Welcome to Kiyong Kimís research group, Ultra Fast Optical Science (UFOs), in the Department of Physics and Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics at the University of Maryland, College Park.


The research in our group is focused on ultrafast lasers and optical science. This includes the study of intense, ultrafast laser interaction with atoms, molecules, solids, and plasmas. In particular, we are interested in generating ultrafast light in a broad spectral range, from terahertz (THz) to x-rays, and applying such electromagnetic pulses to study strong THz field physics, ultrafast THz and x-ray spectroscopy, laser-driven charged particle acceleration, ultrafast nano-optics, and high-energy-density laboratory plasma physics.





News & Updates:

(07/08/2013) Graduate Research Assistant position available!


(07/29/2012) Our Ti:sapphire laser system was upgraded to produce 800 nm, <30 fs, 15 mJ pulses at 1 kHz with a cryogenic amplifier.



(07/15/2010) Graduate Student and Postdoc positions available immediately! (closed)

The Lab is currently looking for a graduate student researcher and an Ellen Williams Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow.


(05/29/2009) The Lab is currently installing an amplified Ti:sapphire laser system (Coherent, Legend-Elite-USX-Duo), capable of delivering 800 nm, <25 fs, 5 mJ pulses at 1 kHz.