The Toor Lab focuses on ultraviolet (UV) to terahertz (THz) photonics research. The synergy among the projects comes from a focus on designing photonic devices that detect, generate, or manipulate light.
Example applications include environmental ones, such as developing high-efficiency solar cells for low-cost renewable energy generation. Other research thrusts benefit biotechnology and medical sciences, such as compact high-power lasers that could be used to obliterate tumors selectively and nanowire probes that could be used to detect viruses and cancer biomarkers.
Key Lab Equipment
- Three large area optical tables to conduct optical experiments
- A large collection of optical mounts, rotational, and translation stages
- LabView operating computers for automated measurements
- Three spectrometers that cover the wavelengths of 300 nm - 1000 nm (Ocean Optics UV-Vis-IR), 950 nm to 1650 nm (Ocean Optics Flame IR), and 2000 nm to 22,000 nm (Nicolet Magna 560 FTIR)
- Keithley C-V analyzer
- Signatone four point probe sheet resistivity measurement system
- PV Measurements solar simulator