Milestones

The HiLASE Centre (acronym for High average power pulsed LASErs) is a scientific research centre of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. It was established at the turn of August and September 2011.

In the years that followed, the HiLASE Centre has become an internationally recognised scientific facility, developing a new generation of high-power diode-pumped solid-state lasers that are used for a wide range of high-end industrial applications such as Laser Shock Peening, durability testing of optical components (Laser Induced Damage Threshold) and laser micromachining.

The HiLASE Centre has also set several world records during its ten-year existence.

In the development of advanced lasers and in industrial and scientific applications of lasers, we are already setting the direction and trends in the use of laser technology,” says Tomáš Mocek, Head of the HiLASE Centre.

Take a look at the significant milestones of the HiLASE Centre.

2021

40 401 beams in a laser multi-beam nanostructuring is a new record

The new record in multibeam laser nanostructuring, with respect to the number of laser beams simultaneously modifying the material surface, was reached due to the active scientific cooperation of the HiLASE Centre of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences with the Israeli company HOLO/OR Ltd.
2021

World record in the speed production of laser-induced periodic nanostructures on stainless steel surface

The Laser Micromachining team led by Peter Hauschwitz, applied a concept of multi beam processing of record speed of 1909 cm2/min to create nanostructures on stainless steel.
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2021

HiLASE Centre presents its new spin-off Hi-Beams, s.r.o.

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2021

World record for BIVOJ laser

The BIVOJ laser has broken its own performance record that is set in 2016! In a recent test, the system was operated for an hour at a pulse energy in excess of 145 J (with a maximum of 146.5 J) in 10 ns pulses at a repetition rate of 10 Hz at a wavelength of 1030 nm!
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2020

Micromachining of Invar with 784 beams simultaneously using our ps PERLA laser

2020

First tailor-made commercial PERLA 100 laser unit delivered to a customer

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2020

Scientific breakthrough thanks to our PERLA C laser: crystallization of amorphous TiO2 nanotube layers into a pure anatase phase

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2020

LIDT station adapted for handling large, 3×3 mm top-hat beam from Bivoj laser and successfully demonstrated with test of nanostructured surface at fluence 20 J∙cm-2

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2020

Unique method for periodic modulation of graphene chemical reactivity

Discovery of a unique method for periodic modulation of graphene chemical reactivity based on laser-induced structuring of supporting substrate. The periodically-doped graphene can open new horizons for fabrication of electronic devices at nanoscale.
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2020

First GO pico fiber oscillator unit delivered to IBS Korea.

GO Pico is a fiber laser oscillator with a robust design ensuring excellent beam quality and stability.
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2020

Development a high-performance functional sample of a 100W Faraday Isolator

HiLASE and NIFS (Japan) teams have successfully characterized the magneto-optical properties of a KTF crystal manufactured by the American company Northrop Grumman, making it an ideal candidate for future optical isolators.
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2019

Mastering multi-beam machining technology

Successfully mastering multi-beam machining technology significantly speeds up micro / nanostructuring and the production of functional surfaces, while making efficient use of the high performance provided by HiLASE laser systems.
2018

Czech patent granted on the method of highly-regular laser-induced periodic structure formation on metal surfaces at record writing speed

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2017

Successful commissioning of Laser Shock Peening station within HiLASE premises

The station utilizes the Bivoj laser beam to treat various metallic samples mounted to a 6-axis industrial robotic arm.
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2016

World record achieved on the BIVOJ laser

The BIVOJ laser system, a pulsed nanosecond diode-pumped solid-state laser, developed at STFC’s Central Laser Facility, classifies as a powerful kW laser and utilizes a cryogenic cooling technology to achieve high average power output. At the end of 2016, the Czech-British team of scientists amplified laser pulses, with a pulse duration of 10 ns, a wavelength of 1030 nm to an energy of 105 J at a repetition rate of 10 Hz, thus setting a world record for the first kilowatt laser source in a given class of high-energy lasers.
2016

HiLASE R&D Centre in full operation

2015

H2020 Grant Agreement – project HiLASE Centre of Excellence Phase 1

2012

Beginning of construction works

2011

Decision on Grant – project HiLASE: New Lasers for Industry and Research