The Optoelectronics Research Group in the School of Engineering at University of Glasgow (UoG) has been undertaking theoretical and experimental research on photonic integrated circuits for more than 30 years.
With the opening of the James-Watt Nanofabrication Centre (JWNC) in 2006, Glasgow has one of the finest nanofabrication facilities in Europe, featuring a Leica series 6 Vector EBL that offers world-leading pattern writing speed and precision.
This is complemented with a variety of dry etch reactors, comprehensive optical photolithography facilities, metal and plasma depositions, and a full range of support facilities for the design and fabrication of optoelectronic devices, including computational modelling and characterization tools.
The group has established a world-renown expertise in the area of semiconductor device integration and silicon photonics, and has pioneered a number of technological breakthrough on which the project will build on.
Notable highlights include integrated silicon photonic circuits with very low loss and high uniformity, complex integrated Bragg gratings and compact devices and arrays for the emission of OAM beams.