Welcome to Lund Laser Centre

The Lund Laser Centre (LLC) is an organisation for interdisciplinary research and collaboration in the fields of optics, spectroscopy and lasers at the Lund University. At the LLC a broad range of activities are pursued within several different research divisions and groups at the engineering, sciences and medical faculties, and at the MAX IV Laboratory. Interdisciplinary collaboration across borders, organisational as well as scientific, is a guide star for the LLC. The centre comprises today about 120 scientists, including 20 professors and about 65 PhD students.

The LLC is stimulating integrated projects between different research groups, and allow them to exploit the competitive advantage of one of the major European constellations of researchers in light/matter interactions. This has a great impact on the centre’s research and constitute a substantial added value. Directly after its establishment, the LLC was successful in its application to the EC as a "European Large Scale Facility", and after favourable evaluations and follow-up applications it has remained at this status of European excellence. The LLC is one of the founding members of the EC consortium Laserlab-Europe, presently comprising 35 leading laser research infrastructures in 18 EU countries. International research groups frequently visit the LLC within the EC supported Access Programme of Laserlab Europe.

EU project RIANA launched

The new EU project RIANA (Research Infrastructure Access in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology) has officially been launched on March 1 to offer access to Europe’s leading facilities in nanoscience and nanotechnology that are at the heart of the development of new materials for prosperity and sustainability.

The RIANA project provides the user community with a unique platform of 69 infrastructures from 22 European countries, including synchrotron, electron microscopy, laser, ion beam, neutron, clean room, and soft matter research infrastructures as well as high performance computing. Beyond standard user access to single facilities, RIANA offers a single-point access and a particularly strong user support by a network of junior scientists.

The Lund Laser Centre (LLC) is one of the infrastructures offering access through the RIANA project.

Read more about RIANA in the press release or on the RIANA website.

The Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Anne L'Huillier

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2023 was awarded to Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier "for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter" 

We send our warmest congratulations for this achievement to Anne L'Huillier and her team at the Division of Atomic Physics of the Lund Laser Centre!

Read more about it in the press release from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.