IOP Conferences

23 August Programme


Registration (Location: Staff Social Centre)


Plenary: Green photonics

Frederic Quan (President, Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA), USA)

Location: Nuffield Theatre

Chair: Allan Boardman (University of Salford, UK)


Refreshments(Location: Staff Social Centre)


Nuffield Theatre

Arts Lecture Theatre H

Arts Lecture Theatre J


Session: Nonlinear optics I (QEP)

Chair: Dmitry Skryabin (University of Bath, UK)

Session: Optical environmental sensing (OPD)

Chair: Peter Hodgson (Corus Group, UK)

Session: Advances in imaging I (OPD)

Chair: Gordon Love (University of Durham, UK)


Invited: Slow light enhanced nonlinear optics in photonic crystal waveguides

Thomas Krauss (St Andrews University, Scotland, UK)



Invited: The application of differential absorption lidar for pollutant emissions monitoring

Rod Robinson and Fabrizio Innocenti (National Physical Laboratory, UK)


Invited: Can we use an adaptive optical approach to bring inexpensive corrective eyewear to half the world's population?

Joshua Silver (University of Oxford, UK)



Polarization effects in microcoil resonators 

Timothy Lee, Neil Broderick and Gilberto Brambilla (University of Southampton, UK)

Broadband cavity enhanced trace gas sensing using supercontinuum light sources 

Toni Laurila and Clemens Kaminski (University of Cambridge, UK)


Phase mask optimization for hybrid imaging systems 

Tom Vettenburg, Mads Demenikov and Andrew R Harvey (Heriot-Watt University, UK)



Motion of cavity solitons in VCSELs with optical injection 

Craig McIntyre1, F Franco Prati2, Giovanna Tissoni2 and 1Gian-Luca Oppo (1University of Strathclyde, UK, 2Universita dell’Insubria, Italy)


Multi-mode absorption spectroscopy for multi-gas and multi-parameter sensing 

Paul Ewart, Michelle Hamilton, Henry Northern, Alex Thompson, Yoshi Arita and Grant Ritchie (University of Oxford, UK)


Non-linear optical imaging using double-clad hollow-core photonic crystal fibres for non-bandgap signal collection 

Alistair Muir, Mathew Welch and Jonathan Knight (University of Bath, UK)


Two-dimensional localized structures of intracavity exciton-polaritons 

Dmitry Skryabin1, Oleg Egorov2, Andrey Gorbach1 and Falk Lederer2 (1University of Bath, UK, 2Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany)


Tunable diode laser spectroscopy with wavelength modulation: an overview of current techniques and motivations 
Keith Ruxton, Arup Lal Chakraborty, Walter Johnstone and George Stewart (University of Strathclyde, UK)


High-speed optical measurement of three-dimensional dynamic processes in biological tissue 

Christopher Smith, Edward Botcherby, M Michael Kohl, Martin Booth, Ole Paulsen and Tony Wilson (University of Oxford, UK)


Transient and sustained oscillations of cavity solitons in VCSELs with frequency selective feedback 

Craig McIntyre, Neal Radwell, Gian-Luca Oppo, William J Firth, Andrew J Scroggie and Thorsten Ackemann (University of Strathclyde, UK)


Real time low cost pseudo-random noise continuous wave lidar 

Xiao Ai, Naim Dahnoun, John Rarity and Richard Nock (University of Bristol, UK)


Spatial and angular control of illumination for reduced photobleaching and phototoxicity  

Susan Cox, Martin Kielhorn and Rainer Heintzmann (Kings College London, UK)


Lunch (Location: Staff Social Centre) 


Tutorial 1: Organic Photonics Donal Bradley (Imperial College, UK) – Location: Nuffield Theatre



Session: Quantum dots (QEP)

Chair: Peter Blood (University of Cardiff, UK)

Session: Optical diagnostics in engineering (OPD)

Chair: Krikor Ozanyan (University of Manchester, UK)

Session: Advances in imaging II (OPD)

Chair: Mark Neil (Imperial College London, UK)


