Nonlinear Optics Laboratory


University of Dayton

Peter Powers, Ph. D.

Welcome to the Nonlinear Optics Laboratory at the University of Dayton.  The research goals of this lab are the development and application of new nonlinear optical sources. In particular, we are investigating methods of producing infrared light for use in applied spectroscopy.  This involves three research areas, designing and fabricating nonlinear optical materials, building nonlinear optical frequency conversion devices, and applying these devices to spectroscopic measurements.  Research is proceeding  in all three of these areas.  More detailed information is given in the following links.

Current Research Activities

A seeded optical parametric amplifier/generator   - the lab workhorse

THz generation



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