Nov 4 – 6, 2013
Fraunhofer ILT
Europe/Zurich timezone
Lasers have a variety of applications in particle accelerator operation and will play a key role in the development of future particle accelerators by improving the generation of high brightness electron and exotic ion beams and through increasing the acceleration gradient. Lasers will also make an increasingly important contribution to the characterization of many complex particle beams by means of laser-based beam diagnostics methods.

The second LA³NET topical workshop will address the key aspects of laser technology and optics design relevant to laser application to accelerators. The workshop will cover general optics design, provide an overview of different laser sources and discuss methods to characterize beams in details. Participants will be able to choose from a range of topical areas that go deeper in more specific aspects including tuneable lasers, design of transfer lines, noise sources and their elimination and non-linear optics effects. The format of the workshop will be mainly training-based with the opportunity for discussion on the state of the art in lasers and optics design and future requirements for funding. A tour of the ILT laboratories is included in the programme.

The workshop is hosted by ILT Fraunhofer and organized in partnership with the LA³NET consortium.
Fraunhofer ILT
Steinbachstr. 15 D - 52074 Aachen
The cost for attending the workshop is €350 (€300 for LA3NET fellows) to cover hotel bed and breakfast accommodation from arrival on Sunday 3rd to departure on Wednesday 6th November. The Sunday reception, Tuesday evening meal and lunches during the workshop are also covered by the cost.

Deadline for registration is 30 September 2013. However, numbers are restricted and so registration may close early.