Computational Modelling Group

Continuously Tunable Optical Buffer

1st July 2012
30th June 2015
Peter Horak

Light field in a coupled dual waveguide geometry.

The project aims to design, fabricate and test a novel integrated all-optical buffer device that is based on MEMS technology and provides a continuously tunable delay for optical pulses over a broad wavelength region. Such a device could play a crucial role in future packet-switched optical networks, photonic integrated circuits and coherent light based applications such as optically steered phase array antennas, LIDAR and optical coherence tomography.

This EPSRC funded project is a collaboration between the Optoelectronics Research Centre, Southampton, and University College London.


Physical Systems and Engineering simulation: MEMS, Photonics, Semiconductors, Wave propagation

Algorithms and computational methods: Finite elements, Multi-physics, Optimisation

Simulation software: COMSOL

Programming languages and libraries: Matlab

Computational platforms: Iridis, Linux, Windows

Transdisciplinary tags: Digital Economy