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The Advanced Laser Light Source (ALLS) is a unique, international caliber user facility located at the Varennes campus of INRS-EMT, where users can find a variety of intense ultrafast laser sources. With the powerful lasers at the ALLS lab a series of new ultrafast light sources for revolutionary applications have been developed.

This laboratory has developed a large variety of laser light sources ranging from THz (300 micron wavelength) to hard X-rays (Angstrom – 0.1 nm wavelength), providing ultra short pulse durations. Since these light sources are generated in an all-optical way, light pulses of different wavelengths can be spatially and temporally synchronized . This opens the door to explore the potential of dynamic imaging of atomic, molecular and condensed matter systems and provides the unique tools to explore the fundamental questions of physics and chemistry. This leads to important outcome in fundamental science as well as to innovative technological applications and tools. Among them are medical high resolution imaging for mammography and particle acceleration for future proton therapy, micro machining and material processing, as well as applications for security and defense, telecommunication and information.