Lightwave Technology

Phone number: (617) 358-1036
Location: PHO 505
Associated faculty: Morse

This lab is one of the few university laboratories capable of designing, fabricating, and characterizing silica optical fibers. The research activities of this laboratory focus on new processing techniques for optical fibers , high power optical fiber lasers, and a variety of optical fiber sensors. We are developing a new technique for combining multimode pump radiation into double clad fibers. The components of this facility consist of a fabrication laboratory with three glass lathes including a new stateof- the-art Nextrom MCVD system, an optical laboratory with numerous pump lasers for fiber lasers, five isolation tables, and an 8m optical fiber draw tower, newly outfitted with Nextrom widing and control equipment. In addition, there is a CVD laboratory for studies of thin films.