Scientific and research funds

Project title: Research of ultrashort, high intensity laser/secondary sources and applications
Project ID number: 2018-2.1.14-TÉT-CN-2018-00040
Project content: ELI-ALPS in Hungary and SIOM in China are proposing a joint scientific collaboration investigating the interaction of an ultra-intense laser pulse with matter, within the broader framework of developing secondary photon and particle sources, and laser technology cooperation. ELI-ALPS researchers will visit SIOM to conduct experiment on the ultrahigh power (5 PW) SG-II laser, one of the first ultrafast laser system with multi-PW power, while visiting SIOM scientist will use the SYLOS-2 laser, a carrier envelope phase (CEP) stabilized 5 TW few-cycle laser, at a 1 kHz repetition rate, unprecedented for similar systems.
The project will take advantage of the complementary characteristics of the lasers available at SIOM (high-peak power) and ELI-ALPS (high-repetition rate and ultrashort pulse duration). One of the main processes investigated would be Solid High Harmonics Generation, where the laser tightly focused on a solid target provides coherent XUV/x-ray photons, up to an estimated 60 eV energy at ELI-ALPS and an estimated 400 eV at SIOM. The second process is laser wakefield acceleration, where the focused laser interacts with a low density gas target, accelerating electrons to relativistic (up to 50 MeV at ELI-ALPS) and ultrarelativistic energies (over 4 GeV at SIOM). In the latter case, the betatron radiation accompanying the electron beam would provide a strongly collimated hard x-ray beam with a peak spectral intensity above 50 keV photon energy.
The end-goal of these visits would be to investigate such novel photon/particle generation methods from ultra-intense lasers aiming at applications, such as radiobiology, 3D microtomography, and material science. Due to the mutual knowledge exchange, ELI-ALPS will be able to use the experience gained on the SG-II laser on designing experiments for its own 2 PW laser under realization, and SIOM will be able to utilize the experience in developing its own laser-driven high repetition-rate secondary sources.
ELI-ALPS budget (HUF): 5.000.000
Implementation period (months): 36
Beginning of project: 1 July 2019
End of project: 30 June 2022

Project title: EUCALL
Project ID number: 654220 — EUCALL H2020-INFRADEV-2014-2015/H2020-INFRADEV-1-2014-1
Project full name: European Cluster for Advanced Laser Light Sources
Project content: Cluster for laser research centres (FEL, synchrotron, optical lasers), common methodology elaboration, research projects. ALPS is involved as linked third party
Tender form: Horizon 2020
Subsidy intensity: 100%
Consortium members:
1-European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH (XFEL)
2- Stiftung Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron Desy (DESY)
3-Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. (ELETTRA)
4-Association Internationale Extreme-Light-Infrastructure Delivery Consortium (ELI-DC)
5-Installation europeenne de rayonnement synchrotron (ESRF)
6-Helmotz-Zentrum Dresden-Rosendorf EV (HZDR)
7-Lunds Universitet (LU)
8-Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)
Total budget (EUR): 7.466.800
ELI-ALPS budget (EUR): 313.750
Downpayment budget (EUR): 0
Implementation period (months): 36
Beginning of project: 1 October 2015
End of project: 30 September 2018



Project title: IT ELLI
Project ID number: IT ELLI - ERASMUS + 2015-1-FR01-KA203-015144
Project full name: Innovative training and education for large laser infrastructures
Project content: Consortium for laser research centres, training professionals to start operation at ELI, elaboration of common protocols (laser safety program, nuclear radiation safety)
Tender form: ERASMUS+
Subsidy intensity: 100%
Consortium members:
1-Université de Bordeaux (UB)
2-Adera (FR)
3-IDSC Group (FR)
4-Ecole Politechnique (FR)
5- Institutul National de Cercetare – Dezvoltare Pentru Fizica Si Inginerie Nucleara (IFIN-HH)
6-ELI-HU Non-Profit Ltd.
7- Fyzikalni Ustav Av Cr V.V.I (IP-ASCR)
9-Science and Technology Facilities Council (UK)
10-University of Szeged
Total budget (EUR): 435.453
ELI-ALPS budget (EUR): 42.185
Downpayment budget (EUR): 0
Implementation period (months): 36
Beginning of project: 1 September 2015
End of project: 31 August 2018