Le Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (LOA) is an UMR (Unité Mixte de Recherches) ENSTA-Paris Tech - CNRS - École Polytechnique. Its research activity covers a broad spectrum of science in the field of ultrafast lasers and their applications: development of intense laser sources, laser-matter interaction and plasma physics, production of compact sources of energetic radiations and particles, multidisciplinary applications of these sources. Read more

- June 23rd,  2016 - An international team involving a scientist from LOA has published two studies in the journal Nature Communications, improving the capabilities and the understanding of plasma accelerators driven by particle beams. In the first study [Nat. Commun. 7, 11785 (2016)], the researchers were able to create a new type of plasma accelerator, taking the form of a hollow plasma channel – a tube of plasma with neutral gas on the... read more | Read more news

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