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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Photonics equipment within the Photon Science Institute


Photonic materials and systems have fundamentally changed the world in which we live.

From passive and active fibre optics for communications and medical applications, to light sources for displays, sensors and precision machining, through to energy harvesting technology such as photovoltaics and in chemical catalysis photonics provides the interface between electricity and light.

Our researchers work across all areas of photonics from the development of new advanced materials, their application in devices such as solar cells, sensors and light sources, and the development of future photonic technologies.

Research focus

We are experts in this field and cover all aspects related to photonics.

Some specific areas we focus on are:

  • Photonic Materials icon
  • Photonic Sensing and Detection icon
  • Photonic Light Sources icon

Research highlights

Electronic and photonic technologies have revolutionised our world and now underpin all areas of modern life. We are involved in fundamental and applied research spanning atoms to devices and leading to new technology development.

Much of our research also takes place within the Photon Science Institute. The Institute was established in 2005 to bring together experts from a range of fields to foster interdisciplinary collaborations and to maximise the potential applications of photon science.