24 - 27 April 2023
Prague, Czech Republic
Industry Event
Lab Tour: HiLASE Laser Centre and ELI Beamlines Facility
28 April 2023 • 09:00 - 13:00 CEST | Offsite Location 

Registered attendees are invited to visit HiLASE Laser Centre and ELI Beamlines Facility in nearby Dolni Brezany. Shuttle bus will be provided.

The HiLASE project focuses on development high-repetition lasers and laser systems that will find use in industry, in small- and medium-scale research laboratories and in the future European large-scale facilities that will be part of the European Research Area (ERA). The Centre is a part of the Institute of Physics, the largest institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The present research programme of the Institute comprises five branches of physics: particle physics, the physics of condensed matter, solid state physics, optics and plasma physics. https://www.hilase.cz/en//

ELI Beamlines Facility is a leading laser research centre and part of The Extreme Light Infrastructure ERIC, pan-European research Infrastructure hosting the world’s most intense lasers. ELI provides unique tools of support for scientific excellence in Europe. ELI Beamlines has developed and operates four leading edge high-power femtosecond laser systems reaching unprecedent intensities. ELI Beamlines offers to its users unique femtosecond sources of X-rays and accelerated particles. These beamlines enable pioneering research not only in physics and material science but also in life science, laboratory astrophysics, chemistry with strong application potential.

Currently, several of the main laser beamlines are operational and are being expanded and upgraded to reach their full performance and maximum availability. Other laser beamlines are in commissioning and new cutting-edge laser sources are in the design and development phase. The ELI Beamlines Facility builds on 350 researchers, engineers and other professionals from more than 38 countries.
More on ELI Beamlines: https://www.eli-beams.eu/

Registration for the tour will be possible onsite at the SPIE Registration desk. Information about the departure location and any departure time updates will be available at the SPIE registration desk. Tour duration: approx. 2.5 hours (excludes travel time). Please note that number of participants is limited.

Bus departure: 9:00 hrs (return to the venue at cca 13:00 hrs)
Sign up and tour details will be available at SPIE Registration Desk.