Welcome to the Ultrafast Laser Processing Lab at CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida.

We conduct research in ultrafast laser material processing, and ultrafast laser-solid interaction.

We are interested in both fundamental and application aspects of light-matter interaction on ultrafast temporal scale, ultra-small spatial scale, and ultra-chromatic spectral scale. We seek fundamental new knowledge about the complex phenomenon in the interaction between condensed matter and high-intensity laser fields. Phenomena of interest include multiphoton and tunneling ionization, avalanche ionization, laser-plasma coupling, and the material removal process. At the other end of the spectrum, we target at developing novel laser-based advanced manufacturing capabilities based on the fundamental knowledge of light-matter interaction. Our research has broad applications in additive manufacturing, high-precision cutting of fragile materials, medical surgery, to name a few.