Day of Photonics 2016

Magalie BONDU, Sophie CAUJOLLE & Felix FLEISCHHAUER

21st of October 2016

The Applied Optics Group and the OSA student chapter of the University of Kent organised a small event for the international celebrated “Day of Photonics” on the 21st of October. The Day of Photonics celebrates the adoption of the current speed of light at the General Conference of Weights And Measures on the 21st of October 1983.

The Applied Optics and OSA student chapter organised a small booth in one of the universities science buildings, presenting various optical instruments and phenomena. They also offered guided lab tours to the photonics labs and gave an insight to the research carried out at the Applied Optics Group of the University of Kent.
We had the chance to meet with many interested students and give them an introduction to our research and gave them the opportunity to ask questions concerning optics and our research.
All UBAPHODESA students currently at the University of Kent participated in this event and we had the chance of presenting our research and the equipment we are using from NKT Photonics and explain how it works.

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At the booth (from left to right): Prof. emer. David Jackson, PhD student Felix Fleischhauer, PhD student Sophie Caujolle, Dr. Manuel Marques, PhD student Magalie Bondu, PhD student Samuel Edeagu & PhD student Mike Everson. (underlined are the UBAPHODESA members). Other contributors to the event (Prof. Adrian Podoleanu, Dr. George Dobre and PhD student Young Hu) are in other photos of the event.

 

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Our booth during the day:

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Closer look on our presented experiments:

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Impressions during the lab tours:

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