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Ralph in Poland

September 2005

 

Ralph Tatam was invited to give a presentation outlining the activities of the EPG at the International Congress on Optics and Optoelectronics held between the 28 August - 2 September 2005 in Warsaw, Poland.

  • Engineering Photonics: from nanoscale sensing to full-field interferometry
    R P Tatam 
    Presented at Optical Fibers II: Applications conference, part of SPIE's International Congress on Optics and Optoelectronics, Warsaw, Poland, September 2005. Published in SPIE Proc. 5952, 2005

 

 

The EPG expands its spoon collection

August 2005

The EPG football team (aka Mongolia) continues to strive for mediocrity, gaining its 2nd wooden spoon of the year. Having lost heavily in the early rounds of the summer 7-a-side World Cup tournament, they gained a well deserved spot in the wooden spoon final. The Mongolians' reputation went before them, and the opposing team failed to turn up, gifting the spoon to the team. The England team, waiting for their match in the Shield competition, offered the Mongolian's a game, so that the time spent training and warming up was not wasted. It was then that the Mongolian's highest scorer of the tournament made his debut. Standing near the goals, smoking a cigarette, the mystery man was offered a game to try to even up the one-sided match. He scored two in quick succession and then disappeared for a pint. So much for training and warming up.

 

Conference

August 2005

Ralph Tatam attended the Optics & Photonics Conference held between 31 July - 4 August 2005 in San Diego, California USA. The conference was co-located with the SPIE 50th Annual Meeting: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence. Prof Tatam received his SPIE fellowship certificate at a Fellows lunch during the conference.

    • Single camera three component planar velocity measurements, using two frequency Planar Doppler Velocimetry (2v-PDV)
      T O H Charrett, H D Ford and R P Tatam
      Presented at the conference Optical Diagnostics, part of SPIE's International Symposium on Optical Science and Technology, San Diego, USA, August 2005.
      Published in SPIE Proc. 5880, 2005

 

Conference

July 2005

Ralph Tatam attended Condition Monitoring 2005, the International Conference on Condition Monitoring, held at Kings College Cambridge. Prof. Tatam was invited to present the OSGs work on ultrasonic sensing using FBG sensors

  • Ultrasonic sensing using Yb3+/Er3+ codoped distributed feedback fibre grating lasers
    R P Tatam
    Invited paper
    Presented at Condition monitoring 2005, Kings College Cambridge, UK, July 2005.
    Published in Proceedings of the The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, pp365-371 , 2005

 

Conference

July 2005

Jane Hodgkinson attended the 5th International Conference on Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy (TDLS-05) in Florence, presenting her work on gas detection using laser pointers.

  • Gas detection using remote laser pointers: interpretation of results
    J Hodgkinson, B van Well, M Padgett and R D Pride
    Proc 5th International Conference on Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy (TDLS-05) Florence, July 2005

 

PhD Viva success

June 2005

Following a successful Viva examination, the examiners recommended that Sammy Cheung should be awarded a PhD for his work on Fabry-Perot interferometers formed between chirped fibre Bragg gratings.

 

Conference

June 2005

Ralph Tatam, Helen Ford and Pierre Casaubieilh attended the SPIE's International Symposium Optical Metrology in Munch.

  • Comparison of shearography and optical fibre Bragg grating strain sensors with resistance foil strain gauge measurements
    R M Groves, E Chehura, W Li, S Staines, S W James and R P Tatam Presented at Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection, Munich, Germany, June 2005.
    Proc. SPIE 5880, 682-690, 2005.
  • Optical coherence tomography with a Fizeau interferometer configuration
    P. Casaubieilh, H. D. Ford, S.W. James and R. P. Tatam,
    SPIE Optical Metrology symposium (micro- and nano-technology conference), Munich, 13-17 June 2005.
    Proc. SPIE 5858-18 (2005)
  • Full-field optical coherence tomography
    H. D. Ford and R. P. Tatam,
    SPIE Optical Metrology symposium (micro- and nano-technology conference), Munich, 13-17 June 2005.
    Proc SPIE 5858-19, 2005

 

Conference

May 2005

Ralph Tatam and Stephen James attended the 17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, held in Brugge.

  • Rouard’s method as a modelling tool for the sensing characteristics of complex fibre Fabry-Perot interferometers formed between chirped fibre Bragg gratings.
    E Chehura, S W James and R P Tatam
    presented at the 17th Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors (OFS) May 23-27 2005, Bruges, Belgium
  • Single camera 3D planar velocity measurements using imaging fibre bundles and two frequency Planar Doppler Velocimetry (2v-PDV) 
    T O Charrett, H D Ford, R P Tatam
    Presented at the 17th Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors (OFS) May 23-27 2005, Bruges, Belgium
  • Cascaded long period gratings with nano-structured coatings I Ishaq, S W James, G J Ashwell, R P Tatam
    presented at the 17th Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors (OFS) May 23-27 2005, Bruges, Belgium
  • Comparison of optical fibre Bragg grating strain sensors with shearography and resistance foil strain gauge measurements
    E Chehura R M Groves, W Li, S E Staines, S W James and R P Tatam
    Presented at the 17th Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors (OFS) May 23-27 2005, Bruges, Belgium

New PhD student

April 2005

Ricardo Correia joins the OSG as a PhD student. Ricardo will work on a Royal Society Paul Instrument Fund project, developing fibre optic pore pressure sensors for geotechnology applications.

 

EPG gain 5-a-side trophy

February 2005

The EPG's 5-a-side football team (aka Panathaikos) were awarded a well earned trophy in the University's Champions League competition. Finishing bottom of the group of death (well, to be honest, considering the quality of our squad, any group would have been a group of death) following a number of double figure defeats and a couple of single figure ones (one being an automatic 3-0 loss for not turning up - our best result), we qualified for the Wooden Spoon play off. At the risk of being accused of clutching at straws, we did draw the 2nd half of the game, but unfortunalety had been well beaten in the first half and so we were awarded the trophy that no-one else wanted.... but it is still a trophy and we had a good laugh along the way.

 

Fellow of the SPIE

January 2005

Ralph Tatam has been elected to the grade of Fellow of the SPIE. According to the Society's bylaws, a Fellow "shall be distinguished through his achievements and shall have made outstanding contributions in the field of optics or electro-optics or in related scientific, technical, or engineering areas." Fellow membership shall be restricted to not more than five percent of the voting members of the Society.


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