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Laboratoire Aime Cotton (LAC)

Research unit


The research carried out at LAC covers a wide range of thematic fields from photonics to atomic physics, and molecular spectroscopy. The lab's 3 main services are each made up of several research team with varied interests, due to the fact that the applications range from biomedicine to photovoltaic technology.


  • Mr olivier DULIEU

Innovation themes

Map and access

Bâtiment 505, Campus d'Orsay
91405 ORSAY

Our research areas


- biophotonics
- quantum optics
- photonics
- microwaves
- quantum memory
- LASER development
- molecular impurities photodynamics
- cold molecules
- Rydberg gases
- ultra-cold electrons
- quantum entanglement

Applications sectors

  • Electronic / photonics
  • Materials (Metal, Glass, Ceramic, Composite...)

Total number of employees

Total number of employees : 115
Number of researchers : 55
Number of doctoral students : 30


Our results

Projects examples


Industrial and scientific relations

Scientific collaborations

- France : DIM Nano k, Triangle de la Physique, IFRAF, CEA Cadarache

Private collaborations

- collaboration with several companies


Establishments of affiliation