From the 9th to the 11th of November, representatives of the HiLASE Centre, including its head Tomáš Mocek, took part in the multidisciplinary conference LASER62. This (eleventh) instalment of the LASER conference was again organised by the HiLASE Centre (part of the Institute of Physics of the CAS) and the Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS.
During the conference, participants had the opportunity to share their experiences, find out more about the successes of their colleagues from the industry, and start new collaborations. The conference was made up of seven lecture cycles, a poster session and evening entertainment (including a coffee tasting, a presentation by the ÚDIF physics theatre, or a stand-up comedy show).
The HiLASE Centre contributed to the programme with the following lectures:
- High-power pulsed lasers and their contribution to high-end industrial applications – Martin Smrž (Head of Advanced Laser Development and Team Leader of Thin-Disk Lasers)
- LSP technology use in the energy sector – Jan Brajer (Head of Industrial Laser Applications)
- Productive micro/nanostructuring – from functionalization of glass and electrodes to antibacterial surfaces and friction modification – Petr Hauschwitz (LMM team leader and postdoctoral fellow)
- Laser damage threshold at 343 nm – the 2022 challenge – Jan Vanda (Deputy Head of the Industrial Laser Applications Department and LIDT Team Leader)
- Optimization of laser beam absorber design using MKO – Helena Picmausová (Designer – simulations engineer)
- Structural colours and holograms – Ivan Tarant (Ph. D. student, LMM)
- Interference machining head – Martin Procházka (research support assistant)
Aside from these contributions, several HiLASIANS also presented their work at the Thursday afternoon poster session: Ondřej Denk, Martin Mydlář, Václav Němec a Radek Pobořil. Nearly two dozen members of the scientific and technical teams of the HiLASE Centre also took part in the conference passively.