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COSS Consists of 4 Core Facilities
  • The Laser Facility for Biophysical Studies
  • The Laser Lab and Nonlinear Optics Facility
  • The Optical Imaging / Fiber Optics Lab
  • Thin Film Growth and Characterization Facility
Equipment Capabilities
  • Lasers:
    • Q-switched (ns) Nd:YAG
    • Mode locked (ps) Nd:YAG
    • Wavelength tunable LiF Color Center
    • Multispectral superbroadband Color Center
    • Wavelength and temporal pulse tunable Alexandrite
    • Mode locked Ti:sapphire (fs and ps) pumped by argon laser
    • Cr:ZnS, CrZnSe and Fe:ZnSe mid-IR CW and gain switched lasers
    • Wavelength tunable mode locked argon-pumped dye laser (ps)
  • Raman Spectroscopy
    • Raman spectroscopy system for crystal growth characterization
    • X-Y MicroRaman Imaging Spectrometer
    • Raman spectrometer with time gated multichannel detection
  • Spectrometers
    • Fluorometer
    • IR-UV absorption spectophotometer
    • Laser atomic fluorescence spectrometer
  • Diamond chemical vapor deposition systems
  • Laser Tweezer system for biomedical application

UAB Synthetic Diamonds Growing in Microwave Plasma Reactor