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Far infrared quasi-optical components and metamaterials

Infrared quasi optical components

The Astronomy Instrumentation Group (AIG) develops optical components such as filters, dichroics, polarisers and waveplates for far infrared and submillimetre instruments, and supplies them to many of the leading ground-based and space observatories worldwide.

This is a long-standing and highly successful activity within the group. Our innovative developments include the very large area components needed by today’s mm-wave large detector focal planes, filtering for FIR instruments (up to 20 THz), and novel flat lenses using metamaterials.

Professor Peter A R Ade

Professor Peter A R Ade

Emeritus Professor

Email
peter.ade@astro.cf.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4643
Professor Carole Tucker

Professor Carole Tucker

Astronomy Instrumentation Group
Cardiff Hub for Astrophysics Research and Technology

Email
carole.tucker@astro.cf.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4144