This is the homepage of the Optical Science Laboratory (OSL), part of the Physics and Astronomy Department at University College London. The group currently consists 4 members of staff, 6 postdoctoral research associates and 3 PhD students. The group's research is in the development of novel instrumentation for astronomy and industry.
OSL has considerable experience in research into optical (including IR and sub-mm) instrumentation and has been responsible for the construction of several facility instruments for major telescopes. Current research interests include computer controlled polishing techniques, where OSL has worked in collaboration with the UCL spin-out Zeeko Ltd to develop novel polishing technology utilising membrane polishing tools. This research has led to the establishment, in addition to the London based facilities, of the UK National Facility for Ultra Precision Surfaces hosted in the OpTIC building in St Asaph, North Wales, as a collaboration between UCL and Glyndwr University.
Further information on the research activities of OSL can be found through the following links.
|Active and Adaptive Optics||Infra-red and Sub-mm Instrumentation||Wide Field Survey Camera Optics|
|Wales: OpTIC Technium / Glyndwr University|
|Automated Optical Fabrication||Optics Production and Testing|
|Novel Methods of Optical Metrology|
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