Welcome to the Centre for Photonic Systems (CPS).
CPS was established in 2001 when Ian White left the University of Bristol where he was Head of Electrical Engineering to take the van Eck Professor of Engineering chair at the University of Cambridge.
Ian was accompanied by core members of his group including Richard Penty, Adrian Wonfor, Kevin Williams and a number of PhD students. Initially the Group was based in temporary accommodation in Downing Street, Cambridge (No 10!) using laboratory space at the William Gates Building and, in 2002, it moved to the main Engineering Department, Trumpington Street.
Since 2006, CPS has been based at the Electrical Engineering Division, CAPE Building, on the west-Cambridge site.
The aim of CPS is to study components and sub-systems for a range of applications, primarily in communications and sensing. The work of the group is in the three main areas of: data-communications and RF systems, optical networks and ultrafast photonics.
The group currently comprises a number of academic staff, research staff and students totalling in the region of 60 members.
For information contact: the CPS secretary on 01223 748341.
- Christopher Rider
- Sithamparanathan Sabesan
- George Gordon
- Vojtech Olle
- Richard Penty
- Adrian Quarterman
- Ian White
- Jonathan Ingham
- Adrian Wonfor
- Tongyun Li
- Michael Crisp
- Mark Leadbeater
- John Carroll
- Jinlong Wei
- Kevin Williams
- Peter Vasilyev
- Nikos Bamiedakis
Areas of Expertise
- Bioelectronic Devices
- Digital Signal Processing
- Electronic Devices and Subsystems
- Engineering Dynamics and Tribology
- Engineering of Matrs/Props/Test
- Functional Ceramics and Inorganics
- Functional Organics and Polymers
- ICT Networks and Distributed Systems
- Inorganic Semiconductors
- Medical Instrumentation, Devices and Equipment
- Metals and Alloys
- Mobile Computing
- Optical communications and networks
- Optical Devices and Subsystems
- Optical Phenomena
- Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave Technology
- Solar Technology
- Structural Polymers: Characterisation, Synthesis and Growth