LIDYL hosts femtosecond laser facilities and a large panel of experimental endstations to study ultrafast phenomena and laser-matter interaction at high intensity. Development and applications of intense coherent femtosecond/attosecond XUV sources, laser-driven particle acceleration, laser-solid interaction at high intensity, femtochemistry and femtobiology are typical examples of research topics studied at LIDYL
LIDYL laser facilities possess complementary specifications chosen for different domains of research:
- LUCA, a 20Hz multi-line and multi-user facility with peak power up to 1TW and 50fs pulse duration, includes permanent experimental set-ups for femtochemistry, solid-state physics experiments along with a XUV line based on harmonic generation in gases.
- UHI delivers 100 TW pulses with 25 fs pulse duration and high temporal contrast (1010). UHI is ideal for studying particle acceleration and harmonic generation on plasma mirrors.
- The FLUME setup is dedicated to the study of time-resolved fluorescence kinetics and spectra on the femtosecond timescale.
- The ATTOLab-Orme infrastructure houses the FAB1-10 femtosecond laser which delivers two distinct line of ultrashort (23 fs) pulses at 1kHz and 10kHz, each coupled to an attosecond light line equipped with experimental stations for gas phase or solid phase studies.
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