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1 PHOTONICS Martin Dawson and Gerald Buller

2 Cross-university initiatives Proposed ‘Max Planck Centre’ - ‘Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit’: gravitational physics/astro-photonics and quantum optics - Partner MPI’s: Hannover (Gravitational Physics), Erlangen (Science of Light)… - ‘Virtual Centre’ but administered from Glasgow - Initial partners: Glasgow, Strathclyde, St. Andrews - Support being discussed with EPSRC, STFC, SFC, MP Germany & the Universities Quantum Information/Measurement (SUPA II) - Stefan Kuhr, SUPA Chair in Quantum Information (Strath), with major ERC grant appointments of Maniscalco and Lovett; 2012 Leach (all HW) - Padgett-led EPSRC Programme Grant (Glasgow, Strath) and Critical Mass Grant (Glasgow, Strath, HW) - Quantum imaging, quantum metrology, quantum information processing, quantum cryptography

3 New/enhanced themes Neurophotonics and Biophotonics - Keith Mathieson (Strath) in Neurophotonics: SUPA/PaLS - PG in ‘Structured Light’ (Dholakia: St. And) incl. Neurophotonics/Optogenetics - Gail McConnell’s Chair in Biophotonics (Strath) Hybrid and Flexible Photonics - Hybrid inorganic/organic optoelectronics; mechanically flexible photonics and nanomembranes - ICT Large Grant ‘HYPIX’ (Strath, St. And, Edinburgh) - Visible light communications and novel sensing technology Ultrafast Photonics - ICT Large Grant ‘MUSIC’ (St. Andrews, Strath) - Appointments/promotions: Faccio (HW), Hunt (Strath), Thomson (HW), Wynne (Glas) - Cross-SUPA collaborative work - Industrial and/or inter-disciplinary collaborations

4 Industrial engagement and KT Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics (F-CAP) - Initial focus: solid state lasers and laser-based systems - Physical centre in Glasgow, Strathclyde-linked with SUPA outreach - £9M initial investment, including £3M from Fraunhofer Gesselschaft - 5 years initial support, from June 2012 New industry-interfacing Chairs - e.g. Selex-Galileo Chair in Solid State Lasers at HW EPSRC Industrial Doctorate Centre (IDC) - Optics and Photonics Technologies - HW, St. Andrews, Strathclyde and Glasgow - Funded until 2018 (£10M) - UK’s largest photonics CDT in terms of numbers of PG students (55 currently)

5 Support/delivery mechanisms EPSRC Programme Grant (PG) and Critical Mass (CM) Schemes - PG in ‘Orbital angular momentum’ (Glasgow, Strath) - PG in ‘Structured Light’ (St. And) - Under review: PG in ‘Visible Light Communications’ (Strath, St. And, Edinburgh) - CM in ‘Quantum Imaging’ (Glasgow, HW, Strath) International Engagement and Profile Raising - Max Planck Centre - Scotland-Stanford (SU2P) EPSRC Science Bridges Programme EPSRC Doctoral Training Centres - IDC in ‘Optics and Photonics Technologies’ - Proposed CDT in ‘Biophotonics’ - Possible CDT in ‘Quantum Photonics’


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