Ideas and Interests

  • Can frustrated total internal reflection be demonstrated using two plexiglass prisms filled with water? Is such a setup a practical beamsplitter?

  • Finding the refractive indices of different fluids/mixtures using the right-triangle prism box described in the journal.

  • Optical waveguiding and evanescent wave coupling.

  • Any improvements to laser rangefinding?

  • Silicon photonic modulator

  • Generating optical vortices using holograms.

  • Newton's Rings

  • Liquid crystal waveguides

  • Demonstrating frustrated total internal reflection using Newton's Rings! Click Here for Article

Dennis Chen

Laser Teaching Center