Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies

Photonics in sensing technologies

The Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, with more than 70 active researchers, is the largest research group in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, and one of the largest in photonics research in the UK. 

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The group pursues a diverse range of device-and-system-level topics at the leading edge of technology. It has recently successfully expanded its activities in a number of key areas including femtosecond pulsed laser techniques, medical sensing devices, and planar integrated optical circuits. 

A distinguishing feature of the Institute's research profile is the way in which significant industrial and collaborative projects provide the context for fundamental research, usually of an interdisciplinary nature. It maintains active and fertile collaborations with industrial companies and academic institutions throughout the world.

It has a world-recognised record of achievement in nonlinear photonics, high-speed optical transmission and processing, in fibre optic components and in fibre optic sensors. 

It is an acknowledged centre of excellence for experimental and theoretical research in optical soliton, high speed optical systems, fibre grating technology, fibre sensors, microwave photonics, bio-photonics, and all-optical networks.

Research Degrees at Aston

Research Degrees at Aston

Find out more about the different Research degrees available at Aston.

Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies has partnered with UCL on research project UNLOC. Click for more info.

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