ICONS 2020

We are pleased to announce that ICORS2020 will be preceded by the International sChool On Nonlinear vibrational Spectro-microscopy (ICONS), a satellite event held at the Physics Department of “Sapienza” University of Rome, July 30th-August 1st 2020. ICONS will be structured around comprehensive review talks from world leading experts in complementary areas of nonlinear Raman spectroscopy both on theory, experiments and applications.

Specifically, the school will be three days of classes, with an introduction on the peculiarities of nonlinear Raman approaches with respect to linear Raman spectroscopy, discussing the technical requirements and the main tools that are conventionally exploited in modern experimental laboratories to manipulate and control optical pulses. The following two days will be focused on time-resolved and microscopic techniques, with principles and examples. The program, supported by world leading experts in the field of Raman nonlinear photonics, aims to have a balance between theoretical and experimental advances. Emphasis will be given to interdisciplinary aspects with other fields of research as well as to possible applications.

The aim of the school is to provide high level-expertise for young researchers and students interested in nonlinear Raman spectroscopy, applied to access dynamical and microscopic properties at the molecular and condensed matter levels. ICONS meeting will also represent a great opportunity for plunging into the Roman atmosphere and for preparing yourself for ICORS2020.


The following speakers are confirmed.

Prof. Giulio Cerullo

Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Experimental Nonlinear Techniques.

Prof. Marcus T. Cicerone

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

Coherent Raman Microscopy.

Prof. Shaul Mukamel

University of California Irvine, USA.

Theoretical Nonlinear and Time-Resolved Spectroscopy.

Prof. Sanford Ruhman

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem , Israel.

Experimental Time-Domain Raman Spectroscopy.

Prof. Tullio Scopigno

“Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy.

Experimental Nonlinear Raman Spectroscopy.

Still more lecturers to be confirmed, stay tuned!


Arrival day: Wednesday, 29th July 2020.
Opening of the Course: Thursday, 30th July 2020 – 8.30 a.m.
Closing of the Course: Saturday, 1st August 2020 – 18.00 p.m.

The final program with the daily program and the complete list of the lectures will be published soon.

During their lectures, the speakers will be asked to foster the discussion between the students, encouraging informal contacts and the scientific interactions among all the participants, creating a cohesive group of international researchers interested in nonlinear Raman spectro-microscopy. The program aims to have a balance between theoretical and experimental advances. In particular, the following topics will be covered:

• Nonlinear optics for pump-probe experiments: principles and examples.
• Time-resolved vibrational spectroscopy in molecular and solid state compounds.
• Time versus frequency domain Raman experiments.
• Advances in multi-dimensional vibrational spectroscopy.
• Optical Control of Light-Matter Interactions.
• Linear vs non-linear Raman for spectro-microscopy.
• Nonlinear Raman in microscopy experiments: spatial resolution, chemical sensitivity and technical advantages.
• Nonlinear Raman microscopic experiments building on broadband and/or narrowband pulses.
• Vibrational response of molecules for CARS, SRS and RIKES approaches. Derivation of the system response and discussion of main differences and advantages.
• Examples of coherent Raman applied to microscopic studies of solid state systems and biological compounds.
• Theoretical and computational spectroscopy.
• Atomic and molecular structural dynamics resolved in space and time.
• Time resolved Raman studies of nanostructured materials.

Lunch meals and coffee breaks (included in the registration fee) will be served on-site to facilitate the interactions among all the participants.


The ICONS participation fee: 150,00 € (VAT included) for attendance. It will include the access to the ICONS lectures, all the lunches, coffee and tea breaks during the school.
The registration to ICONS is now opened and you can do it directly during the registration to ICORS2020.


Coordinators of the school:

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Dr. Giovanni Batignani
“Sapienza” University of Rome
Mail: giovanni.batignani@uniroma1.it

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Dr. Carino Ferrante
Mail: carino.ferrante@iit.it

Do you need further support? Contact the Organizing Secretariat at: secretariat@icors2020.com