Our research encompasses both fundamental optical physics as well as the design, fabrication and testing of fibre-based and on-chip devices for a broad range of applications.
The Multimode Photonics group is led by Dr Massimiliano Guasoni.
Our research focuses on multi-mode optical systems. At variance with standard single-mode systems, like the optical fibres deployed worldwide for the Internet, multi-mode systems allow the simultaneous propagation of several light beams of different spatial shape. The interaction between these beams gives rise to novel and complex dynamics.
In the Multimode Photonics group we explore these dynamics and exploit them for new applications. We cover the whole range of activities from the investigation of the underlying fundamental physics up to the design, fabrication and testing of the optical devices of interest. These include:
Our research is funded by major national and international funding agencies, including the European Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the UK. In addition, we enjoy the collaboration with several local and international research groups, as well as the access to the world-class fabrication cleanrooms, laboratories and computer cluster facilities of the University of Southampton.
The following postgraduate research projects are open for applications: