Optical imaging – in order to assure high stability of optical experiments, two large optical tables with pneumatic legs were acquired. Multiple smaller breadboards were purchased for building small and handy optical setups. CCD VIS-IR spectrometer together with line camera spectrometer COBRA are used for light detection and its characterization. For diagnostics and repairing of photonics elements, fiber welding machine and video-microscope are being used.

Programming – large volume data is stored on high quality hard drive and then interpreted and analyzed with the use of powerful computer station (HP). For simulations and data analysis, the POB team has acquired licenses for several professional programs, such as MatLab, LabView, ZEMAX, SOLID WORKS or Adobe Illustrator. To improve ideas exchange and presentation of the results, laboratory is also equipped in professional EPSON projector and HP printer.

Biological testing – to perform secure tests on biological models, two different artificial eye models were acquired –  the real scale model (GULDEN) and the OCT Model Eye (ROWE), a solid-state tissue phantom for Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography.

Electronic equipment – many electronical solutions needed for experimental work are not commercially available, therefore, basic electronical components and soldering station has been established. For electronic signals handling, equipment like RIGOL generator or oscilloscopes is being used.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s
Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under grant agreement No 666295.