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  PhD - Laser sources and semiconductor optical amplifiers for free-space orbital angular momentum communication systems (Huawei Technologies Sweden AB)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Dr L Hou, Prof J Marsh
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Wavelength division multiplexed(WDM)optical transceivers and semiconductor optical amplifiers have been highly engineered for use within optical fibre networking and are a key enabling technologies that are at the heart of our optical communications systems.
  PhD - Advanced optical systems for terabit free-space communications (Huawei Technologies Sweden AB)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Dr M P J Lavery
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Next generation mobile communications networks, such as 6G will revolutionise the way we interact with technology, enabling super high-speed connections to our mobile devices.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Hybrid Optical-Digital Coherence Tomography
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Dr T Vettenburg
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Optos Plc is a leading provider of diagnostic devices for the eyecare professional. Since 2015, Optos became a part of Nikon, and today the company has offices worldwide in 4 continents.
  PhD: Atmospheric monitoring for next generation cable free optical communication technologies (British Telecom)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Dr M P J Lavery
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Cable-free optical communication systems are vital for building the communication networks of the future. Traditionally wireless connections have been based on radio or microwave systems.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Active 2-dimensional optical meta-surfaces (STMicroelectronics (R&D) Ltd)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Dr X Chen
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Project Description. The market for high contrast diffractive gratings is growing rapidly as active sensing of 3D scenes becomes a dominant feature in modern consumer electronics.
  Doctoral Training in Optical Neurophysiology
  Dr A Foust
Application Deadline: 1 October 2020

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  New Optical Components and Optical Amplifiers Development for Future High Speed Internet
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof D Richardson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson. Co-supervisor Dr Yongmin Jung. Project description.
  Optical frequency combs and hollow core fibres for photonics-based generation and manipulation of ultra-wide bandwidth signals
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Dr R Slavik
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Radan Slavik. Co-supervisor Professor David J. Richardson. Project description.
  PhD on solitons in microresonator based optical frequency combs
  Dr A Pasquazi
Application Deadline: 1 August 2020

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Miniaturised atomic clocks in a portable format are expected to change the way we access to timing, positioning and navigation. They are a fundamental building block for the new generation of quantum sensors and could play a key role in making our society resilient to GPS spoofing and jamming.
  Aerospace optical sensors (GE Aviation)
  Research Group: Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors
  Dr C Holmes
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Christopher Holmes, Prof Ling Wang. Project description. Sensors are crucial components for flight. In addition to providing information to the flight crew, they are increasingly providing information for Artificial Intelligence systems, in order to predict and thus avoid faults.
  Beaming light in new directions - metasurfaces for tuneable control of optics: All-dielectric beam control using dynamically-tuneable metasurfaces
  Prof C D Wright, Dr I.J. Luxmore
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Joint supervisors. Prof C David Wright and Dr Isaac Luxmoore. ***. In recent years, electromagnetic metasurfaces have generated huge interest due to their ability for precise control of the amplitude, phase and polarisation of waves, from the microwave region right through to the optical part of the spectrum.
  Optical decoherence and coherent coupling of excitons in quantum dots embedded in photonic cavities
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Dr E Muljarov, Prof W W Langbein
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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This project in theoretical physics aims to study the coherent dynamics of optical excitations (excitons) in single and multiple semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) strongly coupled to photonic cavities.
  Optical Communications for Small Satellites
  Dr N Rattenbury, Dr J Cater
Applications accepted all year round

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The Faculties of Science and Engineering are jointly developing a space systems programme at The University of Auckland.
  Ultra-stable fibre optics using new-generation optical fibres
  Dr R Slavik
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Radan Slavik. Co-supervisor Professor Francesco Poletti, Dr. Eric R. Numkam Fokoua. Project description.
  Doctor of Engineering (Eng D): Ultra-High-Q Integrated Optical Microresonators for Frequency Comb Generation (NPL)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Prof M Sorel
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Integrated photonics is a major emerging technological field with the potential for massive impact on the biomedical, security, defence, transportation, telecoms and other sectors.
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