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 33 leading laser research infrastructures in 16 EU countries. International research groups frequently visit the LLC within the EC supported Access Programme of Laserlab Europe.