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Research interests

Richard's research interests revolve around high-power laser manufacturing and fibre optics. Recent projects have included: high power beam delivery with novel hollow core fibre optics; fibre optic environmental sensing; micro material processing including machining, drilling and welding; microwelding of highly dissimilar materials; and most recently the use of experimental design techniques to calibrate industrial ultra-short laser processes.

 

His research has led to collaborations with a number of external partners including AWE, Renishaw, Leonardo MW, Gooch and Housego, M-Solv, Oxford Lasers, MTC, CPI, University of Bath, University of Manchester, Cranfield University, Cambridge University and the CSIR (India).

Biography

Richard graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2005 with an MPhys, from the Universities of St-Andrews and Heriot-Watt with an MSc in photonics and opto-electronic devices in 2007 and in 2012 from Heriot-Watt with a PhD developing long period fibre gratings for environmental gas sensing. He was then joined the high power laser applications group at Heriot-Watt as a research associate investigating laser based production processes. He was one of the founding members of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Laser Based Production Processes and in 2018 was appointed a Research Fellow (Lecturer) within the Institute for Photonics and Quantum Sciences at Heriot-Watt University.

Research Group Contact Details

Applied Optics and Photonics Group

Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS

Office: EMB: G.19,

Phone: +44 (0)131 451 4143

E-Mail: R.M.Carter@hw.ac.uk

Keywords

  • QC Physics
  • Optics
  • laser
  • Material Processing
  • Fiber Optics

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Research Output 2008 2019

High yield direct fusion welding of glass and metal

Carter, R., Morawska, P., Hann, S., Esser, M. J. D. & Hand, D. P., 26 Jun 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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fusion welding
glass
ultrashort pulsed lasers
frit
optics

High yield ultrafast laser microwelding process for direct joining of metal-to-glass

Morawska, P., Hann, S., Esser, M. J. D., Carter, R. & Hand, D. P., 21 May 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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glass
metals
adhesive bonding
lasers
interlayers

Negative-curvature Anti-resonant Fiber Coupling Tolerances

Siwicki, B., Carter, R., Shephard, J. D., Yu, F., Knight, J. C. & Hand, D. P., 23 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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curvature
fibers
misalignment
sensitivity
numerical aperture
Ultrafast lasers
Microfluidics
Glass
Rapid prototyping
Photolithography

Ultrafast laser microwelding of ultra-thin flexible glass

Morawska, P., Esser, M. J. D., Carter, R., Chan, Y. F., Melagari, P., Douglas, R. & Hand, D. P., 21 May 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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Prizes

Best Speaker - IOP young Researchers In Optics 2009

Richard Carter (Recipient), 16 Oct 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2008 2019

Lasers for Microprocessing

Richard Carter (Speaker)
11 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture

EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Workshop

Richard Carter (Participant)
22 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Made For Space

Richard Carter (Speaker)
2 May 20193 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

EPSRC IAAA Impact Festival 2019

Richard Carter (Participant)
27 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Association of Industrial Laser Users (External organisation)

Richard Carter (Advisor)
10 May 2019

Activity: MembershipMembership of Advisory Panel