Training Course on Intense Lasers, 16-20 October 2023, Talence (Bordeaux), France

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Laserlab-Europe and EURIZON jointly organise a Training Course on Intense Lasers that will be held on 16-20 October 2023 at the ALPHANOV PYLA Training Center in Talence (Bordeaux), France.

The PYLA training center provides training courses in the field of lasers, optics and photonics since 2005. Installed within the Institute of Optics of Aquitaine, the PYLA training center has premises entirely dedicated to the organisation of training courses for professionals.

We invite applications for a 5-day training course on intense lasers, providing participants with the necessary skills to design and efficiently use intense laser systems. The course will address the theoretical background as well as practice and lab work, computation and simulations. The contents will include laser architecture; laser sources (oscillators); amplification, beam handling and focusing; non-linear optics: frequency conversion and laser tenability; laser diagnostics and beam management; and labs-simulations and codes.

5 days of theory and practical application,
✔ more than 10 expert trainers in the field,
12 sessions of tutorials or lab works.

Attendance is limited to 12 participants. All applications are welcome. Applications from scientists in Ukraine are encouraged.

Deadline for applications
Applications are closed.

Registration fee
There is no registration fee. Travel and accommodation will be covered by Laserlab-Europe and EURIZON.


Training course details

• Understand basic principles of intense laser systems
• Master theoretical models and relevant computer simulations

Training course content

  • Laser Architecture
    • Laser parameters ;
    • Which laser for a given application?;
    • Complex systems ;
  • Laser source (oscillators)
    • Principles ;
    • Laser materials and oscillating modes (temporal);
    • Cavity effects and pumping schemes, benefits of diode pumping scheme;
  • Amplification, beam handling and focusing
    • Amplification strategies and techniques ;
    • Constraints: gain management, thermal issues and pumping sources;
    • Beam cleaning and smoothing, optical isolation Focalisation;
  • Non Linear Optics: Frequency conversion and laser tunability
    • Non linear optics principles ;
    • Principle of widely tunable laser sources;
    • Frequency doubling and frequency mixing ;
    • Non linear effects in beam propagation ;
    • Recent applications of NLO ;
  • Laser diagnostics and beam management
    • Spatio-temporal metrology ;
    • Spatio-temporal control ;
  • Labs- Simulations and codes

• Teachers, scholars
• Users, designers
• Graduate students

• Master degree in Physics

Training course organisation

Pedagogical Team
• Session Chair : Pr Eric CORMIER – Bordeaux University,
• Experts, academics and Engineers.

Pedagogical and technical approach
• Theoretical background
• Practice and Lab works
• Computation and simulations


Daniela Stozno