Photonic Materials Laboratory
The centre-piece of the PML is an excimer-laser-based pulsed-laser deposition system. This system is capable of depositing thin films of any material. PML is primarily a research laboratory for the exploration of new photonic materials including nonlinear optical thin films, electro-optic films, ferroelectric films and transparent metallic films. Other equipment in this laboratory includes an evaporator, thin-film characterization instruments, and a wet-chemical laboratory.