INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS OF THE CAS, HILASE
The HiLASE Centre is one of the workplaces of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The HiLASE team is dedicated to developing a new generation of high energy diode- pumped solid state laser systems with high repetition rates. With this technology, lasers are significantly stronger, more powerful, more compact, and more stable than currently available devices. The Centre has been in operation since 2014 in Dolni Brezany.
One of the research topics is the operation of the Bivoj superlaser. This is the most powerful diode-pumped solid-state laser, a unique laser technology developed jointly by researchers from HiLASE together with British scientists from the Science and Technology Facilities Council. However, the greatest added value of the center is the unique combination of experimental laser development and advanced industrial applications under one roof. Thanks to close cooperation with high-tech companies and knowledge of their needs, the HiLASE center focuses mainly on the preparation of functional materials, increasing the resistance of the material and on laser micro- processing. Within the Open Access programme, the HiLASE infrastructure is available also to interested parties from other research institutions.
FOR THE PUBLIC
- Open days
- International Day of Light – for the general public
- Science Fair
- Talent academy, Researchers’ Night
- CAS Science and Technology Week
- Science Teaching and a Science Fair in the Dolní Břežany elementary school
- Business Breakfast
- meeting with representatives of industrial institutes and companies