Led by Director Rosalind Wynne, PhD, associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Laboratory for Lightwave Devices is home to educational laboratory exercises for undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to research activity related to fiber optic sensor development. Students gain an intuitive understanding of the fundamental theories of optics, and experience hands-on training on industry-relevant equipment.
Our research interests are in developing fiber optic sensors based on microstructured optical fiber technology for chemical sensing and biomedical applications. Microstructured optical fibers are an alternative to the standard cylindrical-shaped optical fiber waveguide. These fibers can be used either as transmission fibers or as sensors.
Facilities in the Laboratory for Lightwave Devices include: