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Professor Vasileios Apostolopoulos


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Address: B46, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

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I am a researcher that works on development of lasers, 2D materials, Terahertz spectroscopy and photonics system for quantum physics applications.

I work in Physics and Astronomy in the University of Southampton from September 2007 where I lead the TeraHertz laboratories group and the Ultrafast lasers group. I am at the level of a tenured Associate professor and I am the head of the graduate school in Physics and Astronomy. I was at the steering committee of the TeraNet network which is a group of UK scientists that are given the task from EPSRC to strengthen TeraHertz research and form a roadmap of TeraHertz activities in the UK. I am part of the Quantum Hub on Sensors and now we are poised for the 2nd stage of the Quantum Hubs in the UK to start during 2020.

We have demonstrated a 60 fs semiconductor ultrafast laser {Nature Photonics 3, 729-731, 2009}; world’s first all semiconductor THz spectrometer {Opt Lett, 33, p. 2125, 2008}; the first THz surface emitting photonic crystal quantum cascade laser {Appl Phys Lett, 93, 171112, 2008}; a novel type of THz emitter {Appl Phys Lett, 103, 252101, 2013}; a tunable repetition rate semiconductor ultrafast laser {Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 161106, 2018}. I was invited in 2018 SPIE Photonics West to present our work on VECSEL-based THz spectrometers. We work on 2D materials, specifically on non-volatile, re-writable optical control of graphene conductivity using photo-conductive insulators {ACS Nano.}. Finally we work on components for THz wavefront and waveform control based on meta-materials and liquid crystals {Opt. Mater. Express 8, 420-430, 2018; J. of Infr, Mill, and Terahertz Waves, 39, 223–235, 2018}.

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

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