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14 March 2017

New astrocomb paper is now published.



21 November 2016

HIRES Instrument Consortium for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) comes to Edinburgh.
A high resolution spectrometer (ELT-HIRES) is one of five instruments proposed on the planned E-ELT telescope, a revolutionary new ground-based telescope concept with a 40-metre-class main mirror, making it the largest optical/near-infrared telescope in the world.  Heriot-Watt is a member of the calibration work-package in the HIRES consortium, which met in Edinburgh to discuss initial plans for the instrument.



9 August 2016

Roadmap on Ultrafast Optics (Guest Editor, Prof. Derryck Reid) is published.



20 July 2016

Invited paper by Prof. Derryck Reid at the 23rd International Symposium on the Physical and Failure Analysis of Integrated Circuits (IPFA 2016) on, Two-photon laser-assisted device alteration in CMOS integrated circuits using linearly, circularly and radially polarised light.


13 June 2016

Luke Maidment's paper, "Femtosecond pulses tunable between 5.5-10.4 um from a 1-um-pumped OP-GaP optical parametric oscillator," is shortlisted for the best student paper prize at CLEO 2016.


26 April 2016

First on sky results from Heriot-Watt's Ti:sapphire laser frequency comb deployed on the 10 metre Southern African Large Telescope. Comb lines and light from the star LTT7379 are seen together in this two-channel spectrograph image:



22 March 2016

Contracts signed by ESO and the HIRES consortium formalise Heriot-Watt as a member of the Calibration Work-Package for the HIRES instrument planned for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT).


21 December 2015

Heriot-Watt spin-out Chromacity Ltd. announces £0.52M investment deal.


15 September 2015

Congratulations to HWU Ultrafast Optics Group alumnus Dr. Euan Ramsay on receiving the OSA’s 2015 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award for his work with Boston University and DCG Systems.


3 July 2014

BBC Scotland News cover our research on stand-off spectroscopy for chemical sensing in their piece, Laser beams light on chemical warfare.