Marianne FOREST tunes the oscillator of the picosecond dye laser system. The amplifiers are on the left. Nowadays the dye laser systems have been replaced by the titanium:sapphire kHz femtosecond lasers for multiple ionization studies
Philippe HERING tunes the steering mirror in order to align the laser beam into the ultra-high vacuum chamber housing the ion time-of-flight spectrometer. A focusing mirror housed inside the vacuum chamber allows one to reach laser intensities in the 1014-1016 Wcm-2 range.
Philippe HERING, Luca QUAGLIA, and Marianne FOREST.
Christophe BONDOUX measures the few-cycle pulses durations with a home-built interferometric autocorrelator.
Elisa BALDIT and Sébastien SAUGOUT when we moved the titanium:sapphire kHz femtosecond laser from building 522 to building 524 in Saclay. The oscillator is on top of the closet on the left. The compressor including the gratings and steering mirrors are inside.
Sébastien SAUGOUT after his thèse de doctorat defense at the Université Paris Sud