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My research aims to understand the physics of light propagation in optical fibres, with a particular emphasis on the properties of photonic crystal fibres (PCF). PCFs are novel optical fibres that have a structured array of air-holes running along their length, where the size of these air-holes is of the same order as the wavelength of light. My research involves the development of analytic and computational solutions of Maxwell’s equations, and the aim is to build a theoretical understanding of the underlying physics to design fibres with novel and useful properties. This research is carried out in close collaboration with experimentalists in the Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials, who are world leaders in the fabrication and use of PCF.

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Projects 2006 2016

MRC Confidence in Concept 2014

Bird, D.

1/03/1531/08/16

Project: Research council

ALL-FIBRE UNIVERSAL OPTICAL WAVEFORM AND ATTOSECOND-PULSE SY THESISER

Benabid, A., Bird, D. & Birks, T.

1/07/0731/12/10

Project: Research council

waveforms
photonics
fibers
frequency synthesizers
synthesizers

SURFACE REACTIVITY: BEYOND BORNOPPENHEIMER

Bird, D.

1/11/0630/04/09

Project: Research council

Born approximation
Surface reactions
Density functional theory
Ground state
Electronic structure

NEXT GENERATION PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FIBRES

Knight, J., Bird, D. & Birks, T.

1/06/0631/05/09

Project: EU Commission

photonics
fibers
crystals
cytology
broadband

Research Output 2001 2017

1 Citations

Attenuation of model hollow-core, anti-resonant fibres

Bird, D. 13 Sep 2017 In : Optics Express. 25, 19, p. 23215-23237 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
hollow
attenuation
fibers
glass
air
1 Citations

Strategy to achieve phase matching condition for third harmonic generation in all-solid photonic crystal fibers

Bai, J. X., Xing, W. Q., Yang, C., Li, Y. F. & Bird, D. M. 2012 In : IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 24, 5, p. 389-391 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Phase matching
Photonic crystal fibers
Harmonic generation
phase matching
harmonic generations
8 Citations

Guidance in Kagome-like photonic crystal fibres I: analysis of an ideal fibre structure

Chen, L., Pearce, G. J., Birks, T. A. & Bird, D. M. 28 Mar 2011 In : Optics Express. 19, 7, p. 6945-6956 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
photonics
fibers
crystals
hollow
scalars
2 Citations

Guidance in Kagome-like photonic crystal fibres II: perturbation theory for a realistic fibre structure

Chen, L. & Bird, D. M. 28 Mar 2011 In : Optics Express. 19, 7, p. 6957-6968 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
perturbation theory
photonics
fibers
attenuation
crystals

Nonadiabatic effects in adsorbate-surface dynamics

Bird, D. 2011 In : Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. 241, p. 142-PHYS

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle