The group has five UV laser inscription systems, each of which is optimised for the manufacture of different fibre Bragg grating types. Extensive laboratory and cleanroom facilities allow devices to be made in optical fibres and planar waveguides. Researchers use commercially available single mode silica fibres, multi-core and D-shaped fibres and also fabricate their own polymer fibre. In addition, the group has extensive test and measurement equipment for device characterisation and environmental test facilities for lifetime and performance studies.
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