First Announcement

1999 Laser Processing Consortium (LPC) Workshop

June 17-18, 1999

Jefferson Lab

Newport News, VA 23606

The Jefferson Lab Infrared Free Electron Laser (FEL) is a unique high brightness light source for materials processing, materials science and other R&D applications. The FEL and its associated User Facility are currently being commissioned. After "first light" was demonstrated last summer, the FEL recently delivered over 700 watts of cw laser light in the mid-infrared.

A user program for the JLab FEL is being planned by members of the LPC and other interested parties from the university, industry and national laboratory R&D communities. Working groups have been formed for FEL applications involving polymer surface processing, metal surface processing, microfabrication, electronic materials, AMO physics and chemical physics.

The June LPC workshop will be a forum for existing and interested members of the JLab FEL user Community on the following topics:


If you are planning to attend the 1999 LPC Workshop, please register by contacting Linda Williams at (757) 269-7181, fax (757) 269-6357 or e-mail: A $35 registration fee will be collected at the door which includes our traditional LPC Workshop dinner on June 17th. If you do not attend the dinner, a $15 fee will be collected for the workshop proceedings only.

LPC Presentations and Program

If you are interested in presenting a relevant research report or research proposal at the LPC workshop please contact Fred Dylla at (757) 269-7450 or e-mail: A preliminary program for the LPC workshop will be posted on the WEB at and sent to the LPC pre-registration list by late May.


A block of rooms has been reserved for the LPC workshop attendees at the Comfort Inn, 12330 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23606. Please contact them directly at (757) 249-0200 for lodging. The rate is $69.00 + 10% tax per night. Several rooms have been reserved through the weekend. Other options for lodging are:

Days Inn - Oyster Point Rate : $42 + tax per night

11829 Fishing Point Rd.

Newport News, VA 23606

(757) 873-6700

Hampton Inn - Newport News Rate : $64 + tax per night

12251 Jefferson Ave.

Newport News, VA 23602

(757) 249-0001

Omni Hotel Rate : $76-86 + tax per night

1000 Batten Bay Blvd.

Newport News, VA 23602

(757) 873-6664

Ramada Inn Rate : $53 + tax per night

950 J. Clyde Morris Blvd

Newport News, VA 23601

(757) 599-4460