Group postdoc Stephen Church has just had a paper accepted into Advanced Optical Materials. In this work, he reports the study of thousands of individual nanowire lasers, using advanced statistical methods to identify a route to optimization. Photonic integrated circuitry is rapidly emerging as an alternative to electronics for specialist
Group postdoc Stephen Church presented a talk entitled “Disentangling Gain, Distributed Losses and End-Facet Losses in Freestanding Nanowire Lasers using Automated High-Throughput Micro-Spectroscopy” at UK Semiconductors in Sheffield, UK. This collaborative work between Manchester and colleagues in Zhejiang and University College London reported a multimodal correlative approach to studying nanolasers.
Optoelectronic materials form the building blocks of crucial components of modern technology, including solar cells, CCDs, lasers and LEDs. The past decade has seen significant developments in materials science that enable the shrinking of these materials to the nano-scale. These advancements have also created entirely new technologies based around light
The group welcomes Ruqaiya and Nawal as two new PhD students working in the group. Ruqaiya will be working on nanolasers for on-chip photonics using both nanowires and nanoshapes developed by collaborators in UCL, ANU and China. Nawal will be working on ultrafast photodetectors based on 2D materials with collaborators