|Date:||Oct. 14 - Oct. 16, 2012|
The main objective of this discussion meeting is to ascertain scientific exchange between experts who have contributed or will participate in the further development and application of Coherent Raman Scattering (CRS) and of related nonlinear optical microscopies beyond current levels of detection sensitivity, spatial resolution, and information content. The conference highlights frontier research in different areas of optical physics and coherent Raman spectroscopy, ranging from nonlinear optics, optical microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, femtosecond pulse shaping and coherent control schemes. Furthermore, microCARS2012 seeks to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary and broad scientific collaborations in the application of CRS microscopy in the material and life sciences.