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Laser Laboratory

The Laser Laboratory of the Nanoscience Center (Laserlab-NSC) is a shared facility housed on the NSC. In Finland, Laserlab-NSC has a unique profile that combines laser spectroscopy with nanoscience. Laser laboratory was originally founded by Professor Emeritus Jouko Korppi-Tommola. Currently, five groups from Departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Biological and Environmental Science use the facility in their research. The Head of the Laboratory is Professor Mika Pettersson and the Laboratory Manager is Pasi Myllyperkiö. The Head of the laboratory, five additional group leaders and the Laboratory Manager are members of the board which coordinates activities of the Laserlab-NSC. The laboratory is equipped with three femtosecond laser systems and with more than ten other spectroscopic setups enabling various experiments in time- and frequency domains and also imaging. Laserlab-NSC is focusing on vibrational spectroscopy – infrared and Raman, nonlinear spectroscopy and imaging, biomolecular spectroscopy, plasmonics, and development of analytical methods.



The research groups of Laserlab-NSC are:

Using our facilities

We offer services to academia and industry with our state-of-the-art equipped laboratories, where well-trained personnel use strong scientific knowledge. Laserlab-NSC offers unique research opportunities to scientists and access is provided to world-class laser research facilities and a large variety of inter-disciplinary research. 

Instruments Responsible person
Femtosecond transient absorption Mika Pettersson/Pasi Myllyperkiö
Femtosecond CARS spectroscopy Mika Pettersson/Pasi Myllyperkiö
Femtosecond Four wave mixing imaging Mika Pettersson/Pasi Myllyperkiö
Raman Mika Pettersson/Pasi Myllyperkiö
FTIR Mika Pettersson/Janne Ihalainen
Gas Analysis Mika Pettersson
Time-correlated single photon counting Janne Ihalainen/Pasi Myllyperkiö
Spectrometers Janne Ihalainen/Pasi Myllyperkiö
Bio-Raman and Time-gated Raman Janne Ihalainen
SNOM Jussi Toppari
Kretschmann setup Jussi Toppari
Single-particle spectroscopy Jussi Toppari
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) Saara Kaski


Member of Laserlab-Europe

Laserlab_logo.jpgLaserlab-NSC is a member of Laserlab-Europe. Laserlab-Europe has functioned for 12 years and it is a network of 38 laser laboratories in 16 EU countries. Laserlab-Europe is an EU funded Consortium of European Laser Research Infrastructures, where new developments in laser research take place in a flexible and co-ordinated fashion beyond the potential of a national scale.