The UBAPHODESA (Ultrawide Bandwith Photonics Devices, Sources and Applications) project is a collaboration between the Applied Optics Group headed by Prof Adrian Podoleanu from IGT Network+ partner institution University of Kent and their Denmark-based industrial partner NKT Photonics A/S. The project is funded by and EU ITN Marie Curie grant.

The project team includes five early stage researchers, spending time in the UK and Denmark, working on the project’s two research strands:

  • novel broadband manipulation of light for innovative sources from UV to infrared
  • development of innovative devices capable of operating within such large optical bandwidth and their applications

The second of the project’s workshops on supercontinuum sources and bioimaging applications, such as OCT, takes place on 29 and 30 September and is hosted by the University of Kent. The workshop is an opportunity for the UBPHODESA researchers to present their work, in addition to presentations from expert researchers on a range of topics, including patenting. Workshop participants come from research institutions from the UK and Denmark, with representation from the project’s industrial partner.

Find out more about the UBPHODESA project and the workshop: