The Laser Physics Laboratory is a so-called "Unité Mixte de Recherche" (UMR 7538) that is affiliated both to CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research - Institut de physique INP) and to University Paris 13.
Our research activity is mainly experimental in Physics and Optics. We study the physical interactions between matter and waves, either in fundamental Physics (atomic and molecular physics, spectroscopy…) or in more applied domains (organic light-emitting diodes, biomedical optics…), and often at the border of other area of science such as solid-state Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Nanosciences. These studies range from isolated atoms to living media, including simple or complex molecules, molecular clusters and materials. Waves are either a coherent light (laser) that is used as a tool for obtaining information about the medium studied, or a matter wave to be studied for itself.
The lab is divided into eight experimental teams (AF, COMETA, IOA, OCR, HOTES, AMIBES, LUMEN, OPTIMA) an it is composed of about seventy people (10 CNRS full-time researchers, 25 teachers, a technical staff of 15 people, about 20 PhD students and post-docs), plus several short-term trainees and foreign visitors.
Director of laboratory