Diffractive and Holographic Optics Lab:
Conducting rigorous analysis, design, and demonstration of diffractive and holographic optical elements, subwavelength grating structures and their applications,
E-M theory of grating diffraction, holographic optical information processing and storage, volume holography.
Fiber Optics Lab:
Research in optical fiber applications and devices, fiber lasers, fiber optic sensors, nonlinear fiber optics.
Florida Attosecond Science and Technology Lab:
Generation of attosecond (10-18 s) and zeptosecond (10-21 s) X-ray pulses. The Double Optical Gating method is refined to generate shorter and stronger
single isolated attosecond pulses with both few-cycle and multicycle lasers.
Glass Processing and Characterization Lab:
Research on the design, processing, manufacturing (including conventional
and advanced hot forming fabrication methods) and characterization of novel optical glass, glass ceramic and ceramic materials
for use in bulk, planar, and fiber applications. Compositional-tailoring for customized integration with multi-material
components, platforms and applications.
Integrated Photonics & Energy Solutions Lab:
Specializing in fundamental and technological aspects of silicon-based
optoelectronic devices and chips, including their energy efficiency issues. The lab encompasses near- and mid-infrared setups
for characterizing the devices fabricated in CREOL’s Nano Fabrication Facility.
Laser Advanced Material Processing (LAMP):
Engaged in novel manufacturing technology; new materials synthesis including
optical, electronic and magnetic materials for a variety of applications such as sensors, detectors and medical devices;
and process physics modeling.
Laser Aided Materials Processing Lab:
Investigating the interaction of lasers with absorbing and non-absorbing materials,
growth, solidification, and plasma effects; laser CVD; laser ablation, laser drilling, cutting, welding; developing process-monitoring
and diagnostic techniques.
Stephen Kuebler (NPM) and
Martin Richardson (LPL).
Laser System Development Lab:
Developing new solid-state lasers, external cavity semiconductor lasers and amplifiers,
seeding lasers, laser-induced damage, far infrared semiconductor lasers, high-average-power solid state lasers, semiconductor
and solid state volume Bragg lasers, high power laser beam combining, ultra-high-intensity femtosecond lasers, new solid
state lasers and materials development (crystals, glasses in bulk or fibers and ceramics).
Martin Richardson, and
Liquid Crystal Display Lab:
Investigating 1) advanced liquid crystal display materials, display devices, and device
modeling, 2) electronic laser beam steering and adaptive optics using fast-response spatial light modulators, 3) adaptive
liquid crystal and liquid lenses for forveated imaging and zoom lens, and 4) bio-inspired tunable optical filters using
cholesteric liquid crystals.
Mid-infrared Frequency Combs Lab:
Generation of ultra-broadband frequency combs in the mid-IR spectral range for laser
spectroscopy, supercontinuum generation in optical fibers, standoff sensing and detection, nano-IR spectroscopy, photonic
THz wave generation, and biomedical applications of lasers.
Multi-Material Optical Fiber Devices Lab:
Research on novel optical fiber structures, nanophotonics, fiber-based optoelectronic
devices, optical imaging using large-scale three-dimensional arrays constructed from photosensitive fibers, and mid-infrared
fiber nonlinear optics.
Multiple Quantum Wells Lab:
Research on the design, fabrication and testing of novel all-optical switching devices
using III-V multiquantum well semiconductors, and the integration of high-speed optical and optoelectronic devices to form
monolithic integrated optical circuits for high data throughput optical networks.
Nanophotonics Characterization Lab:
Optical analysis tools for investigation of nanostructured devices including near-field scanning optical microscope, fiber-coupled
microscope for single particle spectroscopy, leakage radiation setup for surface plasmon imaging, near-infrared waveguide
analysis setup, and variable temperature photoluminescence setup.
Nanophotonic Devices Lab:
Research in epitaxial growth and properties of oxide semiconductors, oxide and nitride-semiconductor
light emitting diodes, self-assembled quantum dots, and e-beam nanolithography.
Nonlinear Waves Lab:
Research in nonlinear optics, spatial and spatio-temporal solitons, discrete solitons in photonic
lattices, and curved beams.
Nonlinear Optics Lab:
Development and application of new, powerful spectroscopic tools for the characterization of nonlinear optical properties
of materials on the femtosecond, picosecond and nanosecond time scales. Materials systems of interest include organic molecules
and polymers, bulk and quantum-confined semiconductors and plasmonic complexes. Applications include all-optical switching,
optical limiting, infrared detection and imaging.
Eric Van Stryland and
Northrup Grumman EUV Photonics Lab:
Also referred to as the Laser Plasma Lab. Conducting research on X-ray and EUV
optics and sources, X-ray microscopy, laser-aided material processing, and laser generated plasmas.
Optical Fiber Fabrication Lab:
Research in fiber fabrication and processing technology, nano-structured fibers, novel optical fiber materials, fused fiber device processing.
Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa, and
Optical Glass Sciences & Photo-Induced Processing Lab:
Conducting studies of new materials for high-efficiency, robust
holographic optical elements; high power laser beam combining, glass spectroscopy, refractometry and interferometry; photo-induced
processes in glasses; technology of optical quality and high-purity glasses.
Optical Ceramics Lab:
Conducting research on the design, synthesis and characterization of transparent ceramics for laser, nuclear detector and
energy harvesting applications. Powder processing, ceramic casting techniques, sintering, dopant engineering, diffusion
bonding, optical spectroscopy, scintillation measurements, thermoelectric measurements.
Optical Communication Lab:
High-capacity optical communication through linear and nonlinear channels including free
space and optical fiber using synergy of advanced optical and electronic techniques.
Plasmonics and Applied Quantum Optics Lab:
Developing nanoscale emitters using metallic structures, study the dynamic
response of nanoscale lasers. Generation and characterization of non-classical light.
Photonics Diagnostic of Random Media:
Exploring different principles for optical sensing, manipulation of electromagnetic
fields, and phenomena specific to optical wave interactions with complex media.
Quantum Optics Lab:
Conducting research on the generation and detection of nonclassical light, such as entangled photons,
and its quantum information applications, including quantum imaging and quantum communication.
Semiconductor Lasers Lab:
A III-V epitaxial growth facility used to research new types of semiconductor heterostructures
and devices that include quantum dots, quantum dot laser diodes, vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser diodes, spontaneous
light sources, and single quantum dots. A characterization laboratory is used to study the optical properties of the samples,
including their light emission, microcavity effects, and laser diode characteristics.
Ultrafast Photonics Lab:
Conducts research on the development, integration and application of semiconductor-based ultrafast laser sources and frequency
combs, for uses in optical signal processing, laser radar, ultrabroad-band photonic networks, laser induced materials modification