Welcome to Lund Laser Centre

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 35 leading laser research infrastructures in 18 EU countries. International research groups frequently visit the LLC within the EC supported Access Programme of Laserlab Europe.

Seminar course 2022. FAF020F

Probing matter with light, 5hp.

Ph.D. students working with “probing matter with light” are invited to participate in the seminar course starting with an introduction meeting the 26th of January 10.00-12.00 in A314, which is the group room at Atomic Physics. The course is given as a seminar series by the students for the students and the first presentations will be given on the 9th of February.

The course is coordinated by teachers from the divisions of the Lund Laser Centre (LLC)
Johan Mauritsson (Atomic Physics)
Jens Uhlig (Chemical Physics)
Edouard Berrocal (Combustion physics)
Francesca Curbis (MAXIV –laboratory/Synchrotron radiation physics)

During this course the students working in different areas of laser physics, chemistry and materials science will get acquainted with the ongoing research through sharing their own research fields with the others. The other important goal of the course is to improve students’ presentation skills.

Every student will:

·         Give a presentation on a given topic related to their research

·         Make a short popular science video together with two or three other students

·         Make an introduction to a topic and/or work as a discussion leader (chairperson) at one of the sessions

·         Participate actively in each session (questions, discussions, etc)

·         Attend all the course sessions.

At the introduction meeting with all students and teachers the topics of the course will be decided and tasks will subsequently be distributed between the students.

We suggest the following preliminary list of general topics, which fits to the activity of at least two LLC divisions:

·         Absorption / Fluorescence

·         Non-linear optics

·         Ultrashort pulses

·         X-ray sources

·         Spectroscopy

·         Phonons/Heat transport in solids

·         Multi-spectral imaging

·         Laser-matter interaction

·         Microscopy

This list of topics is just a starting point. At the introduction meeting we will discuss the topics and update according to the interests. 

In order to register to the course, send an e-mail to before the 15th of January (with name, division and when you started your PhD studies).

On behalf of the course team
Johan Mauritsson

Upcoming topical group seminars