Optical Systems and Materials

Photonic materials, displays, light sources, and other systems and devices, engineered to provide the manipulation of light from micro- and nano-structured materials.

In this research theme light-emitting and light-modulating materials are developed and integrated with silicon microelectronics to form new high-performance optical systems.  Examples include:

  • High-resolution microdisplays from polymer organic light-emitting diodes (P-OLEDs)
  • The development of ferroelectric liquid crystal over silicon (LCOS) spatial light modulators (SLMs) for holography and structured light applications
  • Low-cost organic tuneable lasers from self-organising chiral liquid crystal microcavities, for displays and biomedical applications
  • Liquid crystal adaptive focus lenses for optical imaging
  • Digital 3D holographic display systems
  • Visible light communications

Research Projects

  • Microdisplays
  • Liquid Crystal Lasers
  • Digital 3D holographic projection
  • Visible light data communications

Research Facilities


Liquid Crystal Laser
Liquid Crystal Laser