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Twists & more: the complex shape of light

Objective

"My scientific career to date has centered around the phase and intensity shaping of light beams, specifically for the pioneering studies of Orbital angular momentum.

I wish to build upon this foundation applying twisted and shaped light to sensing and imaging in both the classical and quantum domains.

I will use orbital angular momentum as a new imaging modality and as the basis as a remote sensor of rotational motion. I will used randomly shaped light beam as a new approach to 3D vision. I will use the quantum correlations of orbital angular momentum and other spatial states to explore new demonstrations of quantum behaviour and deliver imaging performance beyond the classical limit.

To realize this project, funding is sought for 2 FTE postdoctoral research assistants for 5 years and 3 PhD students who will work in close conjunction with myself. I will devote myself to this project, both technically in the laboratory and in promoting the results of the program to international scientific, industrial and political peers."

Call for proposal

ERC-2013-ADG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-AG - ERC Advanced Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 734 570
Principal investigator
Miles Padgett (Prof.)
Administrative Contact
Joe Galloway (Mr.)

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 734 570
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Principal investigator
Miles Padgett (Prof.)
Administrative Contact
Joe Galloway (Mr.)