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

First energetic protons at SAPHIR - SAPHIR project aims at determining the technical and economical viability of laser protons therapy, as an alternative to the classical particle acceleration technics for curing cancer. The final goal of this project is to realize a compact and affordable system to be installed directly in hospitals, thus spreading the use of this treatment. 5 laboratories and French institutions (LOA , CPO / Institut Curie... read more | Read more news

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