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Research interests

Optical fibres

Research interests

I am interested in how light travels along optical fibres, and in designing and making fibres so that the light travels in new and unusual ways. Examples include fibres that change along their lengths (eg tapered fibres), split and combine to form new waveguides (eg photonic lanterns), or incorporate patterns of air holes and other material variations across their structures (eg photonic crystal fibres and multi-core fibres). We gain understanding of these things by theory and simulations, and also by the use of our experimental facilities for fabricating fibres and post-processing them. This leads to benefits for applications such optical telecommunication, medical sensing and imaging, and astronomical instrumentation.

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Projects

  • BRIGHTLASE (Phase 1)

    Wadsworth, W. & Birks, T.

    Innovate UK

    23/04/1423/06/14

    Project: Central government, health and local authorities

    Research Output

    185nm Guidance in a Hollow Core Optical Fibre

    Winter, B., Vorobiev, D., Fleming, B., Witt, E., Gilliam, W., Rusimova, K., Yerolatsitis, S., Birks, T. & Wadsworth, W., 15 Sep 2019, OSA Technical Digest. OSA Publishing, JTu3A.19. (OSA Technical Digest).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    A fibre that guides an airy pattern

    Gris-Sánchez, I. & Birks, T. A., 1 Jan 2019, Proceedings 2015 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2015. OSA Publishing

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    A focal-ratio-degradation (FRD) resistant multimode fibre link using mode-selective photonic lanterns

    Benoît, A., Yerolatsitis, S., Harrington, K., Birks, T. A. & Thomson, R. R., 17 Oct 2019, 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019. U. S. A.: IEEE, 8872561. (2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Attenuation limit of silica-based hollow-core fiber at mid-IR wavelengths

    Yu, F., Song, P., Wu, D., Birks, T., Bird, D. & Knight, J., 12 Aug 2019, In : APL Photonics. 4, 8, 080803.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Endoscopic sensing of distal lung physiology

    Choudhury, D., Tanner, M. G., McAughtrie, S., Yu, F., Mills, B., Choudhary, T. R., Seth, S., Craven, T. H., Stone, J. M., Mati, I. K., Campbell, C. J., Bradley, M., Williams, C. K. I., Dhaliwal, K., Birks, T. A. & Thomson, R. R., 18 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 1151, 1, 012009.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

    Open Access

    Datasets

    Dataset for "High resolution air-clad imaging fibers"

    Wood, H. (Creator), Harrington, K. (Creator), Knight, J. (Creator), Birks, T. (Creator), Stone, J. (Creator), University of Bath, 17 Sep 2018

    Dataset

    Dataset for "The Airy fibre: an optical fibre that guides light diffracted by a circular aperture"

    Birks, T. (Creator), Gris Sanchez, I. (Creator), van Ras, D. (Creator), University of Bath, 2016

    Dataset

    All-fibre pseudo-slit reformatters

    Yerolatsitis, S. (Creator), University of Bath, Jul 2017

    Dataset

    Thesis

    Adiabatically Tapered All-Fibre Devices for Mode Manipulation

    Author: Yerolatsitis, S., 12 Oct 2016

    Supervisor: Birks, T. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    Aerogel and Fibre Optics

    Author: Grogan, M., 1 Nov 2010

    Supervisor: Birks, T. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    Hole Control in Photonic Crystal Fibres

    Author: Chen, Y., 15 Jan 2014

    Supervisor: Birks, T. (Supervisor) & Wadsworth, W. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    Manipulation of mode coupling in optical fibres

    Author: Harrington, K., 19 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Birks, T. (Supervisor) & Knight, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    Novel fibres for endoscopy

    Author: Wood, H., 1 May 2019

    Supervisor: Birks, T. (Supervisor) & Knight, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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