Technology

Dr. Antonio Castelo
Dr. Antonio Castelo
Dr. Ivan Nikitski
Dr. Ivan Nikitski
Dr. Jeremy Picot-Clemente
Dr. Jeremy Picot-Clemente

Designing and optimizing Application Specific Photonic Integrated Circuit (ASPICs) requires knowledge of how to integrate specific active optical devices.

A photon detector has a surface that absorbs photons and produces an effect (current, voltage) proportional to the number of photons absorbed or counted.

Optoelectronic devices are used in a wide variety of application areas such as optical fiber communications, laser technology, and all kinds of optical metrology.

Compared with metallic conductors, optical fibres allow greater bandwidth, are immune to electromagnetic interference, lighter and smaller and have a lower power loss.

Photonics-based imaging devices are playing a key role in security, medicine, biotech, manufacturing and industry.

Lasers (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) are the work horses of many photonics devises and can be categorised according to the lasing medium.

LEDs and OLEDs are the two key technologies for advanced lighting and display solutions.

Micro-optics are tiny (less than 2 mm in diameter) lenses fabricated using standard technologies from the semiconductor industry, like resist coating, lithography, reactive ion etching and deposition.

Photonic integrated circuits (PICs) are the driving technology behind next-generation, miniaturised and high performance devices.

Photonic devices and systems based on miniaturised photonic integrated circuits (PICs), are compact, light, reliable, cheap and provide great performance.

A scanner controls the direction of an outgoing laser beam to acquire 2D or 3D images for a variety of applications.

A semiconductor material has an electrical conductivity value between that of a conductor, such as copper, and an insulator, such as glass.

Photonics sensors are spurring the development of new, powerful sensing instruments for a wide range of applications.

Photonics sensors are spurring the development of new, powerful sensing instruments for a wide range of applications.

Software is indispensable for the design and optimization of photonics components and systems.

Laser spectroscopy is used to detect the composition and concentration of a material by analysing the spectrum produced when it interacts with light.