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    The Laboratory for Lightwave Devices is home to educational laboratory exercises for undergraduate and graduate courses in addition to research activity related to fiber optic sensor development. Students can gain an intuitive understanding for the fundamental theories of optics and experience hands-on training on industry relevant equipment.

    Vapor Filling of Microstructured Optical Fibers 

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    We aspire to provide an exciting research environment that promotes academic growth, the exchange of information and innovative ideas in the areas of photonics, fiber optic devices and sensors. Our research interests are in developing fiber optic sensors based on microstructured optical fiber technology for chemical sensing and biomedical applications. Microstructured optical fibers are an alternative to the standard cylindrical shaped optical fiber waveguide. These fibers can be used either as transmission fibers or as sensors.

    The group consists of Ph.D, M.S. and B.S. level researchers and research assistants performing basic and applied research, led by Dr. Rosalind Wynne, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering at Villanova University.


    The Laboratory for Lightwave Devices is located in CEER 007.