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Participants of the International Travelling Summer School on Microwaves and Lightwaves visited HiLASE

Added 12. 07. 2018 to category News

DSCN7430On Monday, July 9, 2018, almost 60 students and teachers of the renowned International Travelling Summer School on Microwaves and Lightwaves visited the HiLASE and ELI Beamlines Laser Centers in Dolní Břežany. The 28th anniversary of the summer school was held in the Czech town of Liblice and is organized by the Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS, v.v.i. (ISI). Postgraduate students from ten different European countries appreciated the opportunity to explore top scientific centers in the Czech Republic and to compare the centres‘ research with their own knowledge of the fields of high-frequency electronics, optics, laser and microwave technologies. The event was intended for graduates of electrotechnical faculties of technical universities (microwave and high frequency electronics), but also for graduates of science faculties (physical electronics, or optics and photonics).

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Japanese delegation at HiLASE

Added 04. 07. 2018 to category News

DSCN7397On Monday, 2nd of June 2018, Prof. Kunioki Mima from the Institute of Laser Engineering (Osaka University) together with the Japanese delegation from diverse institutions visited HiLASE laser centre in Dolni Brezany. They came to explore the possibilities for R&D collaboration in customized high power laser development. The delegation was welcomed by Dr. Antonio Lucianetti, Head of HiLASE Research Programme 2.

Members of the delegation:
Prof. K. Mima - Institute of Laser Engineering (Osaka University)
Dr. M.Kando – National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (Kansai Photon Science Institute)
Prof. Y. Sentoku – Institute of Laser Engineering (Osaka University)
Prof. R.Hanayama – Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries (Hamamatsu)
Dr. N. Iwata – Institute of Laser Engineering (Osaka University)
Dr. M. Hata – Institute of Laser Engineering (Osaka University)

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Visit from Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials

Added 03. 07. 2018 to category News

DSCN7389On Monday 2. 7. 2018, a delegation from the influential Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials visited us to get acquainted with the possibilities of laser development and research at the HiLASE Center. Our team members presented HiLASE high energy nanosecond Bivoj laser, Perla laser system and microchip and fiber lasers. Moreover, the HiLASE Center laser technology for micro-machining, measurement and improvement of durability and performance of the materials were also introduced. Finally, both partners signed the Memorandum of Cooperation. The meeting was attended by the representative of the Korean Press. Together, we believe we will build on successful cooperation with the Korean Electronics Technology Institute, Korean Technical Universities and companies.

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Access to the HiLASE Facility Beam time applications for the period 10/2018 – 9/2019

Added 03. 05. 2018 to category News

Bivoj1HiLASE is glad to announce the opening of the second call for Open Access to the Perla C and Bivoj lasers and LIDT and LSP target areas for the period October 2018 – September 2019. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 29th June, 2018, 12 p.m.

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HiLASE highly qualified team mentioned by Euronews

Added 09. 03. 2018 to category News

The Euronews reporters came this week to the HiLASE laser centre to shoot a reportage for their programme Real Economy. This time the focus of the programme was on Cohesion policy. Here you can watch the interview with Tomas Mocek, head of the Hilase centre, and Antonio Lucianetti, leader of one of the research programmes:

http://www.euronews.com/2018/03/06/reducing-disparities-in-rich-and-poor-countries-eu-cohesion-policy-explained

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FAP Kick-off meeting

Added 19. 02. 2018 to category News

DSC_1389On Thursday, February 15, 2018, the first meeting of the Facility Access Panel (FAP) took place at the HiLASE Centre. This newly established panel will be responsible for the evaluation of the individual scientific projects that will be submitted as part of the open access to the HiLASE Center equipment. During the meeting, FAP members were presented with the existing HiLASE equipment offered to external users, the plan of equipment modernization that will take place within the HiLASE Center of Excellence project, an open access methodology, a newly designed web application for submission of project proposals, criteria and way of proposals evaluation and outputs monitoring, and an Open Access timetable for 2018.

