Fiona Thorburn

Fiona Thorburn completed an MPhys degree in June 2015 at Heriot Watt University. She is currently working towards a PhD in the Nonlinear Optics Group which is part of the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences at HWU. Her research project is focused on the fabrication of photonic devices in the mid infrared utilizing the nonlinear properties of rare earth doped chalcogenide glasses.

Contact details: 

Room: DB 2.16
Tel: +44(0)131 451 3793


1. G. Demetriou, F. Thorburn, A. Lancaster, C. Craig, E. Weatherby, D. W. Hewak, and A. Kar, "Fluorescence in Erbium Doped Gallium Lanthanum Sulphide: Potential for mid-IR Waveguide Laser," in CLEO: Science and Innovations,(Optical Society of America, 2015), STh1G.2