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Non-linear, time-resolved and high resolution spectroscopy of gases, liquids and solids


To date, for this project, the LENS facility has welcomed 73 researchers from 8 EU Member States, who worked on 49 research projects. The research done during this period is documented by 97 published scientific papers and two reports.

Through this project work, the visiting researchers and LENS staff built a European network of contacts between researchers and facilities in several locations. Collaboration was established with the FORTH laboratory in Crete (GR), the Max Plank Institute for Quantum Optics (DE), the Zentrum fuer Laser Messetechnik (Kaiserslautern DE), the Optoelectronics Research Centre (Southampton UK), the Herzienne Spectro-scopy Laboratory (Paris FR), the Quantum Optical Laboratory of Ecole Polytechnic (Palaiseau FR) and the CNRS Laboratory (Orsay FR).

The project grant received allowed the LENS facility to be substantially upgraded. The most significant instruments acquired for the facility are: an IR parametric oscillator; a CCD detector; a diamond anvil cell for high pressure spectroscopy; a new photon counting system; an amagnetic optical table; a high-precision wavemeter; digital lock-in amplifiers; femtosecond Ti; sapphire oscillator and a regenerative amplifier.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts


Università degli Studi di Firenze
Largo Enrico Fermi 2
50125 Firenze