Optical Fibre Temperature Sensors for Heavy Industry Applications

The Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) has been working with international partners to develop high temperature sensors using microstructured optical fibres.

These are fabricated using a femto-second laser ablation fibre Bragg grating, allowing them to survive to high temperatures up to 1300°C.

We are seeking a motivated and practical-orientated student to help us overcome challenges for applying our sensors in new and expanding applications. This includes implementing optical switching for parallel sensing and optical commutators for sensing rotating equipment.

You will learn valuable knowledge and skills in optical fibre theory, sensor fabrication, LabVIEW, and sensor testing,while engaging in an active industry-based project involving real-world installations in challenging environments.

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