Soft Photonic Systems

Soft Photonic Systems is an interdisciplinary research group, spanning two departments, physics and mathematics. We explore soft matter, photosensitive materials, liquid crystals and polymers, and their functionalisation using inorganic nanoparticles and structured  substrates for enhanced nonlinear, electro and magneto-optic response. Our research involves both experimental and theoretical investigations of adaptive, hybrid materials, for light controlled and addressed waveguide devices, modulators, optical limiting, steering and filtering.