My research aims to improve our understanding of light-matter interaction in nanomaterials and optical fibres for the development of new lasers and other optical devices for scientific, industrial and medical applications. I’m also interested in studying the underlying nonlinear physics of light waves in optical systems, which can be used to model complex phenomena in nature.
Further details of my research activities and a complete list of publications can be found here.
I am also a co-founder and committee member of the Imperial College London Optical Society – a student chapter of OSA and SPIE – and the London Local OSA Section, aiming to promote the science and application of light to the wider community.
I received an MA and MEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge in 2012, including a research project on the topic of carbon nanotube and graphene optoelectronics with Prof. Andrea Ferrari at the Cambridge Graphene Centre. After this, I moved to the Femtosecond Optics Group at Imperial College London to study for a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Roy Taylor and Dr Sergei Popov, followed by a one-year EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship, continuing my research with the group.
Majewski MR, Woodward RI, Jackson SD, Dysprosium-doped ZBLAN fiber laser tunable from 2.8 μm to 3.4 μm, pumped at 1.7 μm, Optics Letters, Vol:43
et al., Watt-level dysprosium fiber laser at 3.15 μm with 73% slope efficiency, Optics Letters, Vol:43
et al., 2017, Black phosphorus ink formulation for inkjet printing of optoelectronics and photonics, Nature Communications, Vol:8, ISSN:2041-1723
Woodward RI, Kelleher EJR, 2017, Genetic algorithm-based control of birefringent filtering for self-tuning, self-pulsing fiber lasers, Optics Letters, Vol:42, ISSN:0146-9592, Pages:2952-2955
Woodward RI, 2018, Dispersion engineering of mode-locked fibre lasers, IOP PUBLISHING LTD, ISSN:2040-8978