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Miniature Spectrometers

A portable spectrometer using a single-element detector, capable of operation at IR spectrum at a very low-cost.

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Detection of Diabetic Foot with Infrared Thermography

Infrared thermography allows qualitative and visual documentation of temperature fluctuation in vascular tissues. It detects diabetic foot using plantar foot thermograms with novel image processing methods that yielded 89.39% accuracy.

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Photoacoustic Sensor for Non-invasive Glucose and Core Temperature Measurement

This portable sensor employs photoacoustic technique to monitor the glucose and blood core temperature non-invasively and continuously.

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Fully Automated Precision Micro-Welding with Pulsed Lasers

A fully automated machine for precision micro-welding of dissimilar materials such as Inconel, Hastelloy, stainless steels, copper alloys, aluminium alloys, etc.

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Benchtop Mini Preforms Fabrication System

A low cost, fast and flexible solution for rapid prototyping of sub-meter length specialty optical fibers. Mimic standard MCVD process with solution doping.

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Solar Absorber Based Water Purification System

A novel solar absorber capable of absorbing >96% solar energy with thermal emittance of ~ 4% at 100 degC. Thermal energy collected is used to purify seawater or contaminated water.


Optical Microsphere Nanoscope

The Optical Microsphere Nanoscope enables real-time, low cost, super resolution imaging with just white light. Utilizing the microsphere technology, sub-100 nanometer resolution, can be achieved.

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Wireless FBG Sensor for Structural Health Monitoring

A novel, intensity-based FBG sensor module consists of a low-cost LED and a photodiode. It is compact, light in weight, and wireless. Its battery-based operation opens a wide range of applications.


Hollow/Air Core Fiber Coupler

A new type of fibre coupler which is not bounded by material limitations. It can be used in mid-IR or UV regions where the conventional fibre couplers cannot cover. It allows delivery of ultrafast lasers and power splitting.

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Micro-Optical Coherence Tomography: Skin Imaging and Beyond

Micro-Optical Coherence Tomography (µOCT) provides noninvasive, label-free and cellular resolution, 3D images of skin in real-time. An ideal tool to assist skin disease diagnosis and evaluation of skin care strategies.


Advanced Functional Fibers and Fabrics

Seamless integration of multiple of functional components into one flexible fibre. It allows an all-in-fibre solution, and the ability to see, hear, sense, communicate, store and convert energy, monitor health, control temperature, and many more.


Tristate Optical Modulation between Transparent, Color and Mirror

A three state optical modulation between transparent, color and mirror appearance on glass substrates. The versatile electrochromic device allows user to enjoy outdoor view in transparent state, blocking of sunlight in colored state and reflective finish in mirror state.


Active Smart Window with Voltage Tunable Microwrinkles

An active smart window that switches between clear and frosted (from 80 to 1% in-line transmittance) by mirowrinkling of sun-screen thin film on elastomer membrane.