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The COPL at Université Laval

The Centre for Optics, Photonics and Lasers of Université Laval (COPLULaval) is an recognized interdisciplinary research centre bringing together 22 research teams and more than 150 graduate students. For more than thirty years, our researchers have been advancing knowledge and contributing to innovation in this field. Recognized as a leader in optics and photonics research in Canada, COPLULaval also hosts a strategic cluster of which 8 Quebec university institutions, comprising of more than 50 researchers and 450 students are members.

Continue on our website to learn more about our research focuses and our community, the study and training projects available, as well as our laboratories and our exceptional infrastructures based at Université Laval.

To learn more about the Quebec strategic cluster in optics-photonics and our partner institutions, visit the website .


11 January 2024

The Vallée, Bernier, Olivier and Lord team's first ultra-fast "fiber laser" in the visible range is among the scientific breakthroughs of 2023!

The year 2023 ended on a positive note for the team of Marie-Pier Lord, Réal Vallée, Martin Bernier and Michel Olivier from COPL - ULaval, with a…

30 November 2023

Louis-Philippe Pleau (LumIR) joins Forbes magazine's prestigious 30 under 30 group

Louis-Philippe Pleau (LumIR) top 30 under 30 Forbes magazine

26 September 2023

SYMPOSIUM IRP LUMAQ – Lumière matière Aquitaine Québec du 10 au 12 octobre au COPL - ULaval

Participez au Symposium IRP LUMAQ qui se tiendra du 10 au 12 octobre au COPL de l’Université Laval et réunira 20 conférences de spécialistes en…