VI User Meeting

Towards a Laser-Plasma Spanish Community
(01-02 October 2020)


Thursday 1st October
13:30 – 15:30


  • Welcome to the VI CLPU Users Meeting (PICTURE)
  • Luis Roso (Director of CLPU): The CLPU and the user access
  • Luca Volpe (Director of the CLPU Laser-Plasma Chair at USAL): Introduction to the VI CLPU Users Meeting
  • Kazuo A. Tanaka (Scientific Director of ELI-NP): Laser & Experimental Status at ELI-NP in Romania
  • Sylvie Jacquemot (Coordinator of Laserlab EU): The Laserlab-Europe Network
  • Felicie Albert (Chair of the LaserNetUS): LaserNetUS, a new network of high power laser facilities in the US for groundbreaking science


15:30 – 16:30

User Reports I

  • Matteo Passoni (Politécnico di Milano): Laser-driven secondary sources for material science application
  • Wendell T. Hill III (University of Maryland): Relativistic Thomson Scattering based-vacuum Gauge
  • Dino Jaroszynski (University of Strathclyde): Electron sources from PW laser (high charge THz)

16:30 – 16:50 BREAK
16:50 – 18:10

Talks from Spain I

  • Maite Flores (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela):TW-Class laser at the University of Santiago
  • Carlos Hidalgo (CIEMAT): Towards a fusion reactor: integration of physics & technology & synergetic effects
  • Ricardo Florido (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria): Atomic spectroscopy in Laser-Plasma experiments
  • Jorge Quereda Bernabeu (USAL – NANOLAB): Photocurrent spectroscopy in two-dimensional semiconductors
  • Pedro Velarde (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid): R&D in laser fusion & materials & related areas at IFN-GV
18:10 – 19:30 Round Table [Moderators: Robert Fedosejevs (University of Alberta) & Malte Kaluza (University of Jena)]
Friday 2nd October
08:30 – 10:00


  • Luca Volpe (Director of the CLPU Laser-Plasma Chair at USAL): The CLPU Laser-Plasma Chair, past, present and future
  • Allen Weeks (General Director of ELI-DC): The ELI Delivery Consortium
  • Federico Canova (Manager for Scientific and Technical coordination of ELI-DC): The ELI pilars in EU
  • Cruz Méndez (Head of the Technical Division of the CLPU): The laser VEGA
  • Luis Roso (Director of CLPU): Laser-driven neutron sources
10:00 – 11:00

User Reports II

  • Luca Volpe (CLPU-USAL): Stopping power measurements of energy-selected ions in a moderately coupled and degenerate plasmas
  • Joao J. Santos (Univerisity of Bourdeaux): Ion acceleration by ultra-intense laser interaction with a high-density gas jet
  • Yasunobu Arikawa (University of Osaka): Study for an efficient repetitive neutron generation via laser-driven photonuclear reaction
11:00 – 11:20


11:20 – 12:40

Talks from Spain II

  • Luis Bañares (Universidad Complutense de Madrid): Ultrafast XUV-IR induced photodynamics in polyatomic cations
  • Antonio Rivera (Instituto de Fusión Nuclear): Modification of plasmonic nanoparticles with laser pulses
  • Jens Bieger (ICFO): Electronic & Lattice Dynamics from Attosecond X-ray Spectroscopy
  • Wojciech Gawelda (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid – IMDEA – Nano Science): Observing coherent atomic motions with ultrafast X-ray spectroscopies & scattering
  • Pablo Cirrone (National Institute of Nuclear Fusion Catania Laboratories): Status of the ELIMAIA/ELIMED beamline & its dosimetric diagnostic
12:40 – 14:00 Round Table  [Moderators: Javier Honrubia (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) & Javier Solís (Instituto de Óptica -CSIC-)]