Archive for October 2008

Links to Tanya’s podcasts

October 30, 2008

Here are some links to some podcasts recorded by Tanya recently:

Interview with Richard Chirgwin from a series of Tubes

Tanya speaking about “Application of optical fibres to environmental monitoring” here

Tanya speaking at the Emerging technologies in environmental monitoring workshop for ICE WaRM

University of Adelaide Research Tuesday Public Seminar


New paper published in Optics Express

October 23, 2008

Kris, Shahraam and Tanya recently had a paper published in Optics Express. You can find the Optics Infobase abstract and full-text .pdf link here.

Citation: K. J. Rowland, S. Afshar V., and T. M. Monro, “Bandgaps and antiresonances in integrated-ARROWs and Bragg fibers; a simple model,” Opt. Express 16, 17935-17951 (2008)

Tanya at Prime Minister’s Science Awards

October 21, 2008

Tanya was thrilled to be awarded the Malcolm McIntosh Physical Scientist of the Year Award saying “I had a tremendous time – it was truly wonderful being able to celebrate this success with my family & so many people I know and to meet so many inspiring people, including the other prize winners!”

PM Prize Group

We at the CoEP are proud of Tanya’s success and thrilled to be working with her.

For more information, including a short video, please go to:


Journal publications for 2008 (to date)

October 13, 2008

S. Atakaramians, S.Afshar V., B.M. Fischer, D. Abbott and T.M. Monro, ‘Porous fibers: low loss, low dispersion waveguides for terahertz transmission‘, Optics Express, 16, pp. 8845-8854, 2008. Link

S.C. Warren-Smith, S.Afshar V. and T.M. Monro, ‘Theoretical study of liquid-immersed exposed-core microstructured optical fibers for sensing‘, Optics Express, 16, pp. 9034-9045, 2008. Link

Shahraam Afshar V., Yinlan Ruan, Stephen C. Warren-Smith and Tanya M. Monro, ‘Enhanced fluorescence sensing using microstructured optical fibers: a comparison of forward and backward collection modes‘, Optics Letters, Vol. 33, No. 13, pp. 1473-1475, 2008. Link

C.J.Voyce, A.D.Fitt, T.M.Monro, ‘Mathematical modeling as an accurate predictive tool in microstructured fiber manufacture: the effects of preform rotation‘, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, 26, pp. 791-798, 2008. Link

K.J.Rowland, S.Afshar V., T.M.Monro, ‘Novel low-loss bandgaps in all-silica Bragg fibers‘, Invited paper for IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, OFC2007 Special Issue, Vol. 26, Issue 1, pp. 43-51, 2008. Link

A full list of publications, including those in press, can be found HERE on the CoEP website.