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My main research interest is control of the spatial structure of light, by developing dynamic waveguide circuits.  Dynamic optical circuits on waveguide “chips” will be capable of routing and processing information as light. These circuits will enable a faster and more efficient internet, probe the limits of light’s quantum nature, and help unravel its propagation through complex environments such as miniature endoscopes and biological tissue.  This project is supported by a Research Fellowship from the Royal Commission.

I also work on many aspects of the microscopy and spectroscopy work we do in the Nanophotonics Centre, particularly where experiments must be automated to collect data on thousands of individual nanoparticles.  I have developed an automated microscope produced using 3D printing, capable of sub-micron positioning, which is now being commercialised by WaterScope to provide low-cost diagnostics for developing nations.

My PhD was in optical tweezers, supervised by Prof. Miles Padgett at the University of Glasgow, where I developed a number of optical tweezers systems using high-speed cameras and spatial light modulators.  My control program for hologram generation "Red Tweezers" is available online, and I helped design the optical tweezers system sold by Meadowlark Optics.

For an up-to-date list of my publications, please see Google Scholar or ORCID.

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellow
Dr Richard  Bowman

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IOP news article about recent Sciences Advances paper

22 August 2022

A news article has been written about the recent Sciences Advances paper ' Optical suppression of energy barriers in single molecule-metal binding ' in the IOP optics and photonics research update. Read the article here !

Article featured in Nature Communications Editors’ Highlights

15 July 2022

The recent article 'Hollow-core optical fibre sensors for operando Raman spectroscopy investigation of Li-ion battery liquid electrolytes' has been selected as a featured article in the Nature Communications Editor's highlights. Congratulations to Ermanno and Tijmen! The Editor's highlights can be seen here: https://www...

Aoife Gregg - First prize in ZEISS Photography Competition!

8 July 2022

http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/news/revealed-winning-entries-department-s-2020-21-zeiss-photography-competition