Research at the  Laboratory for Advanced  Lasers and Extreme Photonics  (L-ALEPH) covers the development of ultra-high intensity solid state lasers; studies of intense laser/matter interaction; advanced optical coatings; and the development of soft x-ray lasers and their applications to nanoscale metrology.    

The combination of exciting experiments at the fore-front of lasers,  laser materials, and laser/materials interaction research, state-of-the-art facilities, and participation in leading research center efforts offers unique opportunities for the professional development of students at all levels, research scientists and engineers.


Relativistic Laser/Matter Interactions


Research has been funded by the US Department of Energy; DoD Office of Naval Research; DoD US Air Force; National Science Foundation; US Department of Homeland Security, W.M. Keck Foundation, NSF Engineering Research Center Program, State of Colorado OEDIT and ASML/Cymer