Welcome to VII Ultrafast Dynamics and Metastability & Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics 2022 Conference

This symposium is comprising of two closely related Conferences – Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics and Ultrafast Dynamics and Metastability of Transient States and is the seventh in a series of workshops on this topic originally run at the SPIE meeting.

The motivation of these co-convened workshops is to deal with the rapid evolution of Ultrafast Dynamics, Metastability, and Transient Topology of Bandgap Photonics initiated in 2016 in response to a growing interest in athermal non-equilibrium in electronic, magnetic, and optical states induced by ultrashort stimuli in condensed matter, and rapidly expanding applications of induced transient states. The topics to be discussed range from Floquet-modeled transient topological metamaterials to electronic, magnet and optics transient effects and related energy sources, while the phenomena stretch from photo-induced superconductivity to non-conventional sensing. The Conferences build a bridge between cutting edge modern physics and emerging applications which are desperately in need. They are vertically integrated, covering the area of interaction of high intensity and relatively low energy pulses with condensed matter, from fundamental physics to practically applicable energy sources, devices and technologies.

The first five previous events took place in the United States.  In 2019 the Conferences were collocated at Georgetown University and formed the Symposium. The growing number of leading research groups in this field from outside the US makes it a right time to broaden the geography of the Conference locations. In June 2022 the Symposium will be hosted by the University of Crete and FORTH Foundations on the island of Crete, Greece. The objective of this Symposium is to present novel theoretical and experimental results, share new ideas, and expand the scope of future research with respect to potential applications and specifically with research results growing all around the Globe.

Focal point of this coming symposium is to face and tackle the technical challenges of understanding Ultrafast Dynamics as seen in pump-probe experiments and many-body physics. The ultimate goal is to build a collaborative community which can transition these experiments from the laboratory into tangible technologies and intellectual property for the commercial, governmental, and military markets.  An open and flexible workshop format is planned with open panel discussions in order to foster interactions and accommodate the development of ideas of scientists from the US, Europe and all over the globe while exchange views and socialize in a pleasant a hospitable environment.


Dear Colleagues,

Thank you very much for your great dedication to and passion for Ultrafast Science and Technology which eventually allowed us to start an active phase of preparation for the long anticipated VII Ultrafast Symposium on our beloved island of Crete. So, taking into account that for both years – 2020 and 2021 the pandemic actually went down in June, and now the number of cases started to drop along with severity of the disease – that again is eventually repeating the previous year’s pattern, so we are confirming June 06-10, 2022 as active Symposium dates. Experience we have with running the events during the pandemic allows us to be on the safe side with semi-hybrid Symposium format, where speakers and attendees who are coming to the Symposium will get full freedom to get together with each other without jeopardizing personal safety or breaking any government and epidemiology rules.

So, Symposium registration and hotel reservation sites will be open starting from March 01, 2022, while people are free to book their stay at the conference hotel, at the same special conference room rates, for 2 extra days before or after the Symposium dates but please keep in mind that June is high season in Crete and extra nights will only be offered on a first come, first serve basis. We will have a new Program that eventually will reflect not only many new speakers and a few unfortunate changes in the original speaker list, but the logistics of the Symposium.

We will run Symposium sessions in originally designated hotel ballrooms, in the conference center of the Knossos Royal Hotel with physical presence of all speakers and participants.  Mask wearing is not compulsory anymore in Greece since 1 June.  A welcome reception during registration is scheduled for Monday 6 June from 10:00am to 12:00pm and a farewell party is also scheduled for Thursday 9 June at 4:30pm to 7:00pm. Attendees will also enjoy meeting each other and to discuss the results at the beach, hotel gardens, in the city of Hersonissos and wherever they believe is good and safe for them.

We clearly understand that for two years people got new results and, maybe, some researchers could even completely change focus of their Ultrafast studies as well. We also have a new pool of researchers who participated in our two focused virtual events in the past years, focused on photonics and topological excitation. So, for those who will follow their originally presented extended abstracts with discussion of new results and prospective, we suggest just sending confirmation messages to us.

