Welcome to the Optics and Photonics Research Group at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Juliet Gopinath next to an optical table in her labI invite you to explore the group's activities in laser development and applications. The group is led by Juliet Gopinath, a Professor in the Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering Department and the Physics Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. She holds the Alfred T. and Betty E. Look Endowed Professorship.

Specific interests include ultrafast and high power cw and pulsed lasers, beam combining, mid-infrared sources and materials, spectroscopy of semiconductors, membranes, and other new materials, rare-earth doped media, micro- and optofluidics, and orbital angular momentum of light. Current research projects include adaptive optics, mid-infrared lasers and materials, the generation and detection of orbital angular momentum of light, spectroscopy of materials, LIDAR systems, and pulsed and cw sources in spectral regions where lasers suffer from fundamental physical constraints. Applications of the technology include sensors, communications, lidar, medical imaging and surgery, water purification, and environmental monitoring. The research is interdisciplinary, spanning several core areas of optics and photonics, solid-state devices and nanotechnology.

Research positions for undergraduate students and graduate students are available. Boulder is a fantastic place to live and the University of Colorado offers exceptional educational opportunities! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested.