Integrated Photonic Devices, University of Southampton


The Integrated Photonic Devices Group, led by Professor James Wilkinson, was established in early 1990 to meet the demand for optical device functions of increasing complexity and parallelism.

Planar photonic devices are exploited in applications as diverse as telecommunications, tuneable and short-pulse miniature laser light sources, diagnostics in medicine, the environment and food processing, and early-warning sensors for biological agents. We exploit surface science, waveguide engineering, laser physics and microstructure technology to realise robust mass-producible integrated optical circuits, to further the monolithic integration of diverse devices, and to develop novel materials processing for optoelectronic devices.

The group is currently active in the fields of microsphere resonator coupled planar lightwave circuits, optical sorting of micro- nano- and bio-particles, sapphire waveguide optics, optical biosensors, optofluidic integration for bioanalysis, waveguide lasers and amplifiers, nonlinear optics, and microstructured dielectric films and materials.

Integrated Photonic Devices, University of Southampton is part of Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton.


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