Fourier Optics Lab

Fourier Optics Lab

The Fourier Optics Lab serves two purposes: it is a classroom for teaching optics, and it is a research facility.

To the first of these ends, it contains an optical table, HeNe lasers, pinhole filters, lenses, translation stages, and a CCD camera for creating, filtering, and recording images.

In addition, there are light sources and spectrometers for research into the optical properties of materials. The laboratory contains an assortment of equipment for building and testing electronic circuits and devices.

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The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523