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Vassar Applied Optics Laboratory

The Applied Optics Research Laboratory contains novel and traditional optical tools to facilitate research involving the optical sciences. The laboratory is equipped to conduct research in an undergraduate environment. Research topics include: optics as an educational tool, topics in spectroscopy, fabrication of nano-materials and investigation of materials through optical methods.

Recent publications:

  • Jenny Magnes, Gregory Schwarz, John Hartke, Derek Burt, Noureddine Melikechi, "Opto-mechanical 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.