Event Details

The 8th International Workshop of High Energy Class 

 Diode Pumped Solid State Lasers (HEC-DPSSL) 

 Workshop held by the STFC, CLF at Lady Margaret College, Oxford 

is devoted to the development of HEC-DPSSLs worldwide as an enabling technology for applications such as inertial fusion energy, particle production (electrons, protons, neutrons, ions), radiation production (x-rays, gamma rays), high-energy-density science, shock physics and material science, and the use of these types of lasers for commercial applications. This is the eighth workshop. The workshop is held roughly every 18-24 months and is hosted by institutions that lead this capability worldwide. The HEC-DPSSL workshop offers a forum for discussion of results, issues, materials, and methods to enable future progress in this field.

Lasers that fall into this class produce > 1 J/pulse, have pulselengths in the fs — 10s ns regime, repetition rates between 1 shot/min and kHz. This class of laser must simultaneously address issues associated with propagating a high-intensity/high-fluence laser through an optical system and average power thermal loading. The high energy and average power nature of these laser systems typically necessitate diode pumping for reliability, repetition rate, and/or efficiency. In an era when the cost of energy is high, the wallplug efficiency of HEC-DPSSL systems vs traditionial flashlamp-pumped systems becomes very apparent. Topics covered during the workshop sessions are defined by submitted abstracts, thereby following progress, issues, and hot topics that need to be explained.

Scientific Committee.
Junji Kawanaka, ILE
Jean-Christophe Chanteloup, ILE
Andrew Bayramian, LLNL
Antonio Lucianetti, HiLASE
Joachim Hein, Jena
Klaus Ertel, STFC, CLF Dipole

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Organizing Committee

Jonathan Phillips

Paul Mason

Jean-Christophe Chanteloup

Cristina Hernandez-Gomez

Joachim Hein

Meeting Support

Jackie Standbridge

Important deadlines

Registration closes 24 February 2014

Please provide abstracts for consideration of talk or poster for the following topics:-

Amplifier systems for high energy and high average power systems

High power diode arrays

Laser Gain media

OPA/CPA Developments

Architecture/thermal modelling

Nonlinear optics at high average powers

Robust optics

Laser damage resistance

Applications for high energy and high average power systems

Please submit your abstract to ( including title, authors and a short description (no more than 1/2 a page) in Microsoft word format or pdf which will be used to establish session topics oral vs poster mode of presetation by 31 January 2014. Please note that we are unable to consider your abstract unless you have registered for the event.


The workshop shall begin at 09.00 on Wednesday 26 March 2014 and finish at 13.00 on Friday 28 March 2014

A tour of CLF laser facilities will take place on Friday 28 March between 14.00 - 16.00

This will include the following facilities:





Central Laser Facility

Agenda will be confirmed nearer to the event date.

Venue details

Workshop dinner St Edmund Hall

Oxford Attractions 

Start Date: Wednesday, 26th March 2014
End Date: Friday, 28th March 2014

Price: £75
Fee Info: The registration fee includes lunches, refreshments, an evening drinks reception on Wednesday 26 March and a workshop dinner on Thursday 27 March 2014. Accommodation is available at an extra cost of GBP82.80 per person per night or twin room at GBP105.60 at Lady Margaret Hall.
Accommodation available

Spaces Available

34 remaining out of 100 spaces

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Accommodation Details

Accommodation is in Lady Margaret Halls. Please note the Double rooms are actually Twin rooms. If you select shared accommodation, please ensure you provide the name of who you will share with to prevent double bookings. The price of the rooms include VAT.
For further information contact Meeting Administrator