Clarion Congress Hotel
Prague, Czech Republic
19 - 22 April 2021
Conference OO114
Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers
Conference Committee
Important Dates
Abstract Due:
6 January 2021
Abstract due date extended. Submit your abstract now.

Author Notification:
8 January 2021

Manuscript Due Date:
24 March 2021

Call for
This conference will be dedicated to the new developments in intense laser-matter and laser vacuum interactions and Petawatt photonics, triggered and motivated by the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI), represented by its three pillars, ELI Beamlines, ELI ALPS and ELI NP thus opening a gateway to new regimes in physics. The opportunities and challenges associated with these regimes, from a technical, experimental, computational and theoretical point of view will be covered, with a focus on the enabling technologies for ELI and the science challenges associated with ultra-high laser intensities and with the unique secondary sources to be produced e.g. ultra-short pulses of high energy photons, electrons and ions.

Papers are solicited on the following topics:
  • prospects of using ultra-intense lasers
  • nuclear physics with ultra-intense lasers
  • laser acceleration of particles towards the energy frontier
    • laser acceleration of particles using super-short pulses approaching the single cycle regime
    • laser produced neutron sources and applications
  • from attosecond to zeptosecond science at high intensities
  • theory and simulations: ultra-relativistic regimes of laser-matter and laser-vacuum interaction
    • lasers and new technologies allowing to approach intensity frontiers on the road to Schwinger fields
    • particle physics with intense laser fields

    Conferences High-Power, High-Energy, and High-Intensity Laser Technology (OO109), Short-pulse High-energy Lasers and Ultrafast Optical Technologies (OO110), and Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers (OO114) will organize a joint session dedicated to technologies for the next generation ultra-high peak power lasers.

    Submissions discussing the following topics are encouraged:
      novel amplifier schemes
      new cooling techniques
      advanced materials and optics for high peak power lasers
      new high intensity laser metrology methods.
    Conference Committee
    Conference Chairs
    • Georg Korn, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
    • Luis O. Silva, Univ. de Lisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal)

    Conference Co-Chair
    • Sergei V. Bulanov, ELI Beamlines (Czech Republic)

    Program Committee
    • Dimitrios Charalambidis, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
    • Cristina Hernandez-Gomez, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
    • Mattias Marklund, Umeå Univ. (Sweden)

    Program Committee continued...
    • Carl B. Schroeder, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
    • Kazuo A. Tanaka, Extreme Light Infrastructure Nuclear Physics (Romania)
    • Katalin G. Varju, Univ. of Szeged (Hungary), ELI-ALPS (Hungary)
    • Marija Vranic, Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal)
    • Matthew Zepf, Queen's Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom)
    • Victor Zamfir, Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (Romania)

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