Microwave Photonics
Photonics for Dynamic and Ultrawideband Microwave Systems
Neuromorphic Photonics
Mimic Unique Neural Algorithm with Photonics
Fiber Optic Sensing
Fiber Optic Sensors for Soft Robotics and Biomedical Applications
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

Neuromorphic Photonics

Efficient and Task-based Optimized Approaches

  • Jamming Avoidance Response
  • Spike Timing Dependent Plasticity
  • Supervised Learning
  • Tailflip Escape Response
  • Photonic Neuron
  • AOA and Localization

Fiber Optic Sensing

For Soft Robotics and Biomedical Applications

  • 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

Latest News

In IEEE Photonics Society Magazine: Steganography Inspired by Marine Hatchetfish

In IEEE Photonics Society Magazine: Steganography Inspired by Marine Hatchetfish

IEEE Photonics Society Magazine published our work on Marine Hatchetfish inspired RF steganography in their research highlight.

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Our Twining Plant Inspired Soft Robot is Reported by several online media

Our Twining Plant Inspired Soft Robot is Reported by several online media

Our twining plant inspired soft robot is reported by several online media including a Dutch radio podcast and UK engineering website.

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Our Twining Plant Inspired Soft Robot is Highlighted by UGA Today

Our Twining Plant Inspired Soft Robot is Highlighted by UGA Today

Mei’s work on twining plant inspired soft spiral gripper has been high lighted in UGA Today.

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Video: UGA Great Commitments Story – Operation Optics
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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