Imperial College London

Dr Robbie Murray

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Imperial College Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 9672robert.murray10




636CBlackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Robbie is a lecturer in Photonics and also currently holds an Imperial College Research Fellowship developing next-generation mid-infrared light sources for a range of applications. His research interests lie at the interface of fundamental nonlinear optics, fiber optics, laser development, and the application of such sources to real-world problems.

His research can be broadly split into two main themes: the development of visible and near-infrared laser sources for various biomedical imaging applications, such as super-resolution and multi-photon microscopy techniques; further into the mid-infrared, Robbie is developing novel mid-infrared light sources for spectroscopic and defense applications. He currently holds funding from both UK and international sources, including the Royal Society and the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development. 

His full publication list can be found on Google Scholar.



Chandran A, Runcorn T, Murray R, et al., 2019, Nanosecond pulsed 620 nm source by frequency-doubling a phosphosilicate Raman fiber amplifier, Optics Letters, Vol:44, ISSN:0146-9592, Pages:6025-6028

Gorlitz F, Guldbrand S, Runcorn T, et al., 2018, easySLM-STED: stimulated emission depletion microscopy with aberration correction, extended field of view and multiple beam scanning, Journal of Biophotonics, Vol:11, ISSN:1864-063X

Runcorn TH, Murray R, Taylor JR, 2018, Highly efficient nanosecond 560 nm source by SHG of a combined Yb-Raman fiber amplifier, Optics Express, Vol:26, ISSN:1094-4087, Pages:4440-4447


Chandran AM, Runcorn TH, Murray RT, et al., 2019, 620 nm source by second harmonic generation of a phosphosilicate raman fiber amplifier, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), IEEE, ISSN:2160-9020

Runcorn TH, Murray RT, Kelleher EJR, et al., 2019, Watt-level, Duration-tunable Picosecond Source at 560 nm by Second-harmonic Generation of a Raman Fiber Laser

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