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  • Duration: 5 days
  • Fees:
    - £1350 before 12 May 2017
    - £1450 after 12 May 2017
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Professor Paul  M W French is Head of the Photonics Group. He received his PhD degree for work on femtosecond dye lasers from Imperial College and has concentrated most of his career on ultrafast laser technology and its applications, particularly in the field of biomedical optics. His current research portfolio includes ultrafast laser technology, high speed 3-D imaging using photorefractive holography and fluorescence lifetime imaging for biomedicine and microscopy.

Mr Jonathan Maxwell has more than 20 years of industrial experience in optical design and engineering and has spent the last twelve years as a lecturer in Applied Optics at Imperial College London.
He is currently working for Cooke Optics in Leicester designing fixed focal length and zoom lenses for cinematographic applications and working part time as a lecturer in Imperial College London.
His publications include papers on optical design, optical testing and the engineering of optical systems; he has also authored and co-authored two books, one on the design of Catadioptric Imaging Systems and one on Precision Optical Glassworking.

Professor Mark A A Neil studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge before moving to the Engineering Department where he completed a PhD in Optical Information Processing. He then spent a number of years at the department of Engineering Science at Oxford working on a range of subjects including integrated, diffractive and adaptive optics, imaging and microscopy. He joined the Photonics group at Imperial in 2002 as a Lecturer, becoming Professor in 2009, and his current research interests include programmable optics and advanced imaging and microscopy for biomedical applications.

Professor Geoffrey H C New is a member of the Quantum Optics & Laser Science Group. His research interests are in the theory (esp. The computer modelling) of lasers and nonlinear optical processes, with particular emphasis on the ultrafast processes and novel optical beams. He is involved in numerous national and international collaborations. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and of the Optical Society of America.

Professor Robin W Smith joined Imperial College London as a lecturer in 1968 and was the Head of the Applied Optics Group from 1987 until September 1992. He has taught most of the courses in the Applied Optics MSc programme. His research interests cover many aspects of applied optics including lens and optical system design, diffractive optics, interferometry, image formation, holography and thin films.

Professor Richard C Thompson took his first degree in Physics at the University of Oxford in 1976. Following a DPhil in Atomic Spectroscopy in Oxford, he worked at the Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe and moved to the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington in 1983. He came to Imperial College London as a lecturer in 1986 and was promoted to Reader in 1993 and Professor in 2003. His current research is in the area of laser cooling and spectroscopy of trapped ions.

Professor Peter Török obtained his first degree at the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary and subsequently his DPhil degree at the University of Oxford. After completing post graduate studies, he did his post-doctoral studies at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. Peter was appointed Lecturer in Photonics in 2003 at Imperial College London and was promoted to Reader in Optics in 2006 and subsequently Professor of Optical Physics in 2009. His research interests include the theory of electromagnetic problems, diffraction, focusing and microscopy with especial emphasis on confocal microscopy and optical data storage.

Dr Kenneth Weir joined Imperial College London as a lecturer in 1994. He has experience in optical fibre sensors and instrumentation. His current research interests are in the areas of optical and optical fibre sensor systems for the measurement of physical parameters and other novel applications of optical fibre in sensor systems.