For those who are willing to present basically new abstracts as well as new participants, we need new abstracts as well, as we are planning to issue the second volume of the Abstract Proceedings. We have freedom now to allow up to three full page extended abstracts of the similar format we have had for original Abstract Proceedings: as a matter of fact the experience we have had with bigger size abstracts for our online Conferences shows some benefits of having such extended size papers available to attendees in current circumstances. The deadline with those new abstract submissions is April 30, 2022, while the tentative title is greatly appreciated no later than February 28, 2022. The same date – February 28, 2022 is the deadline for confirmation messages for the speakers who will generally extend scope and results of already submitted and published abstracts. Again, thank you for your great passion and dedication and great results you achieved in these tough times for humanity and eager to see all of you on the sunny island of Crete in June 2022.

Sincerely yours, Michael

Professor Michael K. Rafailov, Chair


We have been informed that an email with the title “Accommodation arrangements in Crete, Greece” has been sent to some of the VII Ultrafast Dynamics and Metastability & Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics 2022 conference participants.
Please be aware that this company is NOT ELIGIBLE to make hotel reservations for this conference and we advise

that you DO NOT FOLLOW the instructions of the email.

Accommodation reservations for attendance at the conference can be made directly through the online platform given in the official VII Ultrafast
Dynamics and Metastability & Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics 2022 website: https://udm-ubp20.physics.uoc.gr/

For any queries please don’t hesitate to contact Margaret Balothiari directly: at info@mitos.com.gr




Prof. Ilias E. Perakis

University of Alabama at Birmingham and FORTH, Greece (Chair)


Prof. Michael K. Rafailov

Department of Material Engineering, University of Alberta, (Chair)


Dr. Jason M. Auxier

Advanced Techniques Branch Head, Naval Research Laboratory (Chair)

Symposia Committee Members

Professor Sophia Economou, Virginia Tech University, USA and FORTH, Greece
Professor Hermann Durr, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
Doctor Alexander L. Efros, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Doctor Michael Först, Max-Planck-Institut für Struktur und Dynamik der Materie, Germany
Professor Stefan Kaiser, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Professor Sergey B. Mirov, University of Alabama at Birmingham and IPG Photonics, USA
Professor Luca Perfetti, École Polytechnique, France


