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Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Research Center

Za Radnici 828
25241 Dolni Brezany


“The DNA of HiLASE is composed of the three main virtues: Uniqueness, Usefulness, and Credibility. Therefore, members of HiLASE are expected to push the frontier of laser technology beyond its current limits, serve as a bridge between the academic world and industry, and be a reliable partner in doing so. These virtues embody our mission slogan of Superlasers for the real world.” — Tomas Mocek, Head of HiLASE

HiLASE core activity is research, design and building of thin disk laser systems with high average power. At the same time HiLASE is developing applications that are the most suitable for use of such laser systems such as multibeam processing methods for micromachining and laser surface structuring.

Besides that HiLASE operates Bivoj laser, that is the first kW, nanosecond laser system build in cooperation with STFC, UK. The Bivoj laser is used mainly for research and development of new applications of LSP (Laser shock peening) processes.

Bivoj laser allows HiLASE to operate LIDT (Laser Induced Damage Threshold) lab, that can use laser beam parameters not available anywhere else.

HiLASE is part of EPIC, AILU and Czech Optical Cluster.

HiLASE Centre

HiLASE Centre

Contact Person
Martin Kubový

  • Laser systems Bivoj and Perla.
  • Micromachining station
  • LSP station
  • LIDT station
  • Scanning Electron Microscope
  • X-ray Diffractometer
  • Atomic Force Microscope
  • Raman Spectroscopy Station
  • Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope
  • ZYGO Interferometer

Research, development and design of thin disk high average power laser systems

Micromachining and surface functionalization - research and process development

Laser Shock Peening - research and process development

Laser Induced Damage Threshold testing

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