This laboratory conducts photonic instrumentation research for astronomical instrumentation in the sub-millimeter and infrared range.

1550 nm fiber optic components, free space optic vis-2000 nm, super-stable fiber optic laser, diode lasers for 800-1630 nm, fiber optic amplifier (5W), 0.5 -20 GHz microwave synthesizer, microwave amplifiers , Sub-mm and terahertium detectors (for room temperature (Golay-cell) and cryogenic, cold head), microwave spectrometer, high resolution Olympus microscope (limited by diffraction), 2 Dobsonian 35cm optical telescopes of 35 cm. diameters, ROACH platform (to effectuate the correlator), clean room air filters, equipment provided by ALMA.

  • Fondecyt 1090306, 2009-2013, PI, Development and Characterization Of Photonic Traveling-Wave Mixer Structures As Efficient Continuous-Wave Terahertz Radiation Sources.
  • ALMA-Conicyt 31080020, PI, Setup and Strengthening of a Terahertz Photonic  Laboratory for Radio Astronomical Instrumentation at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Chile.
  • ALMA-Conicyt 31090018, PI, Experimental Feasibility Study of Fiber-based Infrared Heterodyne Interferometry in Chile.
  • ALMA-Conicyt 31110014, PI, Development of a Highly Tuneable Terahertz Source to Support Radio-astronomical Instrumentation Development in Chile and Interstellar Spectroscopy with ALMA.
Responsible Academics
Ernest Michael

Ernest Michael

Dr. Rer. Nat. University of Cologne, Alemania.