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|Member of the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation|
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|Member of the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture|
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Following my undergraduate degree in Oxford and PhD at Southampton I worked for Photon Control an Opto-Mechanical company based in Cambridge designing the world’s first commercial diode pumped Nd:YAG laser. I then spent seven years at Keeler Ltd researching and designing ophthalmic instrumentation including a diode laser for retinal photocoagulation. In 1996 I moved to the newly founded Institute of Photonics at Strathclyde University to form, and lead, the applications team. While there I was one of the founders of the Centre for Biophotonics and the theme leader for the Physics and Life Sciences theme within SUPA (the Scottish Physics Alliance). I moved to Durham in January 2009 as part of the Biophysical Sciences initiative and from August 2011 I became Director of the BSI. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and was elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2017.
New Book Publication
I have recently written a book, A Practical Guide to Optical Microscopy, which looks at all the current methods available to microscopists. It outlines the basic physics principles, provides guidelines on the practical use of microscopes and which method is best suited to a specific task. The book can be understood without a detailed knowledge of optics and is aimed at the general user of optical microscopy.
My research centres on the application and development of advanced photonics and optical technology to challenges within the life sciences. A strong focus of this has been in the application of adaptive optics, originally developed for astronomy, to deep optical sectioning microscopy, both confocal and multiphoton. The optical methods developed have been applied in a wide range of samples from brain through to novel methods of optically detecting early dental decay. Details can be found under the CFAI web pages. All of my research work is strongly multi-disciplinary and collaborative and is thus closely linked with the Biophysical Sciences Institute .
We have developed novel methods of imaging beating Zebrafish hearts using Single Plane Illumination microscopy supported by the British Heart Foundation (linked to Edinburgh University) and the EPSRC and some of the details can be found in a short podcast (Beating Hearts). More recently we have perfected the use of KillerRed (a genetically encoded fluorescent marker which when illuminated causes local cell death) in Zebrafish in vivo for the first time. This work entailed the use of opto-genetics and adaptive optics to ensure accurate targetting.
In clinical research I am part of the Proteus team led by Edinburgh University. We are devleoping novel technology to image inside the living human lung using flourescent lifetime imaging. My team are looking to apply the technology in new areas including for oral applications. In a separate project with a company NirVisio we are developing novel methods of dental caries detection using near infrared light.
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Centre for Advanced Instrumentation
- Durham Centre for Bioimaging Technology
- Experimental structure and dynamics of biological soft matter
- 2017: Development of microfluidic technologies to study the behaviour of healthy and diseased red blood cells and their precursors(£13409.35 from )
- 2015: Telescopic Windows: low vision scope to cloaks(£418041.28 from Epsrc)
- 2014: Industrial CASE Award: Developing novel non-invasive tools for the diagnosis of menopausal atrophy and at the Point of Care(£22883.00 from Procter & Gamble)
- 2019: Chair EPSRC Strategic Advisory Team in Healthcare:
- 2019: Deputy Editor Optics Express:
- 2019: External Examiner Manchester University:
- 2018: UKRI Fellowship Panel Member:
- 2017: Elected Fellow Optical Society of America:
- 2017: NIH and DFG International Grant Panel Member (2017-):
- 2016: External Examiner University of Central Lancashire (2016-19):
- 2016: Jeremiah Horrocks Public Lecture:
- 2013: Associate Editor Optics Express (2013-2018): Editor for the highest ranked Optics Journal
- 2013: External Examiner Cardiff University (2013-16): Biophotonics Masters Course
- 2012: International Conference Organising Committee: I am on the international organising committees for several conferences including Photonics North and Photonics West (SPIE BIOS), Society of Experimental Biology and Photoptics
- 2010: Editor Biosensors and Bioelectronics (2010-2017): Highest ranked International Journal on Biosensors
Available for media contact about:
- Advanced Instrumentation: Optical Instruments for lifescience and medical diagnosis
- Condensed Matter Physics: Optical Instruments for lifescience and medical diagnosis
- Science: Education, industry & the community: Optical Instruments for lifescience and medical diagnosis
Chapter in book
- McCarron, J. G., Olson, M. L., Chambers, S. & Girkin, J. M. (2013). Single Cell and Subcellular Measurements of Intracellular Ca2+ Concentration. In Calcium Signaling Protocols. Lambert, David G. & Rainbow, Richard D. Springer. 937 (Methods in Molecular Biology): 239-251.
