R R Thomson

Summary

Affiliation: Heriot-Watt University
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Ultrafast laser inscription of a 121-waveguide fan-out for astrophotonics
    R R Thomson
    Scottish Universities Physics Alliance SUPA, Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
    Opt Lett 37:2331-3. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Shaping ultrafast laser inscribed optical waveguides using a deformable mirror
    R R Thomson
    School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, David Brewster Building, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland
    Opt Express 16:12786-93. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Ultrafast laser inscription of an integrated photonic lantern
    R R Thomson
    Scottish Universities Physics Alliance SUPA, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Physics Department, David Brewster Building, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, Scotland
    Opt Express 19:5698-705. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Femtosecond laser inscription of optical waveguides in Bismuth ion doped glass
    N D Psaila
    Physics, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, Scotland
    Opt Express 14:10452-9. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Strain field manipulation in ultrafast laser inscribed BiB3O6 optical waveguides for nonlinear applications
    S J Beecher
    Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
    Opt Lett 36:4548-50. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Lasing action at around 1.9 μm from an ultrafast laser inscribed Tm-doped glass waveguide
    F Fusari
    Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, J F Allen Physics Research Laboratories, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, KY16 9SS, Scotland, UK
    Opt Lett 36:1566-8. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Compact, highly efficient ytterbium doped bismuthate glass waveguide laser
    R Mary
    Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Department of Physics, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    Opt Lett 37:1691-3. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Ultrafast laser inscription of near-infrared waveguides in polycrystalline ZnSe
    J R MacDonald
    Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Department of Physics, David Brewster Building, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
    Opt Lett 35:4036-8. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Multiple rare earth emissions in a multicore tellurite fiber with a single pump wavelength
    H T Bookey
    Nonlinear Optics Group, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK
    Opt Express 15:17554-61. 2007

Collaborators

  • A K Kar
  • H T Bookey
  • T A Birks
  • W Sibbett
  • N D Psaila
  • S J Beecher
  • R Mary
  • F Fusari
  • J R MacDonald
  • G Brown
  • A Jha
  • D Jaque
  • S Ohara
  • F M Bain
  • A A Lagatsky
  • G Jose
  • C T A Brown
  • M Ebrahim-Zadeh
  • D T Reid
  • S Shen
  • G Cerullo
  • N Chiodo
  • R Osellame

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. doi request reprint Ultrafast laser inscription of a 121-waveguide fan-out for astrophotonics
    R R Thomson
    Scottish Universities Physics Alliance SUPA, Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
    Opt Lett 37:2331-3. 2012
    ..7  dB. With adequate development, similar devices could efficiently reformat the output of so-called "photonic lanterns" fabricated using highly multicore fibers...
  2. ncbi request reprint Shaping ultrafast laser inscribed optical waveguides using a deformable mirror
    R R Thomson
    School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, David Brewster Building, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland
    Opt Express 16:12786-93. 2008
    ..5 dB.cm(-1). This technique promises the possibility of combining rapid processing speeds with the ability to vary the waveguide cross section along its length...
  3. doi request reprint Ultrafast laser inscription of an integrated photonic lantern
    R R Thomson
    Scottish Universities Physics Alliance SUPA, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Physics Department, David Brewster Building, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, Scotland
    Opt Express 19:5698-705. 2011
    ..0 dB, assuming the input coupling losses are zero. Such devices have applications in astrophotonics and remote sensing...
  4. ncbi request reprint Femtosecond laser inscription of optical waveguides in Bismuth ion doped glass
    N D Psaila
    Physics, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, Scotland
    Opt Express 14:10452-9. 2006
    ..3 x 10(-3) are observed, allowing the fabrication of waveguides nearly mode-matched to telecom fibers. When optically pumped at 980 and 810 nm broadband fluorescence emission centered at 1.3 microm with a FWHM of up to 500 nm is detected...
  5. doi request reprint Strain field manipulation in ultrafast laser inscribed BiB3O6 optical waveguides for nonlinear applications
    S J Beecher
    Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
    Opt Lett 36:4548-50. 2011
    ..The waveguide with the optimal mode overlap was used for type I birefringently phase-matched second-harmonic generation of a continuous wave laser source at 1047 nm...
  6. doi request reprint Lasing action at around 1.9 μm from an ultrafast laser inscribed Tm-doped glass waveguide
    F Fusari
    Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, J F Allen Physics Research Laboratories, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, KY16 9SS, Scotland, UK
    Opt Lett 36:1566-8. 2011
    ..91 μm. This waveguide laser exhibited a maximum slope efficiency of 6% and a maximum output power of 32 mW when pumped with 620 mW of incident laser power...
  7. doi request reprint Compact, highly efficient ytterbium doped bismuthate glass waveguide laser
    R Mary
    Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Department of Physics, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    Opt Lett 37:1691-3. 2012
    ..The simultaneous achievement of low propagation losses and preservation of the fluorescence properties of ytterbium ions is the basis of the outstanding laser performance...
  8. doi request reprint Ultrafast laser inscription of near-infrared waveguides in polycrystalline ZnSe
    J R MacDonald
    Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Department of Physics, David Brewster Building, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
    Opt Lett 35:4036-8. 2010
    ..55 μm. Propagation losses were characterized at 1.55 μm using the Fabry-Perot technique and found to be 1.07 dB · cm(-1) ± 0.03 dB · cm(-1)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Multiple rare earth emissions in a multicore tellurite fiber with a single pump wavelength
    H T Bookey
    Nonlinear Optics Group, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK
    Opt Express 15:17554-61. 2007
    ..4 microm, 1.5 microm, 1.9 microm and 2.05 microm when pumped at a wavelength of 980 nm. The prospects for multi-band amplifiers and lasers are discussed...