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Examples of mini-project titles offered to MRes Students

  • Power efficient coding for communications systems
  • Designing optimal data-coding for wavelength-parallel systems
  • Automated operation of a fibre loop optical frequency comb generator
  • Wavelength stabilisation of a DFB laser for use as a master source
  • Proof of concept of data transmission at sub-THz frequency
  • Optical Multimode Waveguide High Bit Rate Interconnects
  • Digital Art Capture
  • Laser Colour 3D displays and backlights
  • Multiwavelength optical tomography of tissue using a supercontinuum laser
  • Aromatic nanowire lasers
  • Multiwavelength Photoacoustic Biomedical Imaging
  • Quantum optics of rare earth fluorides
  • Enhancing the capacity of multimode fibre links using modal diversity multiplexing and receiver based MIMO digital signal processing
  • Aberration correction for wide angle holographic projection
  • Holographic projection onto non flat surfaces
  • Pseudo - tuneable liquid crystal lasers
  • Liquid crystal devices in holographic projection and video
  • Optical Metamaterials: Design, Fabrication and Measurement
  • Simultaneous optical imaging and electromyography of activated muscle
  • Clinical monitoring with light and sound: development of a parallel detection scheme in acousto-optics
  • Impact of optical effects on Radio Standards
  • Reconfigurable LC photonic structures formed by controlling defects using microelectrode arrays
  • Control of the generation and evolution of defects in liquid crystal structures and its applications to bistable displays
  • Engineering optical absorption in plasmonic nanostructures: application to Si-based photo-voltaic devices
  • Optical properties of arrays of coupled silicon nanowire waveguides
  • In building radio-over-fibre distribution – coverage and energy performance
  • Femtosecond pulse generation from quantum dot lasers
  • Automation of dark fibre field trial facility test and measurement equipment
  • Polymer waveguide systems
  • Scanning capacitance microscopy as a tool for the analysis of semiconductor optical amplifiers
  • OFS: BOTDR sensing principle and identification of sources of optical loss
  • In building radio-over-fibre distribution – mixed signal distribution
  • Carrier recovery for digital coherent receivers
  • Smart Window and Solar Control Applications using integrated multistable liquid crystal devices
  • Fibre to the home – is it a reality?
  • Fast switching chiral liquid crystal phase device
  • Comparative study of fibre sensors efficiency
  • Automation of a cooler-less tuneable laser system
  • Low-Cost and Spectrally Versatile Ultrafast Fibre Laser Mode-Locked by Nanotubes

 

Examples of PhD projects offered by the Centre

  • Electro-optics and photonics of excited impurities in silicon
  • Development of THz device characterisation methods based on an ultrafast laser
  • Multiwavelength Photoacoustic Biomedical Imaging
  • Terabit/s optical OFDM systems
  • Network Protocols for Energy-Aware Photonic Networks
  • Investigation of laser matter interactions using high power tuneable ultrafast Yb fibre lasers
  • Liquid crystal devices in holographic projection and video
  • Next generation supercontinuum laser based time-resolved optical instrument for multi-wavelength, multi-channel and multi-modal brain tissue spectroscopy.
  • Next generation radio-over-fibre systems for in-building wireless distribution
  • Energy efficient high port count optical switches
  • Ultrashort, high intensity pulse generation from laser diodes
  • High performance polymer interconnects
  • Development of distributed fibre optic strain measurement system for civil engineering infrastructure monitoring
  • Photonic Sampling with Optical Comb Generator
  • High performance optical sampling for microwave signal analysis
  • Development of a Coherent THz Photonic Receiver
  • Liquid crystal based tuneable filters for THz photonic systems
  • Development of compact and efficient THz system for spectroscopy
  • Photon Scavenging in Flat Panel Electro-Luminescent Organic Displays
  • Sb-based III-V nanostructures and devices on Si substrate for photonic system
  • Optical Multimode Waveguide High Bit Rate Interconnects
  • Digital coherent access networks
  • Secure Communication System based on Quantum Key Distribution
  • Beam steering for liquid crystal laser based systems