FAP members are:
prof. Andrei Kanaev
prof. Valdas Sirutkaitis
prof. Marta Castillejo
prof. David Neely
Dr. Josef Krása
Dr. Martin Tolley
HiLASE members that participated in the meeting:
Dr. Tomáš Mocek
Dr. Antonio Lucianetti
Ing. Václav Svoboda
Ing. Jan Brajer
Dr. Mihai-George Muresan
Dr. Jan Vanda
Dr. Jan Pilař

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Korean journalists at HiLASE Centre

Added 09. 02. 2018 to category News

07On the 8th of February a group of journalists from the South Korea visited the HiLASE Centre in order to learn more about the functioning of the research centre and its contribution to industry. They were interested especially in the developing cooperation with South Korean research organisations such as KAIST and GIST. Beside that they also appreciated  the cooperation of the Hilase centre with the KETI and AXEL institutions on developement of a medical laser that could be used e.g. in microsurgery.

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SPIE Photonics West 2018

Added 07. 02. 2018 to category News

01HiLASE researchers participated at the world’s largest annual event for the photonics, laser, and biomedical optics industries. SPIE Photonics West 2018 took place from January 27 till February 1, 2018 in the Moscone Center, San Francisco, United States. The presentations included three technology areas: BIOS (Biophotonics, Biomedical Optics, and Imaging Conference), LASE (Industrial Laser, Laser Source, and Application Conference) and OPTO (Optoelectronics, Photonic Materials and Devices Conference).

edfHiLASE scientists contributed to the conference by one invited paper presented by Danijela Rostohar, 3 presentations (Michal Chyla, Jitka Cernohorska and Jan Pilar) and 2 posters (Michal Vyvlecka, Jan Pilar). The business development team attended the Photonics West Exhibition. HiLASE booth attracted the visitors that were interested in excellent laser technologies such as world record-breaking superlaser “Bivoj”, delivering 1 kW of average power or industrial laser applications (LIDT, LSP etc.). Moreover, HiLASE crew shared the goals and challenges of new Horizon 2020 project called „HiLASE – Center of Excellence“ which was established last year in partnership with the Central Laser Facility (STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory). SPIE Photonics West 2018 was the flagship event for the photonics industry and it was a great opportunity for discussions, networking and establishing new partnerships.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018

Added 21. 12. 2017 to category News

HiLASE Centre team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018.

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HiLASE CoE Advisory Board Kick-off Meeting

Added 11. 12. 2017 to category News

DSC_0271On December 8, 2017, the Kick-off meeting of the Advisory Board (AB) of the HiLASE Center of Excellence project was held at HiLASE in Dolní Břežany. The AB is included in the organizational structure of the HiLASE CoE project as an independent body composed of experts representing the key stakeholder groups: scientists, universities, industry, business support organizations, local and regional innovation supporters, authorities, and broad public. The AB shall assist the Project Coordinator and provide high level advices helping to transform the HiLASE facility into a real Centre of Excellence, delivering innovation and scientific excellence to a new community of industrial and academic users. This will ensure that the present technological lead of the HiLASE facility will be maintained and extended, underpinning the future sustainability of the Centre.

AB members:
Rút Bízková – Chair, Central Bohemian Innovation Centre, Czech Republic
Ladislav Pína – Vice Chair, Rigaku Innovative Technologies Europe, Czech Republic
Bedřich Rus, ELI Beamlines, Czech Republic
Seetha Ramaiah Mannava, University of Cincinnati, USA
Gediminas Raciukaitis, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Lithuania
Helena Jelínková, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Dušan Kučera, University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic
Colin Danson, Imperial College, U.K.
Roman Burianec, Meopta, Czech Republic
Jindřich Houžvička, CRYTUR, Czech Republic
Domenico Furfari, AIRBUS, Germany
Radek Špicar, Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Dave MacLellan, Association of Industrial Laser Users, U.K.
Věslav Michalik, STAR Research & Innovation Cluster, Czech Republic
Jan Řídký, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Ondřej Neff, independent writer & journalist, Czech Republic

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