Infrared Science & Technology
Current research and projects include:
- Ultrafast, picosecond measurements of MQW dynamics using the FELIX free electron laser
- Unusual low phonon energy host materials for novel mid infrared lasers in the 3 - 5 micron region.
- A collaboration with Jefferson Labs, Newport News USA to measure the loss of GLS glasses and conduct picosecond ablation experiments on ZnSe using the JLabs FEL
- Precision measurement of carbon isotope ratios in expired breath for use as a medical diagnostic instrument.
- Deposition of thin films of Gallium Lanthanum Sulphide (GLS) glass by pulsed laser ablation. These films have potential applications in active waveguide devices, and show permanent photorefractive effects.
- General Infrared Instrumentation - novel polarizers for example. New work just starting on semiconductor diagnostics - of SiGe layers in the first case.
- Novel infrared images modulators for the 10-14 micron thermal image band which are all solid state and avoid mechanical choppers are under development
- Group Facilities
- New Grants
- Plans for the Future
- Infrared Physics and Technology