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“ It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young. ”
- Konrad Lorenz

Faculty and students work with state-of-the-art, research-grade equipment, which includes the following:

  • Class 1000 cleanroom for nano/micro-fabrication
  • Scanning electron microscope with electron beam lithography capability (FEI Quanta, Nabity systems)
  • Reactive ion etcher (RIE)
  • Plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition system (PECVD)
  • Time-correlated single photon counting system (TCSPC)
  • Near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM)
  • Multi-line 5 W coherent FreD INNOVA-90 Ar-ion laser
  • Femtosecond amplified fiber laser 1064/532 nm with variable rep rate
  • Time-resolved spectroscopy tools.
  • Microwave lab
  • Near infra-red, photoluminescence and photoluminescence excitation spectroscopic systems   
  • NdYAG lasers with second and third harmonic
  • Triple (UV, Vis, NIR) grating monocromator for PL and Raman-scattering spectroscopy
  • Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer
  • Princeton X-ray analysis system
  • ATOMICA 3000 SIMS/XPS system
  • Superconducting magnet system, equipped for optical and transport measurements
  • Solar simulator
  • Plasma cleaner
  • Spin coater
  • Liquid crystal spatial light modulator