Lasers, Optics, Light, and Electronics. The Optical Engineering Laboratory is for hands-on experience manipulating light. You will calibrate photodetectors and learn quantitative radiometry. Later on, you will align lasers, grind mirrors, and splice fiber optics. By building your own spectroradiometers, microscopes, and interferometers from basic components, you'll acquire the critical skills needed to join one of more than 80 Oregon companies employing optoelectronics engineers.