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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.

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97 Citations (Scopus)
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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.

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119 Citations (Scopus)

Adiabatic higher-order mode microfibers based on a logarithmic index profile

Jung, Y., Harrington, K., Yerolatsitis, S., Richardson, D. J. & Birks, T., 12 Jun 2020, In : Optics Express. 28, 13, p. 19126-19132 7 p.

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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.

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12 Citations (Scopus)
149 Downloads (Pure)

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.

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7 Citations (Scopus)
134 Downloads (Pure)

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

46 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.

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8 Citations (Scopus)
136 Downloads (Pure)

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.

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70 Citations (Scopus)
167 Downloads (Pure)

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.

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6 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.

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6 Citations (Scopus)
135 Downloads (Pure)

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

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.

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1 Citation (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.

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5 Citations (Scopus)
80 Downloads (Pure)

Molecular detection of Gram-positive bacteria in the human lung through an optical fiber–based endoscope

Mills, B., Megia-Fernandez, A., Norberg, D., Duncan, S., Marshall, A., Akram, A. R., Quinn, T., Young, I., Bruce, A. M., Scholefield, E., Williams, G. O. S., Krstajić, N., Choudhary, T. R., Parker, H. E., Tanner, M. G., Harrington, K., Wood, H. A. C., Birks, T. A., Knight, J. C., Haslett, C. & 4 others, Dhaliwal, K., Bradley, M., Ucuncu, M. & Stone, J. M., 11 Sep 2020, In : European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

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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

3 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.

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19 Citations (Scopus)
138 Downloads (Pure)

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

Observation of rapid adiabatic passage in optical four-wave mixing

Ding, X., Heberle, D., Harrington, K., Flemens, N., Chang, W. Z., Birks, T. & Moses, J., 17 Apr 2020, In : Physical Review Letters. 124, 15, 6 p., 153902.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

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

11 Citations (Scopus)

Optofluidic microchannels in aerogel

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

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8 Citations (Scopus)
135 Downloads (Pure)

"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.

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91 Citations (Scopus)
149 Downloads (Pure)

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

12 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

2 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

10 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.

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24 Citations (Scopus)
155 Downloads (Pure)

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.

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6 Citations (Scopus)
140 Downloads (Pure)

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

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48 Citations (Scopus)
272 Downloads (Pure)

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.

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5 Citations (Scopus)
127 Downloads (Pure)

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.

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12 Citations (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.

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1 Citation (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.

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153 Citations (Scopus)
203 Downloads (Pure)

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.

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55 Citations (Scopus)
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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.

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173 Citations (Scopus)
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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.

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23 Citations (Scopus)
140 Downloads (Pure)
Chapter

Aerogel-enhanced tapers and fibres

Wadsworth, W. J., Grogan, M. D. W., Xiao, L. M., Rollings, M. D., England, R. & Birks, T. A., 2011, 2011 IEEE Winter Topicals, WTM 2011. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, p. 193-194 2 p. 5730113

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Delivery of high-power nanosecond and picosecond pulses through a hollow-core Negative Curvature Fibre for micro-machining applications

Jaworski, P., Yu, F., Maier, R. R. J., Wadsworth, W. J., Birks, T. A., Knight, J. C., Shephard, J. D. & Hand, D. P., 2013, Optics InfoBase Conference Papers.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Minimising group index variations in a multicore endoscope fibre

Roper, J. C., Yerolatsitis, S., Birks, T. A., Mangan, B. J., Dunsby, C., French, P. M. W. & Knight, J. C., 2013, 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013. IEEE, p. 6833627

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The photonic lantern

Birks, T. A., Gris Sanchez, I. & Yerolatsitis, S., 2014, Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. Washington D. C., U. S. A.: Optical Society of America

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Ultrafast laser inscription of an integrated multimode-to-single-modes waveguide transition for astrophotonics

Thomson, R. R., Birks, T. A., Leon-Saval, S. G., Kar, A. K. & Bland-Hawthorn, J., 2011, Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/EQEC), 2011 Conference on and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference . Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 1 p. 5943676

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Citations (Scopus)
Conference contribution

Adiabatic broadband four-wave mixing frequency conversion in optical fibers

Ding, X., Harrington, K., Wright, L., Chang, W. Z., Wise, F., Birks, T., Suchowski, H. & Moses, J., 1 Jan 2018, CLEO - Science and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2018: Volume Part F94-CLEO_SI 2018. OSA Publishing, Vol. Part F94-CLEO_SI 2018. 2 p.

