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.


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