Facilities

The following research facilities are available in the Laser Laboratory

  • Femtosecond fluorescence upconversion spectroscopy (excitation at 750-850, 375-425 or 250-280 nm, detection at the visible and NIR, temporal resolution 100 to 140fs, lifetime range 100fs to 2ns).
  • Two-Photon Excited Fluorescence Spectroscopy (TPEF), (excitation spectral range 730-870nm, excitation pulse duration <80fs).
  • Fully automated three-dimensional microfabrication set-up.
  • Time Correlated Single Photon Counting Spectroscopy (excitation at 400 and 470 nm, detection at up to 850nm, temporal resolution down to 10 ps with reconvolution, lifetime range 10ps to 400ns).
  • Stationary absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy.
  • Optical Fiber and Bragg grating testing set-up with broadband light.
Equipment
In more details, the Laser Laboratory is equipped with
  • A Tsunami fs laser pumped by Millenia Vs (Spectra Physics)
  • A Nd:YAG CW 10 Watts laser
  • Picosecond Diode Lasers
  • He-Ne lasers
  • Autocorellator, high resolution monochromators, high-speed osciloscopes, lock-in amplifier, spectrum analyzer
  • Optical spectrum analyzer, optical fiber splicer, optical fiber cleaver, optical loss test set, erbium doped amplifiers.
  • Steady state spectroscopy is also realised by means of a Jasco V-650 UV-Vis spectrometer and a  FluoroMax- 4 (Horiba Scientific) fluorescence spectrometer.

and a great variety of optical and opto-mechanical equipment.

For Lab photos see here

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