What is the CLF?
The CLF is one of the world’s leading laser facilities, providing scientists from the UK and Europe with an unparalleled range of state-of-the-art laser technology/
The Central Laser Facility provides a broad spectrum of laser facilities, from high intensity laser systems to ultra-fast sources and laser microscopy techniques. Enabling capabilities underpin the laser facilities are enabling capabilities, from computational plasma physics to target micro-fabrication and laser tweezers.
How can the CLF be used?
The CLF’s wide ranging applications include experiments in:
- accelerating subatomic particles to high energies;
- probing chemical reactions on the shortest timescales; and
- studying biochemical and biophysical process critical to life itself.
From advanced, compact, tuneable lasers which can pinpoint individual particles, to high-power laser installations that recreate the conditions inside stars; a vigorous development programme ensures that our facilities maintain their international competitiveness.
For more information about CLF, please visit our website
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STFC: Central Laser Facility (CLF)
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