First Announcement
LPC Workshop June 19-20, 2000
First Announcement
Laser Processing Consortium (LPC)Workshop
June 19 – 20, 2000
Jefferson Lab
Newport News, VA 23606


The Infrared Free Electron Laser (FEL) at DOE’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is a unique high brightness light source for materials processing, materials science, photochemistry and other R&D applications. The FEL and its associated User Facility completed commissioning in 1999 with the achievement of over 1700 watts of cw laser light in the mid-infrared.

A user program for the JLab FEL is underway 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 first user experiments were performed by a number of user groups who participated in FEL experimental runs in July and November 1999 and in February-March, 2000.

The June 2000 workshop will be a forum for existing and interested members of the JLab FEL user community on the following topics:

  • status report of the operation of IR FEL
  • planned FEL upgrades
  • results from FEL user experiments
  • reports on FEL user proposals
  • working group workshops on existing and new proposals
Note: For the convenience of users who are travelling east the June LPC Workshop immediately follows the Gordon Research Conference on "Laser Materials Interactions", held the week before in New Hampshire.


If you are planning to attend the June 2000 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 19th. 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 the following:

Gwyn Williams 
(757) 269-7521 

Michael Kelley
(757) 269-5736


A block of rooms has been reserved for the LPC attendees at the Comfort Inn, 12330 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23606. This block of rooms will be held until Jun. 12. Please contact them directly at (757) 249-0200 for lodging. The rate is $69.00 + 10% tax per night. Please state that you are part of the LPC workshop when booking your reservations. Shuttle service is available from Comfort Inn to Jefferson Lab and Newport News/Williamsburg Airport. Other options for lodging are:

Resident Facility: $36.50 standard; $41.00 premium
Jefferson Lab
12000 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 269-7460

Days Inn - Oyster Point Rate : $47 + tax per night (JLab rate)
11829 Fishing Point Rd.
Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 873-6700

Hampton Inn - Newport News Rate : $79 + tax per night
12251 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, VA 23602
(757) 249-0001

Omni Hotel Rate : $89 or $199 + tax per night
1000 Batten Bay Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23602
(757) 873-6664

Ramada Inn Rate : $53 + tax per night (JLab rate)
950 J. Clyde Morris Blvd
Newport News, VA 23601
(757) 599-4460

Travel to Jefferson Lab

By Air

To reach Jefferson Lab by air, you have several choices. Our closest airport is the Newport News/Williamsburg Airport (about 10 minutes away). Other local area airports include Norfolk International Airport (about 45 minutes away) and Richmond International in Richmond (about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Jefferson Lab). All airports have rental cars, taxis, and limousine service.

By Automobile

Jefferson Lab is easy to reach by car. Coming in on Interstate 64, take exit 255A and follow Jefferson Avenue (Route 143 East) past Patrick Henry Mall and the Oyster Point Road intersection to Onnes Drive and take a left. Follow the signs to your intended Jefferson Lab destination.



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