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2018
2 Citations (Scopus)

High-resolution air-clad imaging fibers

Wood, H., Harrington, K., Birks, T., Knight, J. & Stone, J., 1 Nov 2018, In : Optics Letters. 43, 21, p. 5311-5314 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Ultra-low background Raman sensing using a negative-curvature fibre and no distal optics

Yerolatsitis, S., Yu, F., McAughtrie, S., Tanner, M. G., Fleming, H., Stone, J. M., Campbell, C. J., Birks, T. A. & Knight, J. C., 23 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Biophotonics. e201800239.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2017
3 Citations (Scopus)

All-fibre pseudo-slit reformatters

Yerolatsitis, S., Harrington, K. & Birks, T. A., 7 Aug 2017, In : Optics Express. 25, 16, p. 18713-18721 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
slits
fibers
tapering
bundles
photonics
6 Citations (Scopus)

Divide and conquer: An efficient solution to highly multimoded photonic lanterns from multicore fibres

Leon-Saval, S. G., Betters, C. H., Salazar-Gil, J. R., Min, S. S., Gris-Sanchez, I., Birks, T. A., Lawrence, J., Haynes, R., Haynes, D. M., Roth, M. M., Veilleux, S. & Bland-Hawthorn, J., 24 Jul 2017, In : Optics Express. 25, 15, p. 17530-17540 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

photonics
fibers
apertures
inventions
insertion loss
8 Citations (Scopus)

Efficient photonic reformatting of celestial light for diffraction-limited spectroscopy

MacLachlan, D. G., Harris, R. J., Gris-Sánchez, I., Morris, T. J., Choudhury, D., Gendron, E., Basden, A. G., Spaleniak, I., Arriola, A., Birks, T. A., Allington-Smith, J. R. & Thomson, R. R., Feb 2017, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 464, 4, p. 4950-4957 8 p.

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diffraction
spectrographs
adaptive optics
spectroscopy
photonics
2 Citations (Scopus)

Endlessly adiabatic fiber with a logarithmic refractive index distribution

Harrington, K., Yerolatsitis, S., van Ras, D., Haynes, D. M. & Birks, T. A., 20 Dec 2017, In : Optica. 4, 12, p. 1526-1533 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Refractive index
refractivity
fibers
Fibers
tapering
12 Citations (Scopus)

Endoscopic sensing of alveolar pH

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., 1 Jan 2017, In : Biomedical Optics Express. 8, 1, p. 243-259 17 p., 274960.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Raman Spectrum Analysis
Nanoshells
Raman spectroscopy
Optical Fibers
endoscopes
7 Citations (Scopus)

Low index contrast imaging fibers

Stone, J. M., Wood, H. A. C., Harrington, K. & Birks, T. A., 15 Apr 2017, In : Optics Letters. 42, 8, p. 1484-1487 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
fibers
preforms
crosstalk
telecommunication
industries
5 Citations (Scopus)

Measurement of resonant bend loss in antiresonant hollow core optical fiber

Carter, R. M., Yu, F., Wadsworth, W. J., Shephard, J. D., Birks, T., Knight, J. C. & Hand, D. P., 21 Aug 2017, In : Optics Express. 25, 17, p. 20612-20621 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
hollow
optical fibers
wavelengths
delivery
radii
7 Citations (Scopus)

Multiplexed single-mode wavelength-to-time mapping of multimode light

Chandrasekharan, H. K., Izdebski, F., Gris-Sánchez, I., KrstajiÄ, N., Walker, R., Bridle, H. L., Dalgarno, P. A., MacPherson, W. N., Henderson, R. K., Birks, T. A. & Thomson, R. R., 25 Jan 2017, In : Nature Communications. 8, p. 1-10 10 p., 14080.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Light
Wavelength
wavelengths
Optics and Photonics
Detectors
3 Citations (Scopus)

Quantitative characterization of endoscopic imaging fibers

Wood, H. A. C., Harrington, K., Stone, J. M., Birks, T. A. & Knight, J. C., 6 Feb 2017, In : Optics Express. 25, 3, p. 1985-1992 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
fibers
preforms
visibility
wavelengths
interference
2016
9 Citations (Scopus)

The airy fiber: an optical fiber that guides light diffracted by a circular aperture

Gris-Sánchez, I., Van Ras, D. & Birks, T. A., 20 Mar 2016, In : Optica. 3, 3, p. 270-276 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Optical fibers
optical fibers
apertures
fibers
Fibers
2015
5 Citations (Scopus)

