This project utilises a state of the art glass workstation to manufacture all fibre laser systems for use in quantum sensing and quantum optics experiments. We are currently working on ultra-high power fibre based optical amplifiers @1550nm, and polarsiation maintaining couplers, splitters, tapers and combiners at 780 and 1064nm. If you are interested in photonics, have a practical nature and want to gain a vast knowledge of cutting edge tools for fibre system manufacture this project is for you.
On a more theoretical/fundamental side we are also interested in investigating nonlinear processes in optical fibre, particularly for generating unusual optical wavelengths.
Some example of work from this project:
External Cavity Diode Lasers with 5kHz Linewidths and 200nm tuning range at 1.55nm, Shayne Bennetts, Kyle S. Hardman, John E. Debs, Gordon D. McDonald, Carlos C. N. Kuhn, John D. Close and Nicholas P Robins, Optics Express, 22, 10642 (2014).
11 W narrow linewidth laser source at 780nm for laser cooling and manipulation of Rubidium, S. S. Sané, S. Bennetts, J. E. Debs, C. C. N. Kuhn, G. D. McDonald, P. A. Altin, J. D. Close, N. P. Robins, Optics Express 20 8915 (2012)