ECONOS emerged in 2002 to widen the agenda of the former annual European CARS (Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering) workshops to cover all forms of nonlinear optical spectroscopy, theoretical and experimental studies, and applications. Topics include, but are not limited to, CARS, and other forms of coherent Raman scattering, applications of high-order responses in the time and frequency domain, sum frequency generation, development of novel lasers sources, as well developments related to physical processes that give rise to spectral signatures in different media.

ECONOS in general provides a platform for scientific exchange between physicists, chemists, engineers, material scientists, biologists, biomedical scientists and industry representatives and is intended to provide participants with new impulses for their own research. At the same time, the bridge to translation into application and marketing, e.g. in the field of new diagnostic and biomedical approaches is established.

Before 2002 the conference was called European CARS workshop, starting in 1982!

  • 2001, Lund, Sweden
  • 2000, Moscow, Russia
  • 1999, Frascati, Italy
  • 1998, Besançon, France
  • 1997, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1996, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • 1995, Madrid, Spain
  • 1994, Gif sur Yvette, France
  • 1993, Villigen, Swiss
  • 1992, Florence, Italy
  • 1991, Garching, Germany
  • 1990, Dijon, France
  • 1989, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 1988, Pisa, Italy
  • 1987, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1986, Lund, Sweden
  • 1985, Rouen, France
  • 1984, Harwell, United Kingdom
  • 1983, Châtillon, France
  • 1982, Harwell, United Kingdom