Imaging, Sensors & Instrumentation
An example of a deep etched emitter and multiple detectors.
The work of the instrumentation groups comprises world-leading expertise in cryogenic design, superconducting detector technology, terahertz metamaterial and quasi optics, translated into end user instrument design and fabrication. This work is driven by complex astronomical instruments, biophysics and medical applications.
Much of our technology is finding application across many scientific disciplines and we facilitate this through knowledge exchange and a close working relationship with QMC Instruments Ltd.
Active research projects:
- Quasi-optical components and metamaterials for THz applications.
- Magnetic Imaging
- Spectroscopic techniques (Fourier transform spectroscopy spanning submillimetre to near infrared, Raman spectroscopy, imaging-FTS)
- CARS microscopy
- Superconducting detector technology for submillimetre to FIR applications.
- Application of novel techniques to biophysics (CARS microscopy, label-free biosensing, THz spectroscopy of protein, i-FTS imaging)
- Submillimetre hyper-spectral sensing of the Earth’s atmosphere.
- Living laser and Optical Biochip
- Numerical modelling of optical biosensors
- Resonant Acousto-optics and Acousto-plasmonics