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The Photonic Device Dynamics Group has been renamed CAPPA

Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis

All of our group's activities have now been brought together under the umbrella title of the Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA). This combines both the fundamental science and industry-focused research strands of the group, as well as consolidating activities based on the main CIT campus and within the Tyndall National Institute; in future, the group's activities in Tyndall will be referred to simply as CAPPA@Tyndall.

Consequently, the Photonic Device Dynamics name is being phased out. A new website is under development, and this site will eventually redirect to it. Until then, please bear in mind that some of the information on this site may be out of date.

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Welcome to the Photonic Device Dynamics Group website

The Photonic Device Dynamics Group was created in September 2006 when Dr. Guillaume Huyet joined the Department of Applied Physics and Instrumentation at the Cork Institute of Technology. The group emerged from the Optoelectronics & Non-Linear Dynamics group of University College Cork (now the Laser Physics Group), but remains a member of the Tyndall National Institute. We are based in the Institute's facilities at the Lee Maltings complex, next to the river Lee in the centre of Cork city. The group's research aims to advance the understanding of the dynamics of novel semiconductor materials and devices from both applied and fundamental viewpoints. Current areas of interest include the properties of quantum dot systems (principally InAs dots but also recently GaSb dots) and optical feedback and injection in semiconductor devices. Please use the links in the navigation bar above to learn more about our work and the members of our group.

Position available in IPIC: EU Grant Coordinator


CAPPA is a member of the Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC, www.ipic.ie), a €30M Research Centre funded by Science Foundation Ireland that brings together over 100 researchers from four institutes to develop new light-enabled technologies.

IPIC is currently looking to hire an EU Grant Coordinator. The EU Grant Coordinator has responsibility for the implementation of IPIC’s strategy in conjunction with IPIC Director, Centre Manager and Lead PIs. Knowledge of the comprehensive suite of funding schemes in Horizon 2020 and excellent grant writing, communication and project management skills are central to the role.

For more details and to apply, please visit www.tyndall.ie/career/search, selecting reference number PMO-1.

Posted: 6 March 2014

Ph.D. and M.Sc. Student Positions Available

The PDD group has a number of places available for postgraduate students interested in pursuing either an M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in photonics. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, or simply want further information on them, please contact Guillaume Huyet for an informal discussion.


CAPPA - Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis

The PDD group is also strongly linked with the Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis, or CAPPA, an industry-led applied research group working in the fields of optics and photonics, aiming to forge strong alliances between industry and academia at CIT. Read more ...

Centre website: www.cappa.ie


PROPHET - Postgraduate Research on Photonics as an Enabling Technology

The Photonic Device Dynamics Group are coordinating the EU FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network, PROPHET, which brings together 16 European partners to train the next generation of photonics researchers. 14 Ph.D. students and 5 postdoctoral researchers will be trained over four years, in the wide spectrum of skills required for a multi-disciplinary, industry-focused career in photonics. These skills will be applied in four key application areas: mode-locked lasers for Communications applications, solar cells for Energy applications, gas sensing for Environment applications and fast tunable lasers for OCT in Life Science applications. See the project website for available vacancies. Read more ...

PROPHET website: www.prophet-itn.eu


INSPIRE - Integrated NanoScience Platform for Ireland

The Photonic Device Dynamics Group are the CIT representatives in the national consortium, INSPIRE, a collaboration of 10 Irish institutions funded by the HEA under the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions, PRTLI4. Read more ...

Consortium website: www.inspirenano.ie


AQUA-PULSE - Photocatalysis with UV LED Sources for Efficient Water Purification

The Photonic Device Dynamics Group (as CAPPA) are a partner in the EU Research for SMEs project, AQUA-PULSE, which aims to realise a low-power, low-maintenance water purification solution based on high brightness UV LEDs and a photocatalysis method. It brings together three European SMEs and three Research Providers.

Consortium website: www.aqua-pulse.org


Currently funded projects

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SFI Principal Investigator Award 07/IN.1/I929

Dynamics of Novel Quantum Dot Devices for Photonics Applications

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PRTLI Cycle 4

INSPIRE - Integrated NanoScience Platform for Ireland


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PRTLI Cycle 5

INSPIRE II - A National Graduate Education Programme in NanoScience and Nanotechnology

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EI Applied Research Enhancement Programme RE/2007/006

CAPPA - Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis


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EU FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network, Grant No. 264687

PROPHET - Postgraduate Research on Photonics as an Enabling Technology


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SFI Strategic Research Cluster 07/SRC/I1173

PiFAS - Photonics: Integration From Atoms to Systems


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EU ERA-SPOT Call 2009/EI International Research Fund

InPhoQuS - Integrated Photonic Crystal and Quantum Dot Structures


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EU FP7 Research for the Benefit of SMEs, Grant No. 286641

AQUA-PULSE - Photocatalysis with UV LED Sources for Efficient Water Purification


Dr. Guillaume Huyet at CIT
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