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.

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