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Photonics Systems, Circuits and Sensors

Photonics Systems, Circuits and Sensors is a multidisciplinary group with over £17M in current grants.

It is comprised of the following groups:

  • Silicon Photonics – Professor Graham Reed
  • Integrated Photonic Devices – Professor James Wilkinson
  • Planar Optical Materials – Professor Peter GR Smith
  • Optical Bisosensors and Biophotonics – Dr Tracy Melvin
  • Distributed Optical Fibre Sensors 

Targeted applications:

  • optical interconnects
  • Fibre To The Home (FTTH)
  • Sensing
  • Point of care diagnostics


  • Nanoelectronics (fabrication)
  • EEE (photonic/electronic integration)
  • Fibres and Lasers (coding, nonlinear effects)
  • QLM (plasmonics)
  • Chemistry (sensing)

Find out about our PhD Projects.

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