  1. Martin Aeschliman, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, “Correlation effects in the dynamics of molecular excitons”
  2. Dima Afanasiev, Radboud Uniersity, The Netherlands, Coherent spin-wave transport in an antiferromagnet
  3. Christian Arenz, Arizona State University, USA, “Speeding up quantum dynamics through parametric controls” 
  4. Francesco Barantani, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, “Charge dynamics electron microscopy: nanoscale imaging of femtosecond plasma dynamics
  5. Matias Bargheer, University of Potsdam, GermanyTransient strain as a measure of magnetic order in non-equilibria following ultrafast photoexcitation
  6. Martina Basini, Stockholm University, Sweden, “Terahertz electric-field driven dynamical multiferroicity in paraelectric SrTiO3
  7. Martin Bernier, Université Laval, Canada,” Recent advances in ultrafast mid-Infrared fiber lasers”
  8. Rolf Binder, University of Arizona, USA, “Goldstone modes and soft fluctuation modes in polariton lasers”
  9. Hannes Böckmann, University of Göttingen, Germany, Mode-selective ballistic control of the transition pathway between structural phases in atomic indium wires
  10. Fabio BoschiniInstitut national de la recherche scientifique INRS, Canada“Exploring the phase diagram of cuprates via time- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy”
  11. Uwe Bovensiepen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany,  “Dynamics of propagating and localized electronic excitations analyzed by femtosecond solid state spectroscopy”
  12. Kenneth Burch, Boston College, USA, Axial Higgs mode detected by quantum pathway interference
  13. Michelle Buzzi, Max Plank Institute the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany, “Photomolecular high temperature superconductivity”
  14. Gulio Cerullo, Politechnico di Milano, Italy, “Ultrafast charge transfer in heterostructures of two-dimentional materials”
  15. Cheng-Chien Chen, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, “Quench dynamics and pump-induced superconductivity of an extended Hubbard model”
  16. Stefen Cundiff, University of Michigan, USA, “Multidimensional coherent spectroscopy and imaging of transition metal dichalcogenides”
  17. Thomas Danz, University of Göttingen, Germany,“Ultrafast transmission electron microscopy of charge-density waves”
  18. Mark Dean, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA, “Trapped transient magnons in the gapped antiferromagnet Sr3Ir2O7
  19. Hermann Durr, Uppsala University, Sweden, “Non-equilibrium modification of quasiparticle interactions in magnetic materials”
  20. Majid Ebrahim-ZadehISFO Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain, “Optical parametric oscillators: Recent advances and future prospects
  21. Ilya Eremin, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, Collective modes in pumped unconventional superconductors with competing ground states
  22. Michael Fechner, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany, “Light-induced superconductivity:insight from first-principlescCalculations”
  23. Olga Fedotova, Institute of Physics, Belarus, “Terahertz generation in semiconductor quantum dots, incorporated in nonlinear matrix”
  24. Herbert Fotso, University at Albany-SUNY, USA, Nonequilibrium Dynamics of Correlated Disordered Quantum Systems,a DMFT + CPA Effective Medium Approach “
  25. Rafail Frantzeskakis, University of Crete, Greece, Extracting perfect quantum entangled graph states from imperfect ‘weighted’ graphs
  26. James Freericks, Georgetown University, USA, “The emergent quantum critical point of electric driven charge density wave materials”
  27. Claudia Gollner, Technical University Wien, Austria, “Highly efficient down-conversion of intense mid-IR pulses”
  28. Oleg Gorobtsov, Cornell University, USA, “Induced inhomogeneous structural transitions in strain-engineered Ca2RuO4
  29. Uwe Griebner, Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics & Short Pulse Spectroscopy, Germany, 2-µm chirped pulse amplifier system emitting >10 GW peak power at kHz repetition rate
  30. Vitali Gruzdev, University of New Mexico, USA, Ultrafast intra-band laser-driven electron dynamics and generation of bias-free photocurrent pulses in wide-band-gap semiconductors
  31. Stephane Guizard, Laboratoire Interactions Dynamique Lasers- CEA Saclay, France, “Carrier dynamics in wide bandgap materials: new insights from double pulse experiments”
  32. Zahid Hasan, Prinston University, USA, “Weyl semimetals and topological matter: a view with ultrafast techniques”   
  33. Junjie He, University of Bremen, Germany, “Photoinduced ultrafast Spin dynamics in 2D Magnets and van der Waals heterostructures”
  34. Rupert Huber, University of Regensburg, Germany,Lightwave quantum control at atomic length and time scales”                                                                                                                   
  35. Anton Housakov, Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics, Germany, “Injection current and its role in harmonic generation in amorphous dielectrics” (06/07 1pm>-09/06 morning)
  36. Amiel Ishaaya,Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel,“Femtosecond inscription of fiber Bragg gratings – wavelength tuning and phase shifted gratings”  
  37. Allan Johnson, The Institute of Photonic Sciences -IFCO, Spain, Ultrafast X-ray hyperspectral imaging of the light-induced phase transition in V
  38. Dominic Juraschek, Tel Aviv University, Israel,Giant effective magnetic fields from optically driven chiral phonons in 4f paramagnets
  39. Stefan Kaiser, University of Stuttgart, Germany, “Phase-resolved non-linear THz spectroscopy for Higgs spectroscopy in cuprate superconductors”
  40. Alexandra Kalashnikova, Ioffe Institute, Russia,“Link between ultrafast spin-orientation and insulator-metal transitions in magnetite Fe3O4
  41. Guru Khalsa, Cornell University, USA,Twisted tessellations: coherent translational and rotational symmetry control in crystalline materials with light
  42. Andrey Kirilyuk, Radboud University, The Netherlands, Ultrafast magnetic switching by resonant excitation of optical phonons
  43. Simon Kolkowitz, University of Wisconsin, USA, Precision measurements with a multiplexed strontium optical lattice clock
  44. Maarten Kwaaitaal, Radboud University, The Netherlands, “Ultrafast switching of ferroelectric polarization by resonant excitation at epsilon-near-zero conditions
  45. Eric LandahlDePaul University, USA, “Invisible electrons:light producing strain in semiconductor devices”
  46. Alfred Leitenstorfer, University of Konstanz, Germany, Crystal electrons in elementary dimensions of time and space”
  47. Paul  van LoosdrechtUniversity of Cologne, Germany “Inducing quantum disorder in a Kitaev material”
  48. Alicia Magann, Sandia National Laboratory, USA, “Quantum control in the era of quantum computing”
  49. Dirk Manske, Max Plank Institute Solid State Research, Germany, Theory of Higgs spectroscopy for superconductors in non-equilibrium”
  50. Sergey Mirov, University of Alabama, USA, “Recent progress in infrared ultrafast lasers and combs based on transitional metal-doped chalcogenides”
  51. Matteo Mitrano, Harvard University, USA, “Ultrafast manipulation of effective electronic interactions in low-dimensional copper oxides”
  52. Joshua MornhinwegRegensburg University, Germany, “Non-adiabatic switch-off of deep-strong light-matter coupling”
  53. Julia Stähler, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Germany, Ultrafast generation and decay of a surface metal”
  54. Sarah Ostresh, Yale University, USA,“THz studies of conductive metal-organic frameworks”
  55. Evangelos Papaioannou, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, “Spin Current Dynamics in Ferromagnetic/Non-Magnetic Bilayers Probed with GHz- and THz-Spectroscopy”
  56. Rossitsa Pentcheva, University of Duissburg-Essen, Germany, “Anisotropic carrier dynamics in a laser-excited Fe/MgO(001) heterostructure from real-time time-dependent DFT”
  57. Ilias Perakis, University of Alabama-Birmingham, USA, “Coherent sensing and quantum control of Higgs bosons in unconventional superconducting materials”
  58. Luca Perfetti, Université Paris-Saclay, France, Hot carriers and screening effects in a two dimensional electron gas on InSe”
  59. Oleg Pronin, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität – Universität der Bundeswehr, Germany, ““Nonlinear optics in multi-pass cells”
  60. Michael Rafailov, University of Alberta, Canada, “Light Induced Harmonic oscillations”
  61. Theo Rasing, Radboud University, The Netherlands, “Ultrafast all-optical switching of ferromagnets: a 2-step process”
  62. Edward Rowe, Andrea Cavalleri, Max Plank Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany, “Photo-induced metastable superconductivity in K3C60: recent developments”
  63. Clara Saraceno, Ruhr University Bohum, Germany, “High-power THz sources based on ultrafast thin-diskl lasers”
  64. Alexei Scherbakov,  Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany, Coherent driving of magnons by optically excited phonons in metallic ferromagnets”
  65. Andrij Shvaika, Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, Ukraine, “Ultrafast thermometry with pump-probe X-ray photoemission spectroscopy” .
  66. Alphan SennaroglyKoc University, Turkey, “Continuous-wave and pulsed operation of Tm3+-doped fluoride lasers near 2.3 μm”
  67. Michael Sentef, Max Plank Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany, “Dynamical couplings in laser-driven quantum materials: towards the quantum-light regime”
  68. Irina Sorokina,  Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology, Norway, “Ultrafast mid-IR lasers: making a difference in science and industry”
  69. Samuel Teitelbaum, Arizona State university, USA, “Multimodal studies of photoinduced metastable phases, from THz to x-rays”
  70. Benoit Truc, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, “Ultrafast nonthermal control of skyrmion crystal using in situ LTEM”
  71. George Tsibidis, Institute of Electronic Structure and Lasers: FORTH, Greece, Modelling of the   ultrafast dynamics following irradiation of solids with mid-infrared femtosecond laser pulses 
  72. Mattia Udina, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy, “Pump-probe spectroscopy of collective modes”
  73. Alexander Weigel, Max Plank Institute for Quantum Optics, Germany, CEP-stable Cr:ZnS lasers for ultra-broadband mid-infrared generation”

