Neil Broderick


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Neil received his PhD in 1996 and joined the Department of Physics in 2011 as Associate Professor.

Research | Current

Neil is an expert on the nonlinear propagation of light in optical fibres and periodic media. He has been working on Photonic Crystal Fibres since they were first invented and has been involved in both developing new methods for analysing their properties and in novel fabrication methods for making them.

Most recently he has been looking at ways to taper photonic crystal fibres and how such tapers can be used to control the properties of optical pulses passing through them. Neil is also actively involved in examining other nonlinear periodic media such as fibre Bragg gratings, nonlinear Photonic crystals and mode-locked fibre lasers.

Areas of expertise

  • Nonlinear optics
  • Photonic crystal fibres
  • Two dimensional nonlinear periodic optical media

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Bowen, P., Erkintalo, M., Provo, R., Harvey, J. D., & Broderick, N. G. R. (2016). Mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser emitting broadband pulses at ultralow repetition rates. Optics Letters, 41 (22), 5270-5270. 10.1364/OL.41.005270
  • Akhmediev, N., Kibler, B., Baronio, F., Belić M, Zhong, W.-P., Zhang, Y., ... Grelu, P. (2016). Roadmap on optical rogue waves and extreme events. Journal of Optics, 18 (6), 063001-063001. 10.1088/2040-8978/18/6/063001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Miro Erkintalo
  • Bowen, P., Singh, H., Runge, A., Provo, R., & Broderick, N. G. R. (2016). Mode-locked femtosecond all-normal all-PM Yb-doped fiber laser at 1060nm. Optics Communications, 364, 181-184. 10.1016/j.optcom.2015.11.043
  • Runge, A. F. J., Broderick, N. G. R., & Erkintalo, M. (2016). Dynamics of soliton explosions in passively mode-locked fiber lasers. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 33 (1), 46-46. 10.1364/JOSAB.33.000046
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Miro Erkintalo
  • Broderick, N. G. R., Runge, A. F. J., & Erkintalo, M. (2016). Experimental observations of soliton explosions in ultrafast fibre lasers (Conference Presentation). Paper presented at Conference on Nonlinear Optics and its Applications IV, Brussels, BELGIUM. 4 April - 6 April 2016. NONLINEAR OPTICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS IV. (pp. 1). 10.1117/12.2227447
  • Abdul Khudus, M. I. M., Ismaeel, R., Brambilla, G., Broderick, N. G. R., & Lee, T. (2015). Nonlinear Effects in Microfibers and Microcoil Resonators. Nonlinear Optical Cavity Dynamics: From Microresonators to Fiber Lasers (pp. 189-212). 10.1002/9783527686476.ch8
  • Runge, A. F. J., Broderick, N. G. R., & Erkintalo, M. (2015). Observation of soliton explosions in a passively mode-locked fiber laser. Optica, 2 (1), 36-36. 10.1364/OPTICA.2.000036
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Miro Erkintalo
  • Runge, A. F. J., Aguergaray, C., Provo, R., Erkintalo, M., & Broderick, N. G. R. (2014). All-normal dispersion fiber lasers mode-locked with a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror. Optical Fiber Technology, 20 (6), 657-665. 10.1016/j.yofte.2014.07.010
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Miro Erkintalo

Contact details

Primary location

Level 6, Room 617
New Zealand