Used for extensive projects in optics. This lab provides the experimentalist side of Embry-Riddle’s LIGO group specializing in optical coatings research. Houses two to three long-term undergraduate projects, and two long term faculty/graduate student projects. 


  • Large ultra-high vacuum chamber
  • Lasers
  • 1064 nm low noise fabri-perot cavity
  • 1550 nm low noise fabri-perot cavity
  • Thermal effects coating research oven and spectrometer
  • Scatterometer
  • Electronics workshop

Lab Information

Location: STEM Bldg., Room 132

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 928-777-6600 or 800-888-3728, or email

Lab Director: Andri M. Gretarsson