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Dr Mike Taverne

Research Fellow

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Mike Taverne

My research interests lie primarily in the field of Quantum Optics, Nanophotonics, Nanomanufacturing techniques and computational photonics. I am an expert in nanofabrication (3D additive nanomanufacturing and focused ion beam etching), modelling (Finite-Difference Time-Domain, and plane-wave expansion methods) and characterisation (in-house built Fourier imaging spectroscopy). My area right now has focused on artificially structured electromagnetic materials for efficient control of light-matter interactions and the development of advanced optoelectronic devices for practical applications (e.g., sensing, light trapping, and solar energy harvesting, and quantum technology, etc.).

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  • Optimisation of Printing Parameters of Fused Filament Fabrication and Uniaxial Compression Failure Analysis for Four-Point Star-Shaped Structures, Wambua, J., Mwema, F., Akinlabi, S., Birkett, M., Xu, B., Woo, W., Taverne, M., Ho, D., Akinlabi, E. 7 May 2024, In: Rapid Prototyping Journal
  • Conformal CVD-grown MoS2 on Three-dimensional Woodpile Photonic Crystals for Photonic Bandgap Engineering, Taverne, M., Zheng, X., Chen, Y., Morgan, K., Chen, L., Meethale Palakkool, N., Rezaie, D., Awachi, H., Rarity, J., Hewak, D., Huang, C., Ho, Y. 26 May 2023, In: ACS Applied Optical Materials
  • Strongly Confining Light with Air-Mode Cavities in Inverse Rod-Connected Diamond Photonic Crystals, Taverne, M., Ho, Y., Rarity, J. 22 Feb 2022, In: Crystals
  • Hydrodynamic micro manipulation on an optical tweezers platform, Būtaitė, U., Phillips , D., Taylor, J., Gibson, G., Ho, D., Taverne, M. 27 Oct 2021, Optical Manipulation and Structured Materials Conference 2021, SPIE
  • Indirect Optical Tweezing: Pinpoint Particle Control Using Optically Engineered Fluid Flow, Būtaitė, U., Gibson, G., Ho, D., Taverne, M., Taylor, J., Phillips, D. 26 Oct 2021, Proceedings Biophotonics Congress 2021, Washington DC, Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • Optical trapping for reconfigurable hydrodynamic micro-manipulation, Būtaitė, U., Phillips , D., Taylor, J., Gibson, G., Ho, D., Taverne, M. 1 Aug 2021, Molecular and Nano Machines IV, SPIE
  • Special Issue "Photonic Crystals and Their Applications", Ho, D., Taverne, M., Rarity, J. 3 Mar 2021, In: Crystals
  • Enhanced optical trapping, Butaite, U., Gibson, G., Ho, Y., Taverne, M., Taylor, J., Phillips, D. 15 Jun 2020, Optical Manipulation and Structured Materials Conference 2020, Bellingham, WA, SPIE
  • Complete Photonic Bandgap in Lowest Index Contrast Inverse Rod-Connected Diamond Structured Chalcogenides, Chen, L., Morgan, K., Huang, C., Ho, Y., Taverne, M., Hewak, D., Rarity, J. 1 Jul 2019, 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2019 - Proceedings, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
  • Investigation of low-index waveguiding in inverse rod-connected diamond photonic crystals, Taverne, M., Ho, Y., Fang, C., Zheng, X., Chen, L., Rarity, J. 23 Jun 2019, The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe_2019, Piscataway, NJ, OSA - The Optical Society

Electrical Engineering PhD January 31 2017


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