Geo- and Astrochemistry

Using spectroscopy and other imaging techniques to study the abundance and reactions of molecules in the Universe (including on/for Earth), and their interaction with radiation.

PALS (Prague, Czech Republic)

PALS operates a kJ-class photodissociation iodine laser system at a wavelength of 1315 nm and a pulse duration of 350 ps. This main laser beam is precisely synchronized with a femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser system (up to 1 J, 40 fs) used mainly as a probe beam for plasma parameter measurements.

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.