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Dr Lewis Carpenter

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Lewis is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) associate working with Covesion Ltd. and the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC). He received a first class Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southampton (2009) and won the National Grid award for the highest awarded dissertation mark. Lewis continued his studies at Southampton within the ORC, under the supervision of Prof. Smith and Dr. Gates and was awarded his Ph.D in 2013.

His PhD focused on precision dicing (sawing) and micromilling techniques for silica photonic device fabrication and particularly for the production of micro optomechanical sensors and ultra-smooth micron scale features for integrated optics. Working as a Research Fellow (2014) Lewis researched the integration of precision micromilled structures with photonic waveguides for the application to optofluidic evanescent field sensing.

Currently as a KTP associate he develops ridge waveguides in PPLN (Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate) for high efficient wavelength conversion, with special interested in the application of these technologies to atom/ion trapping and single photon sources. Lewis is an avid mountain biker, runner and walker and will often be found muddy and upside down in the New Forest.

Publications

Carpenter, Lewis G, Holmes, Christopher, Rogers, Helen L, Smith, Peter G and Gates, James C (2010) Integrated optic glass microcantilevers with Bragg grating interrogation Optics Express, 18, (22), pp. 23296-301. (doi:10.1364/OE.18.023296).

Holmes, C., Carpenter, Lewis, Gates, J.C. and Smith, P.G.R. (2012) Miniaturization of Bragg-multiplexed membrane transducers Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 22, (2), p. 25017. (doi:10.1088/0960-1317/22/2/025017).

Carpenter, Lewis, Holmes, Christopher, Gates, James C. and Smith, Peter G.R. (2010) Planar micromachined glass cantilevers utilising integrated Bragg Fabry-Perot cavities At Photon 10, United Kingdom. 23 - 26 Aug 2010. 1 pp.

Holmes, C., Carpenter, Lewis, Hunt, Hamish, Gates, J.C. and Smith, P.G.R. (2010) Microfluidic multimode interference device At European Conference on Integrated Optics (ECIO) 2010, United Kingdom. 07 - 09 Apr 2010.

Carpenter, Lewis, Rogers, Helen, Cooper, Peter A., Holmes, Christopher, Gates, James C. and Smith, Peter G.R. (2013) Low optical-loss facet preparation for silica-on-silicon photonics using the ductile dicing regime Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 46, (47), 475103-[9pp]. (doi:10.1088/0022-3727/46/47/475103).

Carpenter, Lewis, Rogers, Helen, Holmes, C., Gates, J.C. and Smith, P.G.R. (2013) Polish-like facet preparation via dicing for silica integrated optics At SPIE Photonics West: Optical Components and Materials X, United States. 05 - 06 Feb 2013. (doi:10.1117/12.2004342).

Carpenter, Lewis, Holmes, C., Gates, J.C. and Smith, P.G.R. (2013) MEMS accelerometers utilizing resonant microcantilevers with interrogated single mode waveguides and Bragg gratings At SPIE Photonics West: Reliability, packaging, testing, and characterization of MOEMS/MEMS and nanodevices XII, United States. 04 - 05 Feb 2013. (doi:10.1117/12.2004418).

Carpenter, Lewis (2013) Precision dicing and micromilling of silica for photonics University of Southampton, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Doctoral Thesis , 210pp.

Holmes, C., Sima, C., Mennea, P.L., Carpenter, Lewis, Gates, J.C. and Smith, P.G.R. (2014) Fabricating fiber Bragg gratings using phase modulated direct UV writing At SPIE Photonics West, United States. 01 - 06 Feb 2014. (doi:10.1117/12.2040578).

Cooper, P.A., Carpenter, L.G., Mennea, P., Holmes, C., Gates, J.C. and Smith, P.G.R. (2014) Optomechanical cantilever device for displacement sensing and variable attenuator At Photonics West 2014, United States. 01 - 06 Feb 2014. (doi:10.1117/12.2039806).

Carpenter, Lewis, Holmes, C., Cooper, P.A., Gates, J.C. and Smith, P.G.R. (2014) Precision dicing of optical materials At SPIE Photonics West, United States. (doi:10.1117/12.2039754).

Cooper, P., Holmes, C., Carpenter, Lewis, Sima, C., Mennea, Paolo, Gates, J.C. and Smith, P. (2013) Silica microbeams for tunable Bragg gratings At CLEO-Europe/IQEC 2013, Germany. 12 - 16 May 2013.

Holmes, C., Rogers, Helen, Daly, Keith, Carpenter, Lewis, Sima, C., Mennea, Paolo, Gates, J.C., D'Alessandro, G. and Smith, P.G.R. (2013) Tilted planar Bragg grating refractometers At CLEO-Europe/IQEC 2013, Germany. 12 - 16 May 2013.

Carpenter, Lewis, Rogers, Helen, Holmes, C., Gates, J.C. and Smith, P.G.R. (2013) Facet machining of silica waveguides with nanoscale roughness without polishing or lapping At CLEO-Europe/IQEC 2013, Germany. 12 - 16 May 2013.

Smith, Peter G.R., Gates, J.C., Holmes, C., Carpenter, L.G., Kundys, D.O., Mennea, P.L. and Posner, M.T. (2014) Integrated optical circuits for quantum information processing At ICOL: International Conference on Optics & Optoelectronics, India. 05 - 08 Mar 2014.

Smith, P.G.R., Gates, J.C., Holmes, C., Carpenter, L.G., Kundys, D.O., Mennea, P.L. and Posner, M.T. (2014) At the cross-roads of effective quantum information processing with integrated optical gates At Photonics North, Canada. 24 - 30 May 2014.

