Our work covers most aspects of Bragg gratings and quasi phase-matching gratings in silica and non-silica fibres for pulse-shaping, filtering, wavelength conversion and switching applications. We also have activities on active devices including single-frequency Bragg grating fibre lasers, and periodically poled fibres for frequency-conversion and signal-processing applications. Additionally, we are working on design and analysis of low noise wide spectral bandwidth light sources for applications in ultrahigh resolution imaging systems.
The group has three laboratories within the ORC; two for device fabrication, and one for device characterisation and testing. We have a number of 1D and 2D high-precision airbearing stage systems up to 1m in length, and various continuous-wave and pulsed UV laser sources to facilitate writing of periodic structures in both standard silica as well as non-silica based fibres. We also have IR lasers for femto-second inscription of periodic index structures.
Internal (ORC and UoS): Silica Fibre Fabrication group, Advanced Fibre Technologies & Applications group, Physical Optics group, Advanced Solid-State Sources & Applications group, High Power Fibre Lasers group, Distributed Optical Fibre Sensors group.
Please feel free to send us an email to discuss your research interests; they might overlap with what we currently are working on, or what we are interested to work on.
Optoelectronics Research Centre, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton
Applicants are invited to apply for this fully-funded iCase studentship to investigate the difficult and often complex problem of dynamic measurement of physical parameters in an explosively driven system. With explosive systems reaching temperatures of 1000’s of degrees, pressures measured in GPa and velocities of several km/s, it is an extreme environment in which to make high precision measurements.