The Laserlab Umeå (LLU) comprises a collection of laboratories using lasers for their research. It comprises the following laboratories:
- The Relativistic Attosecond Physics Laboratory (REAL, Prof. Laszlo Veisz), which is a laboratory for the generation, characterization and application of various intense isolated attosecond pulses including electrons and light pulses for studies of laser-plasma physics and attosecond physics;
- The Axner Laboratory (Prof. Ove Axner), which develops novel spectroscopic detection techniques for analytical laser spectroscopy, primarily ultra-sensitive trace gas detection, high-precision molecular spectroscopy, and refractometry;
- The Optical Frequency Comb Spectroscopy Group (Associate Prof. Aleksandra Foltynowicz-Matyba), which develops and utilizes optical frequency comb spectroscopy for trace gas detection, high-precision molecular spectroscopy, and combustion diagnostics;
- The Applied Laser Spectroscopy Group (Assistant Prof. Florian Schmidt), which develops and uses laser based techniques for combustion diagnostics and breath gas analysis; and
- The Biophysics and Biophotonics Group (Associate Prof. Magnus Andersson), which utilizes lasers for single cell manipulation and single macro-molecule force spectroscopy; and
- The P. Matyba Laboratory (Assistant Prof. Piotr Matyba), which performs time-resolved two-photon photo-emission spectroscopy.
Within these laboratories Laserlab Umeå provides the following experimental stations for experimental studies:
• Attosecond Beamline (Prof. Laszlo Veisz);
• Electron Acceleration Beamline (Prof. Laszlo Veisz);
• Surface Science Station (Assistant Prof. Piotr Matyba); and
• Optical Tweezers (Associate Prof. Magnus Andersson).
The research is supported by a number of agencies and foundations, including the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, the Wallenberg Foundation, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and the Kempe Foundation. We gratefully acknowledge their support
Laserlab Umeå is a part of Laserlab Sweden.