We specialise in the physics and engineering of diode-pumped solid-state and semiconductor lasers. We put a particular emphasis on taking our novel laser concepts to a systems-ready level and working with industrial and academic partners on their practical implementation. The theme consists of two teams - the High Brightness Semiconductor Disk Laser Team and the Compact Solid-State Lasers Team. We work closely together and with a range of partners - both industrial and academic - in particular the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics in Glasgow.
Our particular research interests include novel semiconductor disk lasers for the visible and UV, nonlinear wavelength conversion of semiconductor disk lasers, and diamond-based lasers. This work is supported by an EPSRC Challenging Engineering Award and an ERC Starting Grant.