Institute of Photonics Our research
The Institute of Photonics is a commercially oriented research unit, formed as a partnership between the University of Strathclyde, industry and government.
Our research specialises in:
- laser and LED sources
- solid-state lasers
- diamond Raman lasers
- microLED and nanoLED arrays
- hybrid organic-inorganic photonics
- optogenetics and biophotonics
Areas of research
We specialise in the physics and engineering of diode-pumped solid-state and semiconductor lasers. We put a particular emphasis on taking our novel laser concepts to a systems-ready level and working with industrial and academic partners on their practical implementation.
We develop devices to interface with neural systems in an effort to understand aspects of neural processing. We work closely with leading neuroscientists and develop high-end technology using advanced semiconductor processing techniques.
Photonic Materials & Devices
Since 2002 the group has been fabricating gallium-nitride (GaN) micro-LEDs. Our research is motivated by the potential use of these high-density arrays of micro-structured light-emitters in instrumentation and scientific applications.