ICXRL 2020 in Rome

Since 1986 the International Conference on X-ray Lasers (ICXRL) is the biennial premier event in the field of coherent short wavelength light sources and related applications.  The XVII ICXRL will be held in Rome (Italy) from Sunday, 6 September till Friday, 11 September 2020.

The Pierre Jaegle Award 2020 will be announced for the best young scientist's presentation.

Main Fields of Interest
  • Laser-pumped and discharge-pumped plasma-driven X-ray lasers (XRL)
  • Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA)
  • High order harmonics generation (HHG) and attoscience


  • Fundamental atomic and molecular spectroscopy
  • High-power laser generation and deployment
  • X-ray and extreme UV imaging and lithography

Special session on:

  • Accelerator Science
  • X-ray free electron lasers (XFEL's) and tabletop alternatives
  • Applications and industrial uses of X-ray lasers
History of the ICXRL Event
  XVII.   2020  
  XVI.   2018   Prague (Czech Rep.)
  XV.   2016   Nara (Japan) Web
  XIV.   2014   Ft Collins (USA)
  XIII.   2012   Paris (France) Web
  XII.   2010   Gwangju (South Korea)
  XI.   2008   Belfast (UK)
  X.   2006   Berlin (Germany)
  IX.   2004   Bejing (China)
  VIII.   2002   Aspen (USA)
  VII.   2000   St. Malo (France)
  VI.   1998   Kyoto (Japan)
  V.   1996   Lund (Sweden)
  IV.   1994   Williamsburg (USA)
  III.   1992   Schliersee (Germany)
  II.   1990   York (UK)
  I.   1986   Aussois (France)

The Premier Conference for the X-ray Lasers' Community. Meet us all in Rome!


SPIE support ICXRL - We welcome SPIE as the technical co-sponsor of the conference.

Sponsors Welcome - Present your advanced products in a dedicated technical session! Lasers, optics, diagnostics, services, systems. To reserve your slot contact

Tentative Deadlines
  • 2019
  • 2020
    • 20 January:
      Registration ICXRL opens
    • 30 May:
      Abstract submission closes
    • 30 June:
      Abstract acceptance notified
      Early Paper submission  deadline without late fee
    • 30 August:
      Late paper submission  deadline with late fee registration
    • 6 September
      ICXRL2020 Grand Opening