Introductory Talk:

Professor Rupert Huber, University of Regensburg, Germany

Lightwave quantum control at atomic length and time scales”



The latest edition of the programme can be downloaded by clicking the following link: https://bit.ly/3Q7fi4o


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Until 25 April 2022
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MITOS S.A. Conferences & Meetings

Margaret Balothiari
Science & Technology Park of Crete
N. Plastiras 100
Voutes, 70013
Crete, Greece

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E-mail: info@mitos.com.gr
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Conference website: https://udm-ubp20.physics.uoc.gr/


Single Room €140
Double Room €175
Room rate includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Above rates do not include residence tax which is 4€ per room, per night and is payable by guests at the hotel.

Aldemar Knossos Royal

Symposium Location

The venue for VII Ultrafast Dynamics & Metastability & Ultrafast BandgapPhotonics 2022 will be the ALDEMAR KNOSSOS ROYAL luxury 5* beachside hotel situated near Hersonissos, 27 km east of Heraklion city and only 25 minutes drive from Heraklion, N. Kazantzakis, International Airport.

Participants wishing to reserve hotel accommodation should already be registered for the conference.

Reservations for the Aldemar Knossos Royal will be on a first come, first serve basis and once the allocation is fully booked participants will have the option to reserve accommodation at the sister hotel ALDEMAR ROYAL MARE luxury 5* beachside hotel (2 minutes walk from the conference hotel). The rates and facilities are the same and it is an excellent alternative to the conference hotel.

We have secured special rates at both the ALDEMAR HOTELS (Knossos Royal and Royal Mare) for the participants with strict deadlines and reservations will be guaranteed if received by the deadline: 25/04/2022

Therefore, you are kindly advised to make your travel plans as early as possible.

If you encounter difficulties with your room reservation, please contact Margaret Balothiari directly by email at: info@mitos.com.gr

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Science & Technology Park of Crete
N. Plastiras 100
Voutes, 70013
Crete, Greece

Tel: + 30 2810 391913
Fax: + 30 2810 391915

Email: info@mitos.com.gr
Website: www.mitos.com.gr
Conference website: https://udm-ubp20.physics.uoc.gr/


The abstracts proceedings have been published in a color-printed Symposium brochure and can be found at: https://bit.ly/39qf5Zu


Abstract Submission Deadline:

30 / 04 / 2022

Abstract acceptance Notification:


Conference Registration Deadline (Early) NOW EXTENDED UNTIL:

25 / 4 / 2022

Conference Registration Deadline (Late) After:

25 / 4 / 2022

Hotel Reservation Deadline:

25 / 4 / 2022


ALDEMAR KNOSSOS ROYAL is a luxury 5* beachside hotel, bathed in sunlight, calmed by the gentle waves of the Aegean Sea —and within easy reach of a spectacular beach— rests the idyllic and stylish Knossos Royal Family Resort.

Exceptional Conference Centres are guaranteed to turn your every event into a success story!
With a seating capacity of 100–600 people, furnished with state of the art A/V equipment, our facilities can host any event, big or small.
Attentive and experienced personnel will provide you with a wide range of customised options: from rare amenities to premium services. They are glad to be of service.

