PhD Opportunity: New routes to the deep ultraviolet.

New routes to the deep ultraviolet 

Primary Supervisor: Prof. John Travers – Heriot-Watt University

This PhD project is focused on the exploration and development of new techniques for the efficient generation of deep ultraviolet light based on nonlinear optics in gas-filled hollow-core fibres. The core aim is to create compact table-top systems that generate bright ultraviolet light, with the long-term goal of using them for industrial and healthcare applications. This project will be primarily experimental with a significant numerical modelling component. You will be deeply involved with the design, construction and optimisation of these light sources. You will learn skills and experience ranging from CAD design and optomechanical construction to fundamental studies of the interaction of intense laser pulses with gases and hollow waveguides.

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