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., & Broderick, N. G. R. (2018). Large net-normal dispersion Er-doped fibre laser mode-locked with a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror. OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS, 410, 447-451. 10.1016/j.optcom.2017.10.053
  • Mo, Z., Xu, W., & Broderick, N. G. R. (2018). Capability characterization via ex-vivo experiments of a fiber optical tip force sensing needle for tissue identification. IEEE Sensors Journal, 18 (3), 1195-1202. 10.1109/JSEN.2017.2778769
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Xu
  • Terrien, S., Krauskopf, B., Broderick, N. G. R., Andréoli L, Selmi, F., Braive, R., ... Barbay, S. (2017). Asymmetric noise sensitivity of pulse trains in an excitable microlaser with delayed optical feedback. Physical Review A, 96 (4).10.1103/PhysRevA.96.043863
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Soizic Terrien, Bernd Krauskopf
  • Sutherland, R., Townend, J., Toy, V., Upton, P., Coussens, J., Allen, M., ... Boese, C. (2017). Extreme hydrothermal conditions at an active plate-bounding fault. Nature, 546 (7656), 137-140. 10.1038/nature22355
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jennifer Eccles
  • Mahjoubfar, A., Churkin, D. V., Barland, S., Broderick, N. G., Turitsyn, S., & Jalali, B. (2017). Time stretch and its applications. Nature Photonics, 11 (6), 341-351. 10.1038/nphoton.2017.76
  • Kho, J., Provo, R., Harvey, J. D., & Broderick, N. G. (2017). 5 nJ, 200 fs, all-fibre laser mode-locked with a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror at 1030 nm. Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, Part F75-ASSL 2017. Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. 10.1364/ASSL.2017.JTh2A.38
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Harvey
  • Broderick, N. G. R., Krauskopf, B., Terrien, S., Garbin, B., Brunstein, M., Yacomotti, A. M., & Levenson, A. (2017). Bifurcation Analysis of Nonlinear Coupled Photonic Nanocavities. Paper presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe / European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC), Munich, GERMANY. 25 June - 29 June 2017. 2017 CONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-OPTICS EUROPE & EUROPEAN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS CONFERENCE (CLEO/EUROPE-EQEC). (pp. 1).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bernd Krauskopf, Soizic Terrien, Bruno Garbin
  • Terrien, S., Krauskopf, B., & Broderick, N. G. R. (2017). Bifurcation Analysis of the Yamada Model for a Pulsing Semiconductor Laser with Saturable Absorber and Delayed Optical Feedback. SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, 16 (2), 771-801. 10.1137/16M1099236
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Soizic Terrien, Bernd Krauskopf

Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 303 - Bldg 303
Level 5, Room 501
New Zealand