Alison Perrott is a PhD student with the Integrated Photonics Group, in Tyndall National Institute. The focus of Alison’s research, is the dynamical behaviour of mutually coupled lasers in a photonic integrated circuit (PIC). She is interested in examining the stable regime of mutually injection locked lasers, which will be applied to the creation of optical superchannels for high bandwidth communications. Alison graduated from University College Cork in 2015, with a BSc in Physics and immediately began her PhD. She is passionate about her research into the behaviour of a system of lasers in a PIC, in order to progress the move towards developing integrated devices to replace discrete optical components and systems, thus reducing power consumption and cost. Alison’s research is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland. Alison also works on the family farm alongside her parents and in her free time is an avid baker and crafter.