Uniqueness, Usefulness & Credibility

About Us

“The DNA of HiLASE Centre is composed of the three main virtues: Uniqueness, Usefulness, and Credibility. Therefore, members of HiLASE Centre 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 Centre

OUR VISION | 2022 – 2032

To become one of the respected leaders defining the trends in high power laser applications. To be the first-choice R&D partner for companies and research organizations seeking innovative laser technologies and solutions, on the Earth and beyond…

OUR MISSION | 2022 – 2032

We are eager to push the boundaries of laser technologies beyond their current limits, search for new applications and contribute to the prosperity of the Czech and European economy, daily lives of people and sustainable future. We strive to inspire the next generation of laser scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs.

The HiLASE Centre 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.

Find out more about the long-term development strategy of the HiLASE Centre 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.