- Taylor, Jonathan M., Saunter, Christopher D., Bourgenot, Cyril, Girkin, John M. & Love, Gordon D. (2015), Realtime wavefront sensing in a SPIM microscope, and active aberration tracking, in Bifano, Thomas G. Kubby, Joel & Gigan, Sylvain eds, 9335: Adaptive Optics and Wavefront Control for Biological Systems. San Francisco, California, SPIE, Bellingham, Washington.
- Lawton, P. F., Saunter, C. D. & Girkin, J. M. (2014), Combining optical trapping in a microfluidic channel with simultaneous micro-Raman spectroscopy and motion detection, in Gray, Bonnie L. & Becker, Holger eds, 8976: Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems XII. San Francisco, California, United States, SPIE, San Francisco CA, 89760V.
- Girkin, J M, Taylor, J M, Bourgenot, C, Saunter, C D & Love, G D (2012), Adaptive optical methods for in vivo imaging in developing Zebra fish, 2012 International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies (ISOT 2012). Paris, IEEE.
- Saunter, Christopher D., Bourgenot, Cyril, Girkin, John M. & Love, Gordon D. (2012), Closed loop adaptive optics with a laser guide star for biological light microscopy, in Olivier, Scot S., Bifano, Thomas G. & Kubby, Joel eds, 8253: SPIE MOEMS-MEMS, 2012. San Francisco, CA, SPIE.
- Bourgenot, C., Saunter, C. D., Girkin, J. M. & Love, G. D. (2011), Adaptive optics for wide-field microscopy, 7904: Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing XVIII. San Francisco, CA, SPIE, 790414.
- Taylor, J. M., Saunter, C. D., Chaudhry, B., Henderson, D. J., Love, G. D. & Girkin, J. M. (2011), Heart synchronization for SPIM microscopy of living zebra fish, in Conchello, Jose-Angel, Cogswell, Carol J., Wilson, Tony & Brown, Thomas G. eds, 7904: Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing XVIII. San Francisco, CA, SPIE.
- Williams, Gareth O. S., Williams, Elvira, Finlayson, Neil, Erdogan, Ahmet T., Wang, Qiang, Fernandes, Susan, Akram, Ahsan R., Dhaliwal, Kev, Henderson, Robert K., Girkin, John M. & Bradley, Mark (2021). Full spectrum fluorescence lifetime imaging with 0.5 nm spectral and 50 ps temporal resolution. Nature Communications 12: 6616.
- Graham, Christopher, Girkin, John M & Bourgenot, Cyril (2021). Freeform based hYperspectral imager for MOisture Sensing (FYMOS). Optics Express 29(11): 16007-16018.
- Danson, Colin N., White, Malcolm, Barr, John R. M., Bett, Thomas, Blyth, Peter, Bowley, David, Brenner, Ceri, Collins, Robert J., Croxford, Neal, Dangor, A. E. Bucker, Devereux, Laurence, Dyer, Peter E., Dymoke-Bradshaw, Anthony, Edwards, Christopher B., Ewart, Paul, Ferguson, Allister I., Girkin, John M., Hall, Denis R., Hanna, David C., Harris, Wayne, Hillier, David I., Hooker, Christopher J., Hooker, Simon M., Hopps, Nicholas, Hull, Janet, Hunt, David, Jaroszynski, Dino A., Kempenaars, Mark, Kessler, Helmut, Knight, Sir Peter L., Knight, Steve, Knowles, Adrian, Lewis, Ciaran L. S., Lipton, Ken S., Littlechild, Abby, Littlechild, John, Maggs, Peter, Malcolm OBE, Graham P. A., Mangles, Stuart P. D., Martin, William, McKenna, Paul, Moore, Richard O., Morrison, Clive, Najmudin, Zulfikar, Neely, David, New, Geoff H. C., Norman, Michael J., Paine, Ted, Parker, Anthony W., Penman, Rory R., Pert, Geoff J., Pietraszewski, Chris, Randewich, Andrew, Rizvi, Nadeem H., Seddon MBE, Nigel, Sheng, Zheng-Ming, Slater, David, Smith, Roland A., Spindloe, Christopher, Taylor, Roy, Thomas, Gary, Tisch, John W. G., Wark, Justin S., Webb, Colin, Wiggins, S. Mark, Willford, Dave & Winstone, Trevor (2021). A history of high-power laser research and development in the United Kingdom. High Power Laser Science and Engineering 9: e18.
