Publications from students

Academic publications in high impact journals by current, former and associated CDT students
Year: 2020

"Ultra-high-resolution software-defined photonic terahertz spectroscopy" by Rodolfo I. Hermans, James Seddon, Haymen Shams, Lalitha Ponnampalam, Alwyn J. Seeds and Gabriel Aeppli. Optica 7, 1445–1455 (2020). DOI: 10.1364/OPTICA.397506

"Linear-time algorithm for phase-sensitive holography" by Peter J. Christopher, Ralf Mouthaan, Miguel El Guendy, Timothy D. Wilkinson. Optical Engineering, 59(8), 085104 (2020). DOI: 10.1117/1.OE.59.8.085104

"Single molecule light field microscopy" by Ruth R. Sims, Sohaib Abdul Rehman, Martin O. Lenz, Sarah I. Benaissa, Ezra Bruggeman, Adam Clark, Edward W. Sanders, Aleks Ponjavic, Leila Muresan, Steven F. Lee, and Kevin O’Holleran. Optica Vol. 7, Issue 9, pp. 1065-1072 (2020). DOI: 10.1364/OPTICA.397172

"Optimal Control of SOAs with Artificial Intelligence for Sub-Nanosecond Optical Switching" by Christopher Parsonson, Zacharaya Shabka, Georgios Zervas, et al. Journal of Lightwave Technology. DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2020.3004645

“Noninvasive Near-Field Spectroscopy of Single Subwavelength Complementary Resonators” by L. L Hale, J. Keller, T. Siday, R. I. Hermans, J. Haase, J. L. Reno, I. Brener, G. Scalari, J. Faist & O. Mitrofanov. Laser and Photonic Reviews 14(4) 2020 (Cover Story).

"Clock and Data Recovery-Free Data Communications Enabled by Multi-core Fiber with Low Thermal Sensitivity of Skew" by Ronit Sohanpal, Kari Clark, Ben Puttnam, Polina Bayvel and Zhixin Liu. Journal of Lightwave Technology, Feb, 2020. DOI:

"Structural characterization of porous GaN distributed Bragg reflectors using x-ray diffraction", by P. H. Griffin, M. Frentrup, T. Zhu, M. E. Vickers and R. A. Oliver. Journal of Applied Physics 126, 213109 (2019);

"All-Silicone-based Distributed Bragg Reflectors for Efficient Flexible Luminescent Solar Concentrators", by Mark Portnoi, Thomas J. Macdonald, Christian Sol, Tom S. Robbins, Tao Lia, Johannes Schläfera, Stefan Guldin, Ivan P. Parkin and Ioannis Papakonstantinou. Nano Energy, Volume 70, April 2020, 104507.

“Resonance-enhanced terahertz nanoscopy probes" by T. Siday, L. L. Hale, R. I. Hermans and O. Mitrofanov. ACS Photonics 2020, 7, 3, 596-601. Publication date: February 14, 2020.

"High-Performance Planar Thin Film Thermochromic Window via Dynamic Optical Impedance Matching", by Christian Sol, Mark Portnoi, Tao LiKargal, L. Gurunatha, Johannes Schläfer, Stefan GuldinIvan, P. Parkin and Ioannis Papakonstantinou. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 7, 8140-8145. Publication Date: January 29, 2020.

"Interrogation of Fabry-Pérot ultrasound sensors with Bessel beams", by Oliver J. Sheppard, James A. Guggenheim, Dylan M. Marques, Rehman Ansari, Edward Z Zhang, Paul C. Beard and Peter R. T. Munro. Proceedings Volume 11240, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2020; 1124014 (2020); Event: SPIE BiOS, 2020, San Francisco, California, United States.

"Impact of Analog and Digital Pre-emphasis on the Signal-to-Noise Ratio of Bandwidth-limited Optical Transceivers", by Zichuan Zhou, Temitope Odedeyi, Brian Kelly, John O'Carroll, Richard Phelan, Izzat Darwazeh and Zhixin Liu;  IEEE Photonics Journal (January 2020). DOI: 10.1109/JPHOT.2020.2966617

"Dual frequency comb assisted analog-to-digital conversion", by Callum Deakin and Zhixin Liu; Optics Letters, Vol. 45, Issue 1, pp. 173-176 (2020),

"Relative impact of channel symbol rate on transmission capacity" by Thomas Gerard, Daniel Semrau, Eric Sillekens, Adrian Edwards, Wayne Pelouch, Stuart Barnes, Robert I. Killey, Domaniç Lavery, Polina Bayvel, and Lidia Galdino. Journal of Optical Communications and Networking Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. B1-B8, Jan, 2020.

Year: 2019

"Simple source device-independent continuous-variable quantum random number generator", by P. R. Smith, D. G. Marangon, M. Lucamarini, Z. L. Yuan, and A. J. Shields; Phys. Rev. A 99, 062326 (June 2019).

“Encapsulation of methylammonium lead bromide perovskite in nanoporous GaN”, Kevin T. P. Lim, Callum Deakin, Boning Ding, Xinyu Bai, Peter Griffin, Tongtong Zhu, Rachel A. Oliver and Dan Credgington, APL Materials 7, 021107 (2019); DOI:

“Dual frequency comb assisted  analog-to-digital conversion,” by Callum Deakin and Zhixin Liu, Optics. Letters., vol. 45, no. 1, p. 173, Dec. 2019.  DOI:

Conference presentation: “Phase Distortion Corrections of Phase-Only LCoS Devices for Digital Holographic Applications”, by Yuan Tong, Mike Pivnenko and Daping Chu; presented at Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging 2019 OSA (Optical Society of America, 2019), Technical Digest paper W1A.3 DOI:

Conference paper: “On-Orbit Self-Focusing Using Conjugated Optical Fiber Waveguides for Space Optical Cameras”, by Jin Li, Fei Xing, Pawan Kumar Shrestha, Fengyuan Shi and Z Liu; presented at IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, PP(99):1-3, (May 2019). DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2019.2909825

Conference paper: “Mode-mixing in multimode polymer waveguides for on-board optical interconnects”, by N. Bamiedakis, F. Shi, D. Chu, R. V. Penty and I. H. White; presented at Optical Interconnects XIX (2019), Mar 4 (Vol. 10924, p. 1092404). International Society for Optics and Photonics. DOI: 10.1117/12.2510275

"Design and Analysis of Beam Steering Multicore Fiber Optical Switches", by Callum Deakin, Michael Enrico, Nick Parsons and Georgios Zervas. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2019-05-01.  DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2019.2896318

“Terahertz Detection with Perfectly-Absorbing Photoconductive Metasurface” by Thomas Siday, Polina P. Vabishchevich, Lucy Hale, Charles Thomas Harris, Ting Shan Luk, John L. Reno, Igal Brener and Oleg Mitrofanov.. Nano Lett. 2019, 19, 5, 2888-2896. Publication date: April 4, 2019.

“MAESTROS: a multiwavelength time-domain NIRS system to monitor changes in oxygenation and oxidation state of Cytochrome-C-Oxidase" by F. Lange, L. Dunne, L. Hale and I. Tachtsidis. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 1-12, Jan.-Feb. 2019, Art no. 7100312. Published online: May 9, 2018.

Year: 2018

F. Shi, N. Bamiedakis, P. P. Vasil'ev, R. V. Penty, I. H. White and D. Chu, “Flexible multimode polymer waveguide arrays for versatile high-speed short-reach communication links”. Journal of Lightwave Technology (Volume: 36, Issue: 13, 2018). DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2018.2816562

Year: 2017
M. Fantham and C. F. Kaminski, "A new online tool for visualization of volumetric data", Nature Photonics 11, 69 (Feb 2017). DOI:

A. J. Bennett, J. P. Lee, D. J. P. Ellis, I. Farrer, D. A. Ritchie and A. J. Shields, "A semiconductor photon-sorter",
Nature Nanotechnology 11, 857 (2016), DOI:

M. H. Teplensky,  M. Fantham, P. Li, T. C. Wang,  J. P. Mehta, L. J. Young, P. Z. Moghadam, J. T. Hupp, O. K. Farha, C. F. Kaminski, and D. Fairen-Jimenez, "Temperature Treatment of Highly Porous Zirconium-Containing Metal-Organic Frameworks Extends Drug Delivery Release", Journal of the American Chemical Society (2017), DOI:

A. MehonicT. Gerard, and A. J. Kenyon, "Light-activated resistance switching in SiOx RRAM devices", Applied Physics Letters 2017 111:233502 (2017).

