ICUIL 2022 Conference in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea

The 9th International Conference on Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers (ICUIL 2022) was held in the Jeju island, Korea from Sep. 18th to 23rd 2022. Jeju is a beautiful volcanic island - the most attractive tourist spot in Korea.

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Since its inception in 2004, the ICUIL conference has served as the representative venue for reporting the research progress and communicating among researchers in the area of ultrahigh intensity laser science and technology. Through the ICUIL conferences in the past one and a half decades, we have witnessed the increase of laser intensity by more than several orders of magnitude, reaching an extreme intensity of 〖10〗^23 W/cm^2 and the corresponding expansion in the applications of ultrahigh intensity lasers from relativistic laser plasma interactions to strong-field quantum electrodynamics. In ICUIL 2022, in addition to the continued progress in the field, we expect to see groundbreaking results produced with PW lasers around the world, of which proliferation was witnessed in ICUIL 2018 held in Lindau, Germany. Moreover, we want to celebrate the recent public recognition of our research area, marked by the 2018 Nobel Physics Prize given to Gerard Mourou (the first chair of ICUIL) and Donna Strickland for their invention of chirped pulse amplification, the very basis of our research on ultrahigh intensity lasers. We hope that ICUIL 2022 becomes a festive venue in which the community shares the emergence of pioneering science characterized by unprecedented physical parameters.

The conference is organized by Center for Relativistic Laser Science (CoReLS), Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Korea, and the title of IBS Conference on Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers (ICUIL 2022) is used in parallel. More details on the conference are given below.


Ultrahigh intensity lasers: design and performance

  • Ti:sapphire, Nd:glass, OPCPA, DPSSL lasers
  • Novel architectures

Novel technologies for ultrahigh intensity lasers

  • Large size grating for pulse compression
  • High-damage-threshold and ultra-broadband laser components
  • Spatial and temporal control of ultrahigh intensity lasers
  • Diagnostics for ultrahigh intensity lasers
  • Coherent beam combination technique
  • High-repetition rate ultrahigh intensity lasers
  • New technologies such as Raman and Brillouin amplification in plasma

Applications of ultrahigh intensity lasers

  • Laser-driven particle acceleration
  • Laser-produced x-ray and gamma-ray sources
  • Relativistic laser-plasma interactions
  • High energy density physics
  • Strong-field quantum electrodynamics
  • Attosecond and zeptosecond physics

Also an exhibition session will be open throughout the conference period.


Seogwipo KAL Hotel, Jeju, Korea

Jeju Island is the largest island and top tour site in Korea and thus has very convenient flight connections from Seoul/Gimpo, Japan, and China. Born through a volcanic activity about a million years ago, the island as a whole is a volcanic cone; the peak is located at 1950 m above sea level. Moving from the seashore to the peak, one can experience a change of climate from subtropical to temperate and find exotic geographical shapes such as columnar jointing, lava tubes, and parasitic volcanoes. More information about the island is available from the site: The conference will be organized at KAL Hotel in the Seogwipo area, a southern part of the island with a beautiful seashore, meeting the tradition of ICUIL conferences.


Conference chairs

Chang Hee Nam (CoReLS, IBS) and Chris Barty (Univ. California, Irvine)

Program chairs

Seong Ku Lee (CoReLS, IBS), Felicie Albert (LLNL), Bedrich Rus (ELI Beamlines)

Local organizing committee

Chul Min Kim, Ki-Yong Kim, Jae Hee Sung, Hyeok Yun, Ji Yeon Yeo, and Young Min Kim (CoReLS, IBS)

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Important dates
Opening the submission of abstracts Apr 15
Closing the submission of abstracts May 15
Opening the registration May 16
Notifying the acceptance of presentations June 15
Closing the early-bird registration July 15
Conference Sep 18-23

Looking forward to meeting you in Jeju,

Chang Hee Nam
Conference chair of ICUIL 2022
Director, Center for Relativistic Laser Science, Institute for Basic Science, Korea

Chris Barty
Conference co-chair of ICUIL 2022 & former Chair of ICUIL
Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, USA