Heriot-Watt is part of a UK consortium investigating the development of a high-resolution spectrograph (HIRES) for the  European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). This PhD project will continue a programme developing OPO frequency combs for astronomy / metrology.  It aims to extend the tunability and mode-spacing of OPO frequency combs, so they are suitable for the E-ELT: 400nm < l < 2.4um and mode spacings >10 GHz. There may be the opportunity to validate the final frequency comb on a telescope.

Please send inquiry emails to Prof. Derryck T Reid at D.T.Reid@hw.ac.uk or Dr. Robert R Thomson at R.R.Thomson@hw.ac.uk