Laser Spectroscopy

Our activities are derived from a number of independent research groups with strong overlapping interests.  We have a wide range of laser, vacuum and microscopy equipment available in our well equipped laboratories. Our research spans a variety of areas of fundamental and applied chemical physics including; studies of molecular free radicals, molecular clusters, molecules and clusters in helium nanodroplets, reaction dynamics in gases and on liquid surfaces, atmospheric science, optical tweezing, biospectroscopy and single molecule spectroscopy.


Our basic method of analysis is achieved by either entraining our target species in a molecular beam, or trapping in a heliumdroplet matrix, within a high vacuum environment. We then have a range of state-of-the-art laser apparatus, ranging from  Nd:YAG laser pumped LaserVision infrared OPOS to Sirah dye lasers, to perform high resolution spectroscopy analysis within a cold or ultra cold environment.

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Department of Chemistry
University of Leicester
Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK


Tel: [+44] (0)116 252 2100

Fax: [+44] (0)116 252 3789

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