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2011

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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96 Citations (Scopus)
111 Downloads (Pure)

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

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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8 Citations (Scopus)
129 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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70 Citations (Scopus)
152 Downloads (Pure)

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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6 Citations (Scopus)
125 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Multicore optical fibres for astrophotonics

Birks, T., Mangan, B., Diez, A., Cruz, J. L., Leon-Saval, S-G., Bland-Hawthorn, J. & Murphy, D. F., May 2011.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

14 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

3 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

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8 Citations (Scopus)
124 Downloads (Pure)

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)

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

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23 Citations (Scopus)
142 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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5 Citations (Scopus)
118 Downloads (Pure)

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

1 Citation (Scopus)

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)

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

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169 Citations (Scopus)
138 Downloads (Pure)
2012

Bessel-like beams generated by photonic crystal fibre

Chen, Y., Stone, J. M., Wadsworth, W. J., Knight, J. C. & Birks, T. A., 2012.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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

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7 Citations (Scopus)
127 Downloads (Pure)

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).

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

17 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.

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90 Citations (Scopus)
138 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

11 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)

Silica-air structures for optical fibres

Wadsworth, W. J., Rollings, M., Bateman, S. A., Mosley, P. J. & Birks, T. A., 1 Jul 2012, 2012 14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON). IEEE, 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

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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6 Citations (Scopus)
132 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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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48 Citations (Scopus)
244 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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55 Citations (Scopus)
142 Downloads (Pure)
2014

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
119 Citations (Scopus)

All-fibre mode multiplexers

Birks, T. A., Yerolatsitis, S. & Gris Sanchez, I., 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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)
141 Downloads (Pure)

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)

Fibre-based mode multiplexers

Birks, T. A., Yerolatsitis, S. & Gris-Sánchez, I., 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Higher-order mode convertors for 'ribbon' fibre

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

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

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

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

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111 Downloads (Pure)

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)

PIMMS échelle: the next generation of compact diffraction limited spectrographs for arbitrary input beams

Betters, C. H., Leon-Saval, S. G., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Richards, S. N., Birks, T. A. & Gris-Sánchez, I., Jul 2014, Proceedings of SPIE : Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V. Ramsay, S. K., MacLean, I. S. & Takami, H. (eds.). SPIE, Vol. 9147. 91471I

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

6 Citations (Scopus)

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

2015

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

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5 Citations (Scopus)
73 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)

Reconstructing core-to-core variations of propagation constant in coupled multicore fiber for quantum walks

Mosley, P. J., Gris-Sánchez, I., Stone, J. M., Francis-Jones, R. J. A., Hoggarth, R. A., Ashton, D. J. & Birks, T. A., May 2015, CLEO: Science and Innovations, CLEO-SI 2015. OSA Publishing, SM2L.4

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

Six-mode photonic lantern multiplexer made from reduced-cladding fibres

Yerolatsitis, S. & Birks, T. A., 30 Nov 2015, European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), 2015. IEEE, 7341940

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

6 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

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150 Citations (Scopus)
184 Downloads (Pure)
2016

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)

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).

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

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

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

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)

Quantitative characterisation of endoscopic imaging fibres

Wood, H. A. C., Stone, J. M., Harrington, K., Birks, T. A. & Knight, J. C., 16 Dec 2016, 2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2016. IEEE, 7788793

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

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
12 Citations (Scopus)

The Airy fibre: Designing fibres backwards

Birks, T. A., Gris-Sánchez, I. & Van Ras, D., 11 Jul 2016, Specialty Optical Fibers, (SOF) 2016. OSA Publishing, Vol. Part F18-SOF 2016.

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

2017

Adiabatic mode multiplexers

Birks, T. A., Yerolatsitis, S. & Harrington, K., 31 May 2017, Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC), 2017 . IEEE, 7937267

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

1 Citation (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
3 Citations (Scopus)