Department of Physics

Doctor Miro Erkintalo


BSc, MSc, DSc (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

Contact details
Building 303, Room 707
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 85598
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Miro obtained his BSc and MSc degrees from the Tampere University of Technology in 2009 and continued in the university to study for a doctoral degree. He defended his doctoral thesis on the December of 2011 and was awarded the degree of “Doctor of Science in Technology” in January 2012. Miro's doctoral thesis was subsequently chosen as the “best doctoral thesis of 2011” by the Finnish optical society.

Miro joined The University of Auckland as a postdoctoral research fellow in February 2012. His current research interests span a wide range of topics in the area of nonlinear fiber optics such as mode-locked fiber lasers, soliton dynamics and passive ring resonators.

Research areas

  • Nonlinear fiber optics
  • Mode-locked fiber lasers
  • Soliton theory
  • Parametric processes
  • Supercontinuum generation
  • Passive ring resonators

Recent publications

  • J. K. Jang, M. Erkintalo, S. G. Murdoch, and S. Coen (2013). Ultraweak long-range interactions of solitons observed over astronomical distances. Nature Photonics advance online publication. doi:10.1038/nphoton.2013.157
  • S. Coen and M. Erkintalo (2013). Universal scaling laws of Kerr frequency combs. Optics Letters 38 (11), 1790-1792. doi:10.1364/OL.38.001790
  • K. E. Webb, Y. Q. Xu, M. Erkintalo, and S. G. Murdoch (2013). Generalized dispersive wave emission in nonlinear fiber optics. Optics Letters 38 (2), 151-153. doi:10.1364/OL.38.000151
  • Y. Q. Xu, M. Erkintalo, G. Genty, and S. G. Murdoch (2013). Cascaded Bragg scattering in fiber optics.
    Optics Letters 38 (2), 142-144. doi:10.1364/OL.38.000142
  • S. Coen, H. G. Randle, T. Sylvestre, and M. Erkintalo (2013). Modeling of octave-spanning Kerr frequency combs using a generalized mean-field Lugiato–Lefever model. Optics Letters 38 (1), 37-39. doi:10.1364/OL.38.000037
  • M. Erkintalo, Y. Q. Xu, S. G. Murdoch, J. M. Dudley, and G. Genty (2012). Cascaded Phase Matching and Nonlinear Symmetry Breaking in Fiber Frequency Combs. Physical Review Letters 109 (22), 223904. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.223904