Optical Instrument Fabrication and Calibration Lab

The LPL optical instrument development and calibration facility supports development and testing of spectroscopic and imaging instruments for use on ground and space based platforms.  The laboratory maintains 3 monochromator-fed vacuum calibration chambers with detector systems covering wavelengths from 30-1000 nm. The chambers are installed in a main lab area, a 600 sqft clean room configurable to class 100, and a 300 sqft class 10000 staging room.  Optical fabrication is supported by a dark room, electronics lab, and extensive inventories of emission line sources, optical components/stages, and computing resources (Zemax ray tracing software, CAD, and LabView). The facility is managed by Dr. Walt Harris and Dr. Jason Corliss.