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We operate three separate laboratory spaces at USW with dedicated setup for imaging spectroscopy, optical coating, interferometry and high power lasers.

The optoelectronics and RF facilities are composed of two optoelectronics laboratories and two RF equipped with £1million worth of experimental equipments and modelling facilities. 

Our equipment includes

  • The Innova® Sabre® MotoFreD™ ion laser
  • Newfocus TLM-8700 fast sweep tunable laser source
  • Agilent 8164B Lightwave Measurement System
  • RENISHAW ML-10 Measurement Systems
  • Beam profilers: Thorlabs BC106-VIS – CCD Camera Beam Profiler, Thorlabs BP109-IR – Beam Profiler
  • Scanning Fabry-Perot Spectrum Analyzer. e.g. Thorlabs SA200-5B, Coherence 0464H08
  • Anritsu MS9710B Optical Spectrum Analyzer
  • Ocean Optics spectrometers. e.g. HR4000 and USB4000
  • Edwards E306A Coating System Thermal Vacuum Evaporator
  • SCS G3-8 Spin Coater
  • ZEPTO laboratory plasma cleaner ZEPTO
  • National Instruments FPGA and Digitizer
  • Signal generator: TG210 2MhZ function Generator
  • Oscilloscopes: HP infinium Oscilloscope, HM507 Combiscope
  • Anechoic Chamber suitable for frequencies above 1 GHz.
  • Various measurement systems for 2, 10, 20, 40, & 60 GHz links
  • VubiQ 60 GHz development kits
  • Three 60 GHz Backhaul links (Sub10 Systems)
  • Antenna radiation patterns measurement system
  • Two equipped vans for outdoor measurements
  • Programmable or Reconfigurable Platform (DSPs, FPGAs, GPPs)

The modelling facilities include high performance computing facilities (e.g. a 24-core cluster) equipped with various optoelectronic and EM modelling packages such as FDTD solutions, Zemax, FEKO, VPI Photonics suites. We also in-house novel RF Ray-tracing and Physical Optics EM planning tools developed by members of WORIC.

If you would like to hire any of our facilities, please contact Professor Duncan Pirrie.