Non-Linear Optics at Heriot-Watt

The NLO Group at Heriot-Watt University is led by Professor Ajoy K. Kar.

The group is fundamentally concerned with non-linear light-matter interactions, in particular our research is driven towards understanding and applying these interactions to fabricating novel devices. The physics of light-matter interactions within materials underlie the optical phenomena seen in many everyday situations.

The NonLinear Optics group runs five state of the art laboratories, based in the David Brewster Building, Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

We work closely with other research groups at Heriot-Watt University, namely II-VI Semiconductor Growth and UltraFast Optics groups. This leads to the sharing of state of the art resources and furthers our collective capabilities.