Condensed Matter Physics

Studying the macroscopic and microscopic properties of matter in condensed phases (excepting the condensates studied under Quantum Physics) - e.g. the solid, liquid or superconducting phases in materials, the (anti)ferromagnetic phases of spins - and the related phenomena (e.g. frustrated magnetism, demagnetization etc.).

CELIA (Bordeaux, France)

CELIA is a centre of excellence in lasers and their interaction with matter. Research is performed on laser development, ultra-short intense laser matter interactions and applications, from the physics of hot dense plasmas to laser-molecule or laser-atom interactions. 3 state-of-the art laser drivers based on Ti:sapphire and Yb:fiber feed 9 fully-equipped end-stations including secondary XUV and X-ray sources.

CLF (Oxfordshire, UK)

The CLF offers access to five unique laser facilities for multi-disciplinary research. VULCAN operates two target areas: a high energy 1 PW capability and a synchronised 100 TW & 2 kJ/ns capability, both with very flexible configurations for research in high energy density science. GEMINI offers a unique synchronised dual beam capability with 0.5 PW beams operating at one shot every 20 seconds, focussing on plasma accelerators and the generation and application of secondary sources. ARTEMIS has three beamlines utilising HHG, at 1 kHz/800 nm/200 eV and 100 kHz/1700 nm/1 keV (due online shortly), with a wide suite of end stations for pump-probe experiments in ultrafast XUV science. ULTRA is an ultrafast pump-probe laser spectroscopy facility, combining laser, detector and sample manipulation technology to probe ultrafast molecular dynamics. OCTOPUS: a suite of imaging and laser trapping capabilities, such as super-resolution (including cryogenic), confocal, and light sheet microscopy, single molecule imaging/tracking, and focused ion beam SEM.

CUSBO (Milan, Italy)

CUSBO covers a broad range of activities of interdisciplinary nature. Several unique state of the art sources provide few-cycle light pulses, either widely-tunable or of high peak power seeding attosecond beamlines, for pump-probe experiments. Advanced laser workstations mostly based on time-resolved measurements are also applied to non-invasive clinical diagnostics, biological imaging, and non-destructive analysis of food and cultural heritage.

FERMI (Trieste, Italy)

Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste is a multidisciplinary international laboratory of excellence, specialized in generating high quality synchrotron and free-electron laser light and using it in materials science

LACUS (Lausanne, Switzerland)

LACUS offers various instruments for the investigation of matter (molecules, solutions, proteins, solids and nanosystems) in out-of-equilibrium conditions. Our instruments cover a broad range of observables, ranging from spectroscopic probes in the UV-visible range to electron diffraction and imaging in various sample environments, and covering a temporal range from femtoseconds to nanoseconds.

LENS (Florence, Italy)

LENS, the European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy, is a center of excellence at the University of Florence. Research interests include photonics, biophysics, chemistry and atomic physics. Three different main research areas (BIOPHOTONICS, PHOTONIC MATERIALS, ATOMIC PHYSICS) and more than twenty research topics, corresponding to active laboratories, are presently running.

LIDYL (Saclay, France)

Located in Saclay, France, LIDYL is a fundamental research laboratory whose activities focus on radiation-matter interaction and applications. LIDYL's research programs cover the study of both electronic and nuclear dynamics, in the gas and condensed phases, from the simplest atomic and molecular systems to the most complex ones (biomolecules and nano-objects) and to laser-created plasmas using high-intensity fs lasers.

LOA (Palaiseau, France)

LOA has played a pioneering role in the development of ultrafast laser-matter science at high intensities and related new concept of ultrafast lasers and secondary sources (electrons, protons, EUV, X-ray and gamma-rays, THz). LOA was one of the founders of the LASERLAB community. LOA develops cutting-edge advanced programs to answer scientific and societal challenges.

LP3 (Marseille, France)

LP3 is a multidisciplinary academic laboratory of excellence. Its major activities focus on: i) generation of secondary sources such as hard X-ray by laser-induced plasma technology ii) fundamentals and technological research of laser-matter interactions and iii) development of laser-based processes. The main applications are related to laser structuration and fabrication with major outcomes in photonics, microelectronics, medicine and laser-based diagnostics.

MBI (Berlin, Germany)

MBI conducts basic research in nonlinear optics, ultrafast dynamics, the interaction of matter with laser light, and into the resulting applications. It develops and utilizes ultrashort and ultrafast lasers and laser-based short-pulse light sources in a wide spectral range in conjunction with nonlinear spectroscopy methods, as well as combining lasers with x-ray pulses from free electron lasers and synchrotrons.

ULF-FORTH (Heraklion, Greece)

The Ultraviolet Laser Facility (ULF-FORTH) is a multi-disciplinary laboratory dedicated to laser-based science. It is the major laser research facility in Greece. ULF-FORTH combines state-of-the-art experimental facilities with a rich spectrum of research activities and expertise including Atomic and Optical physics, Molecular physics and Chemical dynamics, laser-materials interactions, laser applications and techniques in Biomedicine and in Cultural Heritage.

VULRC (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Vilnius University Laser Research Center (VULRC) hosts a number of laboratories dedicated to fundamental and applied laser research. The research topics include but are not limited to laser micromachining, nanophotonics, standardized metrology of optical components, development of novel laser and parametric sources, investigation of nonlinear phenomena in the NIR and MIR spectral ranges, generation and application of broadband terahertz pulses, time-resolved spectroscopy, nonlinear microscopy and laser induced breakdown spectroscopy.