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François Légaré

François Légaré


Director of the Advanced Laser Light Source at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) - Energy Materials Telecommunications (EMT)

Dr. François Légaré (Fellow OSA) is a chemical physicist who specializes in developing novel approaches for ultrafast science and technologies, as well as biomedical imaging with nonlinear optics (Ph.D. in chemistry, 2004—co-supervised by Profs. André D. Bandrauk and Paul B. Corkum). Since 2013, he is Full Professor at the Energy Materials Telecommunications Research Centre of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS-EMT) and director of the Advanced Laser Light Source. Under his scientific leadership, INRS has received in 2017 a grant of 13.9M CDN$ from the CFI and the Quebec government, with 11.9M CDN$ to upscale the ALLS facility with high average power Ytterbium laser systems and advanced instrumentation for time-resolved material characterization.

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News, Events & Publications

May 14, 2021    Publications

Enhancements in laser-generated hot-electron production via focusing cone targets at short pulse and high contrast

D. R. Rusby, P. M. King, A. Pak, N. Lemos, S. Kerr, G. Cochran, I. Pagano, A. Hannasch, H. Quevedo, M. Spinks, M....

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