The Institute of Optics


Chunlei Guo

Professor of Optics
PhD, University of Connecticut, 1999

419 Wilmot Building
(585) 275-2134
Fax: (585) 244-4936


Short Biography

Chunlei Guo received the BS degree in physics from Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics in China in 1994, and PhD in physics from University of Connecticut in 1999. His PhD research was on studying nonperturbative behaviors of small molecules in strong laser fields using femtosecond laser techniques. Subsequently, he performed his postdoctoral research in studying ultrafast dynamic processes in solid materials under high-intensity laser radiation at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 2001, he left New Mexico for New York, joining the Institute of Optics as an assistant professor. He was promoted to full professor in 2012.

Research Interests

High Intensity Laser-Matter Interactions; Ultrafast Phenomena

Research Overview

Professor Guo’s general research interest is in high-intensity femtosecond laser interacting with matter, including gas, solid, and plasma phases. Some examples include, in gas phase, understanding multielectron effects of atoms and molecules in a variety of strong field phenomena; in solid materials, studying electronic and optical processes in the highly nonequilibrium regime; in various matter, exploring novel processes of generating nonlinear optical radiation.