06/2019 Thesis prize double

Hearty congratulations to Dr. Rachel Offer for winning both this year’s Institute of Physics, Quantum Electronics and Photonics Group Doctoral Research Prize as well as the Fred Stern prize (best Strathclyde Physics PhD thesis of the year). Well done!

06/2019 Update:

Image at right 2nd in the Innovation Category in the EPSRC photography competition 2019 (Guardian report), and  shortlisted in Strathclyde images of research 2019.

New paper out in Communications Physics.


New paper out in Optica
New paper out in Communications Physics
Paper makes the January 2018 cover page of Optica
15/09/2017 Physics Focus in Physical Review Letters:

Vortices of light on the cheap on Spontaneous Formation of Vector Vortex Beams in Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers with Feedback

27/01/2017 Editor’s suggestion in Physical Review Letters:

A step toward 3D self-localization and light bullets: Observation of Mode-Locked Spatial Laser Solitons

Andrew MacKellar won first prize at the SUPA Student Poster Competition 2016 for his poster on “Phase-contrast interferometry: Single-shot, phase insensitive readout of an atom interferometer”. Further details of this prestigious prize can be found at the SUPA website, where Andrew is quoted as saying “I feel incredibly fortunate … to work in such an exciting line of work with such ridiculously skilled people.”
Paper “Single-atom imaging of fermions in a quantum-gas microscope” published in Nature Physics! –  Researchers from the EQOP Group have achieved imaging of individual fermionic potassium-40 atoms in an optical lattice.E. Haller, J. Hudson, A. Kelly, D. Cotta, B. Peaudecerf, G. Bruce and S. Kuhr, Nature Physics (Advance Online Publication, 13 July 2015), DOI: 10.1038/nphys3403.
Group members Paul Griffin, Erling Riis and Aidan Arnold, with Institute of PhotonicsJennifer Hastie and Alan Kemp were today awarded nearly £5M to develop next-generation quantum technology devices as part of a University of Birmingham led Quantum Technology Hub. The UK National Quantum Technologies Programme aims to ensure the successful transition of quantum technologies from laboratory to industry and is delivered by EPSRC, Innovate UK, BIS, NPL, GCHQ, DSTL and the KTN.
Paper out in Nature Communications.
Paper makes the cover page of Nature Photonics. See also local and Phys.Org news coverage.
Paper makes the cover page of Nature Nanotechnology. See also Jérôme Estève’s News and Views, as well as localImperial, NPL, GlasgowESAPhys.Org, PhysicsNews, ScienceDaily, NanotechnologyNow, Nano Magazine, NanowerkPhotonics.com … news coverage.