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Advanced Optics and Photonics Group

Unit(s) of assessment: General Engineering

School: School of Science and Technology


Advanced Optics and Photonics (AOP) Group focuses on the of light-matter interaction with various engineered nanoparticles. The group’s expertise lies in high-precision nano-fabrication, cutting-edge optical characterisations and advanced modelling techniques via Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The key research areas are:

  • Functional nanomaterials: engineering arrays of resonant nanoparticles to realise miniaturised optical elements
  • Nonlinear nanophotonics: all-optical conversion of light frequencies
  • Bio-photonics: meta-optics for optical sensing and tissue engineering
  • Low-carbon technologies: nanomaterials for energy harvesting and energy conversion.



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News and views

  • AOP Lab. is awarded an NTU-PU partnership grant to initiate the formal collaboration with Panjab Uni., on "Self-powered Wearable Bio-Chemical Sensors" is funded and launched! Congratulations to the team: Mohsen Rahmani and Cuifeng Ying (from NTU/AOP) and Gaurav Sapra, Ankur Gupta and Akshpreet (from PU).
  • An AOP recent paper (Advanced Photonics 2, 26003, 2020) is among the Advanced Photonics 2020 Top three Downloads. Congratulations to Lei Xu.
  • Mohsen Rahmani received the Outstanding Editor Award, from Opto-Electronic Advances (¥3,000 RMB)
  • Mohsen Rahmani was invited to deliver a keynote presentation at 5th International Conference of Theoretical and Applied Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Niagara Falls, Canada, May 2021.


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