What we do

Created by Professor Jenny Magnes to promote research involving optical sciences, the
Applied Optics Research Laboratory includes modern and conventional optical instruments.
In an undergraduate setting, the laboratory is designed to conduct research.
Study topics include: optics as an educational tool, spectroscopy
topics, nano-material manufacturing, and materials research by spectrophotometric techniques.

Recent publications:

  • Jenny Magnes, Gregory Schwarz, John Hartke, Derek Burt, Noureddine Melikechi, “Optomechanical integration method for finite integrals,” Applied Optics, accepted August 2007.
  • Derek Burt, Jenny Magnes, Gregory Schwarz, John Hartke, “Teaching Integration through a Physical Phenomenon,” Primus, to be published Spring 2008.