- Bounds, A. D., Bailey, R., Adams, C. T., Callaghan, D. C. & Girkin, J. M. (2021). LightBox: a multiwell plate illumination system for photoactive molecule characterization. Journal of Biophotonics 14(5): e202000481.
- Bounds, Alistair D. & Girkin, John M. (2021). Early stage dental caries detection using near infrared spatial frequency domain imaging. Scientific Reports 11(1): 2433.
- Christou, Julian C., Girkin, John, Kulcsár, Caroline & Young, Laura K. (2021). Feature issue introduction: applications of adaptive optics. Optics Express 29(8): 11533 - 11537.
- Alexia A Kalligeraki, Archie Isted, Robert Pal, Chris Saunter, John Girkin, Miguel Jarrin, Alice Uwineza, Boguslaw Obara & Roy A Quinlan (2020). Three-dimensional data capture and analysis of intact eye lenses evidences emmetropia-associated changes and strain-dependent differences in epithelial cell organization. Scientific Reports 10: 16898.
- Lawton,P.F. Buckley,C., Saunter,C.D., Wilson,C. Corbett,A.D. Salter,P.S., McCarron,J.G. & Girkin,J.M. (2019). Multi-plane remote refocussing epifluorescence microscopy to image dynamic Ca2+ events. Biomedical Optics Express 10(11): 5611-5624.
- Klein, Andreas K., Basden, Alastair, Hammler, Jonathan, Tyas, Luke, Cooke, Michael, Balocco, Claudio, Zeze, Dagou, Girkin, John M. & Gallant, Andrew (2019). Scattering of spoof surface plasmon polaritons in defect-rich THz waveguides. Scientific Reports 9(1): 6288.
- Chisholm, David, Lamb, Rebecca, Pallett, Tommy, Affleck, Valerie, Holden, Claire, Marrison, Joanne, O'Toole, Peter, Ashton, Peter, Newling, Katherine, Steffen, Andreas, Nelson, Amanda, Mahler, Christoph, Valentine, Roy, Blacker, Thomas, Bain, Angus John, Girkin, John M, Marder, Todd B, Whiting, Andrew & Ambler, Carrie A (2019). Photoactivated cell-killing involving a low molecular weight, donor-acceptor diphenylacetylene. Chemical Science 10(17): 4673-4683.
- Lawton, Penelope F., Lee, Matthew D., Saunter, Christopher D., Girkin, John M., McCarron, John G. & Wilson, Calum (2019). VasoTracker, a Low-Cost and Open Source Pressure Myograph System for Vascular Physiology. Frontiers in Physiology 10: 99.
- Pedretti, Ettore, Tanner, Michael G., Choudhary, Tushar R., Krstajić, Nikola, Megia-Fernandez, Alicia, Henderson, Robert K., Bradley, Mark, Thomson, Robert R., Girkin, John M., Dhaliwal, Kevin & Dalgarno, Paul A. (2019). High-speed dual color fluorescence lifetime endomicroscopy for highly-multiplexed pulmonary diagnostic applications and detection of labeled bacteria. Biomedical Optics Express 10(1): 181-195.
