Quantum Electronics and Photonics Group
This is an IOP special interest group, which is a community of IOP members focused on a particular discipline, application or area of interest.
Special interest groups allow members to connect and share knowledge and ideas. The IOP funds groups to deliver a range of activities including events, prizes and bursaries. All of our groups are driven by members.
About the group
As a special interest, member-driven group, we represent a forum for a community engaged with and interested in the research, applications and educational aspects of the quantum electronics and photonics.
The Quantum Electronics Group was founded in 1972 to reflect on the burgeoning interest in lasers and their applications. In 1999 its name was changed to provide coverage of many other areas that have emerged due to rapid advancements in the broader area of photonics.
What the group does
Some examples of the research areas that we engage with are:
- lasers and other sources of electromagnetic radiation
- fibre optics and optical communication
- optical materials
- quantum optics
- integrated photonics
- nonlinear optics and light-matter interaction
- optical sensing and spectroscopy
- bio- and medical optics
Our membership covers:
- education sector
- policy makers
- general public
Quantum Electronics and Photonics Doctoral Research Prize
This prize recognises students who have carried out doctoral research of an exceptional standard in the field of quantum electronics and photonics in the areas of our current activities.
Optics and Photonics Prize
This prize is biennially awarded jointly with the Optical Group for:
- an outstanding contribution to the optics and photonics community
- work mainly carried out in the UK or Ireland
This is awarded jointly with other groups, to an early career researcher for outstanding research, published within the previous five years, on a topic relevant to these IOP groups:
- Quantum Optics, Quantum Information and Quantum Control
- Atomic and Molecular Interactions
- Molecular Physics
- Quantum Electronics and Photonics
- Plasma Physics
Alan Gibson Prize
This prize is awarded biannually for the best poster presented at the Photon series of conferences.
1-4 September 2020 – held as a virtual event
Over four days, Photon participants had the opportunity to:
- attend lectures from experts in the field
- get up to date with cutting-edge research
- visit exhibitions on the latest in optics and photonics technology
Roadmapping the Photonics Sector (from Photon 2020)
Learn more about the Photon 2020 conference.
We also run half- and one-day meetings on specific topics, sometimes replacing the specialist approach with a tutorial format.
As well as running our own programme of meetings and conferences, we keep in touch with the events at:
- The Royal Society of Chemistry
- The Quantum Electronics Division of the European Physical Society
- the Institution of Electrical Engineers' Optical Technology and Applications Group
- Optical biomimetics event to be held in London this month (February 2017)
- 2017 QEP Doctoral Research Prize recipients
- QEP group involved in new road-mapping pilot
- New QEP committee members announced
Committee and contacts
|Chair||Professor Salah Obayya, FinstP|
|Secretary||Dr Khurshed Shah, MInstP|
|Treasurer||Dr Esmaeil Namvar, MInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Dr Nilanthy Balakrishnan, MInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Dr Kaveh Delfanazari, MInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Dr Angela Demetriadou, MInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Mr Qazi Ejaz Ur Rehman, MInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Mr Malcolm Elkin, MInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Dr Edmund Harbord, MInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Dr Stuart May, CPhys MInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Miss Eleanor Nichols, MInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Mr Dmytro Tupchiienko, MInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Miss Qing Wang, MInstP|
Email: [email protected]