ASPERA Technology Forum on Mirrors and Lasers in Astroparticle Physics Infrastructures

Europe/Rome
Auditorium (EGO/Virgo Site)

Auditorium

EGO/Virgo Site

Cascina (Pi), Italy
Bijan Saghai (CEA - France), Federico Ferrini (PI), Michele Punturo (PG)
Description
Mirrors and Lasers in Astroparticle Physics Infrastructures

20-21 October, 2011
EGO/Virgo Site (Cascina), Pisa, Italy

ASPERA Technology Forums provide discussion platforms for scientists facing ambitious technological challenges and for companies who are interested in the markets arising from the new science projects. The goal is to strengthen the cooperation among stakeholders from industry, astroparticle physics projects and funding agencies, as well as to discuss and conclude on a new collaborative approach for technological developments.

The next generation detectors included in the updated European Astroparticle Physics Roadmap have received outstanding attention in the scientific community. The total investment for those projects is estimated around 1.5 Billion Euros over the next decade and the scientific goals require unprecedented R&D efforts. Technological challenges on optical components like mirrors, lenses, windows and on lasers are of paramount importance in the research fields of gravitational waves (GW) and very high-energy gamma ray observatories (VHEGR).

Currently the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is under detailed design and prototyping. This future observatory requires mirror segments of a total area of about 9000m2 for three different types of telescopes. The Einstein Telescope (ET) will be the final European step in the field of gravitational wave research, but already in the next years a major upgrading process of the current gravitational wave detectors (Advanced Virgo and GEO HF in Europe, Advanced LIGO in USA, probably Advanced LIGO-South in Australia or India and LCGT in Japan) will pose new technological challenges.

This Technology Forum shapes a strong technical and scientific programme concentrating on the following topics:

  • Mirrors and auxiliary optics
    Coating, polishing, sandwich structures, flatness, deformation, aging, optical metrology, optical sensors, optical and thermo-optical properties
  • Lasers
    Fibre lasers, CO2 lasers, Solid state lasers, Laser technology, Simulation codes
The Forum is organised by ASPERA-2 European Commission FP7 project and no registration fees are required. Organising Committee:
  • Thomas Berghöfer (PT-DESY & ASPERA)
  • Marta Budroni (EGO)
  • Rodolfo Canestrari (INAF - OAB)
  • Hélène Demonfaucon(FOM-Nikhef & ASPERA)
  • Michele Doro (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • Federico Ferrini (co-chair, EGO)
  • Andreas Förster (MPIK-Heidelberg)
  • Sandra Hesping (ASPERA)
  • Katharina Henjes-Kunst (ASPERA)
  • Harald Lueck (AEI-Hannover)
  • Séverine Perus (EGO)
  • Michele Punturo (co-chair, INFN-Perugia & EGO)
  • Bijan Saghai (co-chair, CEA-Saclay & ASPERA)

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Participants
  • Alexander Khalaidovski
  • Andrea NOVI
  • Andreas Foerster
  • Andreas Freise
  • Antonino Chiummo
  • Arnaud Marsollier
  • Arno Koehler
  • Bas Swinkels
  • Benjamin Canuel
  • Bernhard Kley
  • Chris Jackson
  • Christian Killow
  • Ciro Del Vecchio
  • Cornelia Hanna Esther Schultz
  • Damien DEUBEL
  • Dervis Vernani
  • Dusan Mandat
  • Enrico Giro
  • Enrico Serra
  • Eric Genin
  • Ernesto Pecchioli
  • Federico Della Valle
  • Federico Ferrini
  • Federico Paoletti
  • Flavio Nocera
  • Franco Vivaldi
  • Franz-Josef Urban
  • Gabriele Vajente
  • German Hermann
  • Gianfranco Calegari
  • Gianluca Gemme
  • Gianpietro CAGNOLI
  • Giordano Patrizi
  • Giovanni Cantatore
  • Giovanni Losurdo
  • Guido Zavattini
  • Harald Lueck
  • Heitmann Henrich
  • Hélène DEMONFAUCON
  • Iain Martin
  • Jean Pierre Zendri
  • Jean-Claude KEROMNES
  • Joerg Neumann
  • Johannes Pernpeintner
  • John Tardif
  • Julien Marque
  • Katharina Henjes-Kunst
  • Klaus Veit
  • Laurent Pinard
  • luca carbonaro
  • Luca Taffarello
  • Luciano Di Fiore
  • Luigi Lessio
  • Maddalena Mantovani
  • Marco Bonaglia
  • Maria Clementina Medina
  • Mark Altwein
  • Massimiliano Bitossi
  • Massimiliano Rossi
  • Massimo Bonfante
  • Matteo Tacca
  • Maurizio Canepa
  • Mauro D'Aloisio
  • Michal Karczewski
  • Michele Doro
  • Michele Punturo
  • Miroslav Palatka
  • Monty Ma Gill
  • Mose' Mariotti
  • Nicolas AUGE
  • Paolo Sandri
  • Patrice Micolon
  • Peter MacKay
  • Riccardo Paoletti
  • Richard Day
  • Roberto Passaquieti
  • Rodolfo Canestrari
  • Runa Briguglio
  • Sandra Hesping
  • Sebastian Fischer
  • Silvio BRANDO
  • Stefanie Kroker
  • Stephane Chaillot
  • Thomas Berghoefer
  • Tobias Engert
  • Viviana Fafone
  • Thursday, 20 October
    • 08:45 09:15
      Registration New Council Room

