Research Interests

I am interested in several broad areas of research: novel laser designs, applications of ultrafast laser pulses, and investigations into the fundamentals of laser-matter interactions.

Ultrafast optics


Laser-matter interactions

External collaborators

Facilities and Techniques

Group Members:

Graduate students:

Jeff Wojtkeiwicz

Current undergraduate students:

Dan Adams
Dylan Yost
Dan Ward
John Smith
Kai Hudek
Chris Shepard

Research Projects:


  1. "Development of a multibeam, parabolic pulse, kilohertz terawatt laser facility for ultrafast optical physics," (MRI grant through National Science Foundation)
  2. "Silicon Compatible, Waveguide Coupled, High Speed Plasmon Optical Modulator," Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFSOR) STTR phase I program in Active Silicon Nanophotonics.
  1. Ultrafast laser-plasma solitons (supported by National Science Foundation/DOE)
  2. Development of apparatus for femtosecond-laser photoacoustic non-contact testing (Supported by Colorado Optics and Photonics Program REU)


last update January 07, 2005