CLF Training Weeks for High Power Laser experiments to be held in May 2017
02 Mar 2017





​​​PhD student setting up an experiment during CLF Training Weeks


The CLF will once again be holding its regular training weeks in May 2017. The two week course (starting on Monday 8th May) is primarily aimed at early-stage PhD students who are starting out in the field of High Power Laser experiments. The course is tailored to meet the needs of the CLF’s Vulcan and Gemini High Power Laser facilities, but is a good general introductory course. Some of the activities that the course will cover include experimental set-up, optical alignment techniques, laser and plasma diagnostics, vacuum and drive system operation, target fabrication and general safety.

This course is open to all, but priority will be given to first year PhD students, and those who have not attended an experiment on the facilities before. Travel and subsistence will be covered by the CLF. There are a limited number of places so priority will be given to those expected to attend CLF experiments in the near future (so please highlight when applying). 

 Dates for the Training Weeks course are 8th – 19th May 2017.

 Please contact James Green ( by 24th March to apply for the course.

Contact: Green, James (STFC,RAL,CLF)