Imaging Microstructured Optical Fibres
The Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) has a significant program of research in fabricating novel optical fibres for sensing and imaging applications.
This includes fabrication equipment such as metal 3D printing, glass extruders, and fibre draw towers. IPAS has made recent progress is fabricating complex optical fibre structures by extruding glass through 3D printed dies.
In this project, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience fabricating imaging fibres using our 3D printed dies. The aim is to fabricate imaging fibres that have unprecedented resolution for in vivo imaging deep inside the body.
You will also learn valuable knowledge and skills in optical fibre theory, fibre handling, and optical fibre characterisation.