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Rayko Stantchev

Rayko Stantchev was born in Bulgaria. He then moved to the United Kingdom at a young age where he went to school and later to the university of Exeter where he obtained a Bachelor's degree in Maths and Physics combined honours in 2013.

Immediately after, without a Master's degree, in Exeter he started a PhD in experimental physics working with a THz spectrometer and spatial light modulators. His PhD focused on the experimental implementation of non-invasive THz imaging using single-element detectors, with the addition of adaptive undersampling techniques.

Upon completion of his thesis, in 2017, he moved to Hong Kong for a postdoc with the THz group of E. Pickwell-MacPherson in the Chinese university of Hong Kong. In 2021, the THz group in Hong Kong completely moved to the UK at the University of Warwick and this is where Rayko is currently based at.


Peer-reviewed journal papers

  1. Xuequan Chen, Hannah Lindley-Hatcher, Rayko I. Stantchev, Jiarui Wang, Kaidi Li, Arturo Hernandez Serrano, Zachary D. Taylor, Enrique Castro-Camus, and Emma Pickwell-MacPherson, “Terahertz (THz) biophotonics technology: Instrumentation, techniques, and biomedical applications”, Chemical Physics Reviews 3, 011311 (2022).
  2. H. Lindley-Hatcher, Rayko I. Stantchev, X. Chen, A. I. Hernandez-Serrano, J. Hardwicke, and E. Pickwell-MacPherson, “Real time THz imaging—opportunities and challenges for skin cancer detection”, Applied Physics Letters 118, 230501 (2021).
  3. Rayko I. Stantchev, K. Li, and E. Pickwell-MacPherson, “Rapid Imaging of Pulsed Terahertz Radiation with Spatial Light Modulators and Neural Networks”, ACS Photonics 8,11, 3150-3155 (2021).
  4. Xudong Liu, Mingyang Jia, Shuting Fan, Rayko I. Stantchev, Xuequan Chen, Emma Pickwell-Macpherson, Yiwen Sun, “Deep THz modulation at Fabry-Perot resonances using graphene in periodic microslits ”, Optics Express 29, 6199-6208 (2021).
  5. X. Chen, Q. Sun, Rayko I. Stantchev, E. Pickwell-Macpherson, “Objective and efficient terahertz signal denoising by transfer function reconstruction”, APL Photonics 5, 056104 (2020).
  6. Xiao Yu, Rayko I. Stantchev, Fan Yang, Emma Pickwell-MacPherson, “Super Sub-Nyquist Single-Pixel Imaging by Total Variation Ascending Ordering of the Hadamard Basis”, Scientific Reports 10, 9338 (2020).
  7. Rayko I. Stantchev, Xiao Yu, Thierry Blu, Emma Pickwell-Macpherson, “Real-time terahertz imaging with a single-pixel detector”, Nature Communications 11(2353), 1-8 (2020).
  8. Xuequan Chen, Qiushuo Sun, Rayko I. Stantchev, Emma Pickwell-Macpherson, “Objective and efficient terahertz signal denoising by transfer function reconstruction”, APL Photonics 5(5), 056104 (2020).
  9. Qiushuo Sun, Xuequan Chen, Xudong Liu, Rayko I. Stantchev, Emma Pickwell-Macpherson, “Exploiting Total Internal Reflection Geometry for Terahertz Devices and Enhanced Sample Characterization”, Advanced Optical Materials 8(3), 1900535 (2020).
  10. Jiarui Wang, Qiushuo Sun, Rayko I. Stantchev, Tor-Wo Chiu, Anil T. Ahuja, Emma Pickwell-MacPherson, “In vivo terahertz imaging to evaluate scar treatment strategies: silicone gel sheeting”, Biomedical Optics Express 10(7), 3584 (2019).
  11. Qiushuo Sun, Xuequan Chen, Xudong Liu, Rayko I. Stantchev, Emma Pickwell-MacPherson, “Exploiting Total Internal Reflection Geometry for Terahertz Devices and Enhanced Sample Characterization”, Advanced Optical Materials , 1900535 (2019).
  12. Jiarui Wang, Rayko I. Stantchev, Qiushuo Sun, Tor-Wo Chiu, Anil T. Ahuja, Emma Pickwell-MacPherson, “THz in vivo measurements: the effects of pressure on skin reflectivity”, Biomedical Optics Express 9(12), 6467 (2018).
  13. Zefeng Chen, Xuequan Chen, Li Tao, Kun Chen, Mingzhu Long, Xudong Liu, Keyou Yan, Rayko I. Stantchev, Emma Pickwell-MacPherson, Jian-Bin Xu, “Graphene controlled Brewster angle device for ultra broadband terahertz modulation”, Nature Communications 9(1), 4909 (2018).
  14. Yiwen Sun, Riccardo Degl’Innocenti, David A. Ritchie, Harvey E. Beere, Long Xiao, Michael Ruggiero, J. Axel Zeitler, Rayko I. Stantchev, Danni Chen, Zhengchun Peng, Emma MacPherson, Xudong Liu, “Graphene-loaded metal wire grating for deep and broadband THz modulation in total internal reflection geometry”, Photonics Research 6(12), 1151 (2018).
  15. Rayko I. Stantchev, Jessica C. Mansfield, Ryan S. Edginton, Peter Hobson, Francesca Palombo, Euan Hendry, “Subwavelength hyperspectral THz studies of articular cartilage”, Scientific Reports 8(1), 6924 (2018).
  16. Qiushuo Sun, Rayko I. Stantchev, Jiarui Wang, Edward P.J. Parrott, Alan Cottenden, Tor-Wo Chiu, Anil T. Ahuja, Emma Pickwell-MacPherson, “In vivo estimation of water diffusivity in occluded human skin using terahertz reflection spectroscopy”, Journal of Biophotonics , e201800145 (2018).
  17. Q. Sun, X. Liu, J. Cao, Rayko I. Stantchev, Y. Zhou, X. Chen, E. P. J. Parrott, J. Lloyd-Hughes, N. Zhao, E. Pickwell-MacPherson, “Highly Sensitive Terahertz Thin-Film Total Internal Reflection Spectroscopy Reveals in Situ Photoinduced Structural Changes in Methylammonium Lead Halide Perovskites”, J. Phys. Chem. C 122 (30), pp. 17552 (2018).
  18. Rayko I. Stantchev, David B. Phillips, Peter Hobson, Samuel M. Hornett, Miles J. Padgett, Euan Hendry, “Compressed sensing with near-field THz radiation”, Optica 4(8), 989 (2017).
  19. Tao Yang, Jia-cheng Ge, Xing-ao Li, Rayko I. Stantchev, Yong-yuan Zh, YuanZhou, WeiHuang, “Non-destructive plasma frequency measurement for a semiconductor thin film using broadband surface plasmon polaritons”, Optics Communications 410, pp. 926 (2017).
  20. Tao Yang, Yuanyi Li, Rayko I. Stantchev, Yongyuan Zhu, Yiqiang Qin, Xinhui Zhou, and Wei Huang, “Detection of defects on the surface of a semiconductor by terahertz surface plasmon polaritons”, Applied Optics 55(11), pp. 4139 (2016).
  21. Samuel M Hornett, Rayko I. Stantchev, Martha Z Vardaki, Chris Beckerleg, Euan Hendry, “Subwavelength Terahertz Imaging of Graphene Photoconductivity ”, Nano Lett. 16(11), 7019-7204 (2016).
  22. Rayko I. Stantchev, Baoqing Sun, Sam M. Hornett, Peter A. Hobson, Graham M. Gibson, Miles J. Padgett and Euan Hendry, “Noninvasive, near-field terahertz imaging of hidden objects using a single-pixel detector”, Science Advances 2(6), e1600190 (2016).
  23. T. Yang, Rayko I. Stantchev, Y. Zhou, H. Ho, Y. Zhu, Y. Qin, W. Huang, “Investigation of terahertz surface plasmon modulation with optical injection of free carriers ”, Optical Engineering 55(6), e1600190 (2016).
  24. Rayko I. Stantchev, Sam M. Hornett, Peter A. Hobson and Euan Hendry, “Enhanced THz transmission and imaging of a subwavelength slit via light-induced diffraction”, Phys. Rev. A 92, 043820 (2015).