- Wilson, Calum, Lee, Matthew D., Heathcote, Helen, Zhang, Xun, Buckley, Charlotte, Girkin, John M., Saunter, Christopher D. & McCarron, John G. (2019). Mitochondrial ATP production provides long-range control of endothelial inositol trisphosphate–evoked calcium signaling. Journal of Biological Chemistry 294(3): 737-758.
- Gala de Pablo, Julia, Chisholm, David R., Steffen, Andreas, Nelson, Amanda K., Mahler, Christoph, Marder, Todd B., Peyman, Sally A., Girkin, John M., Ambler, Carrie A., Whiting, Andrew & Evans, Stephen D. (2018). Tandem fluorescence and Raman (fluoRaman) characterisation of a novel photosensitiser in colorectal cancer cell line SW480. The Analyst 143(24): 6113-6120.
- Reissland, N., Froggatt, S., Reames, E. & Girkin, J. (2018). Effects of maternal anxiety and depression on fetal neuro-development. Journal of Affective Disorders 241: 469-474.
- Girkin, John M. & Carvalho, Mariana Torres (2018). The light-sheet microscopy revolution. Journal of Optics 20(5): 053002.
- Young, L.K., Jarrin, M., Saunter, C.D., Quinlan, R.A. & Girkin, J.M. (2018). Non-invasive in vivo quantification of the developing optical properties and graded index of the embryonic eye lens using SPIM. Biomedical Optics Express 9(5): 2176-2188.
- Buckley, C., Carvalho, M. T., Young, L. K., Rider, S. A., McFadden, C., Berlage, C., Verdon, R. F., Taylor, J. M., Girkin, J. M. & Mullins, J. J. (2017). Precise spatio-temporal control of rapid optogenetic cell ablation with mem-KillerRed in Zebrafish. Scientific Reports 7(1): 5096.
- Lawton, P. F. & Girkin, J. M. (2017). Towards a high-throughput real-time confocal microfluidic system for monitoring absorbance spectra in mixed-phase chemical reactions. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 21(4): 69.
- Wilson, Calum, Saunter, Christopher D., Girkin, John M. & McCarron, John G. (2017). Advancing Age Decreases Pressure-Sensitive Modulation of Calcium Signaling in the Endothelium of Intact and Pressurized Arteries. Journal of Vascular Research 53(5-6): 358-369.
- Carter, Katherine A., Girkin, John M. & Fielding, Suzanne M. (2016). Shear banding in large amplitude oscillatory shear (LAOStrain and LAOStress) of polymers and wormlike micelles. Journal of Rheology 60(5): 883.
- Krstajić, Nikola, Akram, Ahsan R., Choudhary, Tushar R., McDonald, Neil, Tanner, Michael G., Pedretti, Ettore, Dalgarno, Paul A., Scholefield, Emma, Girkin, John M., Moore, Anne, Bradley, Mark & Dhaliwal, Kevin (2016). Two-color widefield fluorescence microendoscopy enables multiplexed molecular imaging in the alveolar space of human lung tissue. Journal of Biomedical Optics 21(4): 046009.
- Chalmers, S., Saunter, C. D., Girkin, J. M. & McCarron, J.G. (2016). Age decreases mitochondrial motility and increases mitochondrial size in vascular smooth muscle. The Journal of Physiology 594(15): 4283-4295.
- Wilson, Calum, Saunter, Christopher D., Girkin, John M. & McCarron, John G. (2016). Clusters of specialized detector cells provide sensitive and high fidelity receptor signaling in the intact endothelium. The FASEB Journal 30(5): 2000-2013.
- Chalmers, Susan, Saunter, Christopher D., Girkin, John M. & McCarron, John G. (2015). Flicker-assisted localization microscopy reveals altered mitochondrial architecture in hypertension. Scientific Reports 5: 16875.
- Wilson, Calum, Saunter, Christopher D., Girkin, John M. & McCarron, John G. (2015). Pressure-dependent regulation of Ca2+ signalling in the vascular endothelium. The Journal of Physiology 593(24): 5231-5253.
