All fabrication, processing, and optical characterization of our samples is carried out at NRL. 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.

Waveguide coupling setup for vacuum/flow cell applications
Waveguide coupling setup for vacuum/flow cell applications
Waveguide coupling setup using tapered optical fibers
Waveguide coupling setup using tapered optical fibers