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Photonic, Electronic and Plasmonic Microstructured Optical Fibres
Advanced technological applications demand high performance devices, which in turn require exceptional materials. Focussing on the fundamental materials research and development necessary to move this innovation beyond the laboratory to next-generation photonic devices and systems the group have already developed and patented an innovative technique towards purely fibre based systems.
A fibre based system is preferable as it avoids the use of heterogeneous, discrete optoelectronic components to transform in-fibre photonic signals to chip-based electronic signals which is complex and high in cost.
Supervisor: Dr Pier Sazio
Microstructured optical fibres for the deposition of semiconductor materials with embedded electrodes for novel electro-optic devices
We aim to advance our exciting semiconductor fibre materials effort by adding new electro-optic functionality in the form of electrodes that can be used to induce a high electric field in the light-guiding semiconductor waveguide material. This could result in novel ultrafast light modulators, photo-detectors and nonlinear photonic devices.
Microstructured optical fibres as templates for the deposition of
This project seeks to advance our exciting materials developments and will span the remit between cleanroom based, fibre impregnation technology for the manufacture of advanced photonic devices for analysis in our fully equipped characterization laboratories. This project would thus be suitable for a candidate with a strong materials and/or chemistry related background.
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