PhD student 2007-2011. Graduated December 2012.
Now working at ITS Industrial Tomography Systems, Manchester.
Photon Science Institute, Alan Turing Building
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road, Mancheser, M13 9PL
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 1030
Thesis title: Photonic structures fabricated in polymer materials using femtosecond laser irradiation.
Truncated abstract: Sub-surface modification using a frequency doubled Ti: Sapphire femtosecond (fs) laser at 1 kHz repetition rate, producing 100-fs pulse duration at 400 nm, is studied in order to fabricate optical components within non-photosensitised polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). This thesis explores the feasibility of producing three-dimensional optical devices in bulk polymers and polymer optical fibre (POF) using fs laser direct-writing techniques.
S. J. Liang, P. J. Scully, J. Schille, J. Vaughan, M. Benyezzar, D. Liu, and W. Perrie, “Writing Parameters for 3D Refractive Index Structures in Polymethyl Methacrylate Using Femtosecond Radiation at 400 nm,” Journal of Laser Micro Nanoengineering, vol. 5, pp. 68-73, Feb 2010.
S. J. Liang, P. J. Scully, J. Schille, J. Vaughan, M. Benyezzar, D. Liu, and W. Perrie, “Femtosecond Laser Induced Long Period Gratings in Polymer Optical Fibre,” in POF10 19th International Polymer Optical Fiber Conference, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, 2010.
S. J. Liang, J. Schille, P. J. Scully, J. Vaughan, M. Benyezzar, D. Liu, and W. Perrie, “Feasibility of 3D refractive index structures written by femtosecond laser in polymethyl methacrylate,” in LAMP2009 – the 5th International Congress on Laser Advanced Materials Processing, Kobe, Japan, 2009.
S. J. Liang, P. J. Scully, J. Schille, J. Vaughan, and W. Perrie, “Femtosecond laser induced refractive index structures in polymer optical fibre (POF) for sensing,” in 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 2009, p. 75036S.
S. Liang, B. Pang, J. Schille, J. Vaughan, A. Taranu, D. Liu, W. Perrie, and P. Scully, “Influence of focusing depth and scanning speed on femtosecond laser induced optical microstructures in bulk PMMA,” in PHOTONEX 10, Conference meeting: Optical Micro & Nano Fabrication, Telford, UK, 2010.
S. Liang, P. Scully, B. Pang, J. Schille, J. Vaughan, M. Benyzzar, D. Liu, and W. Perrie, “Writing 3D photonic structures in polymethylmethacrylate films and optical fibres using 400 nm femtosecond laser,” in Photon 10, Southampton, UK, 2010.
S. Liang, R. Sun, P. Scully, T. Li, A. Banm, and S.O.Oyadiji, “Evaluation of femtosecond laser written diffraction grating structure in polymethyl methacrylate for strain measurement,” in Photon08, Edinburgh, UK, 2008.