European Research Objectives on Lasers for Innovation, Technology and Energy

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Development of efficient diode-pumped solid-state laser (DPSSL) systems capable of delivering high-energy (up to multi-kJ), short-duration pulses at multi-Hz repetition rates with an excellent temporal and spatial quality is at the core of both the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) and HiPER programs. This Joint Research Activity focuses on laser physics bottlenecks crucial for these two continental flagships projects although the associated issues are faced by numerous other smaller scale research laser systems throughout Europe. Improving the temporal contrast by several orders of magnitude is the subject of Objective 1, whereas Objective 2 is dedicated to laser amplification studies on gain medium, laser induced damage, pump source and thermal management. Objective 3 focusses on attosecond laser technology. Increasing substantially the human resources in laser physics is a strategic goal to achieve for ELI & HiPER success. The 17 partners involved in this JRA commit themselves to deeply involve students in the described activities, thus training a new generation of laser physics experts in the strategic fields’ subject of this JRA.



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  • INO-CNR, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

Coordinator: Jean-Christophe Chanteloup, LULI