London Light Colloquium - Professor John Collier - UK Central Laser Facility

Event Date
Friday, 13 May 2022 - 1:00pm
Franco Cacialli
Speaker/host external
Professor John Collier - UK Central Laser Facility
King's College London

Please join us for the London Institute of Advanced Light Technology 2022 Colloquium that will be held on 13th May at 1400 at King's College London.


Professor John Collier, Director of the UK Central Laser Facility, will discuss the key importance of optical technologies in fundamental science, industry and technology. Expect a wide-ranging discussion, followed by the opportunity to join the speaker and other attendees for some light refreshments.


Throughout his career, first at CERN and then at RAL, Professor Collier has made major contributions to developments in high power lasers. This includes the Vulcan Petawatt (PW) Facility, the Gemini Facility, Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Amplification (OPCPA) and 'DiPOLE' - scalable diode pumped, cryogenic laser technology capable of generating kJ pulse energies at multi-Hz repetition rate. The latter is world-leading technology which forms the basis of the new EPAC and is the heart of the new high energy density beamline on the European XFEL.


Please register here


13th May 2022 - 14:00-16:00



Bush House Lecture Theatre 1 (S) 1.01

King's College London

30 Aldwych