Prof. Jonathan Knight

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), Vice Chancellor’s Office
Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials. University of Bath

Lecture Title: Silica-Based Hollow-Core Optical Fibres: A New Paradigm for the Mid-Infrared

Jonathan Knight is Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Bath, UK. He is interested in linear and nonlinear optics in novel optical fibres, and in particular in the opportunities offered by new forms of optical fiber based on microstructured glass. Recent results have included solarisation-free hollow-core fibres for ultraviolet wavelengths, silica-based low-loss fibres for mid-infrared wavelengths, and a 1W hollow-core fibre gas laser at 3.1 microns.