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Photonics and Biophotonics

The impact of photonics can be found on almost every application from cancer detection and cure to anti-personnel mine clearing or speeding-up your computer processor.

The activity of our research unit includes fundamental work on light matter interactions, the physics of gain and recombination in quantum confined structures and also embraces colloidal dots and collaborations with medicine and bioscience, all ultimately leading to device and measurement applications.

Our current interrelated topics include Biophotonics, Integrated Optoelectronics, Nanophotonics, and the physics of ensembles of quantum dots and of individual dots and their environment (colloidal and epitaxial).

Academic staff

Professor Wolfgang Langbein

Professor Wolfgang Langbein

Head of Condensed Matter and Photonics Group

Email:
langbeinww@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0172
Professor Peter M Smowton

Professor Peter M Smowton

Head of School, Physics and Astronomy
Managing Director, Institute for Compound Semiconductors
Condensed Matter and Photonics Group

Email:
smowtonpm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5997
Dr Stephen A Lynch

Dr Stephen A Lynch

Associate Dean of Research
College of Physical Sciences and Engineering
Condensed Matter and Photonics Group

Email:
lynchsa@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5315
Dr Egor Muljarov

Dr Egor Muljarov

Reader
Condensed Matter and Photonics Group

Email:
mulyarove@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0175
Professor Oliver A Williams

Professor Oliver A Williams

Director of Research
Condensed Matter and Photonics Group

Email:
williamso@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4978