Conference: Lasers in Romania

past, present and future



Romania was the fourth country in the world to build and operate a laser device, in 1962. The session contains two lectures about the development of laser research and applications in Romania.

  1. Nanoscience and nanotechnology using lasers
  2. A general description of achievements of these activities in the Laboratory of Laser Induced Photochemistry (LLIP), Laser Department, National Institute for Laser, Plasma & Radiation Physics (NILPRP) will be given. The presentation will highlight the research in: nanoparticle synthesis, laser pyrolysis / laser chemical vapour deposition techniques, laser synthesis of nanostructures and their functionalization, carbon-based nanoparticles and nanotubes, iron/iron and titanium/titanium oxides-based nanoparticles and iron-carbon nanocomposites.

    Lecturer: Ion Morjan, PhD, head of LLIP, Laser Department, NILPRP - Măgurele, Romania, former Director General of NILPRP,

  3. ELI-NP is here to come
  4. Presentation of the European project Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP), from its inception, through its development stages to the foreseen accomplishments, highlighting its defining dimensions, as beyond state-of-the-art research facility, centre for scientific culture and catalyst for knowledge and technological transfer and innovation.

    Lecturer: Prof. Nicolae Victor Zamfir, Director General of National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering "Horia Hulubei" (IFIN-HH), Bucharest – Măgurele, Romania, Manager of the European project ELI-NP,

  • Date: 2019

The most powerful laser in the world. ELI NP - 1/10 of the Suns power in our grasp

The ELI - NP facility in Măgurele, near Bucharest, Romania, has recently took over the crown for the most powerful laser in Europe. The first tests clocked in at about 3 PetaWatts (PW) of power for it's high power laser, but next year will see the laser here reach levels of up to 10 PW, more than twice the power of the most powerfull laser to date.

ELI-NP HPLS - the most powerful laser in the world

Extreme Light Infrastructure for Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) High Power Laser System (HPLS) reached a power level of 10.88 PetaWatt (ten millions of billions of Watts), on 13 march 2019. ELI-NP HPLS is now considered the most powerful laser system in the world. ELI-NP HPLS was build by Thales at the National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH) in Măgurele, Romania.