynamics of atoms, molecules, and solids on few-femtosecond or even attosecond time scales. This research in the field of femtosecond and attosecond science has hinted at the potential for new discoveries that may be unlocked by new developments in laser science to confine more and more energy into smaller and smaller packages to be precisely delieved to the systems under study. Additionally, control over the exact evolution of the laser's electric and magnetic fields allows for unprecedented flexibility in the manipulation of the dynamics as they unfold. The question now is: where do we go from here? What can be done to continue the advancements in pulse generation that have made these advancements possible, and what kinds of developments are necessarily to realize the goals of the next generation of researchers in the field?
The goal of this series of workshops is to bring together the leaders and young researchers in the ultrafast and spectroscopy communities to share our progress and goals towards the next generation of sources and their application to fundamental science. We hope to bring together the community to discuss the work to be done, and to share our progress as it unfolds with a trilogy of annual workshops, as follows:
We hope that the growing community of researchers who share a passion for exploring the limits of light-matter interaction will join us in sharing our achievements and challenges in the coming years!