News

    • October 2017:

Our manuscript entitled “Optical sensing with Anderson-localised light” is published in Applied Physics Letters – congratulations Oliver and Tom!


        • August 2017:

Our manuscript entitled “Anderson localisation of visible light on a nanophotonic chip” is published in ACS Photonics – congratulations Tom and Oliver!

We are organising a special event at Frontiers in Optics, entitled:

“Non Linear Optics: state of the art and future perspectives”

on Monday, 18 September, 16:00 – 17:30  (more details to come…)


      •   July 2017:

Our manuscript entitled “Metallic nanorings for broadband, enhanced extraction of light from solid-state emitters” is published in Applied Physics Letters – congratulations Oliver!

Barnaby Sleat (re-)joins us as a summer student  – welcome!

Luca is elected honorary secretary of the Institute of Physics Semiconductor group.


        • June 2017:

Chris White joins us as a summer student funded by the EPSRC Vacation Bursary scheme – welcome!

4 of our abstracts are accepted at Frontiers in Optics and one at the International Conference on Optics of Excitons in Confined Systems.

Oliver presents our work on metallic nano rings at the UK Semiconductors conference.


            • September 2016:

Jay Wroe-Brown joins us as a summer student  – welcome!


              • July 2016:

Joshua Nevin joins us as a summer student from the University of Manchester, in the frame of the Ogden Trust summer internships programme – welcome!

Tom wins the prize for the Best Project by Final Year Research Finalist – congratulations!


              • June 2016:

Hector Stanyer joins us as a summer student from Queen Mary University of London, in the frame of the SEPnet programme – welcome!

Jason Tam joins us as a summer student funded by the EPSRC Vacation Bursary scheme – welcome!

David, Liam and Tom graduate first class honours – congratulations!


              • May 2016:

David, Liam and Tom complete their Master projects with us – thanks for the hard work!

Our EPSRC proposal was successful – we start a collaboration with Prof. Santiago Solares at George Washington University (Washington DC, USA), Dr Kartik Srinivasan at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Gaithersburg, MD, USA) and Asylum Research in Oxford (UK).


              • March 2016:

Our Santander grant application was successful!


              • February 2016:

Our CONFAP-UK grant, starting our collaboration with Prof. Felipe Arruda de Araujo Pinheiro at the
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, was successful!


              •  January 2016:

We are organising, together with Dr Alessandro Casaburi, a special sessions on “On-chip Integrated Quantum Photonics” at META’16, the 7th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics

For more information and to submit a paper, please follow the link:

http://metaconferences.org/ocs/index.php/META16/META16


              • December 2015:

We are organising, together with Dr Jin Liu, a focus sessions on “Solid-State Quantum Photonics” at the Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS2016) in Shanghai (China).

For more information and to submit a paper, please follow the link:

http://piers.org/piers2016Shanghai/session.php?session_id=S106


              • September 2015:

Tom Crane, David Elcock and Liam Sharkey join the group to carry out their final year Master projects – welcome!


              • July 2015:

A new paper is out and in the news: NanoWerkAzoNano, Technology.org, Newswise, ScienceDaily, Tgtechno, InnovationsReport, Opli, EETimes, FineDir, LaserFocusWorld

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Luca becomes a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education.


              • June 2015:

Charles, Henry, Imogen and Tom graduate with first class honours – congratulations!

Ben Burridge, Tom Crane and Barnaby Sleat join the group as summer students  – welcome everyone!


              • May 2015: Our application for an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Vacation Bursary was successful

              • April 2015:

Luca is appointed Business-Event Committee Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Optical Society of America’s Nonlinear Optics Technical Group

Our application for funding for a Student Summer Research Placement was successful


              • March 2015:  We are organising, together with Prof. Hendrik Ulbricht, “The Quantum Field Trip”, a scientific symposium on quantum science and technology, to be held at the Isle of Wight (United Kingdom)

              • February 2015: We are organising, together with Prof. Hendrik Ulbricht, a series of Quantum Science Distinguished Lectures at the University of Southampton.

For more information, see:
http://www.zeplerinstitute.com/events/past


              •  January 2015: We have been awarded, together with Dr. Sumeet Mahajan from the Institute of Life Sciences, an Annual Adventures in Research Grant to investigate sensing with nanophotonic structures in the visible range of wavelengths.

              • November 2014: We are organising, together with Dr Jin Liu, a focus sessions on “Solid-State Quantum Photonics” at the Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS2015) in Prague (Czech Republic).

For more information and to submit a paper, please follow the link: http://piers.org/piers2015Prague/session.php?session_id=S055


              • October 2014:

Oliver Trojak joins the group as (first!) Ph.D. student.

Henry Nelson joins the group to carry out his Year with Experimental Research project in the       frame of his Master degree.

Thomas Frank, Charles Pooley, Vincent Taylor and Imogen White join the group to carry out their   final year Master project with us.

Welcome to everyone!


        • February 2014: We have been awarded a Royal Society Research Grant to investigate the coupling of nanoscale quantum emitters to photonic structures, with the aim of unveiling fundamental physics phenomena and realize novel solid-state single-photon devices.

        • January 2014: We have been awarded, together with Prof. David Smith, and Dr Kartik Srinivasan, a Zepler Institute Research Collaboration Stimulus Fund to investigate silicon-based optical cavities for the efficient extraction of single-photons, for quantum information technology applications.