Advanced Research Activities

The Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA) is a research group at Cork Institute of Technology, with close ties to Tyndall National Institute – see the About CAPPA section for more. The advanced research conducted by CAPPA spans a range of areas, all of which involved the investigation or application of photonics. Major research strands include non – linear dynamics of lasers and ultrafast laser physics, and the understanding of the dynamics of novel semiconductor materials and devices (for details of our more industry – oriented activities, please see the Innovation for Industry section.)

Advanced Research Activities - CAPPA
Advanced Research Activities - CAPPA
Advanced Research Activities - CAPPA

Novel laser systems

CAPPA Scientific Research

The advanced research conducted by CAPPA spans a range of areas, all of which involve the investigation or application of photonics. Photonics is the science of generating, controlling and detecting light, and is a key enabling technology underpinning many different application areas. Examples addressed by CAPPA include advanced imaging & spectroscopy – a suite of powerful spectroscopy and microscopy techniques covering a wide wavelength range (including FTIR, Raman, UV/Vis) providing detailed information on chemical composition, active ingredient distribution, optical device dynamics etc. Major research strands include non-linear dynamics of lasers and ultrafast laser physics, and the understanding of the dynamics of novel semiconductor materials and devices. CAPPA’s research has been published in 90 peer – reviewed journal articles in the last 5 years including publications in Analytical Chemistry, Nature, Applied Sciences, Optics Express, Journal of Physics and the Journal of Applied Physics.