In July 2012 our research teams (RP1 a RP2) started to install and test the purchased equipment in the SOFIA temporary laboratory which is situated at the Institute of Physics ASCR, v. v. i. (FZU). In September, the researchers launched the first experiments that led e.g. to the sucessful operation of test prototype of the thin disk regenerative amplifier. Check out the progress in the SOFIA laboratory, pictures and the newest experiments in the new section “LAB“.