Hanne Ludvigsen appointed Fellow of the Optical Society

This prestigious honour recognises Hanne Ludvigsen's outstanding contributions to the field of photonic crystal fibres and optical sensors
Hanne Ludvigsen

Senior University Lecturer Hanne Ludvigsen from the Department of Electronics and Nanotechnology and Micronova has been nominated as Fellow of the Optical Society (OPTICA, formerly OSA). This prestigious honour recognises her outstanding contributions to the field of photonic crystal fibres and optical sensors. 

Hanne Ludvigsen is the leader of the Fiber Optics Group, focusing on applications of supercontinuum generation and plasmonic sensors. Her research interests include white light lasers (supercontinuum generation), fibre optic biosensors and optical metrology. 

Ludvigsen's group has pioneered the study of supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibres and has developed novel device and sensor applications based on the new possibilities offered by these fibres. 

They were the first to demonstrate that air-guided bandgap photonic fibres can be used for gas sensing and detection. They were also the first to demonstrate that gas-filled photonic bandgap fibres can provide optical wavelength references for channel monitoring and calibration in optical communication systems. The team is now developing novel device and sensor applications based on the new possibilities offered by microstructured fibres with metal coatings on the inner surfaces of the fibre holes.

Ludvigsen has been actively involved in OPTICA's activities. She has been an editor of some of the most respected journals of optics and photonics published by the society. In 2006-2012, Ludvigsen was an Associate Editor of the society's first open access journal, Optics Express. In 2014-2020 she was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Lightwave Technology, and since March 2020, she has been a topical editor of Optics Letters.

Founded in 1916, OPTICA is the leading professional society in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from all over the world. 

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