Invited: Electrical control of spontaneous emission in photonic crystal cavities

Andrea Fiore1, Nicolas Chauvin1, Carl Zinoni2, Marco Francardi3, Annamaria Gerardino3, Laurent Balet1,2, Blandine Alloing2 and Lianhe Li2  

(1COBRA Research Institute, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, 2Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, 3Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies-CNR, Italy)

Invited: New laser sources for engineering optical diagnostics

John Black (University of Manchester, UK)


Invited: Terapixel imaging

David Brady  (Duke University, USA)




Conditional carrier dynamics in InAs/GaAs quantum dots  

Paola Borri, Valentina Cesari and Wolfgang Langbein (University of Cardiff, UK)

Laser induced grating spectroscopy for multi-parameter combustion diagnostics 

Paul Ewart and Ben Williams (University of Oxford, UK)

Polarising single plane illumination microscope 

Anton Kachatkou and Roelof van Silfhout (University of Manchester, UK)


Temperature characteristics of 1:5mm (100) InAs/InP based quantum dots lasers recombination processes

Sayid Ally Sayid1, Igor Marko1, Stephen Sweeney1, Pedro Barios2 and Philip Poole2 (1University of Surrey, UK, 2National Research Council of Canada, Canada)

Temperature tomography by NIR molecular absorption 

Michael Wood1, Edward Cheadle1, Paul Wright1, Peter Ireland2, John Black2, Hugh McCann1 and Krikor Ozanyan1 (1University of Manchester, UK, 2Rolls-Royce Plc, UK)

Super-resolution imaging beyond the near-field 

Edward Rogers, Tsung Sheng Kao, Vassili Savinov, Yifang Chen and Nikolay Zheludev (University of Southampton, UK)


Broadband tunable InAs/GaAs quantum-dot lasers 

Ksenia Federova1, Maria Ana Cataluna1, Igor Krestnikov2, Daniil Livshits2 and Edik U Rafailov1 (1University of Dundee, UK, 2Innolume GmbH, Germany)

Droplet sizing with the Laser Induced Fluorescence / Mie Scattering intensity ratio technique 

Yannis Hardalupas and Georgios Charalampous (Imperial College London, UK)

Snapshot spectral imaging for retinal oximetry

Alistair Gorman1, Ied Alabboud1, Gonzalo Muyo1, David Mordant2, Steve Morgan4, Paul Rodmell4, John Crowe4, Andrew McNaught2,3 and Andrew Harvey1 (1Heriot-Watt University, UK, 2Gloucestershire Eye Unit, UK, 3Cranfield University, UK,  4University of Nottingham, UK)


Optimisation of quantum dot deposition by molecular beam epitaxy for high spectral bandwidth sources for optical coherence tomography applications

Mohammed Abdul Majid, M Hugues, D T D Childs, K Kennedy and R A Hogg (University of Sheffield, UK)

Novel non-destructive techniques for inspection of Zirconia ceramic parts 

Mateusz Matysiak1, Jonathan P Parry1, J Graham Crowder1, Nick Jones2, Kevyn Jonas2, Nick Weston2, Duncan P Hand1 and Jonathan D Shephard1 (1Heriot-Watt University, UK, 2Renishaw plc, UK)

Snapshot hyperspectral imaging with polarimetric capability in the near-infrared 

Gerald Wong1, Roger Pilkington1, Andrew Harvey2 and Rick Rickman3 (1Selex Galileo, UK, 2Heriot Watt University, UK, 3Waterfall Solutions, UK)



Refreshments (Location: Staff Social Centre) 


Session: Structured photonic materials (QEP)

Chair: Terence Shepherd (QinetiQ, UK)

Session: Slow light & Nonlinear optics (QEP)

Chair: Ortwin Hess (University of Surrey, UK)

Session: Biophotonics I (Joint)

Chair: Gail McConnell (University of Strathclyde, UK)


Invited: Elastic photonic crystals: nano-assembly and functionality on km-scales

Jeremy Baumberg, David Snoswell, Andreas Kontogeorgos, Chris Finlayson, Andrew Haines, Jason Sussman, Otto Pursianinen, Peter Spahn and G Hellman (University of Cambridge, UK)

