ELI-Beamlines is a research facility dedicated to using high intensity lasers to drive experiments for users and part of the larger ELI – ERIC research consortium. In order to provide the widest range of experimental opportunities in a single facility, ELI-Beamlines has 4 state-of-the-art high power lasers with output peak powers ranging from TW to 10 PW levels. The lasers are at varying stages of development with some nearing completion and others already running experimental campaigns for users. Several technologies are utilized in these lasers such as high power diode pumped solid state laser (DPSSL) technology, Ti:Sapphire amplification, optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA), Nd:glass amplification, and fiber lasers/amplifiers. A brief summary of the beamlines is provided below:
L1-Allegra is a 1 kHz, 50 mJ laser based entirely on thin disk DPSSL pumped picosecond OPCPA. This laser is used regularly for user experiments and is currently being upgraded to have an auxiliary pulse train and a higher output energy of 100 mJ.
L2-DUHA is under development and is designed to be a 100 TW, 50 Hz laser for driving a laser wakefield accelerator. This laser based on high energy OPCPA pumped by a cryogenically cooled Yb:YAG multi-slab DPSSL.
L3-HAPLS is a 10 Hz, 1 PW laser which was developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This laser is currently being used in user experiments and performance ramping of the laser to improve the output parameters has begun.
L4-Aton is a kJ-class laser with a design peak power value of 10 PW firing once every 5 minutes and based on amplification via OPCPA and Nd:glass. Commissioning is ongoing with a primary focus on compression of the high energy pulse to 10 PW peak power.
We are looking for:Laser scientist (125)
The successful candidate will contr vibute to the development/upgrade of a laser as a member of the laser development team. This contribution can take many forms and will typically include some combination of practical laboratory work, numerical simulations of optical systems and physical processes, and design and construction of optical subsystems. The nature of the contribution would be determined in part by the interests of the applicant as well as the needs of the project. Possible areas of focus include, but are not limited to, the implementation of high energy OPCPA, compression of high peak power (100 TW to multi-PW) laser pulses, ultra-short pulse diagnostics and characterization, high energy/average power DPSSL development, precision synchronization of ultrashort pulse trains, and beam manipulation and imaging of large aperture lasers.
- actively contribute to the development of the laser in the lab and assist younger scientists and students;
- assist with the design of subsystems of the laser and be able to take the lead on certain aspects of the laser development;
- perform calculations and develop models of optical systems, typical examples could be laser energetics, beam propagation, or nonlinear interactions of light pulses;
- prepare manuscripts for publication in academic journals and present experimental results at scientific conferences.
- the opportunity to participate in this unique scientific project;
- competitive and motivating salary;
- flexible working hours;
- nice working environment;
- career growth;
- meal allowance, pension contribution and 6 sick days;
- support of leisure time activities.
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