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Multi-core fibre passive and active devices: 3D shape sensors and laser sources

Multi-core fibre passive and active devices: 3D shape sensors and laser sources


"The key research goal of this project on ""Multi-core fibre passive and active devices: 3D shape sensors and laser sources"" (MCF3DSLs) is to train a talented researcher on the development of passive and active devices and systems in high capacity multi-core fibres (MCFs) for application in 3D shape sensing and laser source emission. In the aspect of passive MCF devices, the proposed project will use spun MCFs to develop a new 3D shape sensor with a high reconstruction accuracy of millimetre even sub-millimetre. In the aspect of active deceives, this project will implant the well designed fibre MCF gratings in the active MCFs to develop a promising MCF lasers sources for the spatial division multiplexing communication systems.
The success of this interdisciplinary project will provide a platform to extend photonics technology from present single-core to new emerging high capacity multi-core, a big step forward to increase the critical bandwidth and functionality for potential applications in optical-fibre communications, medical diagnosis and treatment systems, civil engineering structure monitoring, and security and defense systems.
The Fellow - Dr Guolu Yin will be trained at the host, Aston University, UK, and other four academic/industry partners at EU. The hosts will provide scientific training in fibre optic devices, optical sensors, fibre lasers, and advanced grating modelling to enable the fellow to become a leader in an area of high practical relevance. Additionally, the fellow will be trained to improve his complementary-skills, ensuring that he is equipped to be a future leader in academia.
The project outputs will contribute to European leadership in photonics and will produce a new generation of photonic systems and devices in the challenging multi-core fibre instead of the conventional single mode fibre, which support the European Union's vision for a high-technology economy to promote European social and economic cohesion and prosperity."
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Aston Triangle
B4 7et Birmingham

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 224 933,76

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 836958


Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 March 2020

  • End date

    28 February 2022

Funded under:


  • Overall budget:

    € 224 933,76

  • EU contribution

    € 224 933,76

Coordinated by:


United Kingdom