• A review of materials engineering in silicon-based optical fibre 

      Healy, Noel; Gibson, Ursula; Peacock, Anna (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Semiconductor optical fibre technologies have grown rapidly in the last decade and there are now a range of production and post-processing techniques that allow for a vast degree of control over the core material's ...
    • Crystalline GaSb-core optical fibers with room-temperature photoluminescence 

      Song, Seunghan; Healy, Noel; Svendsen, Silje; Österberg, Ulf; Cuervo Covian, Alejandra; Liu, Jifeng; Peacock, Anna; Ballato, John; Laurell, Fredrik; Fokine, Michael; Gibson, Ursula (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Glass-clad, GaSb-core fibers were drawn and subsequently laser annealed. The asdrawn fibers were found to be polycrystalline, possess Sb inclusions, and have oxide contamination concentrations of less than 3 at%. Melting ...
    • Fiber Integrated Wavelength Converter Based on a Silicon core Fiber with a Nano-spike cCoupler 

      Huang, Meng; Ren, Haonan; Aktas, Ozan; Shen, Li; Wang, Jiang; Hawkins, Thomas A.; Ballato, John; Gibson, Ursula; Peacock, Anna (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Abstract—An all-fiber integrated nonlinear silicon photonicwavelength converter has been proposed and fabricated using thesilicon core fiber platform. The silicon fiber was spliced directly toa conventional single ...
    • Four-wave Mixing-based Wavelength Conversion and Parametric Amplification in Submicron Silicon Core Fibers 

      Wu, Dong; Shen, Li; Ren, Haonan; Huang, Meng; Lacava, Cosimo; Campling, Joseph; Sun, Shiyu; Hawkins, Thomas A.; Gibson, Ursula; Petropoulos, Periklis; Ballato, John; Peacock, Anna (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Silicon core fibers represent a versatile platform for all-fiber integrated nonlinear optical applications. This paper describes the state of the art in four-wave mixing-based parametric amplification, and wavelength ...
    • Kerr nonlinear switching in a hybrid silica-silicon microspherical resonator 

      Suhailin, Fariza; Healy, N; Franz, Y; Sumetsky, Misha; Ballato, John; Dibbs, Andrew; Gibson, Ursula; Peacock, Anna (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      A hybrid silicon-core, silica-clad microspherical resonator has been fabricated from the semiconductor core fiber platform. Linear and nonlinear characterization of the resonator properties have shown it to exhibit ...
    • Laser recrystallization and inscription of compositional microstructures in crystalline SiGe-core fibres 

      Coucheron, David Andre; Fokine, Michael; Patil, Nilesh; Breiby, Dag Werner; Buset, Ole Tore; Healy, Noel; Peacock, Anna; Hawkins, Thomas A.; Jones, Maxwell; Ballato, John; Gibson, Ursula (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Glass fibres with silicon cores have emerged as a versatile platform for all-optical processing, sensing and microscale optoelectronic devices. Using SiGe in the core extends the accessible wavelength range and potential ...
    • Low-loss silicon core fibre platform for mid-infrared nonlinear photonics 

      Ren, Haonan; Shen, Li; Runge, Antoine; Hawkins, Thomas A.; Ballato, John; Gibson, Ursula; Peacock, Anna (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Broadband mid-infrared light sources are highly desired for wide-ranging applications that span free-space communications to spectroscopy. In recent years, silicon has attracted great interest as a platform for nonlinear ...
    • Material properties of tapered crystalline silicon core fibers 

      Franz, Yohann; Runge, A. F.; Ren, Haonan; Healy, Noel; Ignatyev, K.; Jones, Maxwell; Hawkins, Thomas A.; Ballato, John; Gibson, Ursula; Peacock, Anna (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Crystalline silicon optical fibers are emerging as a promising platform for a wide range of optoelectronic applications. Here we report a crystallographic study of the material properties within silicon fibers that have ...
    • Nonlinear optical properties of polycrystalline silicon core fibers from telecom wavelengths into the mid-infrared spectral region 

      Ren, Haonan; Shen, Li; Wu, D; Aktas, Ozan; Hawkins, Thomas A.; Ballato, John; Gibson, Ursula; Peacock, Anna (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Polycrystalline silicon core fibers (SCFs) fabricated via the molten core drawing (MCD) method are emerging as a flexible optoelectronic platform. Here, the optical transmission properties of MCD SCFs that have been tapered ...
    • Silicon Optical Fibres - Past, Present and Future 

      Peacock, Anna; Gibson, Ursula; Ballato, John (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      This paper reviews the past, present and prospective future of silicon optical fibres. The incorporation of silicon with its rich optoelectronic functionality into existing glass fibre technologies presents a route to ...
    • Tapered silicon core fibers with nano-spikes for optical coupling via spliced silica fibers 

      Ren, Haonan; Aktas, Ozan; Franz, Yohann; Runge, Antoine; Hawkins, Thomas A.; Ballato, John; Gibson, Ursula; Peacock, Anna (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Abstract: Reported here is the fabrication of tapered silicon core fibers possessing a nanospike input that facilitates their seamless splicing to conventional single mode fibers. A proofof-concept 30 µm cladding diameter ...
    • Wavelength conversion and supercontinuum generation in silicon optical fibers 

      Peacock, Anna; Campling, Joseph; Runge, Antoine; Ren, Haonan; Shen, Li; Aktas, Ozan; Horak, Peter; Healy, Noel; Gibson, Ursula; Ballato, John (Journal article, 2018)
      This paper describes the state of the art in wavelength conversion and supercontinuum generation using glass-clad silicon core optical fibers. Such semiconductor fibers have enjoyed considerable attention due to their ...