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ELISS 2013

ELI Beamlines summer school was organized first time in June 2013. The invitation was accepted by 19 lecturers from the institutes and the universities such as Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Hamburg University, University of Bordeaux, Max Planck Institute, Japan Atomic Energy Agency etc.

ELISS 2013 Summary

Prague 23. – 28.6.2013
Top Hotel Prague

Main topics

  • Non linear waves in plasmas
  • Brilliant X ray sources driven by lasers
  • Adaptive optics
  • Principles of laser peening
  • Laser driven Accelleration
  • Laser induced damage in ultra last laser systems


  • 104 participants
  • 19 host lecturers
  • 21 presentations

The participating students were very satisfied with chosen and presented topics, with the organisation of this summer school and also with the chosen time of ELISS. Most of the participants is willing to come and participate ELI Beamlines summer school next year.

Topics of lectures

  • High-power ultrafast lasers
    • Generation and amplification of ultra-short laser pulses
    • High Average Power DPSSL technology
    • High Energy DPSSL technology and applications
  • Generation of bright coherent and incoherent X-ray pulses using short pulse lasers
  • Free electron lasers from IR to x-rays
  • Ultrafast imaging techniques with short x-ray pulses
  • Function and applications of short x-ray pulses (including synchronizations)
  • Particle acceleration by lasers and applications: proton therapy
  • Physics of dense plasmas and warm dense matter, laboratory astrophysics
  • Ultra-intense laser matter interaction
  • nuclear physics with high-intensity lasers
  • Femtoscience: applications in biology, chemistry and solid-state physics
  • Generation of Attosecond pulses: Attoscience photonics