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  Centre Laser Infrarouge d'Orsay

cnrsUniversité de Paris Sud   Laboratoire de Chimie Physique 

Introduction :  - Welcome
 - What is a Free-Electron Laser?
 - What for ?
Research topics :
 - A few recent topics
 - Publications
Set-up & performances :  - Accelerator
 - Laser
Experimental rooms:  - Diagnostics room
 - AFMIR-PTIR Microscopy
 - Sum-frequency generation
 - FT-ICR spectrometry
 - Development
CLIO beamtime:  - Ask for CLIO beamtime
 - Refunding
Table top lasers:  - Forms
Links :
 -  Free-electrons lasers around the world
Infos & contacts :
 - Where ?
 - Who ?

Welcome on CLIO webpage !!!

 The CLIO Free-Electron Laser (FEL) is a user facility producing a high peak power and tunable wavelength laser beam, in the mid-infrared spectral range.

Five rooms are supplied with the infrared laser beam for application experiments in various fields : surface spectroscopy, molecular physics, near-field infrared microscopy, quantum wells, ...
CLIO used to be one of the light sources of the LURE laboratory, the French national synchrotron centre. After the closing of LURE, CLIO has become part of the LCP laboratory - operating also ELYSE, a photo-chemistry dedicated 9 MeV electron accelerator.

As CLIO is a member of the European LIght Sources Activities network, access can also be granted to national scientists from the European Union:
- In most cases, the beamtime is free of charge and includes all the infrastructural, technical and scientific support that is normally provided to external users. Travel and living expenses may be reimbursed [03/23/2016 : if a new contract starts in 2017].
- The users must refer to CLIO, the beamline team and the contracts. 

Proposals are selected on the basis of scientific merit through an independent peer-review process. Project forms are available here. The annual program committee usually meets in January to rule on the requests.  

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