The Center for Photonics Technology at Virginia Tech is focused on innovation in fiber optics, fiber optic sensors, and biomedical and applied optics. With five faculty and over 30 students and research staff, CPT is a world leader in fiber optic sensor research.
(August 27, 2012)
Yizheng Zhu has joined the ECE faculty as an assistant professor. He comes to Virginia Tech from Duke University, where he was a research scientist in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He has designed quantitative optical microscopy techniques with high sensitivity, novel fiber-optic interferometers for studying depth-resolved one- and two-dimensional light scattering, and a clinical endoscopic system based on angle-resolved low coherence interferometry.
(LaserFocusWorld - August 25, 2011)
Blacksburg, VA--The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have awarded $3.2 million to the Center for Photonics Technology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) for three projects related to fiber-optic sensing.Full Story >>
CPT was selected for a 3-year $1.2 million award by the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory to develop a first-of-a-kind technology for remote fiber optic generation and detection of acoustic waves for structural health monitoring. The proposed technology will require no electric power supply at the monitoring site and is expected to be able to operate in high temperature and multiplexing capability for multi-location monitoring at the same time. It would allow the recording of information about various material conditions including temperature, strain, corrosion, and cracking. This remote high temperature monitoring capability would fulfill a variety of key material and structure monitoring needs in fossil fuel electric power generation systems.