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(November 3) Dielectric Integrated Photonics for All-Optical Processing and Sensing


Protein Electrodynamics and Terahertz Medicine


16:30-17:30, Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Prof. James S. Wilkinson (University of Southampton)


E3-2, 6th floor, Room 222


Integrated photonic devices are finding application in fields as diverse as telecommunications, tuneable and short-pulse miniature laser light sources and medical diagnostics, driven by the need for increased functionality at low cost. Integrated photonics technologies exploit surface science, waveguide engineering, laser physics and microstructure technology to realise robust mass-producible integrated optical circuits, and this monolithic integration of diverse photonic devices promises to lead to the widespread application of photonic techniques in much the same way as integration of electronic circuits enabled consumer devices like the mobile phone. In this talk, work at Southampton’s ORC will be briefly introduced, future development of integrated photonics will be discussed and examples of research into devices for amplification, lasing, biochemical sensing and particle manipulation will be described.


James S. Wilkinson obtained his BSc and PhD from University College London in 1979 and 1985, respectively. He joined the Electronics Department at Southampton University as lecturer in 1985, having spent 2 years studying sensing and control in haemodialysis procedures at St Bartholomew′s Hospital, London. Professor Wilkinson is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He was a founder of UoS spin-out Mesophotonics Ltd, served as a member of the Royal Society Working Group on the Detection and Decontamination of Chemical Weapons (2003/4) and has recently been awarded an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Investigator Grant on “Wideband Integrated Photonics For Accessible Biomedical Diagnostics”. For more information, please visit