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Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser - Foundation for Research and Technology (IESL-FORTH)
Hosting Legal Entity
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
N. Plastira 100, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Heraklion, PO: 71003, Crete (Greece)
N. Plastira 100, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Heraklion, PO: 71003, Crete (Greece)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 1983
Scientific Description
The Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (IESL-FORTH) was founded in 1983. It has since established its international presence in the areas of Laser Science, Micro/nano-electronics, Polymer Science, Materials Science and Astrophysics. Nowadays, IESL occupies a distinct position in the international scientific map in several of these fields.Our motivation is:To perform high quality basic and applied research.To develop expertise in selected advanced technological fields and to exploit this either via sales of specialized innovative products and services or via the transfer of knowledge and expertise for the benefit of Greek and European industry and the broader public sector.To provide education and training to young scintists in specific fields of advanced technology as optoelectronics, micro/nano-electronics, materials science & engineering as well as laser science & applications.

RI Keywords
Astrophysics, Molecular and optical physics, Ultrafast phenomena, Chemical dynamics, Laser material processing, Photonics in cultural heritage, Photonics, Atomic, Strong field physics, Laser, Fiber-optics and devices
RI Category
Electrical and Optical Engineering Facilities
Analytical Facilities
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Chemistry and Material Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Access to Laser Sources

Access to all necessary laser sources and workstation setups needed for the duration of the experimental run. Each experimental run has typical two-week duration, hosting on average a 2-person team, supported by collaborating RI personnel.

Laser Laboratories

Installation A provides access to a unique combinationof tunable laser sources, with emphasis on the UVInstallation B provides access to high intensity and short pulse duration laser sources.Installation C provides lasers attached to various material processing workstations.

Materials Characterization Facilities

Users are offered access to a wide range of material characterisation facilities, such as TEM, SEM, XRD, Magnetometers, AFM, microscopes, Spectrometers. Computing Facilities are also available, supported through the Theoretical and Computational Group.

Access Type
Users Definition
Teams of individual researchers
Date of last update: 02/07/2019
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