Facilities

Within the group we have a number of unique fabrication facilities. The Flame hydrolysis deposition (FHD) system is the only such system in a university in the world and it allows us to deposit low loss glass layers on a wafer scale.

We have two direct UV writing systems that allow us to write integrated planar waveguides and Bragg gratings in planar chips and optical fibres.

Recently we have also built a suite of ultra-precision machining systems designed for processing planar optical materials.