      New Council Room

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy

      Registration to the workshop

    • 09:15 10:15
      Introduction Auditorium

      Auditorium

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy

      Introduction to the workshop elements

      • 09:15
        Welcome to EGO 5m
        Welcome talk by the EGO director
        Speaker: Prof. Federico Ferrini (EGO)
      • 09:20
        ASPERA Technology Forum 10m
        Description of ASPERA and of the Technology Forum mission
        Speaker: Dr Thomas Berghoefer (PT-DESY)
        Slides
      • 09:30
        VHE Gamma-Ray Astronomy: Overview 20m
        Introductory talk on the HECR physics
        Speaker: Dr German Hermann (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik)
        Slides
      • 09:50
        Gravitational Wave research: Overview 20m
        An overview talk on th eGW search in Europe and in the World
        Speaker: Dr Harald Lueck (AEI Hannover (MPI f. gravitational Physics / Inst. f. Grav.physics Leibniz Uni Hannover))
        Slides
    • 10:15 10:35
      Coffee break and free discussion 20m Auditorium

      Auditorium

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy
    • 10:35 12:20
      Companies presentation I Auditorium

      Auditorium

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy

      Presentation of the participating companies

      • 10:35
        3D-Shape GmbH 10m
        Speaker: Dr Klaus Veit (3D-Shape GmbH)
        Slides
      • 10:45
        Bte Bedampfungstechnik GmbH 10m
        Speaker: Dr Franz-Josef Urban (Bte Bedampfungstechnik GmbH)
        Slides
      • 10:55
        Gooch and Housego (UK) Ltd 10m
        Speaker: Dr Peter MacKay (Gooch and Housego (UK) Ltd)
        Slides
      • 11:05
        Heraeus Quarzglas GmbH 10m
        Speaker: Dr Mark Altwein (Business Unit Manager Optics, Heraeus Quarzglas)
        Slides
      • 11:15
        KERDRY 10m
        Speaker: Mr Damien DEUBEL (KERDRY)
        Slides
      • 11:25
        Media Lario SRL 10m
        Speaker: Dervis Vernani (Media Lario Technologies Srl)
        Slides
      • 11:35
        SELEX GALILEO Italy 10m
        Speaker: Dr Andrea NOVI (SELEX GALILEO Italy)
      • 11:45
        Displays and Optical Technologies 10m
        Speaker: Mr Monty Ma Gill (Displays and Optical Technologies)
        Slides
    • 12:20 12:30
      Short break 10m Auditorium

      Auditorium

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy
    • 12:30 13:30
      Mirrors - I Auditorium

      Auditorium

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy

      Mirrors HECR experiments

      • 12:30
        Solar Energy Mirrors 30m
        Speaker: Mr Johannes Pernpeintner (Institute for Solar Research)
        Slides
      • 13:00
        All-aluminum diamond-polished mirror sandwich technique 30m
        Speaker: Mose' Mariotti (PD)
        Slides
    • 13:30 14:45
      Lunch 1h 15m Auditorium

      Auditorium

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy
    • 14:45 16:15
      Mirrors - II Auditorium

