Photonics Day 2015: The Quantum Opportunity

Photonics Day 2015: The Quantum Opportunity

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Grand Harbour Hotel (De Vere)

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Photonics Day is an annual multidisciplinary event which brings together colleagues across the Zepler Institute and wider University to review the latest research, network and to discuss possible future collaborations.

This year, in light of the government's major investment in the national network of Quantum Technology Hubs and Southampton's significant range of activities in the quantum area, Photonics Day will have a sub-theme: The Quantum Opportunity.

Speakers

The day will feature invited talks on a range of research in photonics, quantum technology and related fields. We are pleased to announce speakers from two of the UK's prominent Qunatum Technology Hubs.

  • Keynote speaker: Professor Miles Padgett FRS FRSE, Professor of Optics at the University of Glasgow's School of Physics and Astronomy and PI of the Quantum Imaging Centre (QuantIC) Hub where he is Principal Investigator.
  • Invited speaker: Professor Dominic O'Brien, Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford and Co-Director (Systems Engineering) of the Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) Hub.

(Short bios can be found below)

Student flash talks

Students are also invited to participate by giving a one minute flash talk to showcase their work - a cash prize will be awarded for the best presentation.

Attendance: All University of Southampton staff and students with research interests relevant to the themes of the day are welcome to attend. Please ensure you register your place before the 4th September 2015.

Agenda:

10:00 - 10:30 Registration and arrival refreshments

10:30 - 12:20 Session 1: The Quantum Opportunity (Mayflower Suite).Chair: Prof James Wilkinson (ORC)

  • 10:30 - 11:10 Keynote: Ghost Imaging: new approaches to imaging inspired by Quantum Physics. Prof Miles Padgett (University of Glasgow)
  • 11:10 - 11:35 The Quantum Field Trip. Prof Hendrik Ulbricht (Physics)
  • 11:35 - 12:00 Prof Peter Smith (ORC)
  • 12:00 -12:20 PhD student flash talks

12:20 – 13:30 Lunch (restaurant)

13:30 - 15:10 Session 2 (Mayflower Suite).Chair: Prof Peter Smith (ORC)

  • 13:30 - 13:50 The Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) hub: goals, challenges and project overview. Prof Dominic O’Brien (University of Oxford)
  • 13:50 - 14:10 Dr Luca Sapienza (Physics)
  • 14:10 - 14:30 Prof Shinichi Saito (ECS)
  • 14:30 -14:50 Dr Matt Himsworth (Physics)
  • 14:50 - 15:10 Photonic metamaterials: optical properties on demand. Dr Kevin MacDonald (ORC)

15:10 - 15:40 Break (Mayflower Lounge)

15:40 - 17:10 Session 3: New wavelength dimensions (Mayflower Suite) Chair: Prof David Richardson (ORC)

  • 15:40 - 16:00 Mid-infrared silicon photonics. Dr Goran Mashanovich (ORC)
  • 16:00 - 16:20 Low loss, tightly coilable, hollow core fibres for mid-IR applications. Dr Natalie Wheeler (ORC)
  • 16:20 - 16:40 Compact high-pulse-energy mid-IR picosecond optical parametric sources. Prof David Shepherd (ORC)
  • 16:40 - 17:00 Dr Yoshishige Tsuchiya (ECS)
  • 17:00 - 17:10 Closing summary. Prof Sir David Payne (ORC)

17:10 - 18:30 Drinks reception (Mayflower bar)

Venue and directions

The event will be held in the De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel's Mayflower Suite. The De Vere is located on West Quay Road, Southampton. This is a short walk from Southampton Central train station and there are also stops on West Quay road for Unilink buses U1 and U6 which run from the Highfield Campus (see Unilink network map). Directions and travel information will be sent in good time to all registered attendees and speakers.

If you have any questions in advance, please do not hesitate to contact Ruth Churchill (Zepler Institute Coordinator) r.churchill@soton.ac.uk

Short biography: Prof Miles Padgett (University of Glasgow)

Miles is Professor of Optics in the School of Physics and Astronomy. In 2001 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and in 2014 a Fellow of the Royal Society, the UK’s National Academy. In 2009, with Les Allen, he won the Institute of Physics Young Medal and in 2014 the RSE Kelvin Medal. In 2015 he won the Science of Light Prize from the European Physical Society. Read more: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/physics/staff/milespadgett/

Short biography: Prof Dominic O'Brien (University of Oxford)

Dominic O'Brien is a Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, and leads the optical wireless communications group. He gained MA(1991) and PhD (1993) Degrees from the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. From 1993-1995 he was a NATO fellow at the Optoelectronic Computing Systems Center at the University of Colorado. His current research is in the field of optical wireless systems. He is the author or co-author of approximately 150 publications or patents in the area of optics and optoelectronics.Read more: http://www.photonics.ox.ac.uk/dominic-obrien

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