Minimizing group index variations in a multicore endoscope fiber

Roper, J. C., Yerolatsitis, S., Birks, T. A., Mangan, B. J., Dunsby, C., French, P. M. W. & Knight, J. C., 15 Nov 2015, In : IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 27, 22, p. 2359-2362 7177072.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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endoscopes
Endoscopy
fibers
Fibers
propagation modes
9 Citations (Scopus)

Optical micro-knot resonator hydrophone

De Freitas, J. M., Birks, T. A. & Rollings, M., 9 Mar 2015, In : Optics Express. 23, 5, p. 5850-5860 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

underwater acoustics
hydrophones
resonators
acoustic excitation
sensors
124 Citations (Scopus)

The photonic lantern

Birks, T. A., Gris Sanchez, I., Yerolatsitis, S., Leon-Saval, S. G. & Thomson, R. R., 30 Jun 2015, In : Advances in Optics and Photonics. 7, 2, p. 107-167 61 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
photonics
2014
108 Citations (Scopus)

Adiabatically-tapered fiber mode multiplexers

Yerolatsitis, S., Gris Sanchez, I. & Birks, T. A., 13 Jan 2014, In : Optics Express. 22, 1, p. 608-617 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
multiplexing
fibers
tapering
fluorine
purity
9 Citations (Scopus)

Characterizing the variation of propagation constants in multicore fiber

Mosley, P. J., Gris-Sánchez, I., Stone, J. M., Francis-Jones, R. J. A., Ashton, D. J. & Birks, T. A., 20 Oct 2014, In : Optics Express. 22, 21, p. 25689-25699 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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fibers
propagation
Markov chains
interference
2013
41 Citations (Scopus)

Emission and nonradiative decay of nanodiamond NV centers in a low refractive index environment

Inam, F. A., Grogan, M. D. W., Rollings, M., Gaebel, T., Say, J. M., Bradac, C., Birks, T. A., Wadsworth, W. J., Castelletto, S., Rabeau, J. R. & Steel, M. J., 28 May 2013, In : ACS Nano. 7, 5, p. 3833-3843 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanodiamonds
Vacancies
Refractive index
Nitrogen
refractivity
16 Citations (Scopus)

Nonlinear optics in the LP02 higher-order mode of a fiber

Chen, Y., Chen, Z., Wadsworth, W. J. & Birks, T. A., 29 Jul 2013, In : Optics Express. 21, 15, p. 17786-17799 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
nonlinear optics
fibers
optical fibers
photonics
broadband

NV center emission in a substrate free low index environment

Inam, F. A., Grogan, M. D. W., Rollings, M., Gaebel, T., Castelletto, S., Say, J. M., Bradac, C., Birks, T. A., Wadsworth, W. J., Rabeau, J. R. & Steel, M. J., 29 Mar 2013, In : Proceedings of SPIE. 8635, 86350F.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

aerogels
nitrogen
quantum efficiency
decay rates
glass
20 Citations (Scopus)

Ultraviolet four-wave mixing in the LP02 fiber mode

Chen, Y., Wadsworth, W. J. & Birks, T. A., 1 Oct 2013, In : Optics Letters. 38, 19, p. 3747-3750 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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four-wave mixing
fibers
converters
photonics
pumps
2012
7 Citations (Scopus)

Control of nanoparticle aggregation in aerogel hosts

Grogan, M. D. W., Heck, S. C., Xiao, L. M., England, R., Maier, S. A. & Birks, T. A., 15 Jan 2012, In : Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. 358, 2, p. 241-245 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Aerogels
aerogels
Agglomeration
Nanoparticles
nanoparticles
86 Citations (Scopus)

"Photonic lantern" spectral filters in multi-core fibre

Birks, T. A., Mangan, B. J., Díez, A., Cruz, J. L. & Murphy, D. F., 18 Jun 2012, In : Optics Express. 20, 13, p. 13996-14008 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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photonics
filters
jackets
fibers
tapering
7 Citations (Scopus)

Porous silicon nanocrystals in a silica aerogel matrix

Amonkosolpan, J., Wolverson, D., Goller, B., Polisski, S., Kovalev, D., Rollings, M., Grogan, M. D. W. & Birks, T. A., 2012, In : Nanoscale Research Letters. 7, 6 p., 397.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aerogels
Porous silicon
aerogels
Silicon
porous silicon
10 Citations (Scopus)

