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Principal Investigator

Prof. Louise Bradley


School of Physics & CRANN
Trinity College Dublin
Phone: + 353 1 896 3595
E-mail: bradlel@tcd.ie

About

Prof. Louise Bradley received a BSc (First Class Hons.) in Experimental Physics from University College Dublin in 1992. She was awarded Forbairt and Trinity College Dublin scholarships to pursue postgraduate studies at Trinity College Dublin, obtaining a MSc in 1994 and a PhD in 1998.

During her PhD she studied nonlinear optical processes in semiconductor microcavity systems. As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow she worked on the development of semiconductor microcavity devices for lighting applications. In 1999, she became a Lecturer in the Institute of Technology, Tallaght, before returning to join the academic staff of the School of Physics in 2000. Subsequently, she was appointed to Associate Professor and elected to Fellowship of the College in 2009.

Prof. Louise Bradley is the current Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate) in the School of Physics.

Research

Prof. Louise Bradley leads a research group in the field of photonics. Her current research is mainly focused in the area of nanophotonics, and in particular plasmon-coupled systems. The research is directly relevant for development of higher efficiency light emitting devices, solar cells and sensing applications.

Previous research activities included projects on the development of novel devices such as resonant cavity light emitting diodes, microcavity enhanced two-photon absorption detectors and multi-electrode semiconductor optical amplifiers for optical communications systems. Her research is supported by Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Research Council.

Selected Publications

Carrier density dependence of plasmon-enhanced nonradiative energy transfer in a hybrid quantum well – quantum dot structure, L.J. Higgins, V.D. Karanikolas, C.A. Marocico, A.P. Bell, T. C, Sadler, P.J. Parbrook and A.L. Bradley, Optics Express 23, 228319 (2015).

Experimental and theoretical investigation of the distance dependence of localised surface plasmon coupled Förster resonance energy transfer, X. Zhang, C. A. Marocico, M. Lunz, V. A. Gerard, Y. K. Gun’ko, V. Lesnyak, N. Gaponik, A. S. Susha, A. L. Rogach and A. L. Bradley, ACS Nano 8, 2, 1273–1283 (2014).

Method to improve the noise figure and saturation power in multi-contact semiconductor optical amplifiers: simulation and experiment, K. Carney, R. Lennox, R. Maldonado-Basilio, S. Philippe, F. Surre, A.L. Bradley, and P. Landais, Optics Express 21, 6, 7180–7195 (2013).

Wavelength, concentration and distance dependence of non-radiative energy transfer to a plane of gold nanoparticles, X. Zhang, C. A. Marocico, M. Lunz, V. A. Gerard, Y. K. Gun’ko, V. Lesnyak, N. Gaponik, A. S. Susha, A. L. Rogach and A. L. Bradley, ACS Nano 6, 9283-9290 (2012).

Surface plasmon enhanced energy transfer between donor and acceptor CdTe nanocrystal quantum dot monolayers, M. Lunz, V. A. Gerard, Y. K. Gun’ko, V. Lesnyak, N. Gaponik, A. S. Susha, A. L. Rogach, and A. L. Bradley, Nano Letters 11, 3341-3345 (2011).

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