Ever wanted to get your hands on a Raman spectroscopy system? How about a laser speckle imaging system or a Doppler system? Those are some of the tools you can research with in our optics labs.
Our students have tested materials for use in fiber optics communications, measured blood flow in frogs’ feet, and investigated how rare earth elements can enhance transmission in our labs. Not only do our students publish their work, but they also gain the lab skills they need for graduate school, medical school, or a career.
And sometimes it’s the optics equipment itself that’s the research project. Our Raman and Doppler systems were erected and calibrated by our students and faculty as a summer research project.