Lasers & Optics (LAS&O)


Optical components: camera, mirror, lens     High resolution visible spectrometer     Buffer gas cooling system for measuring spectral signatures at different temperatures     Metrology: distance measurement

Technical and scientific expertise

  • Advice on:
    • purchasing lasers and optics
    • all technical questions concerning optics and lasers
    • instrumentation in general
  • Assistance in the construction of prototypes and the realisation of optical devices (interferometers, deflectometers, electro-optical sampling, microscopy, etc.)
  • Optics training
  • Optical device calibration
  • Support in using optical equipment
  • Small optical equipment loan

Main equipment

  • Continuous and pulsed lasers (IR, VIS, UV)
  • Optical components: cameras, polarisers, mirrors, lenses, microscopes, etc.
  • Detectors: photodiodes, CCD cameras, etc.
  • High-resolution infrared and visible spectrometers

Get an overview of the platform’s facilities via a virtual tour.


  • Measurement of spectral signatures at high resolution (100 MHz) and at different temperatures (10K-300K)
  • Metrology: distance, time and frequency measurements
  • Distance measurement (gravitational waves, interferometry)
  • Detection of pollutants (air quality)
  • Determination of aerosol size and trajectory
  • Measurement of molecular spectral signatures

Services available to

  • UCLouvain students and researchers
  • Non-UCLouvain parties


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