- We have been awarded a phase I SBIR to work on optical wireless communications!
- Our experimental paper on beam quality enhancement has been published in Optics Express!!
- We enjoyed hosting the Trinidad Upward Bound program students for a lab visit as part of the Science Discovery Electromagnetic Waves summer program.
- Our experimental paper on electrowetting lens arrays has been accepted for publication!!
- Congratulations to Molly Krogstand on being awarded an NDSEG fellowship!!
- A paper on using a variable focus length lens for beam quality measurements has been accepted for publication!!
- A paper on our electrowetting work has been accepted for publication!!
- Juliet was part of a team selected for an R and D 100 award on a wavelength beam combined diode laser. R and D 100 Award
- Kenneth Underwood and Andrew Jones join the research group
- Juliet has been selected for a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Award!
DURIP Award Winners
- Molly Krogstad joins the research group
- Juliet's research has been featured in the CU Engineering magazine!
Innovations in Laser Technology Offer Life-Changing Impact
- Juliet has been awarded a CU Faculty Fellowship for
the upcoming year!
- Juliet and Won Park have been awarded an innovative seed grant from CU to study slow light enhanced devices for the mid-infrared!
- Robert Niederriter joins the research group
- Juliet has been awarded the ONR CNR Challenge Award!
ONR News Release
- Juliet has been awarded a AFOSR Young Investigator Program Award!
AFOSR News Release
- Jonathan Pfeiffer joins the research group
- Juliet advised a senior design group building and designing sensors for Manna Energy, focused on clean water. The Manna Energy Foundation is installing over 500 water purification devices all across Rwanda at secondary schools. Manna has requested electronic support for a sensing system that will provide near real-time support on the health of the overall system. The main objective of this project is to monitor multiple sensors and perform real-time data-logging of the status of these sensors. There are three types of sensors: pressure, flow, and current sensors to monitor the state of valves, UV sterilization lights, and other components. The recorded data is saved to flash memory and the module generates failure alerts and status updates. These updates are received by Manna Energy via two-way communication between the base station and the module. The base station has a graphical user interface that transmits commands and receives data, status, and alerts built in DAQFactory program. This communication is implemented both on-site with USB and off-site using a GSM cellular interface. The module controls its components based on both an autonomous control algorithm and commands from the base-station. Power for the module is provided by a solar panel and 12V battery, and on-board power electronics provide 3.3V, 5V, and 12V as required by different components. Ultimately, large numbers of these modules will be distributed across Rwanda. As such, they are easily to mass produce and implement. To learn more about this project, please visit The Manna Energy Foundation.
- Maryam Moghaddam-zadeh joins the research group
- Garden Place Elemnentary students visit the lab
Christopher Lamb joins the research group