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Organic vortex lasers could be used in future 3-D displays

Posted on Thursday 8 February 2018

Phys Org publish a feature on the impact that our organic vortex laser work is having

Giampaolo awarded 3rd place at Photoincs West poster competition

Posted on Wednesday 31 January 2018

Giampaolo's poster comes 3rd at the renowned SPIE Photonics West, held in San Francisco (USA)

Giampaolo's poster comes runner-up at conference

Posted on Wednesday 10 May 2017

Giampaolo's poster comes runner-up at the International conference on Bio-Sensing Technology, held at Riva del Garda (Italy)

Thomas awarded £1.1M EPSRC grant (MAPS)

Posted on Thursday 30 March 2017

Thomas awarded £1.1M EPSRC grant for the new project MAPS

Chirped GMR paper published in Optica

Posted on Monday 20 February 2017

Our Chirped GMR paper is published in "OSA's highest impact journal Optica"

Pepe passes his PhD

Posted on Tuesday 25 October 2016

Pepe has gained his PhD and has been awarded the "best" thesis prize in Electronics.

PECS meeting receives applause by Nature Photonics

Posted on Friday 30 September 2016

The 12th International Symposium on Photonic and Electromagnetic Crystals Structures, held at York, has received applause from Nature Photonics.

2015 K.M. Stott PhD prize goes to Christian Schuster

Posted on Thursday 9 June 2016

Congratulations to Christian Schuster who has been awarded the 2015 K.M. Stott PhD prize

Graham Triggs and Daan Stellinga both successfully defend their PhD thesis'

Posted on Tuesday 17 May 2016

Congratulations to both Graham and Daan who successfully defended their thesis' today and yesterday respectively.

Nanophotonic biosensors PhD placement : Department of Physics, University of York

Posted on Friday 19 February 2016

Prof TF Krauss & Dr S Johnson, Departments of Physics & Electronics, University of York are offering Nanophotonic biosensors PhD project

PECS-XII - The 12th International Symposium on Photonic and Electromagnetic Crystal Structures

Posted on Monday 1 February 2016

Prof. Thomas Krauss hosts the next instalment in the PECS series of conferences at the University of York, July 17-21.

Inspiration is all around you

Posted on Wednesday 1 July 2015

Giampaolo invited to write Nature Nanotechnology: In the classroom feature entitled "Inspiration is all around you"

Tsunami on demand: the power to harness catastrophic events

Posted on Monday 9 March 2015

A new study published today reveals a nano-optical chip that makes it possible to generate and control nanoscale rogue waves. The innovative chip was developed by an international team of scientists, including a University of York physicist, and has the potential for significant applications for energy research and environmental safety.

The Photonics Group welcome Davide, Donato, and Giampaolo

Posted on Sunday 1 March 2015

At the beginning of March the Photonics group had the pleasure to welcome Davide Zecca, Donato Conteduca and Giampaolo Pitruzzello to work with us.

Transforming Data Communications with new Photonic Microchips

Posted on Wednesday 14 January 2015

A £5.2 million project, Seamless Integration of Functional Materials for Advanced Photonics (SeaMatics), led by the University of Leeds, in partnership with the University of York, is aiming to take IT beyond the electronic age with a new generation of photonic microchips.

Christian's paper highlighted in Renewable Energy global innovations

Posted on Monday 19 May 2014

Christian's paper entitled "Dual gratings for enhanced light trapping in thin-film solar cells by a layer-transfer technique" has been highlighted in Renewable Energy global innovations as a Key Scientific Article contributing to the excellence in Energy research.

Bryan's poster awarded best poster prize at PECS-XI

Posted on Wednesday 14 May 2014

Bryan's poster entitled "An electrically pumped silicon photonic crystal NIR thermal emitter based on highly-doped SOI wafer" has been awarded best poster prize at PECS XI

Thomas presents at the 14th Nature Cafe held in Osaka Japan

Posted on Friday 14 March 2014

Thomas was invited to present at the 14th Nature Cafe this year held in Osaka, Japan. He spoke about the increasing use of microstuctures in solar cells and biosensors.

Annett presents invited talk at Photonics West

Posted on Monday 10 February 2014

Annett B. Klemm was invited to present her results at the largest annual Optics Conference, SPIE's Photonics West in San Francisco, USA.

Optics Express paper highlighted in "Advances in Engineering"

Posted on Monday 3 February 2014

Our Optics Express paper "Enhanced 1.54um emission in Y-Er disilicate thin films on silicon photonic crystal cavities" has been highlighted in "Advances in Engineering"

Thomas headlines York Talks

Posted on Tuesday 7 January 2014

"The Press" present an article on York Talks - in which Thomas features.

Scientists' new approach improves efficiency of solar cells

Posted on Thursday 24 October 2013

An international team of scientists, led by researchers from the Universities of York and St Andrews, has developed a new method to increase the efficiency of solar cells.

Christian wins poster prize at EU-PVSEC

Posted on Friday 4 October 2013

Christian, after presenting his work on micro-structured solar cells, wins the student poster prize.

Annett presented first prize poster award

Posted on Friday 30 August 2013

Annett B. Klemm has won the first prize poster award at the 2013 iNOW workshop

Daan wins poster prize at the Complex Nanophotonics Science Camp

Posted on Thursday 15 August 2013

Daan attended the Complex Nanophotonics Science Camp in Windsor, and received a third place poster prize.

Matthias joins the Group

Posted on Monday 1 July 2013

Matthias Fischer joins the Photonics Group as Postdoctoral Researcher

Voyager E-beam lithography system installed at Nanocentre

Posted on Wednesday 15 May 2013

After taking delivery of the new VOYAGER system only a week ago the machine is already up and running.

Deformed light trap could improve solar cell efficiency - The Engineer

Posted on Friday 10 May 2013

An article, featuring an interview with Prof. Thomas Krauss, was published in "The Engineer" today.

Chaos proves superior to order

Posted on Tuesday 7 May 2013

An international team of physicists, including researchers from the Universities of York and St. Andrews, has demonstrated that chaos can beat order - at least as far as light storage is concerned.

Photonics group take delivery of their new 50kV electron-beam lithography system

Posted on Monday 6 May 2013

Raith GmbH deliver their brand-new design Voyager electron-beam lithography system

Photonics research group established

Posted on Tuesday 1 January 2013

The Photonics Research group is established at the York. With state-of-the-art cleanroom facilities and photonics laboratories.