Courses taught in this lab:
- ECEN 4606, Undergraduate Optics Lab (taught in spring in odd numbered years and in fall in even numbered years)
- ECEN 5606, Graduate Optics Lab
- Three optical tables and thousands of optical mounts, translation and rotation stages to enable the construction of arbitrary optical experiments.
- A complete suite of passive optics including photorefractive crystals, anisotropic crystals, photoanistropic polymers, lenses, prisms, mirrors, beam splitters, gratings, waveplates, polarizers, microscope objectives, spatial filters, fiber-optics alignment hardware, fiber and thin film filters.
- Laser sources including helium neon, laser diode, argon ion, diode-pumped solid-state and various fiber-coupled lasers at 0.85, 1.3 and 1.55 microns.
- Electro-optics including acoustooptic deflectors and modulators, linear and 2D digitizing cameras, low and high-speed photodetectors, scanning Fabry-Perot etalons, monochromaters.
- Electronic and RF equipment including signal sources, oscilloscopes, amplifiers.
Recent additions to the lab funded by EEF include (6) biased photodiodes with 1 ns rise time, (3) 128x1024 digitizing CMOS cameras, a liquid crystal polarimeter and a wavefront sensor (photos below).
Wavefront sensor system: