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Fiber-based mesocopic optical tweezers and actuators for biophotonic applications

This project will explore optomecahnical effects in systems of coupled tapered fibres (fibre-based mesoscopic optical tweezers) of various profiles for novel applications in cellula more...

Supervisor(s): Rukhlenko, Ivan (Dr), Fleming, Simon (Professor)

Poling multilayer dielectric structures for compact active optical devices

Optical communications technology has transformed the world. There is a need to get more optical processing functionality into smaller devices, for applications ranging from inexpen more...

Supervisor(s): Fleming, Simon (Professor)

Nanosensors and separators of enantimeric drug molecules

Bulk production and purity control of chiral drugs are severley limited by the complexity and laboriousness of current sensing and resolution techniques.  It is possible to ove more...

Supervisor(s): Rukhlenko, Ivan (Dr)

Nonlinear integrated photonics

Professor Benjamin Eggleton's breakthroughs in nonlinear optics of chalcogenide glasses have let to his deomonstations of new ultrafast optical devices for telecommunications applic more...

Supervisor(s): Eggleton, Benjamin (Professor)

Faraday Rotation in Organic Semiconductors

Society's over-reliance on information exchange around the world hinges critically on ultrafast data communication using light signals.  Modern optical data communication works more...

Supervisor(s): Lakhwani, Girish (Dr)

Novel biophotonic devices

The project will explore novel biomedical applications of a new type of fibre, taking advantage of our recent breakthrough in fabrication of fibres in low Young's modulus materials more...

Supervisor(s): Fleming, Simon (Professor)

Watching One Molecule At A Time

Our group is heavily invested in understanding molecular parameters that underpin the excitonic behaviour at a nanoscale.  An exciton is a Coulombically bound electron-hole pai more...

Supervisor(s): Lakhwani, Girish (Dr)

Fibre-based Scaffolds for Neural Implants

The project will focus on design and fabrication of biodegradable and biocompatible micro-structured fibres based on our current breakthrough in fabrication of fibres in low Young&r more...

Supervisor(s): Rukhlenko, Ivan (Dr), Fleming, Simon (Professor), Farajikhah, Syamak (Dr)

Metamaterial Hyperlenses for THz Sub-diffraction Imaging

Metamaterials are an exciting new class of artificial materials that can have extraordinary properties functionality. We have demonstrated a novel technique to make them and hav more...

Supervisor(s): Fleming, Simon (Professor)

Novel THz waveguides

The THz spectrum is of great technological and scientific interest. However it is challenging because of the extremely limited range of components. This project will develop compone more...

Supervisor(s): Fleming, Simon (Professor)