Photonics Core Facility

equipment in the photonics core facility

The Photonics Core Facility is a shared-user facility offering several lasers, light sources, measurement instruments as well as optical and mechanical hardware to support photonics research. A laboratory support room is available with mechanical tools, allowing users to rapidly create experimental setups. The facility also maintains several photonics-related software packages for computational work.

Available Instrumentation

  • Coherent Mira Hp-f V18 High Power Titanium: Sapphire Tunable Ultrafast Femtosecond Laser, powered by 18w Verdi-g Semiconductor Laser
  • Coherent Harmonic Generator for Mira Hp (Second And Third Harmonics)
  • Astrella Integrated Ti:s Amplifier
  • Horiba Scientific Ihr550 Imaging Spectrometer
  • J.a. Woollam Ir-vase Ellipsometer
  • Nkt Photonics Supercontinuum System
  • Neaspec Near-field Scanning Optical Microscope
  • Angular Resolved Transmission/Reflection System
  • Workstations and Numerical Software

Equipment Rates

Rates are charged per hour or per day (10 hours) based on user type. Daily rates represent a 30% discount on the total 10 hour cost.

If a user reserves a place on the optical table for further experiments, the rate plan automatically switches to the rate per day

Equipment Internal Rate External Rate
(Academia)
External Rate
(Start-Up)
External Rate
(Industrial Companies)
Hourly Daily Hourly Daily Hourly Daily Hourly Daily
Ellipso​metry $9 $63 $15 $105 $30 $210 $60 $420
Coherent fs-laser system $10 $70 $15 $105 $30 $210 $60 $420
Horiba Spectrometer $7 $49 $10 $70 $20 $140 $40 $280
CW laser sources $5 $35 $10 $70 $20 $140 $40 $280
Astrella Integrated Ti:S Amplifier $15 $105 $40 $280 $80 $560 $100 $700
Angular resolved system $5 $35 $10 $70 $20 $140 $40 $280
Portable Equipment $5 $35 $8 $56 $16 $112 $32 $224
Workstations And Servers $6 $42 $10 $70 $20 $140 $40 $280
Supercontinuum system $10 $70 $16 $112 $32 $224 $64 $448
MIRcat-QT QCL $9 $63 $15 $105 $30 $210 $60 $420
NSOM $10 $70 $20 $140 $40 $280 $80 $560
Lab Assistance $10 $20 $50 $100

For more information, please contact:

Aleksandr Krasnok
Core Facility Director
737.781.1203
akrasnok@gc.cuny.edu