Introduction

Welcome to the Optics Lab at Dickinson College.  The ultrafast lab (Tome 207) houses a Ti:Sa laser oscillator that is used for pulse shaping and microscopy applications, while the quantum optics lab (Tome 215) contains a single-photon SPDC source and associated detectors for examining quantum sources of light and Bell’s inequalities.

Titanium:sapphire ultrafast laser system.

Titanium:sapphire ultrafast laser system.

Interferometer in the quantum optics lab.

Interferometer in the quantum optics lab.

Along with our collaborators, we are currently involved in three different experiments (see Current Research Projects for more info):
1. High-speed pulse shaping using a 2D liquid crystal display
2. Using shaped pulses to measure enzyme binding in biomolecular systems
3. Applications of single photons in the undergraduate curriculum