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Research Output 2013 2018

  • 15 Conference contribution
  • 8 Article
2018

Demonstration and characterization of ultrafast laser-inscribed mid-infrared waveguides in chalcogenide glass IG2

Butcher, H. L., MacLachlan, D. G., Lee, D., Thomson, R. R. & Weidmann, D., 16 Apr 2018, In : Optics Express. 26, 8, p. 10930-10943 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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waveguides
glass
lasers
lanthanum
gallium

Mid-infrared volume diffraction gratings in IG2 chalcogenide glass: Fabrication, characterization, and theoretical verification

Butcher, H. L., MacLachlan, D. G., Lee, D., Brownsword, R. A., Thomson, R. R. & Weidmann, D., 22 Feb 2018, Optical Components and Materials XV. Jiang, S. & Digonnet, M. J. F. (eds.). SPIE, 105280R. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 10528).

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

Chalcogenide Glasses
Ultrafast lasers
Diffraction Grating
Mid-infrared
Diffraction gratings

Optimisation of ultrafast laser assisted etching in fused silica

Ross, C. A., MacLachlan, D. G., Choudhury, D. & Thomson, R. R., 17 Sep 2018, In : Optics Express. 26, 19, p. 24343-24356 14 p.

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etching
silicon dioxide
optimization
lasers
hydrofluoric acid

Optimizing astrophotonic spatial reformatters using simulated on-sky performance

Anagnos, T., Harris, R. J., Corrigan, M. K., Reeves, A. P., Townson, M. J., MacLachlan, D. G., Thomson, R. R., Morris, T. J., Schwab, C. & Quirrenbach, A., 10 Jul 2018, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III. Navarro, R. & Geyl, R. (eds.). SPIE, 107062H. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 10706).

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

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Photonics
sky
Spectrographs
Optical resolving power
Optics

Simulation and optimisation of an astrophotonic reformatter

Anagnos, T., Harris, R. J., Corrigan, M. K., Reeves, A. P., Townson, M. J., MacLachlan, D. G., Thomson, R. R., Morris, T. J., Schwab, C. & Quirrenbach, A., 21 Aug 2018, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 478, 4, p. 4881-4889 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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photonics
optimization
spectrographs
simulation
slits

Ultrafast laser-inscribed waveguides in IG2 chalcogenide glass for mid-infrared photonics applications

Butcher, H. L., MacLachlan, D. G., Lee, D., Thomson, R. R. & Weidmann, D., 23 Feb 2018, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXII. García-Blanco, S. M. & Cheben, P. (eds.). SPIE, 1053514. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 10535).

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

Chalcogenide Glasses
Ultrafast Lasers
Ultrafast lasers
waveguide lasers
Mid-infrared
2017

Efficient photonic reformatting of celestial light for diffraction-limited spectroscopy

MacLachlan, D. G., Harris, R. J., Gris-Sanchez, I., Morris, T. J., Choudhury, D., Gendron, E., Basden, A., Spaleniak, I., Arriola, A., Birks, T. A., Allington-Smith, J. R. & Thomson, R. R., 1 Feb 2017, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 464, 4, p. 4950-4957 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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spectrographs
adaptive optics
photonics
point spread functions
telescopes

Towards optical quality micro-optic fabrication by direct laser writing and chemical etching

Ross, C., MacLachlan, D. G., Choudhury, D. & Thomson, R. R., 17 Feb 2017, Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications XVII. SPIE, 100940V. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 10094).

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

Micro-optics
Microoptics
Ultrafast Lasers
Ultrafast lasers
Etching

Ultrafast laser-inscribed mid-infrared transmission gratings in IG2: modelling and high-resolution spectral characterization

Butcher, H. L., Lee, D., Brownsword, R., MacLachlan, D. G., Thomson, R. R. & Weidmann, D., 25 Dec 2017, In : Optics Express. 25, 26, p. 33617-33628 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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gratings
high resolution
lasers
infrared reflection
infrared spectrometers
2016

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., Arriola, A., Birks, T. A., Allington-Smith, J. R. & Thomson, R. R., 22 Jul 2016, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II. SPIE, 991227. (SPIE Proceedings; vol. 9912).

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

Photonic devices
Spectrographs
Spectrograph
Photonics
spectrographs

Development of integrated mode reformatting components for diffraction-limited spectroscopy

MacLachlan, D. G., Harris, R. J., Choudhury, D., Simmonds, R. D., Salter, P. S., Booth, M. J., Allington-Smith, J. R. & Thomson, R. R., 1 Jan 2016, In : Optics Letters. 41, 1, p. 76-79 4 p.

