The Optics Teaching Laboratory facilities are located on the recently renovated fifth floor of Wilmot Hall. The facility is easily accessed through the Wilmot or Goergen Hall elevators. It consists of 16 laboratory rooms, two fully equipped darkrooms, and a collaboratory.
The facility's full-time lab director, Edward Herger, works with faculty members and graduate teaching assistants to prepare and supervise scheduled laboratories sessions. The laboratories are for instruction and demonstration at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Optics 456, Comprehensive Optics Laboratory, is the standard laboratory course offered during the academic year. This course consists of 10 laboratory experiments and an independent lab designed by each lab group.