The Optical Science Laboratory is distributed across four areas in the Egan Research Center. The main facility is in Room 334, consisting of a 700-square-foot laboratory with sink and fume hood, a 300-square-foot dark laboratory, desk space for graduate students and a small electronics shop.
Across the hall in Room 352 is BioBED, the biological testbed of the Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems. One section (600 square feet) of this facility is a biology laboratory housing an incubator, sink, dissecting scope, and quadrature tomographic microscope. The other laboratory section (300 square feet) is the home of the Keck Three-Dimensional Fusion Microscope. Additional space includes desks for graduate students and a meeting room with internet conferencing facilities.
Our rooftop test facility includes a platform for remote sensing experiments, with electrical power, voice, and data lines available.
The site has lines of sight to the horizon for over 270 degrees of azimuth. It also includes a heated storage and work area in room 610 of the Egan Research Center, so that we may store large research instruments and make minor repairs.
The OSL is directed by Prof. Charles A. DiMarzio, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who has worked in industrial and academic optics research since 1973. Dr. DiMarzio also works in conjunction with other faculty members on a number of projects including education in optics. These faculty members include: