Light in a twist in San Jose

Light in a twist in San Jose

Issued: Tue, 19 May 2015 08:55:00 BST

Professor Miles Padgett was recently invited to present one of the plenary talks at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), the premier international forum for scientific and technical optics. CLEO 2015 unites the fields of lasers and opto-electronics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology, from basic research to industry applications.

Professor Padgett FRS, the University’s Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy, will be discussing his work on adding ‘twists’ to beams of light. Different amounts and directions of twist – technically known as orbital angular momentum – can allow beams of light to carry additional information, creating a faster data transfer or giving new image information or novel sensor systems.

For more details, see the University news article

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