24-25 May 2018, NEILS - Annual Meeting, Bordeaux, France

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Network on Extreme Intensity Laser Systems NEILS Annual meeting, Le Barp (Bordeaux), France

CEA CESTA will host the third annual meeting of the Networking activity on Extreme Intensity Laser Systems (NEILS) aiming at bringing together operation teams of existing and upcoming facilities in Europe.

Extreme intensity laser systems comprise various frontier technologies pushing peak power and peak intensity through either long pulse kilojoule energy class installations, or with ultrashort pulse petawatt class laser systems. All systems exhibit dedicated demands and very specific procedures for operation, instrumentation, metrology, safety and further development. While operating parameters between the laser facilities vary, core operational and technical issues such as pulse diagnostics, optics handling, or target fabrication are of crucial importance to all laser facilities.

The next NEILS meeting will be dedicated to high power laser facilities as it was in Darmstadt two years ago. The workshop should be organized around round table discussions where laboratory representatives share their hands-on experience with each other. Participants to the workshops will be requested to actively prepare the discussed topics and should be ready to share their experience in form of small oral contributions moderated by a topic coordinator.

Discussion topics:

  • Beam quality improvement (wavefront sensing and control)
  • Short pulse damage threshold (measurement capabilities, supplier experience)
  • Damage issues in general
  • EMP (mitigation etc.)
  • New front-end technologies
  • Repetition rate increase of energetic lasers


Venue: CEA/CESTA, 30 km south-west of Bordeaux, France

Tentative agenda

Wednesday May 23th
18h-21h: welcome reception at IBIS hotel

Thursday May 24th
ILP building
9h-9h15: welcome address
9h15-10h30: facility status I
10h30-10h50: Pause + photo
10h50-12h05: facility status II
12h05-14h30: Lunch sponsored by industrial partners
14h30-16h Workshop I
16h-16h20: Pause
16h20-17h50: Workshop II
20h-22h30: Meal in Bordeaux

Friday May 25th
ILP building
8h30-11h: LMJ/PETAL visit
11h-12h30: Workshop III
12h30-14h: Lunch buffet
14h-15h30: Workshop IV
15h30-15h45: Conclusion

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