Year: 2016

L.C. Comandar et al., "Quantum key distribution without detector vulnerabilities using optically seeded lasers",
Nature Photonics (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nphoton.2016.50

A. J. Macfaden, S. J. Kindness and T. D. Wilkinson, "Architecture for one-shot compressive imaging using computer-generated holograms", Applied Optics Vol. 55, Issue 26, pp. 7399-7405 (2016), DOI:

A. J. Macfaden, S. J. Kindness and T. D. Wilkinson, "An Implementation of One-Shot Compressive Imaging Using a Diffractive Optical Element", OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper FTh1F.2, DOI:

Year: 2015

C. Williams, Y. Montelongo, J. O. Tenorio-pearl, A. Cabrero-vilatela, S. Hofmann, W. I. Milne, and T. D. Wilkinson, "Engineered pixels using active plasmonic holograms with liquid crystals", Phys. status solidi - Rapid Res. Lett., vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1–5, 2015.

C. Williams, Y. Montelongo, and T. D. Wilkinson, "Switchable holographic pixel elements for 3D displays", SPIE Newsroom, pp. 3–5, 2015.

M. Felle, J. Huwer, R. M. Stevenson, J. Skiba-Szymanska, M. B. Ward, I. Farrer, R. V. Penty, D. A. Ritchie and A. J. Shields, "Interference with a quantum dot single-photon source and a laser at telecom wavelength", Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 131106 (2015), DOI:

M. Ding, Q. Cheng, A. Wonfor, R. V. Penty and I. H. White, "Routing Algorithm to Optimize Loss and IPDR for Rearrangeably Non-Blocking Integrated Optical Switches", Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (2015), San Jose, CA, USA.

L. C. Comandar, M. Lucamarini, B. Fröhlich, J. F. Dynes, A. W. Sharpe, S. Tam, Z. L. Yuan, R. V. Penty and A. J. Shields, "Conference presentation: Closing the Performance Gap of Measurement-Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution", 5th International Conference on Quantum Cryptography Tokyo, Japan, (October 2015).
L. C. Comandar, B. Fröhlich, J. F. Dynes, A. W. Sharpe, M. Lucamarini, Z. L. Yuan, R. V. Penty and A. J. Shields, "Gigahertz-gated InGaAs/InP single-photon detector with detection efficiency exceeding 55% at 1550 nm", Journal of Applied Physics, 117, 083109 (2015), DOI:

E. Murray, D. J. P. Ellis, T. Meany, F. F. Floether, J. P. Lee, J.P. Griffiths, G. A. C. Jones, I. Farrer, D. A. Ritchie, A. J. Bennett and A. J. Shields, "Quantum Photonics Hybrid Integration Platform", Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 171108 (2015);

Richard J. Colchester, Edward Z. Zhang, Charles A. Mosse, Paul C. Beard, Ioannis Papakonstantinou and Adrien E. Desjardins, "Broadband miniature optical ultrasound probe for high resolution vascular tissue imaging", Biomed. Opt. Express 6, 1502-1511 (2015)

E. Alles, R. Colchester and A. Desjardins, "Adaptive Light Modulation for Improved Resolution and Efficiency in All-Optical Pulse-Echo Ultrasound", Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, IEEE Transactions, vol.PP, no.99, pp.1-1 (2015).DOI: 10.1109/TUFFC.2015.2497465

K. Lachhani, J. Duan, H. Baghsiahi, E. Willman and D. R. Selviah, "Correspondence rejection by trilateration for 3D point cloud registration", Machine Vision Applications (MVA) (2015), 14th IAPR International Conference, pp.337-340,  (18-22 May 2015). DOI: 10.1109/MVA.2015.7153199.

