SLAM Thematics

The scientific activities of the SLAM group concern the study of laser-matter interaction with different types of materials and different types of laser sources. We distinguish three principal axes:

Laser-matter interaction

  • Understanding laser-induced surface and sub-surface modification or ablation in the pico- and femtosecond regime
  • Understanding material modification at the surface and in the volume in the pico- and femtosecond regime by linear and non-linear microscopies, imaging and correlative spectroscopy
  • Investigating optical characteristics & applications of photonics structures
  • Modeling of laser-matter interaction in liquids or solids
  • Modeling of the laser-induced transition from solid to plasma within the context of inertial fusion confinement

Laser multi-material processing

  • 3D laser printing of devices: Photonics Plasmonics, in dielectric bulk materials or fibers
  • Advanced micromachining: drilling, engraving, texturing, cutting and welding
  • Hybrid processing: merging laser processing with other techniques

Laser induced plasma 

  • Physics and chemistry of plasma
  • LIBS – Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy
  • Chemometrics and data fusion