All fabrication, processing, and optical characterization of our samples is carried out at NRL, with the exception of crystal growth, which is carried out in collaboration with colleagues at the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) in College Park, MD. Experimental and theoretical collaborations exist with other research groups throughout the country.
Through NRL’s state-of-the-art Nanoscience Institute and collaborations with colleagues in Code 6853, we have access to a wide array of processing and fabrications tools. These tools include electron-beam lithography and multiple contact aligners for photolithography, both Cl-based and Fl-based ICP-RIE etch systems, PECVD systems, scanning electron microscopes, and much more.
Our own laboratories are equipped with a white-light surface profiler, tunable wideband laser sources, network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, optical spectrum analyzers (OSA’s), a near-infrared fiber-coupled spectrometer, a Fourier-transform infrared spectrometer, SWIR imaging cameras, and much more.