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Integrated Nanophotonics group

News in 2017

10/2017 Our team has contributed a chapter on single-antenna nonlinear spectroscopy in the Handbook of Metamaterials and Plasmonics edited by Stefan Maier and Javier Aizpurua.

09/2017 The team welcomes Zach Pang and Daniel Collins who are doing their MPhys research project in our laboratory.

07/2017  The Complex Nanophotonics Science Camp took place on 25th-28th of July 2017. Over 60 early career academics, research fellows and students discussed topics in an informal setting of the Cumberland Lodge in the middle of Windsor Park.

04/2017   Hyperspectral imaging using speckles and compressive sensing was demonstrated by Rebecca French in Optics Letters. The work was done in collaboration with Prof. Sylvain Gigan at the LKB-ENS in Paris and is supported by a DSTL UK-France PhD studentship.

04/2017   Christoph Riedel's work on combined electrical and optical simulations of nanoantenna transistor devices has been published in Optics Express.

02/2017 The work of Patrick Vilela on detection of mRNA markers for Altzheimer's disease and prostate cancer was published in ACS Sensors

01/2017 Together with Peter Wiecha and Arnaud Arbouet from Toulouse, we present combined numerical and experimental work on polarisation conversion antennas in Scientific Reports.

News in 2016

12/2016 The year has been successful with Simon Gregory, Daniel Traviss and Leo-Jay Black getting their PhD degrees.

10/2016 Otto Muskens is the Debye visiting professor for the year 2016 in the Debye Institute at the University of Utrecht. He is working with Allard Mosk and the nanoLINX group on experiments with light in scattering media and transmission matrices.

10/2016 The group wecomes six new members. Nic Dinsdale, Bigeng Chen, Matthew Delaney, Lewis Piper, Wei Xiao, and Vincent Guigoz have started their projects.

10/2016 Press release 'Nanoantenna lightning-rod effect produces fast optical switches' appeared in many news sites including Physics World, AZO Nano, The Engineer, New Electronics

06/2016 Our work demonstrating antenna assisted picosecond control of antenna-VO2 hybrids has appeared online in Light: Science & Applications

04/2016 The integrated spatial light modulator has been well received in the press: Phys.orgOptics.orgOptics & Photonics NewsEE Times.

04/2016 Roman Bruck's experimental demonstration of ultrafast routing of light for reconfigurable silicon photonics has resulted in a publication in Optica.

01/2016 The Horizon 2020 project METAREFLECTOR aims at developing a radically new technology to produce Optical Solar Reflectors (OSRs) and to govern the thermo-optical properties of the interface between the spacecraft and the space environment. The Southampton team collaborates with Consorzio CREO, NILT technologies and Thales-Alenia space.

01/2016 The joint project between Southampton and Surrey by PhD student Andre Uttgenant has resulted in a publication on infrared-assisted assembly of hybrid plasmonic-photonic crystals appearing in ACS Nano.

News in 2015

10/2015 The collaborative project with Arnaud Arbouet in Toulouse on second harmonic generation in single plasmonic nanoantennas has resulted in a publication in ACS Photonics.

09/2015 Our publication investigating the mode structure of high-index semiconductor nanowires was published in Optics Express.

08/2015 The Complex Nanophotonics Science Camp 2.0 was a great success. Over 50 early career researchers, along with several invited senior speakers and panelists mixed in the stimulating setting of the Cumberland Lodge.

05/2015 Extremely compact ITO metamaterials are presented in our latest publication appearing in ACS Photonics .

05/2015 We have shown continuous tuning over the entire free spectral range of ring resonators, results appearing in Optics Express.

03/2015 Our collaborative work with Antonios Kanaras and Tim Millar on synergistic effects of laser irradiation and biological activity of gold nanoparticles in angiogenesis has appeared in Biomaterials Science.

02/2015 DNA biosensors exploiting the quenching of upconversion nanoparticles by graphene oxide, in a collaboration with the groups of Antonios Kanaras and Jorge Rubio-Retama.

01/2015 The work by Roman Bruck on ultrafast photomodulation spectroscopy has appeared in Nature Photonics, see here for a press release.

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