IOP Conferences

25 August Programme


Registration (Location: Staff Social Centre)



Plenary: New development for structural health monitoring using optical fiber sensors

Ken Grattan (City University, UK)

Location: Nuffield Theatre

Chair: David Towers (University of Leeds, UK)



Refreshments (Location: Staff Social Centre) 



Nuffield Theatre

Arts Lecture Theatre H

Arts Lecture Theatre J

Nuffield Lecture Theatre C

Nuffield Lecture Theatre A



Session: Optical and quantum metrology (Joint)

Chair: Gerald Buller (Heriot-Watt University, UK) and Gail McConnell (University of Strathclyde, UK)

Session: Advances in laser science I (QEP)

Chair: Martin Dawson (University of Strathclyde, UK)

Session: Trapping and manipulation I (Joint)

Chair: David McGloin (University of Dundee, UK)


Session: ITP4 - UKFunding Sources



Invited: Quantum metrology with atoms and photons

Alastair Sinclair (National Physical Laboratory, UK)


Invited: Ultrashort pulses from semiconductor lasers

Anne Tropper (University of Southampton, UK)


Invited: Direct measurements of heating associated with optical manipulation of individual metallic nanoparticles

Lene Oddershede, P Bendix and  S Reihani (The Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark)



Joint research and industrial funding in engineering & physical sciences

Matthew Ball (EPSRC)



Entangled multi-photon states in waveguide for quantum metrology

Jonathan Matthews1, Alberto Politi1, Damien Bonneau1, Andre Stefanov2 and Jeremy O’Brien1 (1Centre for Quantum Photonics, H: H: Wills Physics Laboratory & Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, UK, 2Federal Office of Metrology METAS, Switzerland)

DFB laser action from truxene-core chromophores in an encapsulating polymer matrix on a flexible substrate 

Johannes Herrnsdorf, Benoit Guilhabert, Yujie Chen, Alexander Kanibolotsky, Allan Mackintosh, Richard Pethrick, Peter Skabara, Erdan Gu, Nicolas Laurand and Martin Dawson (University of Strathclyde, UK)

Listening to the microworld; non-contact coupling of mechanical signals 

ArranCurran, Richard Bowman, Alison Yao, Graham Gibson, Jon Cooper and Miles Padgett (University of Glasgow, UK)


Technology strategy board challenges

Greg May (Technology Strategy Board)



Intra-cavity interferometric autocorrelation for ultraviolet pulses by spontaneous parametric down-conversion

Patrick Michelberger, Roland Krischek, Witlef Wieczorek, Akira Ozawa and Harald Weinfurter (Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics, Germany)

Carrier population in semiconductor quantum dot lasers between 20 K and 350K 

Ian O'Driscoll, Matthew Hutchings, Peter Blood and Peter Smowton (Cardiff University, UK)

Designs for a hybrid optical-acoustic trapping system 

Graham Brodie1, Nan Lin1, Gabe Spalding2 and Michael MacDonald1 (1University of Dundee, UK, 2Illinois Wesleyan University, USA)




Receiver and detection design for full field coherent quantum imaging

Ryan Warburton, Frauke Izdebski and Gerald Buller (Heriot-Watt University, UK), Jonathan Leach, Dave Ireland and Miles Padgett (University of Glasgow, UK)

Luminescent concentrators for pumping organic semiconductor lasers 

Graham Turnball, Ying Yang and Ifor Samuel (University of St Andrews, UK)

A dual-beam laser trap for detailed X-ray studies in biology 

Andy Ward1, Jen Hiller2, Nick Terrill2 and Stephanie Jones1

(1STFC, UK, 2Diamond Light Source, UK)


Joint research and industrial funding in life sciences (TBC)

Alex Chaix (TSB & BBSRC)



Enhanced infrared single-photon detection with front-side fibre coupled superconducting nanowires on optical cavities 

M G Tanner1, C M Natarajan1, J A O’Connor1, R J Warburton1, R H Hadfield1, B Baek2, S Nam2, S N Dorenbos3, E Bermúdez Ureña3, T Zijlstra3, T M: Klapwijk3, V Zwiller3 (1Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, 2National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA,

3Kavli Institute for Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Photon noise of peltier-cooled 6:1-mm quantum cascade lasers with a single phonon resonance-continuum depopulation structure

Takashi Kataoka1, Kenichi Kasahara1, Naota Akikusa2, Kazuue Fujita2 and Tadataka Edamura2

