Laser Physics 2018

The International Conference Dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the Institute for Physical Research
Dear colleagues!

With great pleasure we invite you to attend the traditional

International Conference - Laser Physics 2018
organized by the Institute for Physical Research (IPR) of NAS of Armenia
18–21 September, 2018
in Ashtarak, Armenia.

and the satellite event (restricted participation)

International Workshop on Optical Magnetometry
organized by the Institute for Physical Research of NAS of Armenia and
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität - Helmholtz Institute Mainz
15-16 September, 2018
in Arzakan, Armenia

As usual, LP 2018 program will cover all aspects of laser physics with focus on new and exciting developments and results in physics of coherent light sources, nonlinear and quantum optics, matter waves, laser spectroscopy of atoms and condensed matter, laser instrumentation, crystal growth and thin film preparation of inorganic materials for quantum electronics and integral optics, photonics, optical properties of nanostructures and luminescent materials, as well as related fields.


  • Lasers, Laser Optics And Materials
  • Nonlinear Optics And Novel Phenomena
  • Laser Spectroscopy
  • Atomic Physics
  • Quantum Optics And Matter Waves
  • Quantum Information
  • Optical Properties Of Structured Media And Scintillating Materials


  • Atomic Vapor-Cell and Remote Magnetometry
  • Color-Center Magnetometry
  • Mirrorless & Degenerate Lasing


  • David Sarkisyan (IPR) - Chairman
  • Aram Papoyan (IPR)
  • Rafael Drampyan (IPR)
  • Anahit Gogyan (IPR)
  • Gayane Grigoryan (IPR)
  • Ruben Hovsepyan(IPR)
  • Artur Ishkhanyan (IPR)
  • Edvard Kokanyan (IPR)
  • Radik Kostanyan (IPR)
  • Yuri Malakyan (IPR)
  • Armen Melikyan (Russian-Armenian University)
  • Khachatur Nerkararyan (Yerevan State University)
  • Ashot Petrosyan (IPR)


  • Aram Papoyan (IPR) — Co-chairman
  • Dmitry Budker (JGU Mainz) — Co-chairman


  • Charles Adams (Durham University, UK)
  • Marcis Auzinsh (University of Latvia, LV)
  • Dmitry Budker (JGU Mainz, DE)
  • Christophe Dujardin (Institut Lumière Matière, FR)
  • Michael Fleischhauer (Technical University Kaiserslautern, DE)
  • Ron Folman (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, IL)
  • Wojciech Gawlik (Jagiellonian University, PL)
  • Yuri Kivshar (The Australian National University, AU)
  • Claude Leroy (Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, FR)
  • Goran Pichler (University of Kuwait, KU)
  • Tigran Vartanyan (ITMO University , RF)


Abstracts of LP 2018 accepted by the Program Committee will be presented at oral or poster sessions. The duration of invited presentations together with follow-up questions is 40 minutes, a standard oral presentation together with follow-up questions is 25 minutes. The poster dimensions are 80 × 120 cm (A0, portrait). The official language of the Conference is English.
The Conference will commence on Tuesday, September 18, and end on Friday, September 21.
The best oral or poster presentation shall be nominated for the Award from "RAU & NAS SPIE Student Chapter" on September 20, nomination is applicable for bachelors, masters, and PhD students. The duration of nominated-presentations together with follow-up questions is 15 minutes.
The contributors of LP 2018 are encouraged to consider their participation also at the International Workshop on Optical Magnetometry to be held on September 15-16, 2018 in Aghveran, Armenia. Planned are oral and poster sessions.


The workshop will take place in a mountain resort Arzakan, around 45 km away from the capital Yerevan. Organizers will take care of your local transportation and lodging.
The number of participants of the Workshop will be limited to 45.


All correspondence concerning the Conference should be addressed to the Secretary:

Dr. Hrayr Azizbekyan
Dr. Emil Gazazyan


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