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Doctor Peter Horak

Doctor Peter Horak

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Theory and simulation of nonlinear and quantum optics
  • Laser pulse propagation and manipulation in optical fibres
  • Quantum technology, integrated optics, optical resonators

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Address: B53, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)


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Co-Director EPSRC CDT in Next Generation Computational Modelling

Dr Horak obtained a MSc degree in Theoretical Physics in 1993 and a PhD degree in Theoretical Quantum Optics in 1997 from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He held research positions at the University of Innsbruck, at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, France, and at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK, before joining the ORC in 2001. He now holds the position of Associate Professor and heads the Computational Nonlinear Optics group. 

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