School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

EPic Laboratory

Emergent Photonics Laboratory

The Emergent Photonics Lab is a fertile research enviroment at the University of Sussex focused on the "emergent" photonic properties in complex nonlinear optical systems. The lab presently hosts the work of 17 researchers directed by Alessia Pasquazi and Marco Peccianti, the lab founders. In particular, the research staff now consists of three Post Doctoral researchers, seven PhD students and seven undergraduate research students. Research interests are split into two major directions, on integrated nonlinear photonic systems and their application in quantum technologies and in cutting edge Terahertz science. 

Emergent Photonics Laboratory (EPic), Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Pevensey 2 4A20.

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OSA Student Chapter

osa chapter bannerThe Emergent Photonics Lab supports the established Optical Society of America Student Chapter at the University of Sussex. In collaboration with the Quantum Talks, short weekly seminars have been organised to encourage collaboration between research groups.

We welcome both internal and external students or staff who are interested in presenting, you can subscribe to the Quantum Talks here.

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EPic Welcomes its Newest Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

1st February 2019

Pierre PortraitToday Dr Pierre-Henry Hanzard has started his new job with the Emergent Photonics Group as post-doctoral research fellow. Pierre-Henry will be joining the team as part of the European and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded project Industrial Pathway to Micro-Comb Lasers led by Dr Alessia Pasquazi in partnership with the National Physical Laboratory and MSquared LTD. In which Pierre-Henry will be developing novel approaches towards the realisation of compact atomic clocks and their translation to the industry. Before joining us, he was in the CORIA joint research unit attached to the Institute of Engineering and Systems of CNRS, the University of Rouen and the institute of Applied Sciences of Rouen where he defended his thesis titled "Ultrafast metrology: application to laser dynamics and imaging". In which, Pierre-Henry investigated real-time optical characterisation techniques for the study of pulsed laser sources and in the imaging of physical phenomena. One example of this is an imaging technique called “time-stretch imaging” which allows the imaging of liquid sprays at 80MHz repetition rate.