The LIDYL is a laboratory of fundamental research in the field of laser-matter interaction and applications and coherent attosecond short-wavelength radiation. The research programs focus on the study of electronic and nuclear dynamics - condensed and gaseous phase - from the simplest atomic and molecular systems (small molecules) to the most complex ones (biomolecules), to the plasmas created by ultrashort and intense femtosecond lasers.
The LIDYL also develops original experimental devices (IR & UV spectroscopy, ultra-short laser diagnostics, particle and radiation diagnostics) as well as ultra-short secondary sources of particles and coherent short-wavelength radiation derived from the laser-matter interactions that are in turn used to study super-fast dynamics in gaseous and condensed phases.
Laserlab-Europe offers unique research opportunities to scientists from all over Europe and to a limited extent also to scientists from outside Europe. Access is provided
• to world-class laser research facilities,
• to a large variety of inter-disciplinary research, including life sciences,
• free of charge, including travel and accommodation.
Access is provided on the basis of scientific excellence of the proposal, reviewed by an external and independent Selection Panel. Priority is given to new users. A typical access project has a duration of 2 to 4 weeks. Applications for longer visits are highly exceptional.
Details about the submission procedure can be found here. Applicants are encouraged to contact any of the facilities directly to obtain additional information and assistance in preparing a proposal. Applications for access are possible anytime.
We particularly welcome young scientists and scientists who have never used lasers in their research before. Laserlab-Europe strives to promote gender equality in scientific research and specifically encourages applications from women.