High-Intensity Lasers and High-Field Phenomena


HILAS addresses all aspects of strong field phenomena from the technology of high-intensity light sources to the physics of intense light-matter interaction.

The High-Intensity Sources and High-Field Phenomena (HILAS) meeting aims to assemble a multidisciplinary community to present and exchange novel ideas and breakthrough achievements relating to the physics and technology of high field sources, and high-intensity laser-matter interaction.

The conference covers both theoretical and experimental aspects of strong-field phenomena. The latest research results in terawatt/petawatt lasers, amplification of few-cycle pulses, laser fusion technologies, EUV and X-ray sources based on lasers, high-intensity sources from the THz up to the X-ray spectral range, plasmas in ultrahigh fields, advances in attosecond science and relativistic nonlinear phenomena are among the topics to be discussed.  

Committee List


Jean-Claude Kieffer, INRS-Energie Materiaux et Telecom, Canada
Tamas Nagy, Max Born Institute, Germany
Gunter Steinmeyer, Max Born Institute, Germany

Program Chair

Constantin Haefner, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States
Bedrich Rus, Institute of Physics,
Giuseppe Sansone, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany


Andreas Assion, FemtoLasers Produktions GmbH, Austria
Daniele Brida, University of Konstanz, Germany
Antonino Di Piazza, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Germany
Subhendu KAHALY, Extreme Light Infrastructure, ALPS, Hungary
Efim Khazanov, Institute of Applied Physics, Russia
Andrew Kung, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Rodrigo Lopez-Martens, Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée, France
Yann Mairesse, Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications, France
Thomas Metzger, TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co. KG, Germany
Jean-Luc Miquel, CEA DAM, France
Nina Rohringer, Max Planck Advanced Study Group, Germany
Luis Roso, Centro de Laseres Pulsados, Spain
Hartmut Ruhl, LMU, Germany
Emily Sistrunk, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,
Emma Springate, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, United Kingdom
Eiji Takahashi, RIKEN, Japan
John Tisch, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Laszlo Veisz, Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik, Sweden
Caterina Vozzi, IFN-CNR, Italy
Zhiyi Wei, Institute of Physics, CAS, China


Jean-Claude Kieffer

INRS-Energie Materiaux et Telecom, CANADA

Tamas Nagy

Max Born Institute, GERMANY

Gunter Steinmeyer

Max Born Institute, GERMANY

Constantin Haefner

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, UNITED STATES
Program Chair

Bedrich Rus

Institute of Physics,
Program Chair

Giuseppe Sansone

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, GERMANY
Program Chair


OSA - The Optical Society