We specialise in the physics and engineering of diode-pumped solid-state and semiconductor lasers. We put a particular emphasis on taking our novel laser concepts to a systems-ready level and working with industrial and academic partners on their practical implementation.
The research group is made up of two teams - the High Brightness Semiconductor Disk Laser Team and the Compact Solid-State Lasers Team.
We work closely together and with a range of partners, both industrial and academic. One of our key partners is the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics in Glasgow.
Our particular research interests include:
- novel semiconductor disk lasers for the visible and UV
- nonlinear wavelength conversion of semiconductor disk lasers
- diamond-based lasers
Our work is supported by an EPSRC Challenging Engineering Award and an ERC Starting Grant.
High Brightness Semiconductor Disk Lasers
The team conducts research in the area of optically-pumped semiconductor disk lasers (also known as VECSELs) for high spatial and spectral brightness and broad tunability at novel wavelengths.