• Chemistry - Materials
  • Complex systems and software engineering
  • Energy, Ecology, Environment

Laboratoire Interactions, Dynamiques et Lasers

Research unit


The laboratory is known for its unique themes which group together the fields of physics and chemistry. Composed of multidisciplinary teams, the laboratory is interested in the dynamic phenomena resulting from the interaction of light (laser) with various states of matter, going from the gas phase, the atom or the isolated molecule, to solution, solid or plasma. The sources' spectrum extends from IR to XUV from the continuous mode to XUV attosecond pulses and also includes sources of particles, protons and electrons.
The originality and the innovation around its scientific activities allow collaborations with industries in the field of optics and imaging.


  • Mr Catalin MIRON

Innovation themes

Map and access

CEA - Saclay

Our research areas


- imaging techniques : XUV, nanometric, ultrafast
- Metrology Ultra-short and intense laser pulses
- Femtosecond spectroscopy
- High performance calculation, PIC coding, molecular modeling
- Atomique and molecular physics
- Ultra high intensity physics
- Generation of XUV attoseconds pulses and rapid particules
- Structure and dynamics of biomolecular systems
- Ionizing radiations effects on inert and living matter
- Thermodynamics of molecular and supersonic jets

Applications sectors

  • Health / wellness
  • Electronic / photonics
  • Chemistry / Plastics (Glue, Plastic, Rubber...)
  • Materials (Metal, Glass, Ceramic, Composite...)

Total number of employees

Total number of employees : 75
Number of researchers : 51
Number of doctoral students : 18

Equipment(s) open to collaboration

Academics and industry:
- Attosecond, femtosecond, nanosecond and continus- medium IR-VUV spectral domaine
- UVX sources in femtosecond and attosecond modes
- Ultrashort particles sources (electrons, ions, neutrons)
- Ultrashort and intense metrology laser impulsion
- Spectroscopic analysis devices adapted from nanosecond to attosecond pulses


Our results

Valuation offer

SLIC National Access (LIDYL-LOA-CELIA)

Projects examples

- ERC Quere

Industrial and scientific relations

Scientific collaborations

France: LOA (ENSTA), LCP, ICMMO, ISMO, LPGP (Orsay), LULI, LOB, CPhT (Ecole Polytechnique), Observatoire de Paris-Meudon/LUTH, CESTA, CELIA (Bordeaux), CEA-DEN (Cadarache), Université Aix-Marseille, Université Paris 6, LCP (Toulouse), Synchrotron SOLEIL, MPQ (Paris Diderot University)
- Europe: Istituto Nazionale d'Ottica (Italy), National Institute for Nuclear Physics (Italy), Radboud University Nijmegen (Holland), Institut de Physique Théorique, Université de Varsovie (Poland), Institut Rudger Boskovic (Croatia), Université Uppsala (Sweden)
- International: Sandia National Laboratoires (USA), PULSE Stanford University (USA), Berkeley Nat Lab (USA)

Private collaborations

Amplitude Systèmes, Amplitude Technologies, Cristal Laser, Fastlite, Imagine Optic, ITEOX, SOurceLab


Establishments of affiliation