Dr Ludovic Rapp

Senior Research Fellow
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Lasers And Quantum Electronics 510202
  • Condensed Matter Characterisation Technique Development 510401
  • Condensed Matter Imaging 510402
  • Structural Properties Of Condensed Matter 510406

Research interests

Group leader:    High-Power Laser group

  • Laser innovation

  • Advanced laser processing
  • Next-generation laser cleaning
  • Super-strong fields
  • Laser-induced microexplosion
  • Formation of super-dense material phases
  • Laser-matter in extreme conditions
  • Optical guides and funnels
  • Laser trapping and manipulation
  • Complex laser beam formation

Researcher's projects

Femtosecond laser ablation of teeth for modern dentistry

Ultrafast laser cleaning

New landscape of non-equilibrium material phases with exotic properties


Available student projects

Femtosecond laser ablation of teeth for precise cavities drilling for modern dentistry

This project aims to develop laser dentistry.


Ultra-short laser induced micro-explosion: A new route to synthesise novel high-pressure phases

This project aims to synthesise novel metastable material phases by ultrafast laser-induced microexplosion confined within a material’s bulk.



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