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Research project: EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Photonics

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Research into advanced manufacturing of new photonic materials, fibres and components.

Key Industrial Partners

  • AWE Plc
  • BAE Systems
  • Fianium Ltd
  • Fibercore Ltd
  • FiberLogix Limited
  • Gooch & Housego Plc
  • M Squared Lasers Ltd
  • OpTek Systems
  • Selex Galileo
  • Sensoptics Ltd
  • SG Controls Ltd
  • SPI Lasers UK Ltd
  • Stratophase Ltd

 

Further details

  • Develop new generation fibres and materials that can meet market needs and identify commercially viable ways of manufacturing them.
  • Ensuring the UK exploits the untapped potential of photonic technical capabilities and wealth creation.
  • Support the growth of UK companies, enabling them to expand their product portfolio, enhance competitiveness, and increase their Silica and non-silica optical fibre materials and structures - communications, laser manufacturing, sensing, infrared fibres, defence countermeasures.
  • Special fibres and components for ultrafast fibre lasers and their applications - supercontinuum sources, microscopy, materials processing.
  • Special fibres for emerging markets.

 

Key Research Challenges

  • Silica and non-silica optical fibre materials and structures - communications, laser manufacturing, sensing, infrared fibres, defence countermeasures.
  • Special fibres and components for ultrafast fibre lasers and their applications - supercontinuum sources, microscopy, materials processing.
  • Special fibres for emerging markets.

 

Contacts

Professor David Payne, EPSRC Centre Director
Tel: +44 (0) 23 8059 3583
Email: dnp@orc.soton.ac.uk

Dr Wei H Loh
Tel : +44 (0) 23 8059 2696
Email: whl@orc.soton.ac.uk

www.cimp.soton.ac.uk

 

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