- Wu, J.J., Wu, W., Tholozan, F.M., Saunter, C.D., Girkin, J.M. & Quinlan, R.A. (2015). A dimensionless ordered pull-through model of the mammalian lens epithelium evidences scaling across species and explains the age-dependent changes in cell density in the human lens. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 12(108): 20150391.
- Mitchell, T.J., Saunter, C.D., O'Nions, W., Girkin, J.M. & Love, G.D. (2014). Quantitative High Dynamic Range Beam Proling for Fluorescence Microscopy. Review of Scientific Instruments 85(10): 103713.
- Maia, A. M. A., Longbottom, C., Gomes, A. S. L. & Girkin, J. M. (2014). Enamel erosion and prevention efficacy characterized by confocal laser scanning microscope. Microscopy Research and Technique 77(6): 439-445.
- Watts, Fiona, Tan, Lay Ean, Wilson, Clive G., Girkin, John M., Tassieri, Manlio & Wright, Amanda Jane (2014). Investigating the micro-rheology of the vitreous humor using an optically trapped local probe. Journal of Optics 16(1): 015301.
- McCarron, John G., Wilson, Calum, Sandison, Mairi E., Olson, Marnie L., Girkin, John M., Saunter, Christopher & Chalmers, Susan (2013). From Structure to Function: Mitochondrial Morphology, Motion and Shaping in Vascular Smooth Muscle. Journal of Vascular Research 50(5): 357-371.
- Matrone, Gianfranco, Taylor, Jonathan M., Wilson, Kathryn S., Baily, James, Love, Gordon D., Girkin, John M., Mullins, John J., Tucker, Carl S. & Denvir, Martin A. (2013). Laser-targeted ablation of the zebrafish embryonic ventricle: A novel model of cardiac injury and repair. International Journal of Cardiology 168(4): 3913-3919.
- Bourgenot, C., Saunter, C.D., Love, G.D. & Girkin, J.M. (2013). Comparison of closed loop and sensorless adaptive optics in widefield optical microscopy. Journal of the European Optical Society: Rapid Publications 8: 13027.
- Saunter, C., Semprini, S., Buckley, C., Mullins, J. & Girkin, J. M. (2012). Micro-endoscope for in vivo widefield high spatial resolution fluorescent imaging. Biomedical Optics Express 3(6): 1274-1278.
- Bourgenot, Cyril, Saunter, Christopher D., Taylor, Jonathan M., Girkin, John M. & Love, Gordon D. (2012). 3D adaptive optics in a light sheet microscope. Optics Express 20(12): 13252-13261.
- Taylor, J, Saunter, C, Love, G D, Girkin, J M, Henderson, D & Chaudhry, B (2011). Real-time optical gating for three-dimensional beating heart imaging. Journal of Biomedical Optics 16: 116021.
- Silburn, Scott A., Saunter, Christopher D., Girkin, John M. & Love, Gordon D. (2011). Multidepth, multiparticle tracking for active microrheology using a smart camera. Review Of Scientific Instruments 82(3): 033712.
- Chaigneau, Emmanuelle, Wright, Amanda J., Poland, Simon P., Girkin, John M. & Silver, R. Angus (2011). Impact of wavefront distortion and scattering on 2-photon microscopy in mammalian brain tissue. Optics Express 19(23): 22755-22774.
- Mozharov, Sergey, Nordon, Alison, Littlejohn, David, Wiles, Charlotte, Watts, Paul, Dallin, Paul & Girkin, J M (2011). Improved method for kinetic studies in microreactors using flow manipulation and noninvasive Raman spectrometry. Journal of American Chemical Society 133(10): 3601-3608.
- Buttenschoen,K K, Girkin, J M & Daly, D (2010). Development of a low-cost confocal instrument to measure the axial dimensions of components in the anterior section of the eye. Clinical Optometry 2: 67-72.
- Girkin, John M, Mohammed, Mazher-Iqbal. & Ellis, Elizabeth M (2010). A miniaturised integrated biophotonic point-of care genotyping system. Faraday Discussions 149: 115-123.
