The Optical Sciences Centre’s research encompasses both optical and quantum sciences as well as related areas in bio-medical science and technology, nanotechnology, integrated nanophotonics, microwave photonics, optical telecommunications, neural networks, nonlinear optics, renewable energy, materials science, ultrafast laser micro-machining, plasmonics, 2D materials, astro-photonics and instrumentation, and many other areas. 

Our researchers are also currently:  

  • investigating novel forms of superfluidity created in ultracold atomic gases and how these may be exploited in next generation electronic materials and sensors  
  • investigating dynamics in materials at the femtosecond timescale using ultrafast laser pulses 
  • analysing the capabilities of topological quantum information processing 
  • exploring new avenues for producing time-crystals — exotic driven systems that spontaneously display time periodic behaviour.

In addition to the individual research programs of our academic staff, several larger strategic programs form a core part of our centre: 

Our research programs

Our publications

The Optical Sciences Centre is a new state-of-the-art research facility whose staff have come together from the former Centre for Microphotonics and the Centre for Quantum and Optical Science. 

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Read publications from the former Centre for Quantum and Optical Science researchers

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