Uniqueness, Usefulness & Credibility

About Us

“The DNA of HiLASE is composed of the three main virtues: Uniqueness, Usefulness, and Credibility. Therefore, members of HiLASE are expected to push the frontier of laser technology beyond its current limits, serve as a bridge between the academic world and industry, and be a reliable partner in doing so. These virtues embody our mission slogan of Superlasers for the real world.” — Tomas Mocek, Head of HiLASE

The HiLASE center is a part of the Institute of Physics, the largest institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The present research programme of the Institute comprises five branches of physics: particle physics, the physics of condensed matter, solid state physics, optics and plasma physics.

The long-term development strategy of the HiLASE centre is available here.

Tomas Mocek, Head of HiLASE: “Implement today, perfect tomorrow”

Tomas received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2000. His research expertise includes development of high‐average power diode‐pumped solid state lasers for hi-tech applications, EUV sources, high‐order harmonic generation, laser acceleration of particles, dense plasma diagnostics, optical‐field ionization, X‐ray lasers, and spectroscopy of laser plasma. He has authored/co-authored more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals with impact factor, which acquired over 2500 citations. He was awarded by the “Prize of Josef Hlávka” in 2000, and by the “Otto Wichterle Award” in 2005.