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Selected presentations by group members
2011
S. Nic Chormaic, When micro-optics meets quantum optics, seminar in the Physics Department, UCC, Ireland, November 2011.
S. Nic Chormaic, Optical nanofibres and whispering gallery mode resonators, seminar in the ORC, University of Southampton, UK, November 2011.
M. Frawley, A. Petcu-Colan and S. Nic Chormaic, Higher order mode generation in optical nanofibres for the purpose of cold atom trapping, talk FMN2 at Frontiers in Optics 2012, San Jose, USA, October 2011.
M. Frawley, A. Petcu-Colan, G. Khara and S. Nic Chormaic, Optical nanofibres: Tools for particle propulsion and manipulation, talk FMG5 at Frontiers in Optics 2012, San Jose, USA, October 2011.
S. Nic Chormaic, L. Russell and M. Daly, 1- and 2-Photon Absorption With Cold Rubidium Using An Optical Nanofiber, talk FThA3 at Frontiers in Optics 2012, San Jose, USA, October 2011.
S. Nic Chormaic, A. Watkins, J. Ward and Y. Wu, Single-input spherical microbubble resonator, talk FTuN3 at Frontiers in Optics 2012, San Jose, USA, October 2011.
S. Nic Chormaic, Y. Wu and J. WardMechanical motion of a microspherical pendulum, talk FTuN5 at Frontiers in Optics 2012, San Jose, USA, October 2011.
M. Frawley, G. Khara and S. Nic Chormaic, Generation of trapping sites in the evanescent field of a null fibre coupler, poster at Photonics Ireland 2011, Malahide, Dublin, September 2011.
A. Watkins, A. Creedon, J. Ward, Y. Wu and S. Nic Chormaic, Single-input optical microbubble resonator, poster at Photonics Ireland 2011, Malahide, Dublin, September 2011.
L. Russell, M. Daly and S. Nic Chormaic, 1- and 2-photon absorption with a bright optical nanofibre probe in laser cooled rubidium, talk at Photonics Ireland 2011, Malahide, Dublin, September 2011.
J. Ward, Y. Wu and S. Nic Chormaic, Observation of thermal feedback on the optical coupling noise of a microspherical pendulum, talk at Photonics Ireland 2011, Malahide, Dublin, September 2011.
S. Nic Chormaic, L. Russell, M. Daly and K. Deasy, Dark and light optical nanofibre probes for cold atoms, talk at the 43rd EGAS Conference, Fribourg, Switzerland, June/July 2011.
S. Nic Chormaic, Y. Wu and J. Ward, Thermo-optical effects on the transduction of mechanical motion of a microspherical pendulum, poster at the 43rd EGAS Conference, Fribourg, Switzerland, June/July 2011.
M. Frawley and S. Nic Chormaic, Dark and bright optical nanofibres for probing and manipulating particles, talk at the NOMA Conference, Cetraro, Italy, June 2011.
M. Frawley, G. Khara and S. Nic Chormaic, Generation of trapping sites in the evanescent field of a null fibre coupler, poster at the NOMA Conference, Cetraro, Italy, June 2011.
A. Petcu-Colan, M. Frawley and S. Nic Chormaic, Higher order modes in optical nanofibres for the purpose of cold atom trapping, poster at ICOLS Student Workshop 2011, Hannover, Germany, June 2011.
A. Petcu-Colan, M. Frawley and S. Nic Chormaic, Higher order modes in optical nanofibres for the purpose of cold atom trapping, poster at ICOLS 2011, Aerzen, Germany, May/June 2011.
S. Nic Chormaic, L. Russell, M. Daly and K. Deasy, Dark and bright optical nanofibres for cold atoms experiments, poster at ICOLS 2011, Aerzen, Germany, May/June 2011.
J. Ward, A. Watkins, Y. Wu and S. Nic Chormaic, Thermo-optical effects on the transduction of mechanical motion of a microspherical pendulum, talk at CLEO/QELS 2011 Baltimore, USA, May 2011.
A. Watkins, J. Ward, Y. Wu and S. Nic Chormaic, Single input optical microbubble resonator, poster at IOP Ireland Spring Weekend, Carlingford, Ireland, April 2011.
L. Russell, M. Daly, K. Deasy and S. Nic Chormaic, 1- and 2-photon absorption by laser cooled 85Rb via an optical nanofibre, poster at IOP Ireland Spring Weekend, Carlingford, Ireland, April 2011.
A. Petcu-Colan, M. Frawley and S. Nic Chormaic, Higher order modes in optical nanofibres for the purpose of cold atom trapping, poster at IOP Ireland Spring Weekend, Carlingford, Ireland, April 2011.
M. Frawley, A. Petcu-Colan, G. Khara and S. Nic Chormaic, Optical manipulation in the evanescent field of a nanofiber via spatial light modulation, talk at the OTA Conference, Monterary, USA, April 2011.
M. Frawley, G. Khara and S. Nic Chormaic, Generation of trapping sites in the evanescent field of a fiber taper coupler, poster at the OTA Conference, Monterary, USA, April 2011.
M. Frawley, L. Russell, M. Daly, A. Petcu-Colan and S. Nic Chormaic, Manipulation and probing of particles using tapered optical fibres, poster at 4th ICWIP, Stellenbosch, South Africa, April 2011. 
S. Nic Chormaic, S. Fee, L. Tobin and T. Hennessy, Female role models in physics education in Ireland, poster at 4th ICWIP, Stellenbosch, South Africa, April 2011. 
