March 3, 2015 | Gisèle Bolduc
Update : November 26, 2020
INRS’s Advanced Laser Light Source (ALLS), the only facility of it’s kind in Canada, has obtained $1.5 million of funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). This will allow it to continue its mission as an international center of excellence in ultrafast science. The research facility, which boasts a wide variety of lasers with specific properties, provides ultrafast light sources for exploring fundamental questions in physics and chemistry through the study of matter at the atomic and electronic level.
“This new funding from CFI recognizes the scientific excellence and innovation potential of ALLS,” said the laboratory’s director, Professor François Légaré of Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications. “By optimizing its operation, ALLS will continue to excel, generating scientific discoveries as well as technological breakthroughs in communications, data storage, ultrafast systems, and high resolution imaging of materials and biological samples.”
The funding was made available through a special competition of the CFI Major Science Initiatives Fund aimed at supporting and developing Canada’s most promising national research facilities.