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Read more at: CPDS held annual Christmas Formal at Trinity Hall College (2019.12.20)
CPDS held annual Christmas Formal at Trinity Hall College (2019.12.20)

CPDS held annual Christmas Formal at Trinity Hall College (2019.12.20)

19 January 2020

CPDS had the annual Christmas group formal on 20th December 2019 at Trinity Hall College. CPDS staffs, students, members and guests enjoyed a wonderful night together to celebrate Christmas! Trinity Hall College sits on the beautiful River Cam and is the fifth-oldest college of the University of Cambridge, having been...


Read more at: CPDS researchers developed new nausea-free AR head-mounted display
CPDS researchers developed new nausea-free AR head-mounted display

CPDS researchers developed new nausea-free AR head-mounted display

27 November 2019

CPDS researchers have developed a new augmented reality (AR) head-mounted display (HMD) in collaboration with Huawei European Research Centre, in Munich. The HMD delivers a realistic and comfortable 3D viewing experience, without the commonly associated side effects of nausea or eyestrain. It can deliver high-quality clear...


Read more at: CPDS researchers and Jaguar Land Rover develop immersive 3D head-up display for in-car use
CPDS researchers and Jaguar Land Rover develop immersive 3D head-up display for in-car use

CPDS researchers and Jaguar Land Rover develop immersive 3D head-up display for in-car use

20 August 2019

Researchers from CPDS, the University of Cambridge, are working with Jaguar Land Rover to develop next-generation head-up display technology that could beam real-time safety information in front of the driver, and allow passengers to stream 3D movies directly from their seats as part of a shared, autonomous future. Their...


Read more at: CPDS paper selected as front cover paper of the Research journal (2019.04.26)
CPDS paper selected as front cover paper of the Research journal (2019.04.26)

CPDS paper selected as front cover paper of the Research journal (2019.04.26)

29 April 2019

CPDS researchers Jiaqi Chu and Daping Chu have published a paper titled "Encoding and multiplexing of 2D images with orbital angular momentum beams and the use for multiview color displays"on the Research. The article has been selected as the front cover on Issue 1,March, 2019. To find more details of the paper, please see...


Read more at: Dr Yuanbo Deng won first prize in the 3rd China(Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition UK Division (2019.03.22)
Dr Yuanbo Deng won first prize in the 3rd China(Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition UK Division (2019.03.22)

Dr Yuanbo Deng won first prize in the 3rd China(Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition UK Division (2019.03.22)

28 March 2019

Congratulations to Dr Yuanbo Deng from CPDS, who has won first prize in the 3rd China(Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition, UK Division. The winning project is titled "AR Head Up Display for train, bus and truck".


Read more at: CPDS paper selected as front cover article on Materials Horizons (2019.02.21)
CPDS paper selected as front cover article on Materials Horizons (2019.02.21)

CPDS paper selected as front cover article on Materials Horizons (2019.02.21)

25 February 2019

CPDS researchers Shunpu Li, Young Tea Chun, Jin Li, Pawan Shrestha, Yuanbo Deng, Daping Chu and colleagues from other research institutes have published a paper titled "Two-dimensional arrays self-assembled via interference of concentration modulation waves in drying solutions"on Materials Horizons. The article has been...


Read more at: CPDS held annual group formal in Peterhouse (2018.12.05)
CPDS held annual group formal in Peterhouse (2018.12.05)

CPDS held annual group formal in Peterhouse (2018.12.05)

14 January 2019

On Dec.5th, 2018, CPDS staffs, students, members and guests together had a wonderful night in Peterhouse College to celebrate Christmas!


Read more at: President of Zhejiang University, Professor Zhaohui Wu visited CPDS (2018.12.12)
President of Zhejiang University, Professor Zhaohui Wu visited CPDS (2018.12.12)

President of Zhejiang University, Professor Zhaohui Wu visited CPDS (2018.12.12)

14 December 2018

Professor Zhaohui Wu, President of Zhejiang University, and Professor Min Li, the Director of Foreign Affairs Office, visited CPDS on December 12th. Professor Daping Chu welcomed them and gave a talk introducing CPDS, CAPE and University of Cambridge. Further collaboration between two sides have been discussed after the...


Read more at: CPDS members are JLR Innovista finalist! (2018.12.14)
CPDS members are JLR Innovista finalist! (2018.12.14)

CPDS members are JLR Innovista finalist! (2018.12.14)

14 December 2018

Congratulations to CPDS member, Professor Daping Chu, Dr Kun Li and Dr Ali Ozgur Yontem (Listed following alphabetic order) and 5 Jaguar Land Rover(JLR) colleagues! They are selected as JLR Innovista finalists for their excellent work on "Volumetric 3D Augmented Reality HUD". They are invited to the finals event and awards...


Read more at: Dr Kun Li won first prize in the Photography Competition of Engineering Department (2018.11.28)
Dr Kun Li won first prize in the Photography Competition of Engineering Department (2018.11.28)

Dr Kun Li won first prize in the Photography Competition of Engineering Department (2018.11.28)

28 November 2018

Congratulations for Dr Kun Li for winning First Prize in the Photography Competition of Engineering Department. His microscopic image (below) shows liquid crystal molecules between cross-polarisers. It was taken when Dr Li was examining the uniformity of the structural 'floor' of nanoscale grooves for rod-shaped liquid...


Introduction of CPDS

Centre for Photonic Devices and Sensors (CPDS) is in the Photonics area of the Electrical Engineering Division, with a research focus embracing photonic and sensing devices, functional materials and their integration at system level.

We aim to address future societal needs with new system functionalities through invention of novel device architectures based on in-depth understanding of basic material properties.

There is a wide range of activities within the group, including phase-only holography and its applications, high brightness multi-stable colour reflective displays, tuneable dielectric materials and devices for radio frequencies, liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) device development, and novel sensors.

As well as conducting highly focused studies, we also specialise in the development of demonstrators for business exploitation and commercialisation. This is facilitated by multi-disciplinary expertise within the group and by our highly experienced team approach. Some of the outcomes from the group have been successfully transferred to our industrial collaborators for production.