High Bandwidth Mid-Infrared Detectors

Lead Research Organisation: University of Southampton
Department Name: Optoelectronics Research Centre

Abstract

The aim of my project is to design and create a high speed, low cost, sensitive, mid-infrared detector. This is so it can be used as part of a high bandwidth wireless data transceiver, a possible resource for networks beyond 5G.

To achieve this I plan to create the detector from either silicon or germanium.

Publications

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Mashanovich G (2018) Group IV mid-infrared photonics [Invited] in Optical Materials Express

Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509747/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2021
1953501 Studentship EP/N509747/1 28/09/2017 31/03/2021 Lauren Reid
 
Description International Womens Day School Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact For international womens day. Tech companies and outreach groups from university STEM subjects had stalls demonstrating technology and experiments in a high school. Women demonstrators were working to challenge gender stereotypes in STEM. Feedback from workshops showed a greater interest in the science and increase interest in studying it further.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lightwave (various workshops) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I demonstrated/lead a number of workshops, outreach and public engagements in a team called Lightwave, a photonics orientated outreach group. We would use interactive demonstrations selected for the appropriate age range. We primarily talked to primary school ages but also high school students and the general public. We did a number of sessions throughout the year and across the south of England at school visits, science festivals (e.g Cheltenham Science Festival and Light up Poole) and inviting schools to our university. We had the aim of sparking interest in photonics, challenging stereotypes and communicating our own research. Feedback generally showed a greater interest in the science and increase interest in studying it further.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019,2020
 
Description Pint of Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Our pint of science event was run in local art gallery. It comprised of interactive workshops through the day for primary school visits and talks aimed to general public at night, with demonstrations ran throughout the evening. Feedback showed a greater interest in the science and increase interest in studying it further.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Thomas Hardye Roadshow Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A highschool hosted our student run photonics outreach group and asked us to demonstrate the impact of their work and engage with students from the high school.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Winchester Cathedral Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Part of a Winchester Cathedral Science Festival 2018-19, used interactive demonstrations to engage primary school children in photonics. Challenging stereotypes by asking them to consider what a scientist looks like. Feedback from workshops showed a greater interest in the science and increase interest in studying it further.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019