The Optoelectronics Group at Strathclyde has been involved in research into fibre optic sensors and related areas since its inception. Its current activities include at the sensor level, optically activated mechanical resonators, interferometric and polarimetric sensors for composite material testing, fibre optic gyroscopes and surface plasmon resonance immunosensing. These activities are complemented by a programme on single mode optical fibre and integrated optic components embracing modulators, polarizers, directional switches in all-fibre, glass integrated optics and silicon based integrated optics. The sensor interests are taken into the system domain via research into passive fibre optic sensor networks and the closely related topic of signal processing systems based upon optical guided wave concepts. The group's endeavours range from basic research through to technology transfer and design consultancy in the entire spectrum of the technical themes outlined here.