Invited: Slow and stopped light in optical waveguides

Fil Bartoli and Qiaoqiang Gan (Lehigh University, USA)

Invited: Understanding surface plasmon imaging: results and prospects

Mike Somekh (University of Nottingham, UK)


Wave optics of METATOYs

Johannes Courtial1, Alasdair C Hamilton1 and Tomas Tyc2 (1University of Glasgow, UK, 2Masaryk University, Czech Republic)

Experimental verification of the nature of slow light in stimulated Brillouin scattering 

Nadezhda Kotova, Valeri Kovalev and Robert Harrison (Heriot-Watt University, UK)


Four-wave mixing imaging of colloidal nanoparticles
Paola Borri1, Francesco Masia1, Peter Watson1, Wolfgang Langbein1, Iwan Moreels2 and Zeger Hens2 (1Cardiff University, UK, 2Gent University, Belgium)



Polymer opals as novel electro-active photonic materials

Chris Finlayson1, David Snoswell1, Andreas Kontogeorgos1, Andrew Haines1, Jeremy Baumberg1, Peter Spahn2 and Goetz Peter Hellmann2

(1Cavendish Laboratory, UK, 2Deutsches Kunststoff-Institut (DKI), Germany)

Loss compensation in slow-light negative refractive index waveguides

Edmund Kirby, Joachim Hamm, Kosmas Tsakmakidis and Ortwin Hess (University of Surrey, UK)

mhFLIM and phi-squared FLIM: resolution of heterogeneous fluorescence decays in wide field lifetime microscopy 

Clemens Kaminski1,2, Alan Elder1, Simon Schlachter1, Alessandro Esposito1 and Jonathan Frank3 (University of Cambridge, UK, 2Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany, 3Sandia National Laboratories, USA)


Ultra-smooth lithium niobate micro-resonators by surface tension reshaping

Charlie Ying1, Colin LSones1, Anna C Peacock1, Florian Johann2, Elisabeth Soergel1, Robert W Eason1, Michalis N Zervas1, Sakellaris Mailis1 (1University of Southampton, UK, 2University of Bonn, Germany)

Spatio-spectral technique to verify pump-pulse propagation model in an Ar-filled capillary in the presence of high harmonic generation 

Thomas Butcher, Richard T Chapman, Peter Horak, Francesco Poletti, Jeremy G Frey, and William S Brocklesby (University of Southampton, UK)

Gene transfection by laser-induced breakdown of optically trapped single nanoparticles 

Yoshihiko Arita1, Maria Leilani Torres-Mapa1, Woei Ming Lee1, Tomáš Čižmár1, Paul Campbell2, Frank J Gunn-Moore1 and Kishan Dholakia1 (1University of St Andrews, UK, 2University of Dundee, UK)


Functional transmission band gaps of 3-D magnetic photonic crystal

Tarja Volotinen1, Mei Fang1, Lyubov Belova1, K V Rao1,  D M Whittaker2, K Addison2, D S Score2 and G A Gehring2 (1Royal Institute of Technology-MSE-Tmfy, Sweden, 2The University of Sheffield, UK)

Rapidly wavelength swept optical parametric oscillator for broadband mid-infrared spectroscopy

Alissa Silva and Ian Lindsay (University of Bristol, UK)

Optical coherence tomography picorheology 

Matthew Harvey and Thomas Waigh (University of Manchester, UK)


Wave-optically allowed and forbidden windows

Johannes Courtial1, Martin Sarbort2, Tomas Tyc2 and Alasdair C Hamilton1 (1University of Glasgow, UK, 2Masaryk University, Czech Republic)

Doubling the peak power of an optical parametric oscillator using a novel bi-directional pump geometry

Greg Norris and Gail McConnell (University of Strathclyde, UK)

Imaging nanometer sized gold particles 

Henkjan Gersen and Xin Hong (University of Bristol, UK)


Joint Poster Session (Location: Staff Social Centre)


Civic Reception (Location: Staff Social Centre)

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