Second generation OH suppression filters using multicore fibres

Haynes, R., Birks, T. A., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Cruz, J. L., Diez, A., Ellis, S. C., Haynes, D., Krämer, R. G., Mangan, B. J., Min, S., Murphy, D. F., Nolte, S., Olaya, J. C., Thomas, J. U., Trinh, C. Q., Tünnermann, A. & Voigtländer, C., 2012, In : Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 8450, 845011.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

retarding
Fiber
Fiber Grating
Fiber Bragg gratings
Bragg Grating
5 Citations (Scopus)

State-of-the-art photonic crystal fiber

Wadsworth, W. J., Knight, J. & Birks, T., 2012, In : Optics and Photonics News. 23, 3, p. 24-31 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Photonic crystal fibers
photonics
fibers
Supercontinuum generation
continuums
41 Citations (Scopus)

Streamlined life cycle assessment of transparent silica aerogel made by supercritical drying

Dowson, M., Grogan, M., Birks, T., Harrison, D. & Craig, S., Sep 2012, In : Applied Energy. 97, p. 396-404

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Aerogels
Life cycle
Drying
life cycle
silica
50 Citations (Scopus)

Ultrafast laser inscription of a 121-waveguide fan-out for astrophotonics

Thomson, R. R., Harris, R. J., Birks, T. A., Brown, G., Allington-Smith, J. & Bland-Hawthorn, J., 2012, In : Optics Letters. 37, 12, p. 2331-2333 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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fans
waveguides
fibers
lasers
prototypes
2011
92 Citations (Scopus)

A complex multi-notch astronomical filter to suppress the bright infrared sky

Bland-Hawthorn, J., Ellis, S. C., Leon-Saval, S. G., Haynes, R., Roth, M. M., Löhmannsröben, H-G., Horton, A. J., Cuby, J-G., Birks, T. A., Lawrence, J. S., Gillingham, P., Ryder, S. D. & Trinh, C., 6 Dec 2011, In : Nature Communications. 2, 7 p., 581.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Telescopes
notches
sky
hydroxyl emission
Astronomy
8 Citations (Scopus)

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

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photonics
fibers
crystals
hollow
scalars
61 Citations (Scopus)

High finesse microfiber knot resonators made from double-ended tapered fibers

Xiao, L. & Birks, T. A., 1 Apr 2011, In : Optics Letters. 36, 7, p. 1098-1100 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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microfibers
resonators
fibers
aerogels
silicon dioxide
5 Citations (Scopus)

Hydrophobic photonic crystal fibers

Xiao, L., Birks, T. A. & Loh, W. H., 1 Dec 2011, In : Optics Letters. 36, 23, p. 4662-4664 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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photonics
fibers
crystals
water
dissolved gases
1 Citation (Scopus)

Impact analysis of setting parameter of movable large-zone furnace fiber-tapering system to shape of tapered fibers

Sun, W., Yuan, M., Zeng, X. & Birks, T. A., Jul 2011, In : Zhongguo Jiguang/Chinese Journal of Lasers. 38, 7, 705005.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tapering
furnaces
Furnaces
fibers
Fibers
1 Citation (Scopus)

Large core photonic microcells for coherent optics and laser metrology

Wheeler, N. V., Grogan, M. D. W., Wang, Y. Y., Murphy, D. F., Birks, T. A. & Benabid, F., 2011, In : Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 7949, 794906.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Metrology
Photonics
metrology
Optics
Photonic crystal fibers
3 Citations (Scopus)

Multipass hollow core-PCF microcell using a tapered micromirror

Wheeler, N. V., Grogan, M. D. W., Bradley, T. D., Couny, F., Birks, T. A. & Benabid, F., 1 May 2011, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 29, 9, p. 1314-1318 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hollow
fibers
photonics
reflectance
splicing
7 Citations (Scopus)

Optofluidic microchannels in aerogel

Xiao, L. & Birks, T. A., 15 Aug 2011, In : Optics Letters. 36, 16, p. 3275-3277 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
aerogels
microchannels
water
waveguides
bubbles
2 Citations (Scopus)

Positron and positronium studies of silica aerogel

Edwardson, C. J., Grogan, M. D. W., Birks, T. A. & Coleman, P. G., 2011, In : Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 262, 1, 4 p., 012018.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

aerogels
positronium
positrons
silicon dioxide
positron annihilation
20 Citations (Scopus)

