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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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Latest news

NanoPhotonics Christmas Party

16 December 2021

Many thanks to Chris and Jeremy for organising a very nice Christmas dinner at Jesus College. It was good to be able to see everyone again. Now we just need to figure out who gave which present to who :) Christmas_dinner_2021_2 Christmas_dinner_2021_3

Featured article in Nature Communications

30 November 2021

Our work on tracking the interactions between single molecules and gold atoms has been selected as Featured Article in Nature Communications. A great recognition of the hard work put in by Jack and Tamás! Article available here . single_molecule_gold_Atom.gif

Bowling November '21

29 November 2021

A nice evening out with the NanoPhotonics group. About 30 people from the NanoPhotoncis centre decided to go bowling together at the Leisure Centre. And ofcourse pub afterwards. Thanks to the organizers Sarah and Ishaan.