29-31 August 2016, Building a Target Network for Advanced Laser Light Sources, Dresden, Germany

EUCALL Satellite Workshop, co-organised by Laserlab
  • When Aug 29, 2016 08:00 AM to Aug 31, 2016 08:00 PM (Etc/GMT+2 / UTC-200)
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In the next few years a number of pan-European advanced laser light user facilities will become available for the scientific community, promising major breakthroughs for high energy density physics, relativistic laser plasmas, high pressure science, planetary and astrophysics, advanced accelerators and study of materials under extreme conditions. Most of these facilities will give the possibility of performing high repetition rate experiments, typically in the 1-10 Hz range, corresponding to a requirement of thousands of targets per day. Therefore, target availability could very likely become a limiting factor preventing to exploit the full potential of advanced laser and X-ray facilities. The development of a target network for advanced laser light sources would be a strategic asset to ensure the availability of state of the art targets and to promote the formulation of common strategies to address issues related to target delivery and irradiation at high repetition rate.

The main goals of the workshop are:

  • assessing target needs and current target supply strategies
  • discussion of a strategy to develop a target fabrication and characterization network
  • production of a joint "white paper"

The workshop will be organised by EUCALL, the network of leading large-scale user facilities for free electron laser, synchrotron and optical laser radiation and their users. Laserlab-Europe is a partner in EUCALL and takes part in the organisation of the workshop.

Consideration of a target fabrication network (file pdf)

Important dates

Workshop: 29 - 31 August 2016
Registration: April-July 2016
Registration deadline: July 2016 (to be confirmed)


Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
Bautzner Landstrasse, 400
01328 Dresden, Germany

Room: Building 620, Seminar Room (HZDR map)

Organizing Committee

Mihail Cernaianu, ELI NP
Thomas E. Cowan, HZDR
Guillame Fiquet, IMPMC
Zuzana Konopkova, European XFEL
Daniele Margarone, ELI Beamlines
Sakura Pascarelli, ESRF
Irene Prencipe, HZDR
Martin Tolley, STFC

For further information (programme, registration, travel, accommodation) see the event's webpage.