Research Overview

Research Overview
Optics has been the core research area since the establishment of IOS and later DOP. With the expansion of faculty members in recent years, currently a variety of technical areas in a broad range of optics/photonics are available from which students may choose to conduct their master’s and doctoral studies. DOP is home to 12 technical interest groups and is a leader/primary contributor in those areas and different interdisciplinary research, attracting a broad array of corporate and governmental support. These technical interest groups are:  
  • Thin-Film Optics
  • Solid-State Lighting and Human Factor Technology
  • Display Technology
  • Holography & Optical Information Processing
  • Solar Cells
  • Optical Communications
  • Lasers
  • Optical Engineering and Design
  • Biophotonics and Bioimaging
  • Nanophotonics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Theoretical Optics
After the grand opening of Kwoh-Ting Optics and Photonics Building located next to Jhongda Lake in the northwest corner of the campus, the number of labs in DOP rapidly increases to more than 50. In addition, there are 3 DOP-affiliated research centers on NCU campus: Optical Science Center (OSC), Thin-Film Research Center (TFTC), and Solid-State Lighting Research Center, all of which offer opportunities for not only educational experiences for DOP’s students but also for corporate participations and collaborations.

The intellectual work produced by DOP shows great quality and quantity. We constantly have more than 60 publications yearly in the world’s topnotch technical journals, including those published by Optical Society of America, IEEE, and American Physical Society, to name a few. The faculty also vigorously joins large-scale interdisciplinary research projects to push the envelop of the science and technologies in different forefronts of optics and photonics.

Capital Equipment
  Type Equipment  
  Laser/Light Source   fs Ti-Sapphire laser, Zeeman Laser, He-Cd Laser, Broadband Lamp (500 nm – 2000 nm), Tunable Argon Laser, Verdi Lasers (532 nm), Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser, High Power Diode Laser (808 nm, 976 nm), Excimer Laser (193 nm), Supercontinuum Light Source (500 nm – 1750 nm), Frequency Stabilized Laser (632nm) , Heterodyne Laser (632nm)  
  Semiconductor Processing Tool   Well-Equipped Clean Room (Class 100 to 10000 ), MBE, MOCVD, FE-SEM, Ion Implanter  
  Spectrum & Imaging   SNOM, Monochromator, Optical Spectrum Analyzer, UV/VIS/NIR Spectrometer, Thermal Imager, InGaAs CCD, Cooled Si CCD  
  Optical Communication   Tunable Laser (C+L band), DFB Laser (1328 nm), ASE Broadband Light Source (C+L band, 14 dBm), Polarization Controller, Optical Component Analyzer, BERT  
  Optoelectronic Packaging   Die Bonder, Gold Wire Ball Bonder, Precision Dispensing Machine  
  Thin-Film Coating   E-Beam Evaporation System, Ion Beam Sputtering System, RF Ion Beam Sputtering System, Magnetron Sputtering System, Dual E-Beam Evaporation System, Cluster Thin-film Deposition System  
  Testing & Measurement   Integrating Spheres, Power Meter, Energy Dispersive Spectrometer, X-ray Diffractometer, FTIR, AFM, Alpha Step Profilometer, Ellipseometer, Carrier Life Time Measurement System, Constant Photocurrent Measurement, Microhardness Tester, Contact Angle Meter, Goniophotometer, Asphere Fizeau Interferometer , Abbe Refractometer, Spherometer, Computerized Auto-Collimator, Ronchi Tester, LED Tester, Sourcemeter, LCR Meter, Spectrum Analyzer, Chroma Meter, Illuminance Meter, Spectralradiometer, Color Analyzer  
  Licensed Software   ASAP, Code V, COMSOL Multiphysics, Labview, LightTools, OptiFDTD, RSoft, Zemax  
 Last revised on April 23, 2012.

.Address: Kwoh-Ting Optics and Photonics Building, No.300, Jhongda Rd., Jhongli District, Taoyuan City 32001, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
.TEL: +886-3-4227151 ext. 65251 .FAX: 886-3-4252897 .Email: ncu5251@ncu.edu.tw
Copyright © 2005-2015 Department of Optics and Photonics, National Central University