News

Incredible Optical Cavity

Truly impressive optical cavity. Today I was lucky to visit the European Gravity Observatory (VIRGO) just outside Pisa, Italy. The recent observation of a neutron star merger via gravity waves (of which VIRGO was a part) and via electromagnetic radiation has been a...

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Molecules

One of the important classes of molecules we want to work with are known as J-aggregates. These molecules are a hang-over from the days of colour photography. We are interested in them because they consist of aggregates of dye molecules in which the individual...

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World highlight

Our prior work on weak coupling, “A molecular Route to Nanophotonics” is highlighted by the Optical Society for all (OSA), one of 30 projects world-wide to be highlighted of 2017 in the OSA’s journal Optics and Photonics News.  

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First Photmat group meeting

We held our first group meeting today, now that our forts project postdoc has joined us. From left to right the people are: Milo Baraclough, Kishan Menghrajani, Philip Thomas, Bill Barnes and Henry Fernandez.  

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New Lab

We have taken over a new lab to set up our piezo-controlled microcavity set-up. This system will be a key part of our research into strong coupling at visible frequencies. Henry Fernandez (shown) will use this system to investigate the effect of strong coupling on...

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