Programme for 7th Photonics Day

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 10:45

The 7th Photonics Day will be held on 20th April 2015. We once again look forward to a set of lively talks ranging from application of quantum dots to optical sensing of nucleic acids. Speakers come from across Oxford and the UK.  

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Here is the workshop programme:

Oxford Photonics

Seventh Photonics day: Monday 20th April 2015

Workshop details

Venue: Thom Building Lecture Room 2, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Oxford.

Arrangements: Registration is free. Lunch and coffee will be provided. An exhibition by our Industrial Sponsors will take place in Lecture Room 3.

Students: Prizes will be awarded for the Poster Presentations. More details will be provided on the day.


9.30 am Registration and Coffee

10.00 am Session 1

10.05 am - Professor Jason Smith, Department of Materials, University of Oxford, ‘Colour centres in diamond coupled
to open microcavities
a route to scalable quantum processors’

10.25 am – Professor Mark Wallace, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, ‘High-throughput optical sensing
of nucleic acids in a nanopore array’

10.45 am Coffee break and Exhibition

11.15 am Session 2

11.20 am - Professor Jong Min Kim, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, ‘Quantum dots and recent trends in their application to photonics’

12.00 pm Professor Cliff Jones, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, ‘Liquid Crystals at structured



12.40 pm Exhibitor Presentations:
Justine Bentley, Laser Quantum - ‘Overview of Laser Quantum Products’;
Angela Carslake, LOT-QuantumDesign Ltd - ‘The latest range of instrumentation from LOT-QuantumDesign’;
Ashley Crane, Newport Spectra Physics, - ‘Updates from Spectra-Physics’

Nancy Buckley, SPIE, - ‘Spotlight on the SPIE Digital Library’

1.00 pm Lunch break and Exhibition

2 pm Session 3

2 pm - Professor Ortwin Hess, Department of Physics, Imperial College, ‘Plasmonic Stopped-Light Lasing: A Route to

Cavity-Free Nanolasing’

2.40 pm - Professor Simon Hooker, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, 'Applications of high-harmonic
generation to coherent diffraction imaging'

3.00 pm - Professor Gordon Love, Department of Physics, University of Durham, ‘Adaptive Optics in Vision Science: It’s
not all about correcting images’

3.40 pm Coffee break and Exhibition

4 pm Session 4

4.00 pm Student Poster Introductions

4.20 pm Poster Session & Drinks Reception

6.00 pm Close followed by student networking event



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