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European capital of culture and sensors

September 2007

Dackson Masiyano represented the EPG at the Sensors and Applications Conference in Liverpool, presenting his latest work on tunable diode laser spectroscopy.

D Masiyano, J Hodgkinson, and R P Tatam
Methodology for investigation of diffuse reflections in tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy
Presented at the Sensors and Applications XIV Conference, Liverpool, John Moores University, Liverpool, September 2007.
To be published in the conference proceedings.

 

TDLS 2007

July 2007

Dackson Masiyano attended the tunable diode laser spectroscopy conference in Reims (TDLS 2007) from 9th to 13th July, presenting his work on the influence of laser speckle on gas absorption measurements.

Use of diffuse reflections in TDLAS: implications of laser speckle for gas absorption measurements
D Masiyano, J Hodkinson, and R P Tatam
Presented at TDLAS 2007, Reims, France.

 

Italian Job

July 2007

Steve James and Richard Murphy took part in the 3rd European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, held in Napoli, Italy. Four posters of the EPG's work on optical fibre grating sensors were presented at this excellently organised event. Steve James was on the technical program committee, and also acted as the chair of one of the discussion groups.

Nested long period grating interferometers
R P Murphy, S W James, and R P Tatam
Presented at the Third European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, Napoli, Italy, July 4-7, 2007.

Cure monitoring of a UV cured epoxy resin using a long period grating Mach-Zehnder interferometer
S J Buggy, R P Murphy, S W James, and R P Tatam
Presented at the Third European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, Napoli, Italy, July 4-7, 2007.

Transversely loaded fibre Bragg grating for pressure measurements
R N Correia, E Chehura, S W James, and R P Tatam
Presented at the Third European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, Napoli, Italy, July 4-7, 2007.

Simultaneous, independent measurement of temperature and strain using a tilted fibre Bragg grating
E Chehura, S W James, and R P Tatam
Presented at the Third European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, Napoli, Italy, July 4-7, 2007.

 

Laser Fest

June 2007

Ralph Tatam, Dan Francis, and Stephen Buggy flew the EPG flag at SPIE's Optical Metrology symposium, held in Munich. Ralph was a Chair of the Symposium, Stephen presented his latest work on the use of long period gratings to monitor the cure of epoxy resins, while Dan discussed the use of fibre optic imaging bundles in shearography instrumentation

Surface strain measurement using multi-component shearography with fibre-optic imaging bundles
D Francis, S W James, R P Tatam
Presented at the conference Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection, part of SPIE's Optical Metrology Symposium, Munich, June, 2007.
Proc SPIE 6616 66162S(1-10), 2007

Fibre grating refractometer sensors for composite process monitoring
S J Buggy, E Chehura, S W James, R P Tatam
Presented at the conference Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection, part of SPIE's Optical Metrology Symposium, Munich, June, 2007.
Proc. SPIE 6616 661635 (1-12), 2007

 

Invited Keynote Plenary Distinguished Lecture!!!!

June 2007

Talk about top-billing. Ralph Tatam "headlined" at the recent International Forum on Engineering Asset Management and Condition Monitoring Combining the Second World Congress on Engineering Asset Management and Fourth International Conference on Condition Monitoring, presenting an invited keynote.... lecture on the EPG's work on shearography.

Optical speckle shearography for quantitative surface strain measurement
R P Tatam
Plenary Lecture
Presented at the International Forum on Engineering Asset Management and Condition Monitoring, combining the Second World Congress of Engineering Asset Management and Fourth International Conference on Condition Monitoring, Harrogate, June, 2007

 

ICOLAD

May 2007

Members of the EPG attended the Third International Conference on Optical & Laser Diagnostics (ICOLAD) at City University, London. Ralph Tatam was invited to present the EPGs' work on the industrial measurement applications of fibre gratings and fibre optic imaging bundles, while Zhenghai Lu presented his latest work on the use of a Mach Zehnder interferometer to act as the spectral filter in a Planar Doppler Velocimetry system.

Optical fibre gratings and imaging fibre bundles for industrial measurement applications
R P Tatam
3rd International Conference on Optics and Laser Diagnostics (ICOLAD), City University London, May, 2007

Mach-Zehnder interferometric filter based planar Doppler velocimetry
Z Lu, T O H Charrett, H D Ford and R P Tatam.
Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Optical and Laser Diagnostics (ICOLAD), London, 2007.

 

PhD Success

March 2007

Imran Ishaq successfully defended his thesis on Long Period Gratings with Nano-Structured Overlays.

 

SET for Britain 2007 - Ricardo at the House of Commons

March 2007

Ricardo Correia represented the EPG at the SET for Britain in the House of Commons, London, on March 19th. SET is an annual event where Britain's Top Early-Stage Research Scientists present posters on "frontier" science, engineering, medicine and technology research to MPs, Peers and other visitors.

Innovations in Fibre Optic Pressure Sensing Technology
R N G Correia, E Chehura, S W James, R P Tatam
Presented at SET for Britain 2007, House of Commons, London

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