Oct 12 – 14, 2020
ELI Beamlines
Europe/Prague timezone

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Electron-positron pair creation in head-on collision of two laser beams   

ELI Beamlines is a part of the ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) pan-European project representing a unique tool of support of scientific excellence in Europe. ELI Beamlines aims to operate the world's most intense laser system. With ultra-high power 10 PW and concentrated intensities of up to 1024 W/square cm, we offer our users a unique source of radiation and rays of accelerated particles. These beamlines are enable pioneering research not only in physics and material science, but also in biomedicine and laboratory astrophysics and many other fields.


The Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) is the world’s first truly international laser research infrastructure. Implemented as a distributed research infrastructure based initially on 3 specialized and complementary facilities – ELI Beamlines (Czech Republic), ELI-ALPS (Hungary), and ELI-NP (Romania) designed primarily for user-based research.

The ELI Facilities will provide unique sources of radiation and particle beams and lasers with high peak powers of 1-10 PW (Petawatt) at enhanced repetition rates and focused intensities up above 1022W/cm2 with the aim to reach over 1023W/cm2 at a later stage. Using these and lower power lasers, a number of experimental stations and beamlines are constructed to offer new research capabilities with and on secondary sources of x-rays and particles for users. These beamlines will enable ground-breaking research not only in the fields of fundamental physics and material science, but also in biomedical research, and laboratory astrophysics.  

The ELI Facilities will be operated as an integrated organisation under a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ELI ERIC) with international membership. ELI ERIC is in the process of being legally established.