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ORC hold annual Colloquium

Published: 2 April 2009

The Optoelectronics Research Centre recently held their annual Colloquium.

Organized by Dr Wei Loh this year’s programme offered attendees three sessions of talks given by ORC staff and students and a poster session.

The opening session, presided by Professor Peter Smith included talks on the future of high-power fibre lasers, the progress of other lasers, periodically poled fibres producing valuable powers and using an optical frequency comb generator as a broadband pulse source.

Professor Rob Eason presided the second session - “The ORC ‘Last Lecture’ Series” which comprised of a talk given by Dave Hanna, who retired in 2007 entitled “Cool living on a hot planet.”

Talks about UV written sensors, optical fibres going nano and a tunable free-electron light source on a chip were given at the third session which was presided by Dr. Bill Brocklesby. The final talk of the session “A theory of creativity” was given by Dr Wei Loh.

The last session of the day comprised of a poster session and competition sponsored by fibre laser company, Fianium, the winner is due to be announced later this month.


   Pictured below ORC staff and students at the poster session

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