ILX Lightwave Corp. of Bozeman, Mont.,
has awarded $10,000 worth of ultralow-noise laser diode instrumentation to the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to enhance experimental research there.
Dr. Lynford Goddard, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering,
will use the equipment to study a family of reflective photonic devices based on
a distributed Bragg reflector in a microring resonator. The company provided an
ultralow-noise laser diode current source, temperature controller and laser diode
mounts. Over the past five years, ILX Lightwave has donated $20,000 in equipment
annually to colleges and universities. It has begun accepting applications for
the 2012 award.