Optics, Photonics and Lasers;Astrophysics; Surface physics; Theoretical
physics;Subatomic physics;Space physics and Medical
Optics,Photonics and Lasers: Microwave Devices,Various Laser System with wavelengths from IR to UV, Picosecond Dye Lasers,100 MWCO2 Laser System, Terawatt Ti-Sapphire Laser Chain, Other Femtosecond Ti-Sapphire Laser, Holographic Systems, Sputtering Systems, Mask Alignor, Cleanroom, Fourier Optical Systems, Ellipsometer, Spectrophotometers,ZYGO Mark III Interferometer, Sampling Oscilloscopes up to 34 GHz Bandwidth, Bit Error Rate Measuring Systems (to 2.5 Gb/s; Computer Laboratories Equipped with Sun, Apple and PC Workstations, Optical Parametric Oscillator
Astrophysics: The astrophysicists of Laval University also have access to the 3.6-m Canada-France-Hawaii telescope, the James Clerkm Maxwell telescope, the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria and the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in Penticton. The astrophysicists of Université Laval are regular users of the Hubble Space Telescope. Their projects make use of about 2% of the total observing time on Hubble for Cycle 5 (June 1995-May 1996). The computer network used by the astrophysicists of Laval is made up of 8 SUN workstations and two X-terminals, with a total disk space of 15 Gigabytes; VAX and CONVEX computers are also used.
Nuclear Physics: Experimental facilities, The experiments are carried at national facilities such as TASCC and NSCL, in the past, GANIL, presently and soon at Texas A&M University. Our group makes use of the CRL-Laval array made up of 136 detectors covering a sphere. Other detectors are also added to the system for specific purposes. Since the closure of TASCC, the whole system has been moved to the Cyclotron Institute at Texas A&M. At GANIL, the research work is done in collaboration with research teams associated with INDRA, the new 4PI multidetector system installed at GANIL. Our group has participated in the
'Strange is our situation here upon the earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose.'