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Research project

Hollow Core Fibre Photonics

Staff

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

Professor

Research interests

  • Professor Petropoulos is responsible for the Telecommunications Systems Laboratory of the ORC. He is member of the following groups:
  • - Optical Fibre Communications

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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

Cong Zhang,
Songnian Fu,
David J. Richardson,
, 2022 , IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology
Type: article
John Hayes,
Hesham Sakr,
David J. Richardson,
, 2022 , Optics Letters , 47 (10) , 2510--2513
Type: article
Yang Hong,
Natsupa Taengnoi,
Kyle Bottrill,
Naresh Kumar Thipparapu,
Yu Wang,
, 2021
Type: conference
Deming Kong,
Yong Liu,
Zhengqi Ren,
Chanju Kim,
Minhao Pu,
Kresten Yvind,
Michael Galili,
Leif Oxenløwe,
& Hao Hu
, 2021
Type: conference
Daniel Dousek,
Dmytro Suslov,
Matej Komanec,
Stanislav Zvanovec,
, 2021 , IEEE Photonics Technology Letters , 33 (24) , 1503--1506
Type: article
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