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The Edwards Laboratory

Advancing mechanical engineering, plasma physics, and energy science with ultrafast and powerful lasers

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Welcome to the Edwards Laboratory for Extreme Light Applications

Research in the Edwards Laboratory focuses on the applications of lasers and plasmas to problems in energy, transportation, security, and measurement, with a particular emphasis on femtosecond light pulses and the use of high-power laser technology. We welcome students from all backgrounds with an interest in combining engineering and physics to explore fundamental questions in science while building the devices, tools, and technology of tomorrow.