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Dr Patrick Salter EPSRC Early Career Fellow


Patrick Salter

EPSRC Early Career Fellow


Dr Patrick Salter is an Early Career EPSRC Fellow working on using short pulse laser fabrication to enable new functional devices based upon synthetic diamond.

He is also a Junior Research Fellow at New College.

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Research Interests

Patrick works on the application of adaptive optics to laser micro-fabrication. He uses femtosecond pulse lasers to manufacture three dimensional devices inside transparent materials, applying adaptive optical techniques to enhance precision and/or speed.

Areas of particular interest are devices inside diamond; liquid crystal photonics; and microscope calibration.

Current Projects

DiATOM  Diamond in Advanced Technology through Optical Machining

Selected Publications

  • B. Sun, P.S. Salter, C. Roider, A. Jesacher, J. Strauss, J. Heberle, M. Schmidt, M.J. Booth, “Four-dimensional light shaping: manipulating ultrafast spatio-temporal foci in space and time”, Light Science and Applications, 7, e17117; doi: 10.1038/lsa.2017.117. (2018)
  • Y.-C. Chen, P.S. Salter, S. Knauer, L. Weng, A.C. Frangeskou, C.J. Stephen, S.N. Ishmael, P.R. Dolan, S. Johnson, B.L. Green, G.W. Morley, M.E. Newton, J.G. Rarity, M.J. Booth and J.M. Smith: “Laser writing of coherent colour centres in diamond” Nature Photonics 11, p77-80 (2017)
  • A. Courvoisier, M.J. Booth and P.S. Salter, “Inscription of 3D waveguides in diamond using an ultrafast laser” Applied Physics Letters 109, 031109 (2016). B. Sun, P.S. Salter and M.J. Booth: “High conductivity micro-wires in diamond following arbitrary paths” Applied Physics Letters 105, 231105 (2014)
  • J. B. Spring, P. S. Salter, B. J. Metcalf, P. C. Humphreys, M. Moore, N. Thomas-Peter, M. Barbieri, X.-M. Jin, N. K. Langford,W. S. Kolthammer, M. J. Booth, and I. A.Walmsley: “On-chip low loss heralded source of pure single photons,” Opt. Express 21, p. 13522 – 13532 (2013)
  • P.S. Salter, A. Jesacher, J.B. Spring, B.J. Metcalf, N. Thomas-Peter, R.D. Simmonds, N. K. Langford, I. A. Walmsley and M.J. Booth: “Adaptive slit beam shaping for direct laser written waveguides” Optics Letters, 37, p.470 (2012)
  • R.D. Simmonds, P.S. Salter, A. Jesacher and M.J. Booth: “Three dimensional laser microfabrication in diamond using a dual adaptive optics system” Optics Express, 19 p.24122 (2011)
  • P.S. Salter, G. Carbone, E.J. Botcherby, T. Wilson, S.J. Elston and E.P. Raynes: “Liquid crystal director dynamics imaged using two-photon fluorescence microscopy with remote focusing” Physical Review Letters, 103, 257803 (2009).