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, 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 to detect viruses and cancer biomarkers.
- 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