Photonics and Electro-optics
The science of photonics, or using light as current electrical engineering using electrons, is the basic technology behind the current communications revolution. As higher and higher data rates are required, photonics will play an even larger role in the successful engineer's toolbox.
Research programs at OSU specialize in ultra-fast optoelectronics, sensor systems, and growth and development of new optical materials, especially wide band-gap materials used for blue light generation. The research groups on terahertz (1 THz = 1000 GHz) technology and the new wide band-gap materials are at the forefront of research in these areas.
- Fiber Optics Communication Systems
- Ultra-fast Optics
- Plasmonic Photonics
- Microelectronic Fabrication
- Advanced Microfabrication Labs
- Photonics I: Advanced Optics
- Photonics II: THz-TDS Photonics
- Research Labs
Ultrafast Terahertz Research Group
Wireless Sensory Systems