Writing in Physical Review Letters, Daniele Giovannini of the Optics Group has used the technology found in data projectors to explore how secure information might be communicated using patterns of light.
Evidence of Quantum Mechanics captured in an Image. Matt Edgar and the Glasgow Optics Group working with collaborators in Heriot Watt and Rochester USA have shown that the latest CCD camera technology can capture the the science of quantum mechanics in an image.
Dr Johannes Courtial from the School of Physics & Astronomy recently appeared as an expert in an episode of the BBC programme "Coast". He explained the physics of the "green flash", an atmospheric phenomenon that can cause the top of sun to appear green as it is setting or rising above the sea.
Professor Miles Padgett has been elected to fellowship of the Optical Society of America (OSA) in recognition of his "experimental and theoretical advances in the interplay of orbital and spin angular momentum of light and its interaction with matter".
Jacqui Romero of the Optics Group, was invited to speak at the prestigious meeting of the Rank Prize Fund on "Optical Implementation of Quantum Information", where she was awarded the prize for the best student talk.
The speed of light is a constant only in space. When light travels through glass, movement of the glass drags the light with it too. Spinning a window as fast as you can is predicted to rotate slightly the image of the world behind it.
Writing in Physics Review Letters, Jacqui Romero of the Optics Group working with her collaborators in Strathclyde and Bristol has shown that knotted lines of darkness embedded optical fields are themselves non-locally entangled.