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Integrated Optics Laboratory

two students working with equipment in lab
ESL's Integrated Optics Lab enables in-house fabrication, test, and measurement of planar lightwave circuits.

Equipment includes:

  • Continuous wave tunable laser at telecommunication wavelengths
  • InGaAs photodetectors
  • Numerical simulation tools and data acquisition software
  • Floating optical tables
  • Optical components such as quarter waveplates
  • Half waveplates
  • Polarizers
  • Single-mode and polarization maintaining optical fiber
  • Fiber polarization control
  • Translation stages
  • XYZ stages for high precision sample positioning
  • Digital-video measurement inspection unit for optical micrographs
  • Optical alignment to integrated optics