2nd Topical Workshop on Laser Technology and Optics Design

Europe/Zurich
Fraunhofer ILT

Fraunhofer ILT

Steinbachstr. 15 D - 52074 Aachen
Carsten Welsch (Cockcroft Institute) , Hans-Dieter Hoffmann (ILT)
Description
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.
Dr. Rob Ashworth - LA³NET Project Manager
    • 1
      Welcome / Admin & Logistics
      Speaker: Prof. Reinhart Poprawe (RWTH, Aachen LLT, ILT)
    • 2
      Introduction / LA³NET
      Speaker: Prof. Carsten Welsch (Cockcroft Institute)
      Slides
    • 3
      General optics design I
      Speaker: Prof. Peter Loosen (RWTH, Aachen TOS, ILT)
      Slides
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee Break
    • 4
      General optics design II
      Incl. corrective optics and characterisation
      Speaker: Martin Traub (ILT)
      Slides
    • 1:00 PM
      Lunch
    • 5
      Differences between photon beams and charged particle beams
      Speaker: Prof. Allan Gillespie (Unversity of Dundee, Scotland, UK)
      Slides
    • 4:00 PM
      Coffee Break
    • 6
      Overview of laser sources
      benefits, suitability to different applications, parameter range
      Speaker: Dieter Hoffmann (ILT)
      Slides
    • 7
      Beam characterisation
      Speaker: Dr Bernd Eppich (FBH Berlin)
      Slides
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee Break
    • 8
      Optical component characterisation I (Thermomechanical Testing)
      Speakers: Erik Liermann (ILT) , Michael Strotkamp (ILT)
      Slides
    • 9
      Optical component characterisation II (Absorption of Crystals and Substrates and Coatings)
      Speakers: Ansgar Meisner (ILT) , Bastian Gronloh (ILT)
      Slides
    • 1:00 PM
      Lunch
    • Tour of Labs, ILT

      Tour of Labs, ILT
      kW class femtosecond source development
      Nonlinear optics
      LIDAR sources
      NN

    • 4:00 PM
      Coffee Break
    • 10
      A. High power enhancement cavities
      Speaker: Dr Ioachim Pupeza (MPQ, München)
      notes
    • 11
      B. Tunable lasers and frequency conversion
      Speaker: Dr Bernd Jungbluth (ILT)
      Slides
    • 8:00 PM
      Workshop Meal Ratskeller

      Ratskeller

      Markt 40 52062 Aachen

      Dress code - smart

    • 12
      Realization of relativistic light intensities with ultrafast TW-lasers for particle acceleration View from the experimentalist
      Speaker: Dr Matthias Schnürer (Max Born in Berlin)
      Slides
    • 13
      Design of beam transfer lines / imaging optics
      Speaker: Dr Andreas Maier (CFEL)
      Slides
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee Break
    • Discussion session on the state of the art and future requirements for funding
      Convener: Prof. Allan Gillespie (Unversity of Dundee, Scotland, UK)
    • 1:00 PM
      Lunch