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Warwick Centre for Ultrafast Spectroscopy

About WCUS

The Warwick Centre for Ultrafast Spectroscopy, funded by the EPSRC and the University of Warwick, and designed and constructed in collaboration with Newport Spectra Physics, is a state-of-the-art femtosecond laser facility comprising four beamlines with experiments ranging from the ultraviolet to the terahertz regime. This facility, a joint project between the physics and chemistry departments, will act as a focus for collaboration both within the university and without, with external users being able to book time on any of the experiments. WCUS boasts a wide range of available techniques, with a focus towards ease of access, making this facility unique in the UK when compared to larger facilities of this kind. We have an informal 'proof-of-concept' application process, to allow us to properly assess your needs before making longer term books, which makes WCUS an exciting platform for multidisciplinary studies and cutting edge research. Just email our Facility Manager if you want to know more. Use the buttons to the right to explore the facility, view the major objectives of WCUS, or book time on a beamline. Please note before booking, projects longer than one week will go to our advisory board before time is alloted.


IR beamline aces reproducibility

The IR beamline has been undergoing rigourous refining and further testing and has beautifully reproduced data from published results. See the results gallery to view this new exciting data of N-methyl pyridone in ACN excited at 267 nm.

THz spectroscopy in full swing

The Optical pump Terahertz probe beamline is in full swing, with UV, visible, and IR excitation options. Check out our latest results in the results gallery, including a benchmark of picosecond conductivity dynamics in partially crystalline GaAs.