Science. Technology. Education.
Since 1998, the Laboratory for Intense Lasers - L2I - is home to Portugal's most intense laser source. A leading facility in high power laser science and laser-matter interaction at a national level, its research is focused on innovative particle acceleration schemes, x-ray and high harmonic generation studies, as well as new laser amplification technologies and materials. L2I has a unique role in providing advanced training in experimental optics and plasma physics to IST's graduate and undergraduate students.
The Laboratory is located in a 120 sq. mt. Class 10,000 clean room, two floors below ground level inside the Science Building (Edifício Ciência), IST. Please contact us if would like to visit us and learn more about lasers and plasmas.