Welcome

Thank you for visiting photonics and laser manufacturing team at Bangor University, North Wales, UK. The team is led by Dr. Zengbo (James) Wang, focusing on the development of next-generation photonics and laser technologies for wide ranges of applications in advanced manufacturing, super-resolution imaging, sensing, solar cell devices, among others.

One key scientific achievement by us is the pioneering of ‘microsphere nanoscope’ and super-resolution techniques and applications based on dielectric particle superlenses made from microspherespider silk  , high-index nanoparticle and others. These were widely publicised. Check our featured  interview (“Improbable vision“)   and review chapter (Super-resolution imaging and microscopy by dielectric particle-lenses“)  we wrote about the technique.   

Despite commercial models are now available, their performance are still quite limited and suffer from limitations including low-contrast, slow-speed , sample-dependent imaging quality and extreme-short working distance which all need to be addressed carefully with innovative solutions – we are leading many of important innovations in solving these challenges (roadmap).

Our team also actively works  in nanophotonics and metamaterials (e.g ‘anti-laser’ filter), laser material processing (e.g artificial surface,  nano-marking) and solar energy, with  wide applications in industry.

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