IN THIS SECTION
Focussing on adventurous and potentially high impact research in optics, quantum and physical electronics the group's current research includes three main areas:
- Fundamentals and applications of new optical materials with optical properties
modified by strong electric and light fields including poling-assisted engineering of glass-metal nanocomposites and glass poling for all-fibre frequency convertors and electric-field sensors.
- Integrated technologies for quantum information processing and communication including quantum cryptography with poled optical fibres and integrated optics for atom detection.
- Fundamentals and applications of ultrafast laser material processing and photosensitivity including femtosecond laser direct writing of 3D photonic structures with new functionalities.
Supervisor: Professor Peter Kazansky
Nonlinear optics in optical fibers and glass waveguides
The project explores the physics and applications of nonlinear optical frequency conversion in optical fibers and glass waveguides. Some of the main aims of the project are the fundamental study of poled glasses and fibers with large second-order nonlinearities and development of practical devices such as all-fiber and waveguide frequency doublers, parametric frequency converters and electric field sensors.
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