The Lund Laser Centre (LLC) is the largest unit in the Nordic countries within the field of lasers, optics and spectroscopy. Research is performed in basic atomic. molecular and chemical physics and includes applications to the energy, environmental, medical and information technology fields. The LLC is an 'Analytical Facility', characterised by its
interdisciplinary nature, fostering a strong exchange of ideas, techniques and resources. The Centre has extraordinary resources in terms of scientific expertise, advanced laser systems (-30 major systems, including the presently largest 10 Hz terawatt laser in Europe), detection and auxiliary equipment. Experimental techniques range from CW high-resolution spectroscopy to ultra-fast (fs) spectroscopy. The accessible spectral region ranges from the IR to the XUV. Research includes ultra-high intensity laser/matter interaction, atomic and molecular laser spectroscopy, chemical dynamics, combustion diagnostics, laser spectroscopy of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and vegetation, and spectroscopic diagnostics in biology and medicine.
LLC is a partner of a cluster of European Large Scale Facilities, including, in addition to LLC, I,ENS (Florence, Italy), LIF-ENSTA-X (Palaiseau, France), ULF-FORTH (Heraklion, Greece) and MBI (Berlin, Germany).
LLC offers each year 800 man days of use of its facilities and the necessary scientific and technical assistance and collaboration to European scientists.