Daniel Francis

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Name: Daniel Francis
Date registered: September 9, 2015

Latest posts

  1. Photonics West, San Francisco 2017 — February 28, 2017
  2. Engineering photonics at FLAIR 2016 — September 23, 2016
  3. Fully funded PhD studentships in Engineering Photonics! — July 27, 2016
  4. Lord Kings Norton Medal goes to Engineering Photonics student — July 25, 2016
  5. International Conference on Vibration Measurements by Laser Techniques and Non-Contact Techniques — July 5, 2016

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Feb 28

Photonics West, San Francisco 2017

    Photonics West, the world's largest multidisciplinary event for optics and photonics with over 20,000 delegates, was held at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco from 28th January to 2nd February 2017. Engineering Photonics was represented by Daniel Francis and Sergiy Korposh (now a lecturer at Nottingham University) who presented their work at the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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