Optical Prototyping Facility

A new addition to the Neurotechnology Laboratory, the Optical Prototyping Facility hosts a high-power tunable pulsed IR laser (Spectra-Physics Insight X3) on a large (4’x8’) vibration isolation table along with a wealth of optical and optomechanical components. The mission of the facility is to allow graduate students and postdocs to prototype novel (microscopy) optics before committing significant resources from their home lab toward purchasing equipment.