Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Optical Physics



+44 (0)20 7594 7753peter.torok Website




609Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





 I have obtained my first degree at the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary and subsequently my DPhil degree at the University of Oxford. After completing my post graduate studies, I did my post-doctoral studies at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. I was appointed Lecturer in Photonics in 2002 at Imperial College London and in 2006 I was promoted to Reader in Optics and in 2009 to Professor of Optical Physics. My research interests include the theory of electromagnetic problems, diffraction, focusing and microscopy with especial emphasis on confocal microscopy and optical data storage. For more information visit our group's webpage

Physics Department (Blackett Laboratory) 
Imperial College, London SW7 2BZ 
Office: 609 Blackett Laboratory 
Fax : +44-(0)20-7594 7714 



Wiersma SH, Toeroek P, Visser TD, et al., 2018, Comparison of different theories for focusing through a plane interface: reply, Journal of the Optical Society of America A-optics Image Science and Vision, Vol:35, ISSN:1084-7529, Pages:593-593

Karampatzakis A, Song CZ, Allsopp LP, et al., 2017, Probing the internal micromechanical properties of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms by Brillouin imaging, Npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, Vol:3, ISSN:2055-5008

Mack DL, Cortes E, Giannini V, et al., 2017, Decoupling absorption and emission processes in super-resolution localization of emitters in a plasmonic hotspot, Nature Communications, Vol:8, ISSN:2041-1723

Kabakova IV, Xiang Y, Paterson C, et al., 2017, Fiber-integrated Brillouin microspectroscopy: Towards Brillouin endoscopy, Journal of Innovative Optical Health Sciences, Vol:10, ISSN:1793-5458

Chen WT, Torok P, Foreman MR, et al., 2016, Integrated plasmonic metasurfaces for spectropolarimetry, Nanotechnology, Vol:27, ISSN:0957-4484

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