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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., 19 Dec 2016, 2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO). IEEE, 7787966

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

Ultrafast lasers
waveguide lasers
Optical transfer function
point spread functions
Telescopes

Mid-infrared transmission gratings in chalcogenide glass manufactured using ultrafast laser inscription

Lee, D., MacLachlan, D. G., Butcher, H. L., Brownsword, R. A., Weidmann, D., Cunningham, C. R., Schnetler, H. & Thomson, R. R., 22 Jul 2016, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II. SPIE, 99122X. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 9912).

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

Chalcogenide Glasses
Ultrafast Lasers
Ultrafast lasers
Infrared transmission
Mid-infrared

Modal noise characterisation of a hybrid reformatter

Spaleniak, I., MacLachlan, D. G., Gris-Sanchez, I., Choudhury, D., Harris, R. J., Arriola, A., Allington-Smith, J. R., Birks, T. A. & Thomson, R. R., 22 Jul 2016, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II. SPIE, 991228. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 9912).

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

Optical transfer function
Photonics
Ultrafast lasers
Multimode fibers
Fibers

Performance estimates for spectrographs using photonic reformatters

Harris, R. J., Labadie, L., Lemke, U., MacLachlan, D. G., Thomson, R. R., Reffert, S. & Quirrenbach, A., 22 Jul 2016, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II. SPIE, 99125Q. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 9912).

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

Spectrographs
Spectrograph
Photonics
spectrographs
photonics

Wavefront sensing using a photonic lantern

Corrigan, M., Harris, R. J., Thomson, R. R., MacLachlan, D. G., Allington-Smith, J. R., Myers, R. & Morris, T., 4 Aug 2016, Adaptive Optics Systems V. SPIE, 990969. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 9909).

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

Wavefront Sensing
Wavefronts
Focal Plane
Photonics
photonics
2015

Photonic spatial reformatting of stellar light for diffraction-limited spectroscopy

Harris, R. J., MacLachlan, D. G., Choudhury, D., Morris, T. J., Gendron, E., Basden, A. G., Brown, G., Allington-Smith, J. R. & Thomson, R. R., 11 Jun 2015, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 450, 1, p. 428-434 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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spectral resolution
diffraction
trade-off
spectroscopy
adaptive optics
2014

A comparison of concepts for a photonic spectrograph

Harris, R. J., Allington-Smith, J. R., MacLachlan, D. G. & Thomson, R. R., 2014, Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V. Bellingham: SPIE, Vol. 9147. 91474C. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 9147).

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

spectrographs
photonics
astronomical spectroscopy
point spread functions
astronomy

Developing ultrafast laser inscribed volume gratings

MacLachlan, D. G., Choudhury, D., Arriola, A., Cunningham, C., Thomson, R. R., Kirkham, A. & Lee, D., 2014, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation. Navarro, R., Cunningham, CR. & Barto, AA. (eds.). Bellingham: SPIE, 6 p. 91511H. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 9151).

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

Development of integrated "photonic-dicers" for reformatting the point-spread-function of a telescope

MacLachlan, D. G., Harris, R., Choudhury, D., Arriola, A., Brown, G., Allington-Smith, J. & Thomson, R. R., 2014, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation. Navarro, R., Cunningham, CR. & Barto, AA. (eds.). Bellingham : SPIE, 7 p. 91511W . (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 9151).

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

Development of mode-multiplexing/de-multiplexing device based on integrated photonic-lanterns

Mukherjee, S., MacLachlan, D. G., Arriola, A., Choudhury, D. & Thomson, R. R., 2014, Proceedings 12th International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics, Photonics 2014. Optical Society of America

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

Multiplexing
Photonics
Ultrafast lasers
Laser modes
Insertion losses
2013

A hollow-core negative curvature fibre for efficient delivery of NIR picosecond and femtosecond pulses for precision micro-machining

Jaworski, P., Yu, F., MacLachlan, D. G., Maier, R. R. J., Thomson, R. R., Wadsworth, W. J., Knight, J. C., Shephard, J. D. & Hand, D. P., 2013, Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and their Applications 2013. Optical Society of America, (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers).

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

picosecond pulses
Ultrashort pulses
machining
hollow
delivery

Mid-infrared volume phase gratings manufactured using ultrafast laser inscription

MacLachlan, D. G., Thomson, R. R., Cunningham, C. R. & Lee, D., 1 Oct 2013, In : Optical Materials Express. 3, 10, p. 1616-1624 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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