About us

The research activity of the Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory (ILIL) is focused on fundamental studies of high-intensity laser interaction with matter and their applications. The Laboratory participates to the European Infrastructures EuPRAXIA and ELI and is part of the European consortium engaged in the laser-driven fusion research. At ILIL, flexible high-power laser systems and multi-purpose interaction chambers are combined with the capability of performing high temporal resolution spectroscopy from the IR to the X-ray region. Fundamental studies include plasma formation and heating by laser beams, laser-induced instabilities and other non-linear processes, atomic physics of highly-ionised plasmas, ultrashort X-ray emission and acceleration of charged particles. The Laboratory has well established collaborations with many leading international High-Power Laser Laboratories and Facilities, as well as Academic Groups. The Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory has a long-term experience in the training of young scientists through several schemes including European Union RT Networks.