Dr Morten Ibsen is an Associate Professor in the ORC/ZI at the University of Southampton where he leads a research group on fibre grating technologies, a topic area he has been involved with since 1993. His research interests include specialised fibre grating design, fabrication and characterisation; dynamic aspects of fibre gratings including pulse-shaping and frequency conversion, together with devices and systems utilising gratings. These include ultra-long fibre Bragg gratings, single-frequency fibre lasers, poled optical fibre technology for frequency conversion and quantum optics, complex code generators in optical code division multiple-access (OCDMA) applications, and direct measurements of the dynamics of explosive processes. In these areas he has published more than 300 journal and conference papers. Recently he has also become involved with exciting new work on the exploitation of optical fibre and Bragg grating technology for high precision shape sensing in medicine, therapeutic health applications, and optical imaging.
Dr Ibsen is a previous Program and General Chair of the OSA Conference on Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass Waveguides (BGPP), and is a past holder of a Royal Society of London, University Research Fellowship (URF). He is the recipient of a joint R&D100 Award with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, UC Davis and Stanford University in the USA, for the invention and development of the FemtoScope, an ultrafast time-microscope based on long, complex chirped fibre Bragg gratings.
Dr Ibsen is currently the Admissions Tutor for the ORC/ZI MSc Optical Fibre & Photonic Engineering programme, and teaches a module on optical fibre sensor technology, and on the commercial and entrepreneurial aspects of the optical fibre and photonic technologies.