Laboratory Facilities

  • APL's laboratory facilitiesOne Quantel Brilliant B Q-switched Nd:YAG laser (λ=1064 nm, PRF=10 Hz, max. pulse energy = 850 mJ)

  • Two Quantel Brilliant Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers (λ=1064 nm, PRF=20 Hz, max. pulse energy = 350 mJ)

  • Frequency doubling and tripling modules (λ=532 nm, λ=355 nm)

  • Two Big Sky Ultra CFR Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers(λ=1064 nm, PRF=20 Hz, max. pulse energy = 50 mJ)

  • One Big Sky CFR 400 Q-switched Nd:YAG laser (λ=1064 nm, PRF=20 Hz, max. pulse energy = 370 mJ)

  • Three low-power He-Ne lasers

  • One high-power (25 mW) He-Ne laser

  • Various reconfigurable prototype LIBS instruments for R&D use

  • Princeton Instruments SpectraPro 500 triple-grating spectrograph with fully-intensified time-gated IPDA detector

  • Princeton Instruments SpectraPro 750 triple-grating spectrograph with part-intensified time-gated IPDA detector

  • Oriel MS125 spectrograph with part-intensified time-gated ICCD array detector

  • Two Meade LX200R 14” Ritchey-Chretien astronomical telescopes

  • Various pulse controllers and delay generators

  • Three heavy-duty optical tables

  • Extensive range of laser-grade optical components including lenses, mirrors, filters, mounts, translation stages etc.

  • Two laser energy / power meters

  • Various calibration spectral lamp sources

  • Fibre-optic cleaving, polishing and termination facilities

  • Two Dolch industrial portable PCs

  • Two computer-controlled precision scanning stages (150 mm travel)

  • One computer-controlled 2-axis precision scanning unit (750 mm x 750 mm)

  • Optical microscope with camera attachment

  • SafeLab AIRONE FC-640 fume cupboard

  • Elcometer thickness gauge

  • Comprehensive range of certified reference materials

  • Electrical and electronics design, manufacturing and test facilities