The emphasis in this strand will be to concentrate on developing applications in areas such as nano-structuring for biomedical applications, nano-particulate generation, and optical control/delivery techniques for ultra high resolution processing for the benefit of other partners.
Science of Laser-Material Interaction
A core aim will be to develop, based on a combination of experimental and computational techniques, a fundamental understanding of the interaction of laser energy with advanced materials on time-scales from milliseconds to femto-seconds.
This strand will seek to conduct research related to technologies that, although pre-competitive, have already entered the mainstream of scientific and technology research.
This research strand will seek to identify 'blue sky' research programmes within the Applied Photonics field where the timeframe for technology readiness is perhaps greater than five years. It is expected that the research capability and fundamental understanding developed in the other strands will support and drive lightHOUSE as a foundry for future technologies in photonics.