FO-109: Office

FO-110: Optical Measurements Laboratory



Nicolet Protégé-460 FTIR Spectrometer

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) is a technique which is used to obtain an infrared spectrum of absorption, emission, photoconductivity or Raman scattering of a solid, liquid or gas. An FTIR spectrometer simultaneously collects spectral data in a wide spectral range.

Bruker TENSOR 37 FTIR Spectrometer

The TENSOR 37 provides high sensitivity performance with the permanently aligned, high throughput patented RockSolid cube corner interferometer. Also, the spectrometer has the flexibility to add external sampling modules for demanding application like FTIR micro-analysis, thermogravimetric coupling, high throughput screening devices, and hyperspectral imaging.

Ocean Optics HR4000 UV-Vis Spectrometer

The HR4000 Spectrometer is a high-resolution ultraviolet-visible spectrometer. The HR4000 has a 3648-element CCD-array detector from Toshiba that enables optical resolution as precise as 0.02 nm (FWHM). The HR4000 is responsive from 200-1100 nm, but the specific range and resolution depend on grating and entrance slit choices.

Synrad 48-1SW

Carbon dioxide lasers are the highest-power continuous wave lasers that are currently available. They are also quite efficient: the ratio of output power to pump power can be as large as 20%. The CO2 laser produces a beam of infrared light with the principal wavelength bands centering around 9.4 and 10.6 micrometers.


THORLABS IS200-4 2" Integrating Sphere

The IS200 Integrating Sphere is a general purpose integrating sphere enabling high sensitivity measurements of optical signals.

Two-Point Bender

The two-point bending apparatus is used to automatically measure the strength of optical fibers.

Ophir-Spiricon USB CCD Camera


Laser Diodes


Sheumann 2.94µm MIRPac Er:YAG Laser

FO-114: Chemical Liquid Deposition Laboratory



Millipore Elixer Advantage Water Purification System

This system combines Millipore’s Elix electrodeionization technology with the Progard pretreatment cartridge, advanced reverse osmosis and a 254 nm UV lamp. The Elix Advantage system is designed to meet or exceed requirements as described by ISO 3696; ASTM D1193; and by the United States, European and Japanese Pharmacopeias for Purified Water.

Glassware Bench


Chemical Storage Cabinets


Toolboxes and Workbench


Fume Hood


Hollow Glass Waveguides Pump Shelf


Polymicro Silica Capillary Tubing

FO-001: Laser-heated Pedestal Growth Laboratory



Laser-heated Pedestal Growth (LHPG) Bench

Laser-heated pedestal growth (LHPG) is a technique for growing crystals from a melt. The main advantages of this technique are the high pulling rates and the possibility of growing materials with very high melting points. In addition, LHPG is a crucible-free technique, which allows single crystals to be grown with high purity and low stress.

LHPG Control Computer




This furnace is used for annealing single-crystal fibers. Annealing of single-crystal fibers in either air or O2 has been shown to improve dramatically the transmission in the visible region. We have seen similar results at short wavelengths after an anneal in air at 1000 °C.