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Postgraduate research project

Physics and applications of optical combs and pulsed lasers

Type of degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Entry requirements
2:1 honours degree
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Faculty graduate school
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Closing date

About the project

If you’re interested in ultrafast lasers/nonlinear optics or ultrahigh precision measurements, consider a PhD in the area of comb technology using a state-of-the-art comb laser system.

Using recent developments in laser and frequency conversion it has become possible to produce laser sources providing a comb of spectral lines with spectral frequencies accurate to parts in a thousand, million, million. Such combs have revolutionised the accuracy with which time, frequency and distance can be measured and are opening a host of new device and application opportunities.

The Optoelectronics Research Centre is investigating uses of its comb laser system across a range of possible applications including high-frequency waveform synthesis, optical sensing, and metrology. The PhD position will involve working on various ongoing projects that we are running.

Find out more about the ORC, based at the Zepler Institute.

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