Facilities

Our group is equipped for free-space and fiber-based experimental research, as well as for (largely COMSOL-based) simulation. Equipment includes:

  • Laser sources such as femtosecond lasers, tunable laser systems (including OPO tunable femtosecond lasers), Ti:sapphire ring lasers, and high-power ion lasers.
  • Cryostat
  • Sensitive cooled cameras including EM-CCD and IR
  • Spectrometers
  • Modulators
  • Lock-in amplifiers
  • Oscilloscopes

Coherent NSOM

Our coherent Near-field Scanning Optical Microscope (NSOM), one of the very few of its kind, enables quantitative detection of the amplitude and phase of the optical near fields of various nanophotonic devices at femtosecond time resolution and on the nanoscale. Amplitude, phase and topography are measured simultaneously by combining an NSOM and a heterodyne interferometer.

Cleanroom view

Nano- and micro-fabrication

Cleanroom view

Our group makes extensive use of the cleanroom space and laboratories available at Nano3. This shared micro- and nano-fabrication facility is comprised of approximately 7,000 ft2 of Class 1000/100 clean room space and additional 3000 ft2 of analytical laboratory space. Nano3 contains equipment for material deposition, lithography, etching, and other processing, including thermal and electron-beam metal deposition, sputtering systems, optical lithography systems, rapid thermal annealing systems, plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition, reactive ion etching, inductively coupled plasma etching, reactive ion beam etching, plasma etching, and wet chemistry.

Our labs

  • Room B509B - Silicon Photonics and Liquid Crystal Lab
  • Room B515 - Plasmonic Engineered Materials Lab
  • Room B517 - Coherent Optics and Waveguides Lab (COW lab)
  • Room B519 - Nonlinear Optics and NSOM Lab (NONSOM lab)
  • Room 3509 - Nanoplasmonics and Biomedical Sensing Lab
  • Room 3702 - Nanoemitters and Nanomagnetism Lab
  • Room B509 - Computer modeling - plasmonics and silicon photonics
  • Room B507 - Computer modeling - optical nanoantennas