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PCF transitions: inflation, nonlinear optics and interfacing
Fibre sources of single- and pair-photons [1,2]
for quantum information
PCF design and fabrication
William Wadsworth is Reader and Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Bath. He is the current director of the Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials in the Physics Department. He has been a member since 1999, where he has been at the forefront of research in photonic crystal fibre lasers and investigating non-linear effects in tapered fibres and photonic crystal fibres. He is actively involved in promoting international collaborations on PCF in many fields of physics, chemistry and biology His research is regularly recognised by invited presentations at international conferences and at other institutions world-wide.
In previous lives he worked on the development of high average power pulsed Ti:Sapphire lasers, for which he was awarded his DPhil from the University of Oxford in 1997. He also developed solid-state dye lasers in plastic hosts, and studied new candidate molecules for optical switching applications at the University of Otago in New Zealand.
Currently funded research projects
WhiteLase is a collaboration of four UK partners which aims to boost laser manufacturing and biomedical imaging technology within the UK. The WhiteLase project addresses the need for high- brightness, efficient visible laser illumination sources by developing advanced white light (super-continuum) fibre lasers and their applications within biomedical imaging.
The aim of the nEUROPt project is the development and clinical validation of advanced non-invasive optical methodologies for in-vivo diagnosis, monitoring, and prognosis of major neurological diseases (stroke, epilepsy, ischemia), based on diffuse optical imaging by pulsed near infrared light.