Grand opening of Bogle Architects' ELI Beamlines in Prague

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Monday 19th October marked the grand opening of ELI Beamlines, in Dolní Břežany, Prague.

Attended by key members of the Czech Government and the ELI Beamlines team, this significant EU initiative will be important in terms of the advancement of laser research, specifically in the field of cancer treatments.

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.

An overview of the scientific elements of the project can be found here.

 

 

 

Photos of the project and the grand opening can be downloaded here.

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.

Find out more about the project here