Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:09:00 GMT
The Optical Society presented the award in recognition of ‘contributions to optics and especially to optical momentum, including the optical spanner, the use of orbital angular momentum in communication systems, and an angular form of the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox.’
Mon, 15 Feb 2016 14:17:00 GMT
The laws of reflection are well known, established by Fresnel more than 200 years ago. Neal Radwell and collaborators show in their Nature Communications article that simple back-reflection from solid glass cones still holds surprises today.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:18:00 BST
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:52:00 GMT
Dr David Phillips won the Best Paper Award, and a $250 cash prize, in the Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics VIII conference at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, February 2015.
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:32:00 GMT
As just published in Nature Communications, Peter Morris, Reuben Aspden and colleague in the Optics Group in collaboration with Scientist Canada have created an image of a wasp wing using just 50,000 particles of photons, none of which ever directly interacted with the wing itself.
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:18:00 GMT
Writing in Nature Communications, Martin Lavery, within a collaboration led by the University of Southern California had extended the use of orbital angular momentum to mm-wave beams as part of a communication system.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:09:00 BST
By applying a back-scattered light source, Martin Lavery and colleagues have observed white light with a different kind of Doppler shift, one that arises from the rotation of an object rather than its motion toward or away from an observer.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:54:00 BST
Writing in Science Magazine, Martin Lavery and Miles Padgett of the Optics Group with collaborators Stephen Barnet and Fiona Speirits from Strathclyde has shown that the familiar change in pitch of an approaching ambulance siren can also apply to spinning objects even when their linear velocity is zero.
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:30:00 BST
Professor Miles Padgett and Dr Sonja Franke-Arnold of the Optics Group were plenary speakers at the International Workshop on Singularities and Topological Structures of Light held at the UNESCO funded International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:38:00 GMT
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 09:49:00 BST
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.
Tue, 15 May 2012 00:44:00 BST
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.
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 08:18:00 GMT
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".
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 11:03:00 BST
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.
More news from the Optics Group can be found on the School of Physics and Astronomy site.