Welcome to the Dynamic Optics and Photonics Group
Many optical techniques use the properties of light to examine, modify or control objects with 3D precision on the nanometre to micrometre scale. These techniques rely on the use of high quality optics with the goal of obtaining diffraction-limited operation, working at the physical limits imposed by the wavelength of the light. Yet in many cases this goal is not achieved as aberrations distort the focus and reduce the resolution of the system. We have developed dynamic optical techniques to overcome these problems. Our work ranges from adaptive optics for correction of specimen-induced aberrations in microscopy to laser-based three dimensional micro/nano-fabrication of photonic devices.
The research group is based in two locations within Oxford - the Department of Engineering Science, where we work in close collaboration with the Microscopy Group, and the Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour (CNCB), where our research is in partnership with neuroscientist colleagues. We have further interdisciplinary collaborations with other research groups across Oxford, in the United Kingdom and internationally. The group is also a member of the Oxford Photonics Network.