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 



Karampatzakis A, Song CZ, Allsopp LP, et al., 2017, Probing the internal micromechanical properties of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms by Brillouin imaging., Npj Biofilms 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

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

Antonacci G, Lepert G, Paterson C, et al., 2015, Elastic suppression in Brillouin imaging by destructive interference, Applied Physics Letters, Vol:107, ISSN:0003-6951


Antonacci G, Pedrigi R, Krams R, et al., 2016, Quantification of plaque stiffness by Brillouin microscopy (Conference Presentation), 3rd Conference on Optical Elastography and Tissue Biomechanics III, SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, ISSN:0277-786X

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