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2 new papers in “top downloads” list

Congratulations to Yoshi Arita, Adrià Escobet-Montalbán and colleagues for their recent works in photopolymerisation with twisted light and three-photon light-sheet fluorescence microscopy.

Yoshi’s article is one of the top 20 most read in the past 30 days in ACS Photonics:


Adrià’s article is currently the top download of today in Optics Letters:






Posted: 02/11/2018

New imaging result highlighted by OSA

The Optical Society of America (OSA) has highlighted our recent publication on Three-photon light-sheet fluorescence microscopy in a news article.

This work, published in Optics Letters, promises enable delivery of light much deeper and further into tissues, enabling high quality imaging throughout large, thick specimens, and could have implications for neuoroscience and high-throughput drug screening.

Read the OSA news article here.

Read the University press release here.


Posted: 02/11/018

Seeing Life at Explorathon 18, 29th September 2018

Over 400 visitors to Explorathon 18 at Dundee Science Centre investigated how light is changing the way we look at biology and medicine.

The Seeing Life through a New Light activities were delivered by group members Adrià Montalbán, Philip Wijesinghe, and Yoshi Arita, as well as volunteers from the Gather Lab.

The event showcased how simple optical principles could be used for imaging and manipulation of cells and tissues.

Our star attraction is our new acoustic levitator (which you can make for yourself at It helps demonstrate how light and sound can be used to trap and control small objects. Read the original paper on the device in Rev. Sci. Instrum.

Photopolymerization with light fields possessing orbital angular momentum: Generation of helical microfibers

Yoshihiko Arita, Junhyung Lee, Shunsuke Toyoshima, Katsuhiko Miyamoto, Paris Panagiotopoulos, Ewan Wright, Kishan Dholakia, and Takashige Omatsu

ACS Photonics 5(10), 4156-4163 (2018)

doi: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b00959

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We are hiring: Vacancy for 1 postdoc in spectroscopy and imaging

We are hiring!

The Optical Manipulation Group is seeking a one-year Research Fellow in experimental photonics dedicated to Raman microscopy for applications in biomedicine and also for the oil and gas industry. You should have research experience in optical microscopy, supported by a good publication record. Experimental expertise in Raman analysis combined with appropriate knowledge of numerical data analysis is desirable.

The details of the applications can be found here.

Closing date: 28th August 2018


Posted: 03/08/2018