Ritsumeikan University, Japan1

Hamamatsu Photonics KK, Japan2


Directed assembly of optically bound matter 

Michael Summers, Grant Ritchie, Jonny Taylor and Rich Dear (University of Oxford, UK




Transfer of ultra-low phase noise microwave references over the JANET Aurora fibre network using a femtosecond optical frequency comb 

Giuseppe Marra1,2, Radan  Slavík2, Helen  S Margolis1, Stephen  Lea1, Periklis Petropoulos2, David Richardson2 and Patrick Gill1 (1National Physical Laboratory, UK

2Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK)

Quasi-phase-matching high-order harmonic generation using ultrafast pulse trains 

Kevin O’Keefe, Tom Robinson and Simon Hooker (Clarendon Laboratory, UK)

Holographic trapping, manipulation and tracking of micro-rods in multiple Gaussian beams 

Simon Hanna1, Stephen Simpson1, David Philips1, David Carberry1 , Mervyn Miles1,  Graham Gibson2 and Miles Padgett2 (1University of Bristol, UK, 2University of Glasgow, UK)


Nexpresso demonstrator funding (TBC)

Chris Gracie (Scottish Optoelectronics Association, UK)



Using ultra-cold atoms to image two-dimensional electron gases in semiconductor heterostructures

German Sinuco-Leon and Mark Fromhold (University of Nottingham, UK)

Influence of gas jet structure on high harmonic generation 

James Grant-Jacob, Benjamin Mills, Thomas Butcher, Richard Chapman, William Brocklesby and Jeremy Frey (University of Southampton, UK)

Optical landscapes for guiding, manipulating and characterising aerosol particles 

Jonathan Wills, Toni Carruthers and Jonathan Reid (University of Bristol, UK)


Knowledge transfer partnerships and mini KTPs & grants for R&D

Hilary Smith (University of Southampton, UK)




Lunch (Location: Staff Social Centre)




Tutorial 3: TeraHertz in society

Martyn Chamberlain (University of Durham, UK) - Location: Nuffield Theatre




Session: Quantum information processing I (QEP)

Chair: Myungshik Kim (Queen's University Belfast, UK)

Session: Advances in laser science II (QEP)

Chair: David Binks (University of Manchester, UK)

Session: Trapping and manipulation II (Joint)

Chair: David McGloin (University of Dundee, UK)

Session: FASIG I (OPD)

Chair: Pablo Ruiz

Session: ITP5 - Eu Funding




Invited: Proposal for a quantum dot machine-gun-like source of multiply entangled photons

Terry Rudolph (Imperial College London, UK)



Invited: An Intra-cavity Raman Laser using Synthetic Diamond 

Walter Lubeigt, Gerald Bonner, Jennifer Hastie, Martin Dawson, David Burns and Alan Kemp (University of Strathclyde, UK)

Invited: Dual-beam laser traps in biology and medicine - why one beam is not enough

Jochen Guck (Cambridge University, UK)


Invited: A new look at 3D optical metrology

Jeremy Coupland (Loughborough University, UK)

Upcoming European framework funding – ICT call 6

Peter Walters (TUV & FP7UK)



Towards high-speed optical quantum memories 

Klaus Reim1, Joshua Nunn1, Patrick Michelberger1, Virginia Lorenz2, Ben Sussman1,3, Ka Lee1, Nathan Langford1, Dieter Jaksch1 and Ian Walmsley1

(1Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford, UK, 2Department of Physics, University of Delaware, USA, 3 National Research Council of Canada, Canada)

74 GHz passive harmonic modelocking of a Vertical-External-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser with 25 mW output power 

Aleksandr Perevedentsev1, Adrian Quarterman1, Keith Wilcox1, Vasilis Apostolopoulos1, Anne Tropper1, Ian Farrer2 and Dave Ritchie2

(1University of Southampton, UK, 2University of Cambridge, UK)

Microrheology: realtime monitoring of complex modulii 

Erika Eiser, Taiki Ynangishima and Dean Frenkel (University of Cambridge, UK)

Fringe analysis for low-coherence interferometric imaging methods 

Bettina Heise, Stefan Schausberger and David Stifter (CDL MS-MACH, Johannes Kepler University, Austria)

An evaluator’s perspective on reviewing EU proposals

N Doran (Swansea University, UK)



Operating quantum waveguide circuits with superconducting single-photon detectors 

Chandrea Natarajan1, Alberto Peruzzo2, Shigehito Miki3, Masahide Sasaki3, Zhen Wang3, Burm Baek4, Sae Woo Nam4, Robert Hadfield1, and Jeremy O’Brien2,

