Monday 19th October marked the grand opening of our ELI Beamlines project, in Dolní Břežany, Prague.
Designed by Bogle Architects, ELI Beamlines will be important in terms of the advancement of laser research, specifically in the field of cancer treatments. The facility houses lasers with intensities 10 times higher than those currently achievable, and will work towards the development of full-optical hadron therapy facilities for cancer diagnosis and therapy.
The ELI Beamlines facility will develop a high-energy, high repetition-rate laser providing pulses from four laser systems. To meet the requirement for high repetition rates, three of these lasers will employ state of the art technologies of diode-pumped solid state lasers (DPSSL) for driving broadband amplifiers. The fourth, multi-kilojoule laser will use a newly developed flash lamp technology with an actively cooled gain medium.