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Research project

Hollow Core Fibre Photonics


Lead researcher

Professor David Richardson FREng, FRS

Professor of Optoelectronics

Research interests

  • Hollow Core Optical Fibres
  • Optical Communications

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Other researchers

Professor Sir David Payne KBE CBE FRS FREng

Head of School

Research interests

  • Many and varied across photonics, particularly in optical fibre design and fabrication, optical materials, optical sensing, and high-power fibre lasers.

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Professor Jayanta Sahu

Professorial Fellow-Research

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Professor Francesco Poletti

Professorial Fellow-Research

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Professor Periklis Petropoulos


Research interests

  • Professor Petropoulos is responsible for the Telecommunications Systems Laboratory of the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC).
  • He is member of the research groups Optical Fibre Communications and Advanced Fibre Technologies & Applications

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Professor Radan Slavik

Professorial Fellow-Research

Research interests

  • In recent years, there have been significant developments in lightwave technologies enabling wide exploitation of optical phase, as exemplified in particular by the dawn of Coherent Optical Communications - the key enabler for the growth in the capacity of the Internet. This is due to many key breakthroughs in laser technology (low-noise low-cost and compact lasers), new revolutionary concepts that have recently  been introduced (e.g., the Optical Frequency Comb, the significance of which was demonstrated by the award of a Nobel Prize in 2005), and significant advances in electronics that, thanks to the increased speeds now possible, can accommodate the processing of very complicated coherent (amplitude + phase) signals.
  • Another exciting field is Hollow Core Optical fibres, which guides ligth in a central hole surrounded by a microstructure that prevents light escaping from the core. Although known for over 20 years, only very recently their fabrication enabled them to use their full potential. 

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Research outputs

Dmytro Suslov,
Daniel Dousek,
Ailing Zhong,
Stanislav Zvanovec,
Thomas Bradley,
Matěj Komanec,
& Radan Slavík
, 2022 , Optics Express
Type: article
Ilaria Cristiani,
Cosimo Lacava,
Georg Rademacher,
Benjamin Puttnam,
Ruben Luis,
Cristian Antonelli,
Antonio Mecozzi,
Mark Shtaif,
Daniele Cozzolino,
Davide Bacco,
Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe,
Jian Wang,
Siddharth Rmachandran,
Massimiliano Guasoni,
Katarzyna Krupa,
Denis Kharenko,
Alessandro Tonello,
Stefan Wabnitz,
David Phillips,
Daniele Faccio,
Tijmen Euser,
Shangran Xie,
Philip Russell,
Daoxin Dai,
Yu Yu,
& Francesca Parmigiani
, 2022 , Journal of Optics , 24 (8)
Type: article
Deming Kong,
Yong Liu,
Zhengqi Ren,
Chanju Kim,
Marco Petrovich,
Minhao Pu,
Kresten Yvind,
Michael Galili,
Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe,
& Hao Hu
, 2022 , Nature Communications , 13 (1)
Type: article
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