Year: 2014

J. Duan, K. Lachhani, H. Baghsiahi, E. Willman and D. R. Selviah, Indoor rigid sphere recognition based on 3D point cloud data", Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing (IMVIP) Conference (2014), pp.28-33,

K. Lachhani, J. Duan, H. Baghsiahi, E. Willman, and D. R Selviah, "Error Metric for Indoor 3D Point Cloud Registration", Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing (IMVIP) Conference 2014, pp.34-39, URL:

A. Macfaden, J. Reno, I. Brener and O. Mitrofanov, "3μm aperture probes for near-field terahertz transmission microscopy", Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 011110 (2014),

L. C. Comandar, B. Fröhlich, M. Lucamarini, K. A. Patel, A. W. Sharpe, J. F. Dynes, Z. L. Yuan, R. V. Penty, A. J. Shields, "Room temperature single-photon detectors for high bit rate quantum key distribution", Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 021101 (2014),

G. Bale, A. Oliver-Taylor, I. Fierens, I. Tachtsidis et. al., "Investigation of Cerebral Autoregulation in the Newborn Piglet During Anaesthesia and Surgery", Oxygen Transport to Tissue XXXVI. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Volume 812, 2014, pp 165-171

G. Bale, S. Mitra, J. Meek, N. Robertson and I. Tachtsidis, "In-Vivo Measurements of Cerebral Changes in Cytochrome-c-Oxidase using Broadband Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Perinatal Hypoxic-Ischaemic", Conference Paper. Biomedical Optics Miami, Florida, United States April 26-30, 2014 ISBN: 978-1-55752-997-8 Poster Session I (BS3A) Encephalopathy.

R. J. Colchester, C. A. Mosse, D. S. Bhachu, J. C. Bear, I. P. Parkin, B. E. Treeby, I. Papakonstantinou and A. E. Desjardins, "Laser-generated ultrasound with optical fibres using functionalised carbon nanotube composite coatings", Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 173502 (2014);

M. S. Brown, Gundacker S, Taylor A, Tummeltshammer C, Auffray E, et al. (2014), "Influence of Depth of Interaction upon the Performance of Scintillator Detectors", PLoS ONE9(5): e98177. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098177. Paper online at:

G. Bale, S. Mitra, J. Meek, N. Robertson, and I. Tachtsidis, "A new broadband near-infrared spectroscopy system for in-vivo measurements of cerebral cytochrome-c-oxidase changes in neonatal brain injury", Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 10, pp. 3450-3466 (2014);

D. J. Ives, P. Bayvel and S. J. Savory, "Adapting Transmitter Power and Modulation Format to Improve Optical Network Performance Utilizing the Gaussian Noise Model of Nonlinear Impairments", J. Light. Tech., Vol 32, No 21, Nov 2014, pp 3485-3494. Paper online at:

D. J. Ives, P. Bayvel and S. J. Savory, "Routing, modulation, spectrum and launch power assignment to maximize the traffic throughput of a nonlinear optical mesh network", Photonic Network Communications (March 2015). Paper online at

Y. Montelongo, J. O. Tenorio-Pearl, C. Williams, S. Zhang, W. I. Milne, and T. D. Wilkinson, “Plasmonic nanoparticle scattering for color holograms", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., no. 7, pp. 1–5 (2014).

C. Tsangarides, A. K. Yetisen, F. D. C. Vasconcellos, Y. Montelongo, M. M. Qasim, T.D. Wilkinson, C.R. Lowe and H. Butt, "Computational modelling and characterisation of nanoparticle-based tuneable photonic crystal sensors"
RSC Adv. (2014) 4, 10454-10461. DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47984F.!divAbstract 

L. C. Comandar, B. Fröhlich, M. Lucamarini, K. A. Patel, A. W. Sharpe, J. F. Dynes, Z. L. Yuan, R. V. Penty and A. J. Shields, Conference presentation: "Long distance quantum key distribution with room temperature single-photon detectors", Asian Quantum Information Science Conference, Kyoto, Japan (August 2014).

Year: 2013

R. R. F. Jahromi, E.J. Osley, C.G. Biris, P.G. Thompson, P. A.Warburton and N.C. Panoiu, "Fano Resonance Resulting from a Tunable Interaction between Molecular Vibrational Modes and a Double Continuum of a Plasmonic Metamolecule", Physical Review Letters, 110, 087402 (2013)

A. Taylor, I. Parkin, N. Noor, C. Tummeltshammer, M. Brown, and I. Papakonstantinou, "A bioinspired solution for spectrally selective thermochromic VO2 coated intelligent glazing", Opt. Express  21, A750-A764 (2013).

C. Tummeltshammer, M. Brown, A. Taylor, A. Kenyon, and I. Papakonstantinou, "Efficiency and loss mechanisms of plasmonic Luminescent Solar Concentrators", Opt. Express  21, A735-A749 (2013).

M. Lucamarini, K. A. Patel, J. F. Dynes, B. Fröhlich, A. W. Sharpe, A.R. Dixon, Z. L. Yuan, R. V. Penty and A. J. Shields, "Efficient decoy-state quantum key distribution with quantified security", Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 24550-24565 (2013).

D. J. Ives and S. J. Savory, Poster presentation: "Fixed versus Flex Grid with Route Optimised Modulation Formats and Channel Data Rates of 400 Gbits and Above", P.5.11 at at ECOC 2013 in London (September 2013).

L. C. Comandar, B. Frӧhlich, M. Lucamarini, K. A. Patel, J. F. Dynes, A.W. Sharpe, Z. L. Yuan, R. V. Penty and A. J. Shields, Poster presentation: "Compact single-photon detector unit for high bit rate quantum key distribution" at 3rd International Conference on Quantum Cryptography, Waterloo, Canada (August 2013)

Year: 2012

D. Lavery, C. Behrens, S. Makovejs, D.S. Millar, R.I. Killey, S.J. Savory and P. Bayvel, "Long-Haul Transmission of PS-QPSK at 100 Gb/s Using Digital Backpropagation", IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 24 3 (2012).

D. Lavery, C. Behrens and S. J. Savory, "A Comparison of Modulation Formats for Passive Optical Networks",
Optics Express, 19 26 (2011).

C. Behrens, D. Lavery, D. S. Millar, S. Makovejs, B. C. Thomsen, R. I. Killey, S. J. Savory and P. Bayvel, "Ultra-long-haul transmission of 7x42.9 Gbit/s PS-QPSK and PDM-BPSK", Optics Express, 19 26 (2011).

D. S. Millar, D. Lavery, S. Makovejs, C. Behrens, B. C. Thomsen, P. Bayvel and S. J. Savory, "Generation and long-haul transmission of polarization-switched QPSK at 42.9 Gb/s", Optics Express, 19 10 (2011).

K. A. Patel, J. F. Dynes, I. Choi, A.W. Sharpe, A. R. Dixon, Z. L. Yuan, R.V. Penty and A. J. Shields, "Multiplexed Classical and Quantum Transmission for High Bitrate Quantum Key Distribution Systems", Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, CA, USA (2012).

D. Lavery, S. Liu, Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, P. Petropoulos, P. Bayvel and S.J. Savory, "Realizing High Sensitivity at 40 Gbit/s and 100 Gbit/s", OW3H.5 in Proceedings of Optical Fiber Communication Conference (2012).

D. Lavery, C. Behrens, S. J. Savory, "On the Impact of Backreflections in a Bidirectional 10 Gbit/s Coherent WDM-PON", OTh1F.3 in Proceedings of Optical Fiber Communication Conference (2012).

C. Behrens, D. Lavery, R. I. Killey, S. J. Savory and P. Bayvel, "Long-haul WDM transmission of PDM-8PSK and PDM-8QAM with nonlinear DSP", OM3A.4 in Proceedings of Optical Fiber Communication Conference (2012).

D. Lavery, R. Maher, D. S. Millar, B. C. Thomsen, P. Bayvel and S. J. Savory, "Demonstration of 10 Gbit/s Colorless Coherent PON Incorporating Tunable DS-DBR Lasers and Low-Complexity Parallel DSP", PDP5B.10 in Proceedings of Optical Fiber Communication Conference (2012).

T. K. Mavrogordatos, S.M. Morris, F. Castles, P. J. W. Hands, A.D. Ford, H.J. Coles and T. D. Wilkinson, "Density of photon states in dye-doped chiral nematic liquid crystal cells in the presence of losses and gain", Physical Review E, 86, 011705, (2012).

K. A. Patel, J. F. Dynes, I. Choi, A.W. Sharpe, A. R. Dixon, Z. L. Yuan, R.V. Penty and A. J. Shields, "Coexistence of High-Bit-Rate Quantum Key Distribution and Data on Optical Fiber", Physical Review X, 2, 041010, (2012)

D.J. Ives and S.J. Savory, Poster presentation: "Transmitter Optimized Optical Networks", at OFC/NFOEC 2013 in Anaheim, (March 2013)