This group focuses on optical signal detection, fiber optics sensors and optical instrumentation. We have formed strong partnerships with MNC, LLE and SME to develop applications for assets conditions monitoring, structural health monitoring, security and healthcare. For fiber optics sensors, our research in fiber Bragg grating and fiber interferometer facilitates assets condition monitoring (boiler, power transformer, switchgear box), structural health monitoring for building and large structures), perimeter intrusion detection for homeland security and vital signs monitoring in healthcare. For optical signal detection, our research in coherence analysis enable us to develop distributed fiber optic sensors, where the telecommunication fibre network is exploited as the sensor (distributed acoustic sensing). For optical instrumentation, our research in software defined multi-functions DAS and universal interrogator has attracted industry to collaborate in building structural health monitoring, border security, maritime and offshore.