Stable low-loss optical nanofibres embedded in hydrophobic aerogel

Xiao, L., Grogan, M. D. W., Wadsworth, W. J., England, R. & Birks, T. A., 17 Jan 2011, In : Optics Express. 19, 2, p. 764-769 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
aerogels
attenuation
nonlinear optics
optical measuring instruments
gases
5 Citations (Scopus)

Structure of plasmonic aerogel and the breakdown of the effective medium approximation

Grogan, M. D. W., Heck, S. C., Hood, K. M., Maier, S. A. & Birks, T. A., 1 Feb 2011, In : Optics Letters. 36, 3, p. 358-360 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
aerogels
breakdown
extinction
gold
approximation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Theoretical shape analysis of tapered fibers using a movable large-zone furnace

Sun, W., Yuan, M., Zeng, X. & Birks, T. A., Mar 2011, In : Optoelectronics Letters. 7, 2, p. 154-157 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

furnaces
Furnaces
fibers
Fibers
tapering
162 Citations (Scopus)

Ultrafast laser inscription of an integrated photonic lantern

Thomson, R. R., Birks, T. A., Leon-Saval, S. G., Kar, A. K. & Bland-Hawthorn, J., 14 Mar 2011, In : Optics Express. 19, 6, p. 5698-5705 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
photonics
waveguides
lasers
optical transition
insertion loss
2010
7 Citations (Scopus)

Bend loss in all-solid bandgap fibers revisited

Li, Y. F., Bird, D. M. & Birks, T. A., 1 May 2010, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 28, 9, p. 1368-1372 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fibers
decay rates
photonics
decay
3 Citations (Scopus)

Defining requirements and identifying relevant technologies in Astrophotonics

Allington-Smith, J. R., Birks, T. A., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Cunningham, C. R., Dagupta, S., Haynes, R., Garcia, P. J. V., Kar, A. K., Andreas, K., Kern, P. Y., Labadie, L., Lawrence, J. S., Le Coarer, E. P., Roth, M. M., Minardi, S., Sharples, R. M. & Thomson, R. R., Jul 2010, In : Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 7739

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Europa
requirements
Photonic devices
Galaxies
Requirements
13 Citations (Scopus)

Large-core acetylene-filled photonic microcells made by tapering a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber

Wheeler, N. V., Grogan, M. D. W., Light, P. S., Couny, F., Birks, T. A. & Benabid, F., 1 Jun 2010, In : Optics Letters. 35, 11, p. 1875-1877 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tapering
acetylene
hollow
photonics
splicing
65 Citations (Scopus)

PIMMS: Photonic integrated multimode microspectrograph

Bland-Hawthorn, J., Lawrence, J., Robertson, G., Campbell, S., Pope, B., Betters, C., Leon-Saval, S., Birks, T., Haynes, R., Cvetojevic, N. & Jovanovic, N., Jun 2010, In : Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 7735, 77350N.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
Photonics
photonics
Multimode Fiber
Multimode fibers
Spectrographs
3 Citations (Scopus)

Silica aerogel core waveguide

Grogan, M. D. W., Leon-Saval, S. G., England, R. & Birks, T., 2010, In : Optics Express. 18, 21, p. 22497-22502 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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aerogels
silicon dioxide
waveguides
wavelengths
photonics
2009
24 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of a photonic crystal fiber mode converter using low coherence interferometry

Nandi, P., Chen, Z., Witkowska, A., Wadsworth, W. J., Birks, T. A. & Knight, J. C., 2009, In : Optics Letters. 34, 7, p. 1123-1125 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

converters
interferometry
photonics
fibers
crystals
25 Citations (Scopus)

Low bend loss in tightly-bent fibers through adiabatic bend transitions

Yao, L., Birks, T. A. & Knight, J. C., 2009, In : Optics Express. 17, 4, p. 2962-2967 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fibers
mandrels
leaves
optical fibers
propagation
5 Citations (Scopus)

Mode field converter based on embedded photonic crystal fiber

Sun, W. M., Liu, X. Q., Chai, Q., Zhang, J. Z., Fu, F. H., Jiang, Y. & Birks, T. A., 10 Oct 2009, In : Chinese Optics Letters. 7, 10, p. 921-923 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Photonic crystal fibers
converters
photonics
fibers
crystals
24 Citations (Scopus)

More than threefold expansion of highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber cores for low-loss fusion splicing

Chen, Z., Xiong, C., Xiao, L. M., Wadsworth, W. J. & Birks, T., 14 Jul 2009, In : Optics Letters. 34, 14, p. 2240-2242 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle