Optical, infra-red and THz photonics and plasmonics

This research theme encompasses:

  • Light at the nanoscale
  • Nanoplasmonics for metamaterial applications
  • Graphene based devices
  • Phase-change photonic devices
  • Optically tuneable metamaterials
  • Subwavelength imaging

Explore our college research theme page to learn more about our expertise in optical, infra-red and THz photonics and plasmonics

Current projects and academic expertise

 

StudentResearch projectSupervisors 
(University of Exeter)
Hannah Barnard Nanoscale Infrared Biomolecule Spectroscopy (NIBS)

Professor Geoffrey Nash

Dr Jonathan Phillips

Dr Isaac Luxmoore

Justus Bohn Plasmon gain in 2D materials

Professor Euan Hendry

Professor Bill Barnes

Thomas Collier Carbon nanotube arrays for THz generation: theory and applications

Professor Misha Portnoi

Professor Euan Hendry

Professor Geoffrey Nash

Joaquin Faneca Ruedas Photonic Metamaterials for WDM optical communication applications

Dr Anna Baldycheva

Professor Geoffrey Nash

Henry Fernandez Using nanostructure to create hybrid light-matter states: a combined electrical and optical investigation

Professor Bill Barnes

Professor Saverio Russo

Santiago Garcia-Cuevas Carrillo Phase-change metamaterials for optoelectronic device application

Professor David Wright

Professor Geoffrey Nash

Emanuele Gemo Plasmonic integrated all-photonic memories

Professor David Wright

Dr Anna Baldycheva

Rosamund Herapath THz imaging using dynamic metamaterials

Professor Euan Hendry

Dr Jacopo Bertolotti

Ben Hogan 2D liquid composites for integrated optoelectronic devices on Si

Dr Anna Baldycheva

Professor Monica Craciun

Sara-Kate Lavers Microscopy in scattering media

Dr Jacopo Bertolotti

Professor Christian Soeller

Kishan Menghrajani Excitonics: an organic route to Metamaterials

Professor Bill Barnes

Professor Geoffrey Nash

Dean Patient Solid State Refrigeration using 2D/Meta materials

Professor Geoffrey Nash

Dr Simon Horsley

Harry Penketh Metamaterials for lighting

Dr Jacopo Bertolotti

Professor Bill Barnes

Iago Rodriguez Diez Biochemical sensing with photonic materials

Dr Anna Baldycheva 

Professor Geoffrey Nash

Carlota Ruiz de Galarreta Fanjul Electronically controllable optical wavefront shaping with phase change materials

Professor David Wright

Dr Jacopo Bertolotti

Joe Shields All dielectric phase-change metamaterial-based holography

 

Professor David Wright

 

Dr Jacopo Bertolotti

Dr Arseny Alexeev

 

Liam Trimby Chalcogenide perfect absorbers for the detection and modulation of infra-red radiation

Professor David Wright

Dr Anna Baldycheva

 

Past projects

StudentProject title

Supervisors 
(University of Exeter)

Alba Paniagua Diaz Imaging in turbid and opaque media

Dr Jacopo Bertolotti

Professor Bill Barnes

Research case study: Photonic metamaterials for WDM optical communication applications

Joaquin Faneca discusses his PhD research in this video.

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