About COLA

The International Conference on Laser Ablation (COLA) is the premier conference in the field of laser ablation and applications. Since 1991, COLA has been bringing together laser scientists, end-users and industry to review state-of-the-art and next-generation laser ablation technologies. COLA is an interdisciplinary conference and the topics cover a wide range of scientific research that bridges the gap between basic science and applications / technology. The 16th COLA conference will be held in Matsue, Japan in April 24 – 29, 2022.


  • Practical Applications of
    Laser Processing
  • Fundamentals of
    Laser-Material Interactions
  • New Trends in Laser Processing
  • Pulsed Laser Deposition
  • Ultrafast Phenomena
  • Laser Direct Write
  • Laser Applications for
    Biology and Life Sciences
  • Laser Interaction in Liquids
  • Micro/Nano Structuring
  • Smart Beam Shaping and Manipulation
  • Emerging Photon Sources and Applications
  • Lasers in Nanoscience
  • Laser 3D Processing
  • Laser-based Analytical Methods
  • Laser Micro/nano Machining