Microwave Photonics
Photonics for Dynamic and Ultrawideband Microwave Systems
Bio-Inspire and Neuromorphic Photonics
Mimic Unique Neural Algorithm with Photonics
Soft Robotics and Fiber Optics Sensing
Design Soft Robotic and Fiber Optic Sensors
Research Areas

We Research on Interdiscliplinary Photonic Areas

Microwave Photonics

Dynamic and Ultrawideband Processing

  • Reconfigurable Multiband RF Filtering
  • Dynamic Spectral Shaping
  • Self-Interference Cancellation
  • Frequency Hopping
  • Frequency Measurement
  • Signal Mixing
  • Signal Switching

Bio-inspire and Neuromorphic Photonics

Efficient and Task-based Optimized Approaches

  • Steganography based on Underwater Camoflauge
  • Jamming Avoidance Response
  • Spike Timing Dependent Plasticity
  • Supervised Learning
  • Tailflip Escape Response
  • Photonic Neuron
  • STDP for AOA and Localization

Soft Robotics and Fiber Optic Sensing

For Safe Human-Robot Interaction

  • Motion Sening in Soft Robotic Gripper
  • Environmental Sensing in Robotic Climber
  • Object Sensing in Parallel Gripper
  • Force Sensing in Steerable Cathether
  • 3D Shape Sensors
  • Multi-Parameter Stretchable Sensors

Other Research Areas

High-speed and Flexible Photonic Systems

  • Interferometic Noise Reduction
  • Nonlinear Optical Signal Processing
  • Information Security
  • Optical Access Network
  • WDM Systems
  • Multiwavelength Laser Generation
  • Multiwavelength Laser Generation
Happenings in WAVE Lab

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Olivia received the UGA Young Dawg Presentation Award

Olivia received the UGA Young Dawg Presentation Award

Olivia Kim is a Young Dawg high school student working at the WAVE lab in Summer 2022. She was selected as one of the presentation winners. Congratulations!

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Steven received the Merit Award for Research

Steven received the Merit Award for Research

Steven Binder, an electrical engineering major, received the Merit Award for Research. Working with researchers in the College of Engineering and the School of...

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Mable received the 2022 Excellent in Research Award

Mable received the 2022 Excellent in Research Award

Mable received the 2022 Excellent in Research Award from Dean Leo. The Award for Excellence in Research honors outstanding faculty in the College of Engineering who...

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Dr. Mable Fok

Principle Investigator

Mable Fok
Mable Fok
Principle Investigator / Associate Professor
Mable’s recent research interest is on neuromorphic photonics, dynamic microwave photonics, and stretchable fiber optic sensors
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