The Laser Physics Centre undertakes research and training at the highest international level on a range of topics with a balance between fundamental, strategic and applied laser-based research. The research program spans many of the most exciting aspects of contemporary laser physics and quantum electronics. Generally fundamental question have been addressed in studies of the interaction of intense laser light with matter; nonlinear processes involving atoms; and unltra-high resolution spectroscopy of solids.
Research of more strategic nature includes work on photorefractive devices; on the properties of solitons and other nonlinear waves; on nonlinear optical materials for photonics; and aspects of solid-state physics for quantum computing. Applied research includes the development of novel high power lasers, parametric oscillators and amplifier; techniques for waveguide, photonic crystal and other photonic devices.
The indicative list of research areas is as follow:
- Centre for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS)
- Photonic devices
- Nonlinear optics: Effects and Devices
- Localisation of light and spatial solitons
- Laser trapping of nanoparticles
- Materials processing using unconventional ultrafast laser beams
- Matter in super-strong fields
- Solid-state spectroscopy