Daniel Francis

Author's details

Name: Daniel Francis
Date registered: September 9, 2015

Latest posts

  1. Engineering photonics at FLAIR 2016 — September 23, 2016
  2. Fully funded PhD studentships in Engineering Photonics! — July 27, 2016
  3. Lord Kings Norton Medal goes to Engineering Photonics student — July 25, 2016
  4. International Conference on Vibration Measurements by Laser Techniques and Non-Contact Techniques — July 5, 2016
  5. Engineering Photonics participation in the 2016 Set for Britain poster competition — April 18, 2016

Author's posts listings

Sep 23

Engineering photonics at FLAIR 2016

The FLAIR conference, now in its 5th edition, brings together industrial and academic researchers to explore and discuss field laser applications for sensitive and selective detection of molecular species. This edition was held for the first time in the beautiful French mountain resort town of Aix-les-Bains. With a particular interest in gas sensing applications, Jane, Sarah and …

Continue reading »

Jul 27

Fully funded PhD studentships in Engineering Photonics!

We are currently looking for five PhD students to join us, working on a range of projects including; Full-field optical strain instrumentation for the measurement of dynamic impact events Gas sensing using micro-structured optical fibre for environmental monitoring Investigation of laser speckle from complex systems for sensing applications Optical fibre sensing using fibre Bragg gratings …

Continue reading »

Jul 25

Lord Kings Norton Medal goes to Engineering Photonics student

Former Engineering Photonics PhD student Thomas Kissinger, who now works as a research fellow within the group, has won Cranfield Universities’ highest honour for doctoral students, the Lord Kings Norton Medal for his PhD thesis1 entitled “Range-resolved optical interferometric signal processing”. The medal was presented as part of this years’ graduation ceremony on the 8th …

Continue reading »

Jul 05

International Conference on Vibration Measurements by Laser Techniques and Non-Contact Techniques

Results from the multi-surface vibrometry system developed at by Engineering Photonics1,2 at Cranfield University were presented by Thomas Kissinger at the 12th International conference on laser vibration measurements held in Ancona, Italy. Apart from the obvious benefits of good food, nice weather and historic surroundings, see Fig. 1, the long running Ancona laser vibrometry conference is the …

Continue reading »

Apr 18

Engineering Photonics participation in the 2016 Set for Britain poster competition

Thomas Kissinger and Matthew Partridge from the Engineering Photonics group travelled to the Westminster Parliament on the 7th of March 2016 to present their science to an audience of parliamentarians and representatives of learned societies as part of the Set for Britain competition for early stage researchers organised by the UK Parliamentary and Scientific Committee. …

Continue reading »

Mar 17

Featured in Lights

Dr Divya Tiwari of Engineering Photonics has been included in as a case study in 'Lights', a resource developed by Royal Academy of Engineering in the area of optics. The resource has several optics based experimental activities, including the investigation of polarization, refraction, and dispersion, and is aimed at Key Stage 3 (age 11-14) pupils and fits …

Continue reading »

Jan 05

Publication update: imaging interferometry

A recent paper, published in the IOP journal Measurement science and technology describes the application of infinity corrected lenses, commonly used for microscope objectives, for full-field interferometry applications such as optical flow measurement and speckle interferometry. The paper “Full-field interferometry using infinity corrected optics” describes critical considerations for constructing path-length imbalanced full-field interferometers using such …

Continue reading »

Jan 04

Publication update - compact and stable laser diode speckle interferometry

Our research on electronic speckle pattern interferometry (ESPI) was recently published in Measurement Science and Technology. Our interferometer uses a simple and compact optical arrangement which acquires a reference wave from a wedged window placed in the path of the illuminating beam. The design has come out of our work investigating the effects of laser speckle in …

Continue reading »

Dec 11

Publication update - Mid-infrared laser light propagation in hollow waveguides

Recently we published a paper in Applied Physics B describing our research into the propagation of mid-infrared laser light through hollow silica waveguides. The laser that we were using is a mid-infrared (7.8 μm) quantum cascade laser that is housed in a research platform based on a Cascade Technologies laser spectroscopy system. Hollow silica waveguides are narrow tubes made …

Continue reading »

Nov 18

- IET innovation finalists 2015

The multi-surface vibrometry system developed by Engineering Photonics at Cranfield University was shortlisted for the IET Innovation Awards 2015 in the category “Measurement in Action”. A summary description of our entry: “The innovation is a novel optical fibre laser-based instrument that permits non-contact measurement of displacement and vibration with nanometre resolution of multiple semi-transparent surfaces along …

Continue reading »

Older posts «