Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 7781timothy.runcorn07




221Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Tim Runcorn is a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow in the Department of Physics at Imperial College London. His research focuses on the development of new fibre laser technology for advanced biomedical imaging techniques such as super-resolution and multiphoton microscopy.

He received PhD, MRes and MSci degrees from Imperial and has worked in industry at NKT Photonics, funded by an EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Secondment. He works at the interface of academia and industry, having received EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account funding to commercialise visible fibre lasers that are patent pending.

His full publications list can be found on Google Scholar.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

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, Gorlitz F, Murray RT, et al., 2017, Visible Raman-shifted Fiber Lasers for Biophotonic Applications, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Vol:24, ISSN:1077-260X

Woodward RI, Murray RT, Phelan CF, et al., 2017, Characterization of the second- and third-order nonlinear optical susceptibilities of monolayer MoS2 using multiphoton microscopy, 2d Materials, Vol:4, ISSN:2053-1583

Woodward RI, Howe RCT, Runcorn TH, et al., 2015, Wideband saturable absorption in few-layer molybdenum diselenide (MoSe₂) for Q-switching Yb-, Er- and Tm-doped fiber lasers., Optics Express, Vol:23, ISSN:1094-4087, Pages:20051-20061

Runcorn TH, Murray RT, Kelleher EJR, et al., 2015, Duration-tunable picosecond source at 560 nm with watt-level average power, Optics Letters, Vol:40, ISSN:0146-9592, Pages:3085-3088

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