- Poland, Simon P, Wright, Amanda J, Cobb, Stuart, Vijverberg, Jacob C & Girkin, John M (2010). A demonstration of the effectiveness of a single aberration correction per optical slice in beam scanned optically sectioning microscopes. Micron 38: 200-206.
- Lubeigt, W, Poland, S P, Valentine, G J, Wright, A J, Girkin, J M & Burns, D (2010). Searched-based active optic systems for aberration correction in time-independent applications. Applied Optics 49: 307-314.
- Kek, W K, Foulds, W S, McConnell, G, Wright, A J, Girkin, J M & Wilson, C G (2010). Two-photon fluorescence excitation microscopy to assess transscleral diffusional pathways in an isolated perfused bovine eye model. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 51: 5182-5189.
- Moharzov, S, Nordon, A, Girkin, J M & Littlejohn, D (2010). Non-invasive analysis in micro-reactors using Raman spectrometry with a specially designed probe. Lab on a Chip 10(16): 2101-2107.
- Girkin, J. M., Poland S. P. & Wright, A. J. (2009). Adaptive optics for deeper imaging of biological samples. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 20(1): 106-110.
- Mohammed, Mazher-Iqbal, Sills, Graeme J., Brodie, Martin J., Ellis, Elizabeth. M. & Girkin, John. M. (2009). A complete miniaturised genotyping system for the detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms in human DNA samples. Sensors and Actuators B Chemical Biochemical Sensors 139: 83-89.
- Poland, S P, Girkin, J M, Li, Lijie & Uttamchandani, D (2009). External Linearization of a MEMS Electrothermal Scanner with Application in a Confocal Microscope. Micro and Nano Letters 4: 106-111.
- Rae, Bruce, Muir, Keith R, Gong, Zheng, McKendry, Jonathan, Girkin, John M, Gu, Erdan, Renshaw, David, Dawson, Martin D & Henderson, Robert (2009). A CMOS time-resolved fluorescence lifetime analysis micro-system. Sensors 9(11): 9255-9274.
- McCarron JG, Anderson KI, Wright AJ & Girkin JM (2008). Simultaneous imaging of subplasma membrane & bulk cytoplasmic average Ca2+ concentrations in single smooth muscle cells. Journal of Vascular Research 45: 44.
- Stokes, Robert J., McBride, Eileen, Wilson, Clive G., Girkin, John M., Smith, W. Ewen & Graham, Duncan (2008). Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Spectroscopy as a sensitive and selective technique for the detection of folic acid in water and human serum. Applied Spectroscopy 62(4): 371-376.
- Liu, J.S., Caley, A.J., Taghizadeh, M.R., Gu, E., Girkin, J.M. & Dawson, M.D. (2008). Design of diffractive optical elements for beam shaping of micro-pixellated LED light to a tightly focused spot. Journal of physics D applied physics 41(9): 094005.
- J. Leach, A.J. Wright, J.B. Gotte, J.M. Girkin, L. Allen, S. Franke-Arnold, S.M. Barnett & M.J. Padgett (2008). ’Aether Drag’ and Moving Images. Physical Review Letters 100(15): 153902.
- 4. BR Rae, C Griffin, J McKendry, JM Girkin, HX Zhang, E Gu, D Renshaw, E Charbon, MD Dawson & RK Henderson (2008). CMOS driven micro-pixel LEDs integrated with single photon avalanche diodes for time resolved fluorescence measurements. Journal of Applied Physics D 41: 094011.
- SP Poland, AJ Wright & JM Girkin (2008). Active focus-locking in an optically sectioning microscope utilizing a deformable membrane mirror. Optics Letters 33: 419-421.
- D.A. Hughes, J.M. Girkin, S. Poland, C. Longbottom, T.W. Button, J. Elgoyhen, H. Hughes, C. Meggs & S. Cochran (2008). Investigation of dental samples using a 35 MHz focussed ultrasound piezocomposite transducer. Ultrasonics 49: 212.
