Dear friends and colleagues !

FLAIR 2011 was scheduled to be held again in Italy, but there are many good reasons, which let us stay near Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany again. Due to many synergy effects for our overseas participants, we decided that FLAIR will take place immediately before the iLEAPS 2011 international science conference to be held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, September 18-23, 2011 and both events are now just separated by the opening of the Oktoberfest 2011. Furthermore FLAIR 2011 hosts OPTAM 2011 - Optical Analytical Measurement Techniques and SIRIS 2011 - Stable Isotope Ratio Infrared Spectroscopy as special sessions.


You are invited to be part of "FLAIR 2011 - Field Laser Applications in Industry and Research", where researchers and industry can talk, listen and develop integrative projects on all aspects of spectroscopic analysis. We aim to stimulate new research initiatives and field laser applications with a broad interdisciplinary approach. FLAIR will bring our research aims together, and will allow networking among different applications and scientific disciplines.

FLAIR provides overview lectures by international experts emphasizing integrative and multi-disciplinary approaches. We attract not only specialists, but also people, who know quite well measurement challenges in industry and research, but may have only little knowledge about laser based solutions. An industry session with exhibition, poster sessions and short oral presentations will take place. The venue is 20 km north of Garmisch-Partenkirchen from September 13-17, 2011 at the Conference Center Murnau.
Murnau is the center of the holiday region around lake Staffelsee, a piece of "picture book" Bavaria, where artists like Kandinsky, Münter and Horváth lived and found inspiration in the picturesque landscape at the foothills of the Bavarian Alps with its romantic lakes and unique moorlands. An ideal place for scientific discussions in an informal atmosphere for furthering Laser Applications in Industry and Research as a cross-disciplinary science.

Join us and make
FLAIR 2011 as successful as FLAIR 2009 and FLAIR 2007 before !


Peter Werle and Francesco D´Amato




FLAIR 2011 Chairmen and Organizers


Peter Werle
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT IMK-IFU
Kreuzeckbahnstr. 19

82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany



Francesco D'Amato
National Institute of Optics CNR-INO
Largo E. Fermi 6
50125 Firenze, Italy