9-11 May 2016
Europe/Berlin timezone

attendees of the 2013 NAHEL Workshop
attendees of the 2013 NAHEL Meeting in Paris

Building on the previous success of the NAHEL network in Laserlab III, GSI-Darmstadt will host the first annual meeting of the Networking activity on Extreme Intensity Laser Systems (NEILS) aiming at bringing together operation teams of existing and upcoming facilities in Europe.

Extreme intensity laser systems comprise various frontier technologies pushing peak power and peak intensity through either long pulse kilojoule energy class installations, or with ultrashort pulse petawatt class laser systems. All systems exhibit dedicated demands and very specific procedures for operation, instrumentation, metrology, safety and further development. While operating parameters between the laser facilities vary, core operational and technical issues such as pulse diagnostics, optics handling, or target fabrication are of crucial importance to all laser facilities. The objective of this networking activity is to establish a regular laser science forum with at least three meetings of participants in which knowledge will be shared and best practices will be developed.

The workshop should be organized around round table discussions where laboratory representatives share their hands-on experience with each other. Participants to the workshops will be requested to actively prepare the discussed topics and should be ready to share their experience in form of small oral contributions moderated by a topic coordinator.
Meeting coordination:
Dr. Vincent Bagnoud
PP/PHELIX - GSI-Darmstadt
Planckstrasse 1, 64291 Darmstadt, Germany

Scientific panel:
Ji-Ping Zou, LULI, France
Denis Penninckx, CEA, France
Trevor Winstone, CLF, United Kingdom
Jiri Ullschmied, PALS, Czech Republic