The ELI Beamlines Facility is a leading laser research centre and part of ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) pan-European Research Infrastructure hosting the world’s most intense lasers. ELI provides unique tools of support for scientific excellence in Europe. ELI Beamlines 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 320 researchers, engineers and other professionals from more than 25 countries.Read More
The main goal of ELI is to run the most modern laser equipment in the world. It carries out research and application projects involving the interaction of light with matter at an intensity that is about 10 times greater than currently achievable values.
ELI delivers ultrashort laser pulses typically lasting several femtoseconds and produces up to 10 PW power. It brings new knowledge potentially usable in medical imaging and diagnostics, construction of tools for development and testing of new materials or X-ray optics.Read More