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Adiabatic Higher Order Mode Guidance in Optical Microfibres

Jung, Y., Harrington, K., Yerolatsitis, S., Alam, S. U., Richardson, D. J. & Birks, T. A., 14 Nov 2018, 2018 European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC 2018. IEEE, Vol. 2018-September. 8535411

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

1 Citation (Scopus)

All-fibre tapered pseudo-slit reformatter

Yerolatsitis, S., Harrington, K. & Birks, T. A., 16 Dec 2016, 2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2016. IEEE, 7787965

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

1 Citation (Scopus)

Core-to-core uniformity improvement in multi-core fiber Bragg gratings

Lindley, E., Min, S. S., Leon-Saval, S., Cvetojevic, N., Jovanovic, N., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Lawrence, J., Gris-Sanchez, I., Birks, T., Haynes, R. & Haynes, D., 2014, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation: Volume 9151. Navarro, R., Cunningham, C. R. & Barto, A. A. (eds.). SPIE, 91515F

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

13 Citations (Scopus)

Development of an efficient photonic device for the reformatting of celestial light

Maclachlan, D. G., Harris, R. J., Gris-Sánchez, I., Choudhury, D., Morris, T. J., Gendron, E., Basden, A. G., Spaleniak, I. J., Arriola, A., Birks, T. A., Allington-Smith, J. R. & Thomson, R. R., Jun 2016, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II. Navarro, R. & Burge, J. H. (eds.). SPIE, 991227. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 9912).

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Efficient photonic reformatting of stellar light for high precision spectroscopy

Maclachlan, D. G., Harris, R. J., Gris-Sanchez, 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., 16 Dec 2016, 2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2016. IEEE, 7787966

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Higher-order mode convertors for 'ribbon' fibre

Yerolatsitis, S. & Birks, T. A., 2014, European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) 2014. IEEE, p. 1-3

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High peak power nanosecond and picosecond pulse delivery through a hollow-core Negative Curvature Fiber in the green spectral region for micro-machining

Jaworski, P., Yu, F., Carter, R. M., Wadsworth, W. J., Birks, T. A., Knight, J. C., Shephard, J. D. & Hand, D. P., 2014, Specialty Optical Fibers, SOF 2014. OSA Publishing

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Modal noise characterisation of a hybrid reformatter

Spaleniak, I., Maclachlan, D. G., Gris-Sánchez, I., Choudhury, D., Harris, R. J., Arriola, A., Allington-Smith, J. R., Birks, T. A. & Thomson, R. R., Jun 2016, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II. Navarro, R. & Burge, J. H. (eds.). SPIE, 991228. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 9912).

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

4 Citations (Scopus)

Multi-core fiber Bragg grating developments for OH suppression

Min, S-S., Jovanovic, N., Gillingham, P., Lawrence, J., Trinh, C., Leon-Saval, S., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Fogarty, L., Birks, T. A., Roth, M. M. & Haynes, R., 2012, Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation II, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1 July 2012. SPIE, (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 8450).

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17 Citations (Scopus)

New multicore low mode noise scrambling fiber for applications in high-resolution spectroscopy

Haynes, D. M., Gris-Sanchez, I., Ehrlich, K., Birks, T. A., Giannone, D. & Haynes, R., 28 Jul 2014, Proceedings of SPIE : Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation. Navarro, R., Cunningham, C. R. & Barto, A. A. (eds.). SPIE, Vol. 9151. 915155

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

8 Citations (Scopus)