Professor John David Harvey

MSc, PhD(Surrey), FNZIP, FRSNZ

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Research | Current

  • Theoretical studies of nonlinear pulse propagation in optical fibres
  • Experimental studies of nonlinear fibre optics
  • Applications to high speed optical communications systems.


Current project

Theory
The nonlinear schrödinger equation (NLSE) is widely used to describe the nonlinear propagation of pulses in a single mode optical fibre. Thousands of papers have been written about the applications of this equation, but the vast majority of them are concerned with numerical methods of solution as only a few analytical solutions are known. We have recently (in association with Vladimir Kruglov) discovered a whole new class of self similar solutions to this equation with many potential applications in how power fibre amplifiers. Another area of investigation concerns the development of the theory behind the phenomenon of optical parametric amplification in single mode fibres. This work is of particular application to photonic crystal fibres (PCFs).


Experiments
Experimental work currently being pursued includes the study of parametric optical amplification in PCFs, supercontinuum generation in PCFs, use of the FROG technique for optical pulse characterisation in the communications bands, soliton pulse generation, the construction of self similar amplifiers and compressors, and the construction of new devices for high speed optical communications systems.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Harvey, J. D., Murdoch, S. G., Xu, Y. Q., & Leonhardt, R. (2011). Recent advances in fiber optic parametric amplifiers. 2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics: Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO 2011.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stuart Murdoch, Rainer Leonhardt
  • Kruglov, V. I., Aguergaray, C., & Harvey, J. D. (2011). Propagation and breakup of pulses in fiber amplifiers and dispersion-decreasing fibers with third-order dispersion. PHYSICAL REVIEW A, 84 (2)10.1103/PhysRevA.84.023823
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Claude Aguergaray
  • Provo, R., Murdoch, S. G., Harvey, J. D., Lwin, R., Leon-Saval, S. G., & Argyros, A. (2011). 9.5 Gb/s NRZ transmission through 50m microstructured polymer fibre in the visible. Paper presented at Optical Communication (ECOC), 2011 37th European Conference and Exhibition on. Optical Communication (ECOC), 2011 37th European Conference and Exhibition on. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/10678
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stuart Murdoch
  • Provo, R., Murdoch, S. G., Harvey, J. D., Lwin, R., Leon-Saval, S. G., & Argyros, A. (2011). 9.5Gb/s NRZ transmission through 50m microstructured polymer fibre in the visible. Paper presented at 37th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC), Geneva, Switzerland. 18 September - 22 September 2011. European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC.
  • Aguergaray, C., Kruglov, V., & Harvey, J. D. (2011). Propagation and break-up of pulses in fiber amplifiers with third-order dispersion. Paper presented at 2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011, Munich, Germany. 22 May - 26 May 2011. 2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011.
  • Aguergaray, C., Kruglov, V., & Harvey, J. D. (2010). Pulse propagation and break-up in fiber amplifiers with third-order dispersion. 35th Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology, ACOFT 2010
  • Provo, R., Murdoch, S., Harvey, J. D., & Méchin D (2010). Bragg scattering in a positive β4 fiber. Optics Letters, 35 (22), 3730-3732. 10.1364/OL.35.003730
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/10672
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stuart Murdoch
  • Provo, R., Murdoch, S. G., Harvey, J. D., Lwin, R., & Large, M. (2010). 10Gb/s error free transmission through micro-structured multimode polymer optical fibers. Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference: 2010 Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO/QELS 2010

Contact details

Primary location

SCIENCE CENTRE - MATHPHYSIC - Bldg 303
Level 6, Room 619
38 PRINCES ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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