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The Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA)

Upper organisation
Cork Institute of Technology
Type
Research Center
Address

CREATE Building, Cork Institute of Technology
Bishopstown
Cork
Co. Cork
T12P928
Ireland

Description

The Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA) is a research group of Cork Institute of Technology. CAPPA works in the area of photonics, the generation and manipulation of light, and is an important enabling technology for a wide range of applications. CAPPA is at the forefront of photonics research in Ireland, conducting both applied and fundamental research on photonics for applications in areas as diverse as telecommunications, medical devices, food and pharmaceutical manufacturing. CAPPA conducts internationally recognised academic research on topics such as the non – linear dynamics of lasers and ultrafast laser physics, and the understanding of the dynamics of novel semiconductor materials and devices.

CAPPA’s activities focuses on bringing the benefits of photonics technology to a diverse range of industry partners. The collaboration with industry is driven through the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway. CAPPA have a strong track record of engagement with industry. Early collaborations centred on our core background strengths in photonic materials and devices, and consequently were primarily in the photonics sector. CAPPA’s work with industry focuses on a wide variety of sectors including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, electronics and food technology, while consolidating our interaction with the photonics sector. With photonics now positioned as a key enabling technology, there is scope for CAPPA to bring value to a wide range of manufacturing and product design sectors outside of those identified above.

The Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA)

The Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA)

Contact Person
Liam Lewis
Centre Manager
E-mail
liam.lewis@cit.ie
Phone
0214335339
is SME contact
Equipment
  • Hitachi S 3700 N – SEM
  • Oxford Instruments X Max – EDX
  • Shimadzu UV1800 – UV Vis Spectrometer
  • Perkin Elmer – Fluorescence Spectrometer
  • Perkin Elmer – Spectrum 400 ATR/ NIRA Mid and NIR
  • Thermo Scientific iN10 – FTIR microscope
  • Beam characterization suite
  • Steady – state fluorescence microscope
  • NKT high power supercontinuum laser source
  • Andor high resolution vis – SWIR spectrometer
  • Leica M165 stero inspection microscope
  • HySpex – Visible Imaging Camera
  • HySpex – SWIR Hyperspectral Imaging Camera
  • Spero – QT – IR chemical imaging microscope
  • Witec Alpha R Microscope – Raman confocal microscope
  • Horiba Xplora – Raman confocal microscope
  • Ultimaker 3 - 3D Printer
Services
  • Research
    • Optical fibre communications
    • Internet, BIM networks
    • Semiconductor light sources
    • Dynamics of complex systems
  • Process Improvement
    • Applied spectroscopy for process control
    • Advanced inspection techniques
    • Analysis of product and processes
  • Product Development
    • Prototype development
    • New semiconductor materials and devices
    • Optical test equipment
    • Illumination for industrial applications
  • Consultancy
    • Wide array of contract services
    • Imaging
    • Analysis
Sectors
Service for Industry and SMEs
Yes