This is the view I’m currently having outside my lab. Not the kind of thing you’ll want when you have delicate and very motion-susceptible interferometers right on the other side of the wall!
Thankfully this will not last long – they are just sorting out the access road which will be widened slightly and brought closer to our building. Although having cars passing by closer than before will also not be very good for us… oh well!
Been busying myself with some lab work lately, assembling a new interferometer – a refreshing and welcoming change from all that desk work I had been doing until recently!
… or how many LASER warning signs you can fit around an entrance door 😀 .
And yes, I have a interlock system fitted to the lab door, even though I’m not using it (my superluminiscent source is only class IIIB, not too bad – it "only" outputs 6 mW! 🙂 )
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Cables, oscilloscopes, fibres popping out of nowhere, Allen keys scattered all over the place… Welcome to my lab 🙂
… could clean up this heavily corroded mirror. I couldn’t see my reflection in it!