Photonics Laboratory


The Photonics Instructional Laboratory supports introductory and intermediate level courses in the MS in Photonics program. Four stations each have a vibration isolated optical table, HeNe and semiconductor lasers, fiber components and systems, electronic test equipment, and GPIB-connected PCs for LabVIEW data logging and instrument control. Shared equipment exists for experiments and demonstrations in interferometry, spectrometry, diffraction, holography, acoustic and electro-optic modulation, and optical spectrum analysis. A secure annex room houses two additional isolated tables, electronics and optical equipment to support thesis and senior design projects that require long-term setup of apparatus.

Lab Info

Location: Photonics Building, Room 701
Faculty: Bigio, Paiella, Swan, Ünlü
Managing Staff: Fortin, Goebel
Support: or 617-353-1244


EC591 Photonics Laboratory I, EC592 Photonics Laboratory II


  • 4 Dell Optiplex 755 desktops
    • Intel 3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo Processor & 4 GB Ram
  • 1 Dell Optiplex 780 desktop
    • Intel 3.16 GHz Core 2 Duo Processor & 4 GB Ram


  • MATLAB/Simulink
  • RSoft Photonics CAD suite 8.2 RC1
  • SpectraSuite By Ocean Optics