      Auditorium

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy

      Mirrors and optics for GW and HECR experiments

      • 14:45
        Substrates, polishing,coatings and metrology for 2nd generation GW detectors 30m
        Speaker: Laurent Pinard (Laboratoire des Matériaux Avancés - Lyon)
        Slides
      • 15:15
        Substrates and nano-structured surfaces for 3rd generation GW observatories 30m
        Speaker: Dr Bernhard Kley (FSU Jena, Institute of Applied Physics)
        Slides
      • 15:45
        Cold-slumped glass mirrors 30m
        Speaker: Enrico Giro (PD)
        Slides
    • 16:15 16:45
      Coffee break and free discussion 30m Auditorium

      Auditorium

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy
    • 16:45 17:45
      Mirrors - III Auditorium

      Auditorium

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy

      Mirrors and optics for GW and HECR experiments

      • 16:45
        Carbon fibre composite mirrors in SMC technology 30m
        Speaker: Mr Michal Karczewski (Space Research Centre - Polish Academy of Science)
        Slides
      • 17:15
        High-reflectance, high durability coatings 30m
        Speaker: Dr Andreas Foerster (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik)
        Slides
    • 17:45 18:45
      General Discussion Auditorium

      Auditorium

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy
    • 18:45 19:45
      Visit of the Virgo detector 1h Virgo detector

      Virgo detector

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy
    • 20:15 21:15
      Social Dinner 1h Hotel San Ranieri (Pisa)

      Hotel San Ranieri

      Pisa

  • Friday, 21 October
    • 09:05 09:20
      Registration Auditorium

      Auditorium

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy
    • 09:20 10:35
      Companies presentation - II Auditorium

      Auditorium

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy

      Presentation of the participating companies

      • 09:20
        BOOSTEC SAS 10m
        Speaker: Mr Stephane chaillot (BOOSTEC ASA)
        Slides
      • 09:40
        Coastline Optics, Inc. 10m
        Speaker: Mr John Tardif (Coastline Optics, Inc.)
        PowerPoint Presentation
        Slides
      • 09:50
        CVI MellesGriot 10m
        Speaker: Mr Chris Jackson (CVI MellesGriot)
        Slides
      • 10:00
        Gestione SILO srl 10m
        Speaker: Dr Paolo Sandri (Gestione SILO srl)
        Slides
      • 10:10
        II-VI ITALIA S.R.L. 10m
        Speaker: Mr Silvio Brando (II-VI ITALIA S.R.L.)
        Slides
      • 10:20
        ZygoLOT GmbH 10m
        Speaker: Arno Koehler (ZygoLOT GmbH)
        Slides
    • 10:35 11:05
      Coffee break and free discussion 30m Auditorium

      Auditorium

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy
    • 11:05 12:25
      Lasers Auditorium

      Auditorium

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy
      • 11:05
        Lasers for 2nd and 3rd generation GW detectors 30m
        Speaker: Jörg Neumann (Laser Zentrum Hannover)
        Slides
      • 11:35
        Fiber Lasers in GW experiments 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Alain Brillet (Observatoire de la cote d'azur - Nice)
        Slides
      • 11:55
        Laser Raman spectroscopy for the KATRIN experiment 30m
        Speaker: Mr Sebastian Fischer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
        Slides
    • 12:25 13:25
      High Power optics Auditorium

      Auditorium

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy
      • 12:25
        High power injection optics 30m
        Speaker: Benjamin Canuel (European Gravitational Observatory)
        Slides
      • 12:55
        Thermal compensation issues: sensing and actuation 30m
        Speaker: Viviana Fafone (ROMA2)
        Slides
    • 13:25 14:25
      Lunch 1h Auditorium

      Auditorium

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy
    • 14:25 15:25
      Simulation and Quantum Optics Auditorium

      Auditorium

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy
      • 14:25
        Quantum optics in present and future GW experiments 30m
        Speaker: Dr Alexander Khalaidovski (Albert Einstein Institute Hannover)
        Slides
      • 14:55
        Simulation issues for GW experiments 30m
        Speaker: Dr Andreas Freise (University of Birmingham)
        Slides
    • 15:25 15:45
      Conclusive Discussion Auditorium

      Auditorium

      EGO/Virgo Site

      Cascina (Pi), Italy
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