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Read more at: Revolutionising Dynamic Optical Control

Revolutionising Dynamic Optical Control

6 June 2024

In the rapidly evolving field of optical engineering, the integration of metasurfaces with dynamic control elements remains a pivotal challenge. Wenhan Zhang, a researcher from the CPDS group, has fabricated a liquid-crystal Huygens metasurface, leading to an unprecedented level of phase modulation in these structures. The...


Read more at: Annual Dinner 2023

Annual Dinner 2023

10 January 2024

On December 11th 2023, we held our annual dinner. CPDS staff and student members, along with our guests enjoyed an excellent meal in the beautiful surroundings of St Catherine's College. 2023 Christmas Dinner.jpg Christmas 2023_2.jpg Christmas 2023_3.jpg


Read more at: New Year Dinner at Selwyn College

New Year Dinner at Selwyn College

2 March 2022

On February 14th 2022, we held our delayed annual dinner, rescheduled to celebrate the Chinese New Year and coinciding with Lantern Festival. CPDS staff and student members, along with our guests enjoyed an excellent meal in the beautiful surroundings of Selwyn College Hall.


Read more at: Science fiction sets the bar high – but we’re getting there

Science fiction sets the bar high – but we’re getting there

5 January 2022

From Star Trek ’s Holodeck to Iron Man ’s helmet, science fiction has set the bar high for real-time 3D holographic images. But while we are still pretty far from that, we are getting closer. To appreciate the potential of 3D, think about how we get information about the world around us. The visual is very important: about...


Read more at: CPDS members win CAPE Blue Sky Awards

CPDS members win CAPE Blue Sky Awards

23 December 2021

Two CAPE Blue Sky Research projoects have been awarded to CPDS group members Label free multimodal biosensing based on guided mode resonance sensor (LMB-GMR) - Pawan Shrestha, Xin Chang Reconfigurable photonic crystal devices for wavelength-division multiplexing - Xin Chang, Mike Pivnenko, Pawan Shrestha The CAPE Blue Sky...


Read more at: Profiling 3D Surfaces

Profiling 3D Surfaces

9 August 2021

Many fields such as industrial manufacturing require 3D surface profile measurement with nanometre precision. Achieving this precision requires an instrument with incredibly high component accuracy. In this interview, Professor Daping Chu, explained why high precision 3D surface measurement is so difficult, and he described his solution and its advantages, and how it might be commercialized.


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...