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Thorlabs is Coming to Northeastern

October 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - October 11, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

Thorlabs Mobile Lab on Campus

Thorlabs will be bringing their mobile photonics lab to Northeastern’s campus at Centennial Common (near Meserve Hall) for two days.

Tuesday, October 10 (10 am – 4 pm)
Thorlabs will present their Intro to Photonics Experience.  This event is intended for anyone interested in learning about photonics applications such as biomedical optics and imaging, spectroscopy, and data communications.  Attendees will have the opportunity for hands-on interactions imaging inside their finger with optical coherence tomography (OCT), seeing how different wavelengths interact with molecules in the air, transporting electrical signals with light, and seeing how optical fiber works.
Wednesday, October 11 (9 am – 12 pm / 1 pm – 4 pm)
Thorlabs will conduct hands-on sessions with the Quantum Optic Educational Kit.  Three 1 hour sessions will be available in the morning and repeated in the afternoon based on the topics below.  Interested individuals must register for these sessions by Wednesday, Oct 4 to ensure the proper amount of equipment is available:
  • Generate and detect single photons.
  • Measure coincidences to see the difference between classical and quantum sources.
  • Align an interferometer to demonstrate single photon interference.

This event is open to all faculty members and student researchers interested in learning more about photonics.

Time:     Tuesday 9 October 2023 10:00-4:00
           Wednesday 10 October 2023 9:00-4:00
Location:  Centennial Common near Meserve Hall.
Contact:  Prof. Chuck DiMarzio  dimarzio@ece.neu.edu