Minoan-style architecture combined with recently refurbished rooms, gleaming swimming pools and lush gardens put you in the perfect vacation mood. Whatever you decide to do; burn some energy in our sporting facilities or simply relax by the pool to catch some sun, rest assured that your young ones are having the time of their lives at the mini club, trying out a wide range of fun-filled activities.
It is situated in the cosmopolitan area of Hersonissos, 27 km east of the picturesque city of Heraklion and only 25 min drive from Heraklion, N. Kazantzakis, International Airport.

The luxury and comfort, combined with the attention for small detail as well as the relaxed atmosphere, makes all the difference for perfect holidays, events, conferences and business meetings.


Visa Issues:

All visitors from non EU countries must have passports or equivalent travel documents valid for at least 6 months. Please check with your local Greek
Consulate or Embassy for details regarding visa and entry requirements.
Through the VII Ultrafast Dynamics and Metastability & Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics 2022 Conference
secretariat there is a possibility to issue a VISA letter provided you have completed your registration.

Any visa invitation letter issued is meant only to help visitors raise funds or to obtain a visa,and is not a commitment on the part of the
organizers to provide any financial support. Organisers may NOT contact Embassies in support of an individual attempting to gain entry to attend the meeting.

Getting to Greece / International Travel


Way to book:
You may book with United-Sky Alliance airlines team to get up to 10% discount.
Visit www.united.com/meetingtravel and enter ZKXM414152 in the Offer Code box to receive your discount. 
Dates of travel are : inbound starting June 03 – outbound ending June 13, 2022.
You may book via phone by calling  1-800-426-1122 and providing the code above.  Airlines which can be booked via above United site are:
United, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Tyrolean Airways, Swiss, Austrian, Brussels Airlines.

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  • When making your travel plans, please note that Heraklion Int. airport
    is connected with direct flights from major European airports such as
    Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Brussels, Zurich, Geneva etc.  
How to Get to Heraklion City, Crete

Heraklion is directly connected to Athens International Airport with about 10 domestic flights daily run by Olympic AirAegean AirlinesEllinair AirlinesAstra Airlines and Sky Express.
There are also other direct scheduled airline connections from major European cities as well as many charter flights from most European countries.

Alternatively, one can use the ferry-boat connecting Heraklion with the harbour of Piraeus (Athens). Connection is offered by Minoan LinesANEK Lines & Superfast Ferries and the overnight trip takes about 7 hours.

How to reach Hersonissos and the Conference hotel
Arrival by Air

When you arrive at Heraklion airport, transfer to the conference site is possible by:

  • Taxi: The most convenient method to get to the conference hotel/venue from all locations
    (airport / seaport / downtown) is to use a taxi. The approximate fare from Heraklion Airport is 40€. Taxi transfers can be arranged and where possible we can group participants arriving at similar times to share a taxi and thus share the cost.
    Please email info@mitos.com.gr to arrange this service.
  • Public bus to Hersonissos (KTEL):Public Bus Service every 30 minutes from the airport exit. Once you arrive in Hersonissos, you must get off the bus at stop number 20 and walk a few yards further on towards Hersonissos where the taxi rank is and from there you can take a taxi to the hotel/conference venue at the approx., cost of 10€.
    The first bus departs at 06:30 hrs and the last one at 22:00 hrs. Price: ~3,50€
    Journey time: about 45 min.
  • Renting a Car:From the airport / port / downtown area, get to the highway (follow signs to the National Road). On the highway, head East and follow
    the signs to Agios Nikolaos and/or Hersonissos.
Arrival by Boat
  • When you arrive at the Heraklion harbour, you may walk to the Public Bus Station which is within walking distance.
    From there, buses depart to Hersonissos, every half hour.
    Price: ~5€
    The first bus departs at 06:30 hrs and the last one at 22:00 hrs. Once you arrive in Hersonissos, you must take a taxi to the hotel/conference venue. (See instructions above)


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