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Laboratory Facilities

Optics Laboratory - EERC 631A

The optics lab has two free standing optical benches. Currently there are three on-going projects in the lab. The equipment that can be used for experimentation varies as much as each of the individual projects. There are multiple laser diodes of differing wavelengths (i.e. 450 nm, 650 nm, 632 nm), as well as a diode/temperature driver to operate the diodes safely. There are a few Helium Neon (gas) lasers as well, although these lasers only provide light in the 632 nm range. There are a number of lens and mirror sets for all types of optics apparatuses for many different wavelength ranges. In addition, the lab provides all the necessary tools to properly align the lens and mirrors including micrometer adjusters, goniometers, mounts (specialized for mirrors and lenses), vertical adjuster stations, retractable irises and rotational stages. Finally, in order to compliment any optical work required, there are assortments of complex optical materials for specialized uses such as beam-splitter cubes, neutral density filters, spatial filter setups, polarizers and even diffractive optical elements (such as diffusers or micro-lens arrays). This lab has also been recently setup to work with more common electrical engineering elements such as an ESD station to work on circuitry and electronic equipment to test such circuitry.


Waveguide Laboratory - EERC 636

The optical waveguide laboratory in the EERC is currently being utilized to characterize the optical properties of multimode rectangular waveguides. A Bit Error Rate Tester (Anritsu MP 1800A) with electrical drive capability between 0.1-12.5 Gbps and optical drive capability between 0.1-4 Gbps & 9-11 Gbps is being used to produce and test the quality of optical signals traveling through polymer waveguides. To compliment the BERT, there is an Eye Pattern Analyzer to perform eye diagram measurements on differential signals produced in the lab. Also in the lab is an optical spectrum analyzer to characterize the output spectrum of various lasers and laser diodes. Other equipment in the lab includes optical power meters, sub micron resolution xyz stages, laser diodes and VCSELs, and various fiber optic materials and connectors. The lab is also equipped with RSoft design software for optical and electrical modeling.


Undergraduate Photonics Laboratory - EERC SB0124

The Photonics Laboratory is used for EE3391 in the Spring semester. The lab is equipped with seven full optical bench setups, including lens kits, polarizers, diffracting structures and CCD cameras. Each station is equipped with a computer for use with MATLAB and the CCD cameras.


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