LASE

Laser physics and photonics

The Laser Physics group will further develop the existing research programs in ultra-intense and ultra-short pulse lasers, studies of laser plasmas, laser acceleration and particle production in connection with laser facilities like ELI Beam-lines, PALS and HiLASE. The group is also strongly involved in theory and simulation of laser plasma formation and evolution, in photonics and in optical spectroscopy. Laser physics and photonics are being dominantly studied at the FNSPE (http://kfe.fjfi.cvut.cz/kfe/en/research/index.html).

The LASE program’s work will be divided into five domains (sub-programs):

A) New active media and techniques for solid state lasers (Václav Kubeček)
B) Femtosecond laser interactions with targets (Jiří Limpouch)
C) Theoretical research into photonics and plasmonic structures (Ivan Richter)
D) Optoelectronics – photonics structures (Václav Prajzler)
E) Spectroscopy (Zdeněk Bryknar)

COOPERATING ENTITIES
WITHIN THE PROGRAM

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

prof. Ing. Helena Jelínková, DrSc.

news from the program

A member of the Scientific Council of the Centre of Advanced Applied Sciences (CAAS), Prof. Wolfgang Peter Schleich from the University of Ulm, Germany, was awarded an honorary doctorate (Dr. h. c.) of the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) at a ceremony of the Scientific Council on 5 October 2021 in Bethlehem Chapel. He was nominated by the Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering of the CTU in Prague (FJFI) and awarded the doctorate was awarded by Prof. Igor Jex, Dean of FJFI and Director of CAAS. Together with Prof. Schleich, Prof. Stephen Mark Barnett also received his doctorate.
For his contribution to the development of mathematical methods used in quantum physics, Prof. Pavel Exner, Coordinator of the Theory Program at the Center for Advanced Applied Sciences (CAAS), has been elected and appointed as a Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in July 2021. Prof. Pavel Exner, an internationally renowned […]
Prof. Igor Jex, Director of CAAS project and Dean of the Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering of CTU in Prague (FJFI), has been elected a member of The Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea). The Academy brings together scientific leaders from various fields of science, humanities and literature. It was founded in 1988 with the […]
The interaction between things and artists has the power to enrich all involved. This is why the PARTPHYS (Particle Physics) research programme of the Centre for Advanced Applied Science (CAAS) project has created a sub-programme Language for Science-Art-Public Communication. The process of preparation of the artefact and other activities within the sub-programme Language for Science-Art-Public Communication is also summarised in an electronic publication, which can be downloaded (pdf in Czech, 13 MB).
To demonstrate the so-called quantum supremacy of a quantum computer based on photons, Chinese scientists used a solution to a computational problem formulated at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FNSPE). Specifically, the Gaussian Boson Sampling protocol, developed by Craig Hamilton and Igor Jex of the FNSPE and their partners, the group of Christine Silberhorn of the University of Paderborn (FRG). The research team of the Chinese University of Science and Technology published a report on the results on December 3, 2020 in the journal Science.