The research fields carried out at the Laserlab-Portugal facilities cover a wide range of areas and applications. Here you may find a summary of our main topics and highlights. Please follow the links for detailed information.

High intensity lasers

  • Generation and measurement of high peak power, high repetition rate laser pulses
  • Ultrabroadband optical parametric amplification
  • Diode-pumped ytterbium-doped amplification
  • Nonlinear pulse broadening and compression

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    Coherent x-ray sources

  • High harmonic generation
  • Coherent imaging with HHG
  • Novel diagnostics with HHG
  • Plasma-based x-ray lasers

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    High-intensity laser-plasma interactions: electron accelerators

  • Particle injection
  • Acceleration length
  • laser-triggered high voltage discharges on free space
  • Non laser-triggered almost free space discharges
  • Test facility for laser plasma accelerators
  • High-voltage pulser

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    New radiation sources and optical physics

  • Photon acceleration by ionization fronts
  • Betatron and bremsstrahlung radiation sources in the gamma-ray range
  • Plasma channels by laser field ionization
  • Optical diagnostics for laser-plasma interaction
  • Human eye optics
  • Applied optics and optical design

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    Photodynamic therapy of cancer

  • Transdermal drug delivery with photoacoustic waves
  • Optical biopsy dyes
  • Solar energy conversion
  • Intersecting/Interacting-State Model
  • Peptide and protein folding

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    Molecular Cryospectroscopy and Biospectroscopy

  • Conformational flexibility in organic molecules
  • Intermolecular interactions in biologically relevant molecules
  • Conformation modulated photochemistry
  • Environmental and astrophysical related chemistry
  • Biodegradable polymers
  • Heterocyclic chemistry
  • Spectroscopy of ionic liquids
  • Spectroscopy of biological systems
  • Photochemical behavior of new azides: Gateway to nitrenes
  • Near-infrared induced generation of less stable conformers

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    Photophysics

  • Conjugated organic oligomers and polymers
  • Molecules of Art
  • Fluorescent Chemosensors
  • Polymers and oligomers containing pyrene
  • Vibronic Effect in Photochemistry

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