Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies

AiPT is one of the world’s leading photonics research centres. Our successful track record of scientific achievements ranges from medical lasers 而且 bio-sensing for healthcare, to the high-speed optical communications technology that underpins the internet 而且 the digital economy. 

AIPT coordinates more than 60 national 而且 international, research 而且 industrial projects across the following areas of science 而且 engineering: 

  • High-speed optical fibre system data transmission systems, 5 g / 6 g无线链接, 而且 optical signal processing
  • Bio- 而且 medical photonics, as well as sensing applications, that improve diagnostic- 而且 sensing technologies in healthcare   
  • Device technologies such as fibre gratings, optoelectronics, nonlinear photonics, 而且 fibre lasers
  • Material processing, including UV 而且 femtosecond lasers, THz technology 而且 nano-photonics. 

AIPT integrates world-class research with cohort-based post-graduate education to generate new knowledge 而且 innovation, helping to translate scientific breakthroughs from the laboratory into real-world impacts. 

Our network of industrial collaborators includes over 100 companies ranging from SMEs through to major corporations such as Airbus, IBM, Infinera, Thales, BAE Systems, Nokia Bell Labs, 而且 华为. 

We have a vibrant team of researchers guided by world-leading academics with strong industry expertise 而且 experience. AIPT cultivates an environment where academics, post-doctoral researchers 而且 students cooperate to overcome major scientific challenges in a welcoming 而且 collegial atmosphere. 

Our activities in AiPT extend beyond the laboratory through a variety of outreach activities, ensuring our impact in research is reflected in public awareness 而且 policymaking. 

We have fostered extensive collaborations 而且 partnerships with more than 80 major photonic centres worldwide, receiving international acclaim 而且 visibility for research that has demonstrated tangible benefits to science, the economy 而且 society.