Aitchison Group

Optical Devices and Material Characterization

We have a range of equipment and a number of set ups for characterization of passive and active optical devices, nonlinear and ultra fast dynamics. The equipment includes tunable lasers,  over S, C, L bands, Ti:Sapphire modelocked laser, infrared CCD camera, spectrum analyzer, and a set up for testing optical gas sensors.


We also have access to a range of characterization tools including scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope, atomic force microscope, ellipsometer, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, fluroescence and confocal microscopes. 

Fabrication Facilities

We have access to  micro and nanofabrication facilties of Toronto Nanofabrication Facilty (TNFC). The facilities include electron beam lithography, photolithogrphy, deep reactive ion etching, dielectric and metal depostion systems.

Computational Facilities

We have access to Canada's largest supercomputing facility SciNet. We also have access to a wide range of commercial packages for modeling and design of photonic devices.