High-Power Laser Workshop

Workshop News and Information

For information about the 2016 workshop, please click here.

Workshop registration is now closed.

Book of poster abstracts now available here.

Closing reception has been added to the program the evening of 10/2. 

October 1-2, 2013

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, USA

This workshop will bring together the international science community to discuss the unique physics opportunities enabled by the new 200 TW laser at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS).  Coupling this laser to the world-class LCLS x-ray beam at the recently commissioned Matter in Extreme Condition (MEC) instrument will allow exquisite pump-probe experiments to address the most important physics questions of high-power laser plasma interactions physics in areas of high-energy density physics, laboratory astrophysics, laser-particle acceleration, and non-linear optical science.

The workshop will highlight recent results from MEC, describe the scientific opportunities for laser experiments at 200 TW and PW power and present and discuss the user access policy for performing laser experiments at MEC.


Dr. Roger Falcone
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Siegfried Glenzer (Chair)
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Dr. Stefan Hau-Riege
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Confirmed Speakers

Haeja Lee SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Arianna Gleason Stanford University
Luke Fletcher SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Bob Nagler SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Giulio Monaco University of Trento
Alessandra Ravasio Ecole Polytechnique
Sam Vinko Oxford University
Gerard Mourou DGAR-IZEST, Ecole Polytechnique
Todd Ditmire University of Texas at Austin
Karl Krushelnik University of Michigan
Toshiki Tajima UC Irvine
Georg Korn Institute of Physics, Prague
Constantin Haefner Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Ed Moses Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Dustin Froula Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Pisin Chen SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Justin Wark Oxford University
Phil Heimann SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Alexander Thomas University of Michigan
Mingsheng Wei General Atomics
William White SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Markus Roth Technische Universitat Darmstadt
William Goldstein Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Stefan Hau-Riege Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Ann Satsangi U.S. Department of Energy
B.M. Hegelich University of Texas at Austin
Uwe Bergmann SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Parallel Events (separate registration required)

October 1-4, 2013: SSRL / LCLS Annual Users' Meeting & Workshops
Program chairs: Christian Bressler (European XFEL, LCLS UEC), Colleen Hansel (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, SSRL UEC), Hae Ja Lee (SLAC LCLS), Jun Sik Lee (SLAC SSRL)
Register at:  http://conf-slac.stanford.edu/ssrl-lcls-2013/

October 1-2, 2013: Using X-rays to Study Cultural Heritage
Organizers: Marc Walton (The Getty Conservation Institute), Apurva Mehta (SSRL)
Register at: http://ceramics.org/meetings/aacs-workshop/