​​​​The Central Laser Facility carries out research using lasers to investigate a broad range of science areas, spanning physics, chemistry and biology. Research topics range from investigating complex biological reactions within cells to examining new ideas for future energy production.

Many of the research groups working with us are supported by other research councils, including EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC and the Royal Society.

Our suite of laser systems allow us to focus light to extreme intensities, to generate exceptionally short pulses of light, and to image extremely small features.