Imperial College London

Professor Carl Paterson

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Optical Physics



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Carl Paterson studied Physics as an undergraduate at Oxford University before coming to Imperial College to study for his PhD in Optics.  He became a Royal Society University Research Fellow in 2001 and Reader in Physics in 2008.  He started his research career working on diffractive optics and optical vortices before moving into adaptive optics, optical propagation through scattering and turbulent media and optical imaging.  Current research interests also include endoscopy and Brillouin microscopy with particular emphasis on ocular imaging.



Hong W, Wright T, Sparks H, et al., 2022, Adaptive light-sheet fluorescence microscopy with a deformable mirror for video-rate volumetric imaging, Applied Physics Letters, Vol:121, ISSN:0003-6951, Pages:1-7

Wright T, Sparks H, Paterson C, et al., 2021, Video-rate remote refocusing through continuous oscillation of a membrane deformable mirror, Journal of Physics: Photonics, Vol:3, ISSN:2515-7647, Pages:1-14

Xiang Y, Seow KLC, Paterson C, et al., 2021, Multivariate analysis of Brillouin imaging data by supervised and unsupervised learning, Journal of Biophotonics, Vol:14, ISSN:1864-063X

Berk J, Paterson C, Foreman MR, 2021, Tracking single particles using surface plasmon leakage radiation speckle, Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol:39, ISSN:0733-8724, Pages:3950-3960


Berk J, Paterson C, Foreman MR, 2021, Tracking using surface plasmon leakage radiation speckle

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