Stephen Simpson, Dr.

Stephen Simpson

Stephen Simpson works on the theoretical work package. Previous activities range from astrophysical plasmas to optical forces, non-equilibrium thermodynamics and near-field optics. My current focus is on facilitating research on the linear propagation of light in ideal multi-mode fibers, on the effects of small deformations or other perturbations (with Prof. Tomáš Tyc, Masaryk University, Brno), and on optical fiber calibration and optical mode processing (with Dr. David Phillips, University of Exeter, UK). Drawing these research strands together will contribute to the development of the broad spectrum of fiber based imaging techniques featured in other work packages.


  • 2014 onwards    Scientist, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS
  • 2003-2014    PDRA University of Bristol, UK – in the schools of Physics and Chemistry.
  • 1999-2003    Scientist, Marconi optical components
  • 1999             PhD in near field optics, University of Bristol UK.

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