Optical Engineering and Quantum Photonics Group based at the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton

General description

Optical Engineering and Quantum Photonics Group is led by Prof Peter Smith. The research team specialises in the design, development and manufacture of novel optoelectronic devices for applications in quantum technology, integrated optical sensors and non-linear laser components.

The group has a number of unique fabrication facilities. The Flame hydrolysis deposition (FHD) system is the only such system in a university in the world and it allows us to deposit low-loss glass layers on a wafer scale. We have two direct UV writing systems that allow us to write integrated planar waveguides and Bragg gratings in photosensitive glass planar chips and optical fibres. In addition we have an extensive suite of tools for optical characterisation of optical waveguides and Bragg gratings.

Website: www.planarphotonics.co.uk

Contact person – Prof. Peter Smith.

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