Center for Ultrashort Ultraintense Pulsed Lasers
The scientific interests of the petawatt laser system VEGA are: plasma physcis, laboratory astrophysics, electron and ion acceleration, laser induced nuclear processes and vacuum polarization.
This laser system is dedicated to experiments of strong-field atomic and molecular physics in the few-cycle pulse regime, attosecond science, high harmonic generation and XUV radiation applications.
The beam of this laser system can be divided to service multiple work stations for: microprocessing of materials, micromachining, laser cleaning, microanalysis of surfaces, electron acceleration and X-ray generation.
The mechatronics laboratory is a fusion of mechanical and electronic workshops. It has been created to serve the laser users at CLPU as well as the companies based in the Scientific Park of University of Salamanca. In the future it will also serve other institutions related with laser technology. The microscopy laboratory provides high resolution microscopy with nanoscale precision.
The scientific interests of the phase I (20 TW) of the VEGA laser system are: non linear propagation, attoseconds science and surface HHG. The scientific interests of phase II are: electron and ion acceleration and relativistic filamentation.
It can produce pieces of high complexity, from opto-mechanical mounts to customized prototypes.
This system has a pulse energy of 5 Jules, 25 femtoseconds of duration and 10 Hz repetition rate.
This laser system has a pulse duration of 25 femtoseconds with a pulse energy of 30 Jules and a repetition rate of 1 Hz or single shot.
The AFM provides an image resolution below one nanometer (in z-scale of topography mode) over a maximum scanning area of 80 x 80 mm.
This laboratory is equuipped with a 1 kHz Titanium:Sapphire CPE laser system delivering 2 mJ in 20 fs pulses, or 0.6 mJ in 6 fs after post-compression, with carrier envelope phase control stabilization.
The SEM provides a resolution below 5 nm with magnifications up to one million times.
All of them for the fabrication of tailor-made complex devices.
It is a Titanium:sapphire CPA laser system operating at 1 kHz repetition rate witha pulse energy of 7 mJ and 120 femtoseconds of duration.
Titanium:Sapphire CPA laser system operating at 10 Hz repetition rate with a pulse energy of 500 mJ and 25 femtoseconds duration.