Book Chapters

Conferences

  • Rayko I. Stantchev, Thierry Blu, Emma Pickwell-MacPherson, Towards Real-time THz Imaging With Single-pixel Detectors, IRMMW 2019, Paris, 09/2019 (oral presentation)
  • Jiarui Wang, Qiushuo Sun, Rayko I. Stantchev, Emma Pickwell-MacPherson, In Vivo Terahertz Imaging For Scar Treatment Evaluation , IRMMW 2019, Paris, 09/2019
  • Rayko I. Stantchev, Thierry Blu, Emma Pickwell-MacPherson, Total Internal Reflection THz Devices for High Speed THz Imaging, IRMMW 2018, Japan, 09/2018 (poster)
  • Qiushuo Sun, Xudong Liu, Jie Cao, Rayko I. Stantchev, Yang Zhou, Xuequan Chen, Edward Parrott, Ni Zhao, Emma Pickwell-MacPherson, Probing Photo-induced Vibrational Kinetics In Perovskite Thin Films, IRMMW 2018, Japan, 09/2018
  • Jiarui Wang, Rayko I. Stantchev, Qiushuo Sun, Emma Pickwell-MacPherson, The Effect Of Pressure On Terahertz In-Vivo Spectroscopic Imaging, IRMMW 2018, Japan, 09/2018
  • Rayko I. Stantchev, David B. Phillips, Peter Hobson, Samuel M. Hornett, Miles J. Padgett, Euan Hendry, Compressed sensing near-field THz imaging, Nanometa 2017, Austria, 01/2017 (oral presentation)
  • Rayko I. Stantchev, Jessica C. Mansfield, Ryan S. Edginton, Peter Hobson, Francesca Palombo, Euan Hendry, Hyperspectral near-field THz imaging on articular cartilage, New Terahertz Sources and Emerging Applications by the Rank prize fund, United Kingdom, 06/2016 (oral presentation)
  • Rayko I. Stantchev, Sam M. Hornett, Peter A. Hobson and Euan Hendry, Optically controlled near field THz diffraction, Nanometa 2015, Austria, 01/2015 (poster)

Rayko

Dr Rayko I. Stantchev

E-mail: Rayko.Stantchev@warwick.ac.uk

Office: P5.52

Address: Department of Physics, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL