Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications, Bordeaux, France

The Center for Intense Lasers and Applications (CELIA) is a joint research unit (UMR5107) involving a partnership between Bordeaux University (UB1), the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and the National Scientific Research Center (CNRS). CELIA offers an outstanding opportunity for gathering expertises in laser development, strong Field and/or Ultra-High Intensity Physics, Inertial Fusion for Energy (IFE) and industrial applications of short pulses. CELIA is an active member of the European Large Lasers Network LASERLAB-EUROPE. CELIA offers 3 lasers to the LaserLab community including Ti:saphirre ultrashort pulse technology (AURORE 1kHz, 25 fs, 20 W and ECLIPSE 10 Hz,150 mJ, 30fs) and new born Yb fiber high repetition rate technology (BLASTBEAT 50W, 166 kHz to 2MHz, 130 fs) . 6 beam lines driven by these lasers are available including HHG, Xrays, and UV pump-probe.

Laser Parameters Aurore Cyclone Eclipse
Source type Laser laser Laser
Laser type Ti:sapphire Yb:fiber Ti:sapphire
Peak Photon energy / central wavelenght 800 [nm] 1030 [nm] 810 [nm]
Spectral Bandwidth FWHM 50 [nm] 15 [nm] 40 [nm]
Beam shape Gaussian Gaussian Gaussian
Pulse duration FWHM 25 [fs] 130 [fs] 45 [fs]
Pulse repetition rate 1 * 103 [Hz] 166 * 103 [Hz] 10 [Hz]
Maximum pulse energy 8 [mJ] 300 * 10-6 [J] 150 [mJ]
Pulse energy fluctuations 1 * 10-2 [sigma] 3 * 10-2 [sigma]
Peak power 3 * 1012 [W] 2 * 109 [W] 3 * 1012 [W]
Note Aurore is being upgraded. Operation is scheduled at the end of 2021
Université de Bordeaux and CNRS
CELIA, 351 cours de la Libération, F-33400 Talence, France Talence (Bordeaux)
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