The 8-th ECONOS Conference , to be held in Frascati (Rome) on 25 -27.05.2009 , is a continuation of annual meetings devoted to different issues in a rapidly expanding field of nonlinear optical spectroscopy. ECONOS has emerged in 2002 to widen the agendas of the former annual European CARS (Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering) workshops (held since 1982) and to cover all forms of non-linear optical spectroscopy, theoretical and experimental studies and applications. Topics include, but are not limited to, Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy CARS, other forms of coherent Raman spectroscopy, Four-Wave Mixing and different third-(or higher)-order responses in the time and frequency domain and related techniques as well as to the physical and chemical processes defining the spectral signatures in different media. Contributions on applications in physics, chemistry, engineering, bio-medical research and other inter-disciplinary areas are particularly welcome.
The 8th annual ECONOS meeting is organized by the Advanced Physical Technologies and New Materials Department of Frascati ENEA Research Center ( http://www. frascati.enea. it) , a large structural research located nearly 15Km at south of Rome.