(1Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, 2University of Bristol, UK, 3National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan, 4National Institute of Standards and Technology, US)

Fractal laser sources: new analyses, results and contexts 

James Christian1, Graham McDonald1, Abi Heyes1 and Jungang Huang2 (1University of Salford, UK, 2City University, UK)

Manipulating blood borne parasites with optoelectronic tweezers (OET) 

Clemens Kremer, Steven Neale, Michael Barrett and Jonathan Cooper (University of Glasgow, UK)


Whole-field wavelength scanning interferometry using a tunable Ti:Sapphire laser 

Abundio Davila, Jonathan Huntley, Pablo Ruiz and Jeremy Coupland (Loughborough University, UK)




Microfabricated ion trap for scalable quantum processing 

Alastair Sinclair, Guido Wilpers, Patrick See and Patrick Gill (National Physical Laboratory, UK)

High peak power femtosecond pulse vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser 

Keith Wilcox1, Adrian Quarterman1, Anne Tropper1, Harvey Beere2, David Ritchie2 (1University of Southampton, UK, 2University of Cambridge, UK)

3D tracking, manipulation and force-feedback with stereoscopic optical tweezers 

Richard Bowman, Graham Gibson and Miles Padgett (University of Glasgow, UK)

Hyperspectral interferometry for single-shot measurement of 3-D shape and displacement fields  

Taufiq Widjanarko, Jonathan Huntley and Pablo Ruiz (Loughborough University, UK)

Improving your chances in FP7




Robust GigaHertz clock rate quantum key distribution 

Patrick Clarke1, Robert Collins1, Philip Hiskett1, 2, Nils Krichel1, Chandrea Natarajan1, Robert Hadfield1, Paul Townsend3 and Gerald Buller

(1Heriot-Watt University, UK, 2Now at: SELEX Galileo, UK, 3University College Cork, Cork, Ireland)

Improved materials and resonators for hybrid organic semiconductor lasers'

Georgios Tsiminis1, Y Wang1, N Montgomery1, A Kanibolotsky2, A Ruseckas1, P Skabara2, M Dawson2, G A Turnbull1 and I  Samuel

(1University of St Andrews, UK, 2University of Strathclyde, UK)

Correlating the deformability and differentiability of hematopoietic precursor cells using an optical stretcher 

Andrew Ekpenyong1, Franziska Lautenschläger1, Ada Olins2, Donald Olins2 and Jochen Guck1 (1University of Cambridge, UK, 2Bowdoin College, USA)

High-speed, sub-Nyquist speckle pattern interferometry using binary diffraction gratings 

Andrew J Moore, Tao Wu and Jesus Valera (Heriot-Watt University, UK)



Refreshments (Location: Staff Social Centre)


Prospects of laboratory X-ray laser creation on the basis of channeling charged particles in perfect crystals 

Mykhaylo Vysotskyy and Vladimir Vysotskii (Kiev National Shevchenko University, Ukraine)














Session: Quantum information processing II & quantum coherent control (QEP)

Chair: Ben Whittaker (University of Leeds, UK)

Session: Polarisation optics (OPD)

Chair: Mark Dennis (University of Bristol, UK)

Session: Optics and microfluidics (Joint)

Chair: David McGloin (University of Dundee, UK)

Session: FASIG II (OPD)

Chair: Pablo Ruiz (Loughborough University, UK)

Session: ITP6 Proposal Concepts




Zone-plate focusing of Bose-Einstein condensates for atom optics and erasable high-speed lithography of quantum electronic components

Mark Fromhold (University of Nottingham, UK)


Invited: Vectorial polarimetry: a far field microscopy method to characterise 3D EM fields

David Lara1, Oscar Rodríguez2 and Chris Dainty2 (1Imperial College London, UK, 2National University of Ireland, Ireland)

Invited: Trapping DNAOligos using optically driven microflow

Dieter Braun and Franz Weinert (Ludwig-Maximilians University, Münich, Germany)


An interferometric technique for absolute and precise distance measurement at long range 

Matthew Warden and David Urner (University of Oxford, UK)

Collaborative development proposal pitches and concepts 12, 5 min presentations



Quantum random walks in photonic integrated circuits 

Alberto Peruzzo1, Nobuyuki Matsuda2, Jonathan Matthews1, Alberto Politi1, Konstantinos Poulios1, Mirko Lobino1,

Xiao-Qi Zhou1, Nur Ismail3, Kerstin Wörhoff3, Yaron Bromberg4, Yoav Lahini4, Yaron Silberberg4, Mark Thompson1 and Jeremy O’Brien1 (1University of Bristol, UK, 2Tohoku University, Japan, 3University of Twente, The Netherlands, 4The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

Optimum long range metrology with the use of the method of excess fractions 

Konstantinos Falaggis, David Towers and Catherine Towers (University of Leeds, UK)



A trapped single ion inside a Bose-Einstein condensate 

Carlo Sias, Christoph Zipkes, Stefan Palzer and Michael Koehl (University of Cambridge, UK)

Particle-swarm optimization of superresolving diffractive optical elements for radially polarized light 

Jari Lindberg and Mark Dennis (University of Bristol, UK)

Microfluidic integration of a high power dual-beam laser trap for cell mechanical measurements 

Franziska Lautenschlaeger1, Michael Beil2 and Jochen Guck1 (1University of Cambridge, UK,

2University of Ulm, Germany)

Metrology of thin films using interferogram analysis techniques

Daniele Dipresa, Catherine Towers and David Towers (University of Leeds, UK)



A compiled version of Shor’s quantum factoring algorithm on a waveguide chip 

Alberto Politi, Jonathan Matthews and Jeremy O’Brien (University of Bristol, UK)

Birefringence in low index-contrast 1D and 2D photonic bandgap materials 

Andrew Waddie, Florian Hudelist and Mohammad Taghizadeh (Heriot-Watt University, UK)

Simultaneous multi-parameter mapping of microfluidic devices using fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy, micro-particle imaging velocimetry, optical tweezers and time-correlated single photon counting 

Mathieu Bennet1,2Patricia Richardson1,2 Jochen Arlt2 Aongus McCarthy3 Gerald Buller3 David Mendels4 and Anita Jones1,2

(1School of Chemistry and 2Collaborative Optical Spectroscopy, Micromanipulation and Imaging Centre, University of Edinburgh, UK, 3Heriot-Watt University, UK, 4Cognoscens, France)

Elimination of the background of dynamic speckle interferometry signals by circling their associated analytic signals 

Sébastien Equis1, Pierre Jacquot1 and Patrick Flandrin2 (1Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland, 2Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France)



Cluster state generation using fibre sources 

Alex Clark1, Matthaeus Halder1, Jérémie Fulconis1, Bryn Bell1, Mark Tame2, Myungshik Kim2, Chunle Xiong3, William Wadsworth3 and John Rarity (1University of Bristol, UK, 2The Queen’s University, Belfast, UK, 3University of Bath, UK)

Polarisation-dependent Goos-Hänchen shift at a graded dielectric interface 

Wolfgang Löffler1, Martin van Exter1, Gert 't Hooft1, Eric Eliel1,

Ko Hermans2, Dick J Broer2 and Johannes Woerdman (1Leiden University, The Netherlands, 2University of Technology Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

Ultrasensitive cavity enhanced absorption spectroscopy of reaction kinetics in liquids with broad bandwidth supercontinuum radiation 

Ssegawa-Ssekintu Kiwanuka, Toni Laurila and Clemens Kaminski (University of Cambridge, UK)

Statistics of derivatives for complex signal representation of speckle pattern from Riesz transform and Its application to pseudo stokes vector correlation 

Wei Wang1, Shun Zhang1, Andrew Moore1, Steen Hanson2 and Mituso Takeda3 (1Heriot-Watt University, UK, 2DTU Fotonik, Denmark, 3The University of Electro-Communications, Japan)



Bellinequality violation with bipartite entangled photonic qudits 

Adetunmise Dada1, Ryan Warburton1, Barry Jack2, Jonathan Leach2, Erika Andersson1, Gerald Buller1, and Miles Padgett2

(1Heriot-Watt University, UK, 2University of Glasgow, UK)

Displacements effects for structured light on reflection 

Jörg Götte and Mark Dennis (University of Bristol, UK)

Dynamic switching of liquid crystal filled polymer structure devices 

Garry Lester, Steven Coulston and Adrian Strudwick (L-lectronics Ltd, UK)

Experimental determination of the point spread function and its effect in coherence scanning interferometry

Kanik Palodhi1, Jeremy Coupland1 and Richard Leach2 (1Loughborough University, UK, 2National Physical Laboratory, UK)

ITP Close









Posters/Exhibition (Location: Staff Social Centre)

Laboratory Tours



Drinks Reception (Location: Gallery, Guild Hall



Conference Dinner (Location: Guild Hall)





^ To the top ^