Even Illumination Light Source

Sponsor
Science Applications International Corporation
Year
1996 – 1997
Advisor
  • Richard C Haskell
The team designed and built a system for a massively parallel automated fluorimeter. The source provides bright, stable, spatially uniform light across the underside of the 11 cm by 11 cm sample tray in any six narrow bands in the visible and near UV spectrum. The team used compact high intensity arc lamps, holographic diffusers and dichroic optics to develop a system that outperforms the existing source at SAIC while costing one-third as much.

The Physics Clinic program presents opportunities for students to work on practical projects relevant to industrial work. Students work on teams of 3–5 on a sponsored research or development project.