• EH14 4AS

    United Kingdom

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3D beamshaping for laser material processing

20082020

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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

Complementary numerical and experimental study in the baroclinic annulus for the microgravity experiment AtmoFlow

Szabo, P. S. B., Zaussinger, F., Haun, P., Froitzheim, A., Carter, R., Travnikov, V., Meier, M. & Egbers, C., 4 May 2020.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
  • Flexible High Peak Power Beam Delivery: Practical Considerations

    Carter, R., 22 Sep 2020, 2020 22nd International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON). p. 1-4 4 p.

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

  • Open Access
    File
  • 44 Downloads (Pure)

    Stress induced birefringence of glass-to-metal bonded components

    Hann, S. N., Macleod, N., Morawska, P. O., Dzipalski, A., Carter, R. M., Elder, I., Lamb, R. A., Esser, M. J. D. & Hand, D. P., 20 Sep 2020, Emerging Imaging and Sensing Technologies for Security and Defence V; and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Micro- and Nanosystems in Security and Defence III. SPIE, 115400W. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 11540).

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

    Open Access
    File
  • 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

    File
  • 67 Downloads (Pure)

    Datasets

    Towards industrial ultrafast laser microwelding: SiO2 and BK7 to an Aluminium Alloy - Data

    Carter, R. (Creator), Troughton, M. (Creator), Chen, J. (Creator), Elder, I. (Creator), Thomson, R. R. (Creator), Esser, M. J. D. (Creator), Lamb, R. A. (Creator) & Hand, D. P. (Creator), Heriot-Watt University, 2017

    Dataset

    Data accompanying "Measurement of resonant bend loss in anti-resonant hollow core optical fiber"

    Carter, R. (Creator), Yu, F. (Contributor), Wadsworth, W. J. (Contributor), Shephard, J. D. (Contributor), Birks, T. A. (Contributor), Knight, J. C. (Contributor) & Hand, D. P. (Contributor), Heriot-Watt University, 16 Aug 2017

    Dataset

    Prizes

    Best Speaker - IOP young Researchers In Optics 2009

    Carter, Richard (Recipient), 16 Oct 2009

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Activities

    SPIE Remote Sensing Digital Forum

    John Lincoln (Invited speaker), Richard Carter (Invited speaker), Katarzyna Balakier (Invited speaker), Robert Richards (Invited speaker) & Natalie Wheeler (Invited speaker)

    21 Sep 202025 Sep 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    22nd International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks 2020

    Richard Carter (Invited speaker)

    20 Jul 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    6th UK Industrial Laser Applications Symposium 2019

    Richard Carter (Chair)

    20 Mar 201921 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Ultrafast laser manufacturing of glass microfluidic devices

    Krystian Wlodarczyk (Speaker), Richard Carter (Contributor), Omid Shahrokhi (Contributor), Rumbidzai Nhunduru (Contributor), Amir Jahanbakhsh (Contributor), Duncan Paul Hand (Contributor) & M. Mercedes Maroto-Valer (Contributor)

    26 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    8th International Congress on Laser Advanced Materials Processing 2019

    Richard Carter (Participant)

    21 May 201924 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference