Photon Science Institute, Alan Turing Building
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road, Mancheser, M13 9PL
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 1030
Anca carried out her PhD on Raman spectroscopic imaging to evaluate photochemical changes in polymers when irradiated with femtosecond lasers. Raman spectroscopy is a non destructive technique used to demonstrate pulse-by-pulse laser induced photo chemical changes in the monomer content of sub surface photonic structures such as gratings and waveguides in bulk polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). PMMA is the basic polymer used in polymer optical fibres (POF). Effect of overlapping pulses and pulse-by-pulse modification of refractive index are being investigated. Applications include optimized grating writing into POF and optical components in PMMA based microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip devices.
Anca is from Romania and graduated with a PhD from the University of Manchester in December 2013.