Butement, J.T.G., Hunt, H.C., Rowe, D.J., Karabchevsky, A., Hua, P., Murugan, G.S., Clark, O., Holmes, C., Carpenter, L.G., Gates, J.C., Smith, P.G.R, Chad, J.E. and Wilkinson, J.S. (2014) A microflow cytometer for microsphere-based immunoassays using integrated optics and inertial particle focussing At Biosensors '14, Australia. 27 - 30 May 2014.

Gates, J.C., Lynch, Stephen, Mennea, Paolo, Cooper, P.A., Ambran, S., Rogers, Helen, Carpenter, Lewis, Sima, C., Wales, D.J., Holmes, C. and Smith, P.G.R. (2013) UV written planar Bragg grating sensors - an overview of fabrication geometries and applications At Advanced Photonics 2013. 14 - 17 Jul 2013.

Carpenter, Lewis, Cooper, Peter, Holmes, Christopher, Gawith, Corin B.E., Gates, James C. and Smith, Peter G.R. (2015) Nanoscale roughness micromilled silica evanescent refractometer Optics Express, 23, (2), pp. 1005-1014. (doi:10.1364/OE.23.001005).

Cooper, Peter A., Carpenter, Lewis, Mennea, Paolo, Holmes, Christopher, Gates, James C. and Smith, Peter G.R. (2014) Integrated optical dual-cantilever arrays in silica on silicon Optics Express, 22, (26), pp. 31801-31813. (doi:10.1364/OE.22.031801).

Holmes, C., Carpenter, L.G., Gates, J.C., Gawith, C.B.E. and Smith, P.G.R. (2015) Planarized fiber-FHD optical composite At SPIE Photonics West: Photonic Instrumentation Engineering II, United States. 07 - 12 Feb 2015.

Smith, P.G.R., Gates, J.C., Holmes, C., Gawith, C.B.E., Carpenter, L.G., Mennea, P.L., Posner, M.T., Cooper, P.A. and Lynch, S.G. (2015) Fabrication of silica-integrated waveguide circuits for quantum-enhanced sensing, quantum information processing, and number-resolving detection At SPIE Photonics West, United States. 07 - 12 Feb 2015.

Carpenter, L.G., Cooper, P.A., Holmes, C., Gawith, C.B.E., Gates, J.C. and Smith, P.G.R. (2015) Micromilling with nanoscale roughness for silica photonics At SPIE Photonics West, United States. 07 - 12 Feb 2015.

Mittal, Vinita, Carpenter, Lewis, Gates, J.C., Wilkinson, J.S. and Murugan, G.S. (2014) GeTe4 channel waveguides for the mid-wave infrared spectral band At International Conference on Fibre Optics and Photonics, India. 13 - 16 Dec 2014.

Mittal, Vinita, Aghajani, Armen, Carpenter, Lewis, Gates, James C., Butement, Jonathan, Smith, Peter G.R., Wilkinson, James S. and Murugan, Ganapathy Senthil (2015) Fabrication and characterization of high-contrast mid-infrared GeTe4 channel waveguides Optics Letters, 40, (9), pp. 2016-2019. (doi:10.1364/OL.40.002016).

Carpenter, Lewis, Mennea, Paolo, Rogers, Helen, Holmes, C., Gates, J.C. and Smith, P.G.R. (2012) Integrated corner mirrors as a platform for miniaturized planar strain sensing At European Conference on Integrated Optics (ECIO), Spain. 18 - 24 Apr 2012. 2 pp.

Holmes, C., Carpenter, Lewis, Cooper, P.A., Rogers, Helen, Gates, J.C. and Smith, P.G.R. (2012) Micro-mechanical integrated optical structures At European Conference on Integrated Optics (ECIO), Spain. 18 - 20 Apr 2012. 2 pp.

Cooper, Peter, Carpenter, Lewis, Holmes, Chris, Sima, Chaotan, Gates, James C. and Smith, Peter G.R. (2015) Power-efficiency enhanced thermally tunable Bragg grating for silica-on-silicon photonics IEEE Photonics Journal, 7, (2), pp. 1-12. (doi:10.1109/JPHOT.2015.2415673).

Gawith, Corin, Gates, James, Mennea, Paolo, Carpenter, Lewis, Berry, Sam, Holmes, Christopher, Lynch, Stephen, Posner, Matthew, Bannerman, Rex, Turvey, Miranda, Cooper, Peter and Smith, Peter (2016) Fabrication of integrated optical waveguides for use in new quantum technologies At International Conference on Photonics 2016, Malaysia. 14 - 16 Mar 2016.

Holmes, Christopher, Gates, James, Carpenter, Lewis, Rogers, Helen, Parker, Richard, Cooper, Peter A., Sima, Chaotan, Adikan, Faisal R.Mahamd, Gawith, Corin B.E. and Smith, Peter G.R. (2015) Direct UV-written planar Bragg grating sensors Measurement Science and Technology, 26, (11), pp. 1-21. (doi:10.1088/0957-0233/26/11/112001).

Holmes, Christopher, Cooper, Peter, Fernando, Harendra N.J., Stroll, Andreas, Gates, James C., Krishnan, Chirenjeevi, Haynes, Roger, Mennea, Paolo L., Carpenter, Lewis G., Gawith, Corin B.E., Roth, Martin M., Charlton, Martin D. and Smith, Peter G.R. (2015) Direct UV written planar Bragg gratings that feature zero fluence induced birefringence Measurement Science and Technology, 26, (12) (doi:10.1088/0957-0233/26/12/125006).

Lynch, Stephen G., Carpenter, Lewis, Berry, Sam, Ferreiro, Teresa I., Holmes, Christopher, Gawith, Corin and Smith, Peter (2017) Frequency doubling a compact stable external cavity diode laser using a novel PPLN waveguide At CLEO/Europe - EQEC 2017, Munich, Germany. 25 - 29 Jun 2017.

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