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Attosecond Science

Welcome to the NRC-uOttawa Joint Attosecond Science Laboratory (JASLab) Website

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JASLab is a partnered undertaking between the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) and the National Research Council of Canada’s Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences (NRC-SIMS).

In 2008, NRC-SIMS and uOttawa entered into a new partnership to co-manage research and development in the area of Attosecond Science.

The JASLab, housed at NRC-SIMS on Sussex Drive is a unique addition to Ottawa’s suite of photonics tools, in which Dr. Corkum, his Team and students can continue to intensify the research program. In particular, it affords greater opportunity for researchers from both NRC and Academia to work in a field being pioneered in Canada, with tremendous strategic potential.

Each partner makes a unique contribution -- the University of Ottawa brings young researchers and a World-class academic environment for post-graduate students, while the National Research Council provides its expertise in attosecond science and its ability to manage large research facilities. Canada's brightest future scientists will be trained at this facility.