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Dr Antonio Hurtado

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Photonics

Personal statement

I received the PhD degree in Photonic Technology from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain in December 2006. In 2007 I joined the Optoelectronics Research Group of the University of Essex (England, UK) first as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and then as a Marie Curie Fellow (IEF Programme, Project ISLAS, 2009-2011). In 2010 I was awarded by the European Commission with a second Marie Curie Fellowship (IOF Programme, Project NINFA, 2011-2014) to carry out a collaborative project between the Universities of New Mexico (USA) and Essex (UK). Following this award in 2011 I started working in the Optoelectronics Research Group at the Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM-UNM) in Albuquerque (NM, USA). In 2014 I was awarded a Chancellor Fellowship by the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland, UK). As a result of this award I started working from October 2014 as a Lecturer at Strathclyde’s Institute of Photonics.


Externally-triggered activation and inhibition of optical pulsating regimes in quantum-dot mode-locked lasers
Robertson Joshua, Ackemann Thorsten, Lester Luke F., Hurtado Antonio
Scientific Reports Vol 8, (2018)
Vertically emitting indium phosphide nanowire lasers
Xu Wei-Zong, Ren Fang-Fang, Jevtics Dimitars, Hurtado Antonio, Li Li, Gao Qian, Ye Jiangdong, Wang Fan, Guilhabert Benoit, Fu Lan, Lu Hai, Zhang Rong, Tan Hark Hoe, Dawson Martin D., Jagadish Chennupati
Nano Letters, (2018)
Transfer printing of semiconductor nanowire lasers
Hurtado Antonio, Jevtics Dimitars, Guilhabert Benoit, Gao Qian, Tan Hark Hoe, Jagadish Chennupati, Dawson Martin D.
IET Optoelectronics Vol 7, (2017)
Integration of semiconductor nanowire lasers with polymeric waveguide devices on a mechanically flexible substrate
Jevtics Dimitars, Hurtado Antonio, Guilhabert Benoit, McPhillimy John, Cantarella Giuseppe, Gao Qian, Tan Hark Hoe, Jagadish Chennupati, Strain Michael John, Dawson Martin
Nano Letters, pp. 1-20, (2017)
High frequency continuous birefringence-induced oscillations in spin-polarized vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers
Torre M. S., Susanto H., Li Nianqiang, Schires K., Salvide M. F., Henning I. D., Adams M. J., Hurtado A.
Optics Letters Vol 42, (2017)
Controlled propagation of spiking dynamics in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers : towards neuromorphic photonic networks
Deng Tao, Robertson Joshua, Hurtado Antonio
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics Vol 23, (2017)

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Research interests

My research interests lie within Nanophotonics and Neuromorphic Photonics. In Nanophotonics, I work across topics that include nanowire photonics, nanolasers and hybrid nanophotonic fabrication. Within this activity we have recently delivered first reports on the transfer-printing of nanowire lasers for controllable nanophotonic device fabrication and on the integration of ultrasmall nanowire lasers.

Neuromorphic Photonics is an emerging scientific field looking at the emulation of the brain’s powerful computational capabilities with ultrafast photonic technologies for novel paradigms in ultrafast brain-inspired information processing. Within this activity I have delivered first reports on the controllable generation, inhibition and propagation of spiking dynamics in Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers at speeds up to 1 billion times faster than in biological neurons. 

Professional activities

Transfer Printing of Semiconductor Nanowire Lasers for Nanophotonic Device Fabrication
Activation, Inhibition and Propagation of Spiking Regimes in Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers
Transfer printing of semiconductor nanowires for nanophotonic device fabrication
Transfer printing of semiconductor nanowire lasers for nanophotonic device fabrication
Controllable transfer printing of semiconductor nanowires
Controllable activation and inhibition of spiking patters in VCSELs

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Emulation of basic RETinal ciRcuits with Ultrafast PhOtonic Technologies
Hurtado, Antonio (Principal Investigator)
Period 07-May-2018 - 15-Jul-2018
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Robertson, Joshua
Hurtado, Antonio (Principal Investigator) Strain, Michael (Co-investigator) Robertson, Joshua (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 01-Apr-2021
BRAIN-inspired networks of ultrafast LASER neurons
Hurtado, Antonio (Principal Investigator)
Period 10-Nov-2017 - 09-Nov-2020
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTA - University of Strathclyde) | Jevtics, Dimitars
Hurtado, Antonio (Principal Investigator) Dawson, Martin (Co-investigator) Jevtics, Dimitars (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 01-Apr-2019
BRAIN-inspired networks of ultrafast PHOTONIC NeuronS (Brain Photonics)
Hurtado, Antonio (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Mar-2017 - 28-Feb-2018

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Institute of Photonics
Technology Innovation Centre

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