The Central Laser Facility provides a broad spectrum of laser facilities, from high intensity laser systems to ultra-fast sources and laser microscopy techniques. Underpinning the laser facilities are enabling capabilities, from computational plasma physics to target micro-fabrication and engineering.
Artemis is the CLF's facility for ultrafast XUV science. Experiments on Artemis use high harmonics to investigate ultra-fast electron dynamics in condensed matter and gas-phase molecules, and for coherent lensless imaging.
Gemini is a high power, ultra-short pulse laser system delivering dual beams of 15 J, 30 fs laser pulses, at a rate of one shot every 20 seconds
The OCTOPUS (Optics Clustered to OutPut Unique Solutions) imaging cluster offers a wide range of imaging techniques.
ULTRA combines laser, detector and sample manipulation technology to probe ultrafast molecular dynamics to facilitate innovative research in the physical and life sciences in academia and industry.
Vulcan is a petawatt laser system, used for experiments researching fusion energy, electron and ion acceleration, laboratory astrophysics and plasma physics.