Welcome to the homepage of the Laser Dynamics Laboratory (LDL), a research laboratory launched in 1996 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The scientists at the LDL use the latest in laser analytical and time-resolved techniques to study how photons interact with materials of all types.


The Laser Dynamics Laboratory provides a shared resource for research, encourages collaborations across disciplines, and facilitates the use of laser spectroscopic techniques in new areas of study. The laboratory was formally inaugurated with a symposium and open house in late November 1996. Professor El-Sayed, the director of the LDL and Regents Professor, holds the Julius Brown Chair in chemistry. The funds for establishing the facility came from a Georgia Institute of Technology and a National Science Foundation grant.