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Biography

Dr Richard M. Carter graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2005 with an MPhys, from the University of St-Andrews and Heriot-Watt jointly with a MSc in photonics and optoelectronic devices in 2007 and from the University of Heriot-Watt in 2012 with a PhD. His PhD studies involved the development and investigation of long period fibre gratings as hydrogen sensors. In 2012 he joined the high power laser applications group at Heriot-Watt as a research associate. In Mid 2017 he was promoted to Research Fellow within the same group and in February 2018 he was given a fellowship position within the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences. 

Research interests

Richard's research interests revolve around high-power laser manufacturing processes and fibre optics. Recent research projects have included: high power beam delivery with novel hollow core fibres (in collaboration with the University of Bath); fibre optic sensing; micro material processing including machining, drilling and welding; and most recently microwelding of highly dissimilar materials. His research has led to collaborations with a number of external research partners including AWE, Renishaw, Atlas Electronik, The University of Bath, The Central Glass and Ceramics Research Institute in Kolkata as well as close cooperation with the other members of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Laser Based Production Processes.

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 2018

Breakthrough in Welding Highly Dissimilar Materials

Carter, R., Morawska, P. & Hand, D. P., 10 Aug 2018, The Laser User, Summer 2018, 89, p. 24-25 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Dissimilar materials
Welding
Laser beam welding
Degassing
Pulsed lasers

Laser-based fabrication of microfluidic devices for porous media applications

Wlodarczyk, K. L., Jahanbakhsh, A., Carter, R. M., Maier, R. R. J., Hand, D. P. & Maroto-Valer, M. M., May 2018, CLEO: Applications and Technology 2018. Optical Society of America, AM1M.5

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

rapid prototyping
microfluidic devices
borosilicate glass
fabrication
lasers

Rapid Laser Manufacturing of Microfluidic Devices from Glass Substrates

Wlodarczyk, K. L., Carter, R. M., Jahanbakhsh, A., Lopes, A. A., Mackenzie, M. D., Maier, R. R. J., Hand, D. P. & Maroto-Valer, M. M., 17 Aug 2018, In : Micromachines. 9, 8, 409

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Microfluidics
Glass
Lasers
Substrates
Microstructure

Towards industrial application of ultrafast laser microwelding

Carter, R., Morawska, P., Polyzos, D., Hann, S., Esser, M. J. D. & Hand, D. P., Jun 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

File
laser welding
cleanliness
preparation
welding
adhesives

Ultrafast laser microwelding of optical materials

Hand, D. P., Carter, R. M., Thomson, R. R., Daniel Esser, M. J., Troughton, M., Elder, I. & Lamb, R., 2018, CLEO: Applications and Technology 2018. Optical Society of America, AM1M.1

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ultrafast lasers
Optical materials
Optical glass
Crystals
Lasers

Prizes

Best Speaker - IOP young Researchers In Optics 2009

Richard Carter (Recipient), 16 Oct 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2008 2018

19th International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication

Carter, R. (Organiser)
25 Jun 201828 Jun 2018

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

Anti-Resonant Fibers for Flexible High Peak-Power Beam Delivery

Carter, R. (Invited speaker), Fei Yu (Contributor), William J Wadsworth (Contributor), Shephard, J. D. (Contributor), Jonathan C Knight (Contributor), Hand, D. P. (Contributor)
6 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Flexible Fibre Optic Beam Delivery of Ultrashort Laser Pulses

Carter, R. (Speaker), Yu Fei (Speaker), William J Wadsworth (Speaker), Shephard, J. D. (Speaker), Jonathan C Knight (Speaker), Hand, D. P. (Speaker)
23 Mar 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Fabrication of three-dimensional micro-structures in glass by picosecond laser micro-machining and welding

Wlodarczyk, K. (Speaker), Carter, R. (Contributor), Jahanbakhsh, A. (Contributor), Hand, D. P. (Contributor), Robert R J Maier (Contributor), Maroto-Valer, M. M. (Contributor)
6 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

IPAQS Symposium 2016

Carter, R. (Speaker)
19 May 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference