Issue 29 of the Laserlab Newsletter published

Focus: Lasers and Cancer

Issue 29 of the Laserlab Newsletter is now available.

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In this issue:


  • Time domain multi-wavelength diffuse optics: Towards a comprehensive approach for breast cancer management (CUSBO, Italy)
  • Two-photon lithography in cancer research (ILC, Slovakia)
  • Lasers and cancer detection: Label free nonlinear microscopy for tumour cell visualisation (LaserLaB Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Photodynamic Therapy and Cancer (CLL, Portugal)
  • Radiobiology experiments with laser accelerated ion beams (LULI, LOA, France, CLF, UK and collaborators)
  • From molecules to tissue models: Investigating cancer using the Octopus imaging cluster (CLF, UK)
  • Non-linear microscopy offers improved tumour biopsies (IESL-FORTH, Greece)
  • Photoacoustic imaging – clinical implementation of a novel diagnostic tool for skin tumour delineation (Lund University)


  • New Laserlab-Europe Coordinator Sylvie Jacquemot
  • Happy birthday lasers!
  • ARIE joint position paper
  • National Roadmap grant for HFML-FELIX
  • Ground breaking ceremony for new EPAC facility
  • CREMLINplus inaugurated
  • Laboratory operations during COVID-19
  • Ludger Wöste new chairperson of the Access Selection Panel


HZDR specialises in laser accelerators, Lacus offers a range of spectroscopic techniques, HiLASE adds materials science expertise and CLPU provides ultra-fast, high-intensity secondary sources. The addition of these facilities enriches the access programme and the opportunities offered to users.


ERC Advanced Grants for Anne L’Huillier (LLC) and Gijs Wuite (LLAMS), Consolidator Grants for Stefan Witte (LLAMS) and Norbert Schuch (MPQ)

ACCESS HIGHLIGHT AT LOA: Relativistic-intensity 1.5-cycle light waveforms at kHz repetition rate leads to observation of laser waveform effects in laser-plasma accelerator

In a recent Transnational Access project performed at French Laserlab-Europe partner LOA, an international team made up of researchers from Berlin, Goettingen and Institut Polytechnique de Paris have developed a source of relativistic intensity near-single-cycle laser pulses and observed the first evidence of laser waveform effects inside a laser-plasma accelerator.

Editorial Team:

Rebecca Davenport, Daniela Stozno, Julia Michel

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