Continuously Tunable Optical Buffer
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.
Simulation software: COMSOL
Programming languages and libraries: Matlab
Transdisciplinary tags: Digital Economy