- Amanda J Wright, John M Girkin, Graham M Gibson, Jonathan Leach & Miles J Padgett (2008). Transfer of orbital angular momentum from a super-continuum, white-light beam. Optics Express 16: 9495-9500.
- John G. McCarron, Kurt I Anderson, Amanda J Wright & John M. Girkin (2008). Simultaneous imaging of subplasma membrane and bulk cytoplasmic average Ca2+ concentrations in single smooth muscle cells. Biophysical Journal 94: 252.
- Untzizu Elejalde, Amanda J Wright & John M Girkin (2008). Intracavity absorption spectrometry; A new technique for process analysis? Chemistry Today 26: 12-13.
- H.X. Zhang, D. Massoubre, J. McKendry, Z. Gong, B. Guilhabert, C. Griffin, E. Gu, P.E. Jessop, J.M. Girkin & M.D. Dawson (2008). Individually-addressable flip-chip AlInGaN micropixelated light emitting diode arrays with high continuous and nanosecond output power. Optics Express 16: 9918-9926.
- Poland, SP, Wright, AJ & Girkin, JM (2008). Evaluation of fitness parameters used in an iterative approach to aberration correction in optical sectioning microscopy. Applied Optics 47(6): 731-735.
- Leonardo, R. Di Ruocco, G. Leach, J. Padgett, M.J. Wright, A.J. Girkin, J.M. Burnham, D.R. & McGloin, D. (2007). Parametric Resonance of Optically Trapped Aerosols. Physical Review Letters 99(1): 010601.
- A.J. Wright, S.P. Poland, J.M. Girkin, C.W. Freudiger, C.L. Evans & X.S. Xie (2007). Adaptive optics for enhanced signal in CARS microscopy. Optics Express 15: 18209.
- U. Elejalde & J.M. Girkin (2007). Real time, ultra low concentration detection of analytes in solution by infrared intracavity laser absorption. Applied Optics 46: 3995-3999.
- V. Poher, H.X. Zhang, G.T. Kennedy, C. Griffin, S. Oddos, E. Gu, D.S. Elson, J M. Girkin, P.M.W. French, M.D. Dawson & M.A. Neil (2007). Optical sectioning microscopes with no moving parts using a micro-stripe array light emitting diode. Optics Express 15: 11196-11206.
- G. McConnell, J.M. Girkin, S.M. Ameer-Beg, P.R. Barber, B. Vojnovic Avijit Banerjee, Timothy Watson & Richard Cook (2007). Time-correlated single-photon counting fluorescence lifetime confocal imaging of decayed and sound dental structures with a white-light supercontinuum source. Journal of Micrscopy 225: 126-136.
- C. Rousseau, S Poland, A.F. Hall, C.J. Whitters & J.M. Girkin (2007). Development of fibre-optic confocal microscopy for detection and diagnosis of dental caries”. Caries Research 41: 245-251.
- S Franke-Arnold, J Leach, MJ Padgett, VE Lembessis, D Ellinas, AJ Wright, JM Girkin, P Ä Ohberg & AS Arnold (2007). Optical ferris wheel for ultracold atoms. Optics Express 15: 8619-8625.
- Denise Maria Zezell, Adriana Costa Ribeiro, Luciano Bachmann, Anderson Stevens Leonidas Gomes, Christel Rousseau & John Girkin (2007). Characterization of natural carious lesions by fluorescence spectroscopy at 405-nm excitation wavelength. Journal of Biomedical Optics 12: 0643013.
- M Padgett, G Whyte, J Girkin, A Wright, L Allen, P Öhberg & S.M. Barnett (2006). Polarisation and image rotation induced by a rotating dielectric rod: a treatment in terms of optical angular momentum. Optics Letters 31: 2205-2207.
- de Melo, L. S. A., de Araujo, R. E., Freitas, A. Z., Zezell, D. M., Vieira, N. D., Girkin, J., Hall, A., Carvalho, M. T. & Gomes, A. S. L. (2005). Evaluation of enamel dental restoration interface by optical coherence tomography. Journal of Biomedical Optics 10(6): 5.