Research in Optics and Photonics
Student Projects Available
|High power lasers for gravitational wave interferometry
Developing ultra-stable, efficient, high power lasers for extreme remote sensing. Find out about our novel composite slab lasers.
|Adaptive optics for gravitational wave interferometry
Our ultra-sensitive Hartmann wavefront sensor has been selected for use in Advanced LIGO.
|ACIGA/LIGO High Optical Power Test Facility - See the video on LIGO!
Measuring the effect of absorption-induced wavefront distortion in interferometers.
|Coherent laser radar for remote sensing of atmospheric wind fields
Monitoring pollution dispersion, and measuring clear-air turbulence and wind-shear in front of aircraft.
|Sodium guide-star lasers for adaptive optics in extremely large optical telescopes
Removing the twinkle from the stars!
Lasers in space!
|Large aperture lidar for investigating the middle atmosphere
Understanding the atmosphere.
|Holographic correction of lidar receivers
Cheap, high quality mirrors for remote sensing of the atmosphere.
|Polarimetric lidar for cirrus
Looking for aligned ice crystals in clouds.
|Water vapour lidar system
Water is the most important greenhouse gas!
|Ice and liquid water in clouds
Looking for what makes planes fall out of the sky.
|Wavefront sensing in optometry and ophthalmology
High precision measurements that are accurate!
|High Order Coherence and Interference
A little incoherence to improve the clarity!