S. Nic Chormaic, Tailoring evanescent fields for probing, trapping and manipulating particles, big and small, seminar in the University of Southampton, UK, March 2011.
S. Nic Chormaic, Micro-optics devices: Fibres, spheres and bubbles, seminar in UKZN, Durban, South Africa, February 2011.
S. Nic Chormaic, Optical nanofibres for probing particles, seminar in the Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, January 2011.
2010
S. Nic Chormaic, Tailoring evanescent fields for probing, trapping and manipulating particles, big and small, seminar in Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, December 2010. 
S. Nic Chormaic, Ultrathin optical fibre for probing and manipulating particles, talk given to the UCC PhysSoc, November 2010.
A. Watkins, K. Deasy, J. Ward and S. Nic Chormaic, Observation of a frequency shift in Rb absorption spectrum using an optical nanofiber in a vapor cell, talk FThAA6 at Frontiers in Optics, Rochester, USA, October 2010.
A. Watkins, J. Ward and S. Nic Chormaic, Thermo-optical tuning of WGMs in microspheres to the 85-Rb cooling transition in a vapor cell, talk FThAA5 at Frontiers in Optics, Rochester, USA, October 2010.
S. Nic Chormaic, Y. Wu, J. Ward and A. Watkins, Fano resonances and electromagnetically induced absorbancy and transparency-like effects in single silica microspheres, poster JWA47 at Frontiers in Optics, Rochester, USA, October 2010.
M. Frawley and S. Nic Chormaic, Optical trapping and manipulation of micron-sized particles using a bright tapered optical fiber, talk LMB3 at Frontiers in Optics, Rochester, USA, October 2010.
S. Nic Chormaic, Ultrathin pieces of optical fibre for manipulating quantum systems,  talk given to NUIM Astro2Soc, October 2010.
S. Nic Chormaic, Optical nanofibres as tools for quantum technologies, talk at Quantum Africa 2010, Durban, South Africa, September 2010.
L. Russell, K. Deasy, M. Daly, A. Watkins, M. Morrissey and S. Nic Chormaic, Ultrathin optical fibres as spectroscopic tools in cold atoms, talk at Photon10, Southampton, UK, September 2010.
Y. Wu, J. Ward and S. Nic Chormaic, Brownian motion of a microsphere cantilever, poster at ICAP, Cairns, Australia, July 2010.
A. Watkins, K. Deasy, J. Ward and S. Nic Chormaic, Observation of frequency shift in a Rb absorption spectrum using an optical nanofibre in a vapour cell, poster at ICAP, Cairns, Australia, July 2010.
L. Russell, M. Daly, K. Deasy and S. Nic Chormaic, Cold atom temperature measurements using an optical nanofibre, poster at ICAP, Cairns, Australia, July 2010.
S. Nic Chormaic, Nanophotonics meets Quantum Optics, seminar in Imperial College London, May 2010.
S. Nic Chormaic, K. Deasy, L. Russell and M. Daly, Nanofiber optical interfaces for laser-cooled atoms, poster at CLEO/QELS 2010, San Jose, USA, May 2010.
Y. Wu, J. Ward and S. Nic Chormaic, Green upconversion and thermo-optical bistability, poster at Photonics Europe, Brussels, Belgium, April 2010.
Y. Wu, J. Ward and S. Nic Chormaic, Thermo-optical tuning of whispering gallery modes in Erbium doped microspheres, poster at Photonics Europe, Brussels, Belgium, April 2010.
M. Daly and S. Nic Chormaic, Laser cooling and trapping of neutral, alkali atoms, poster at IOP Ireland Spring Weekend, Athlone, Ireland, March 2010.
M. Frawley, J. M. Ward and S. Nic Chormaic, Micron-sized particle manipulation via higher mode generation in an optical nanofibre, poster at IOP Ireland Spring Weekend, Athlone, Ireland, March 2010.
A. Watkins, J. M. Ward, K. Deasy and S. Nic Chormaic, Evanescent field spectroscopy via an optical nanofibre in a rubidium vapour cell, poster at IOP Ireland Spring Weekend, Athlone, Ireland, March 2010. 
L. Russell, D. Gleeson, V. G. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic, Atomic fluoresence coupled into an optical nanofibre: Theory, poster at 450th WE-Heraeus Seminar "Mixed States of Light and Matter", Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany, February 2010.
S. Nic Chormaic, Nanophotonics meets Quantum Optics, seminar in Swansea University, Wales, February 2010.
S. Nic Chormaic, Nanophotonics meets Quantum Optics, seminar in the School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, February 2010.
S. Nic Chormaic, Nanophotonics meets Quantum Optics, talk at the North-South Quantum Information School, NUI Maynooth, Ireland, January 2010.
Y. Wu, J. M. Ward and S. Nic Chormaic, Ultralow threshold green lasing and optical bistability in ZBNA microspheres, poster the North-South Quantum Information School, NUI Maynooth, Ireland, January 2010.
J. M. Ward, Whispering gallery mode microresonators, talk at the North-South Quantum Information School, NUI Maynooth, Ireland, January 2010.
M. Frawley and S. Nic Chormaic, Optical manipulation of microspheres uisng a tapered fibre, poster at the North-South Quantum Information School, NUI Maynooth, Ireland, January 2010.
K. Deasy, L. Russell, M. Morrissey and S. Nic Chormaic, Optical nanofibres as probes for cold atoms, poster at the North-South Quantum Information School, NUI Maynooth, Ireland, January 2010.
L. Russell, D. Gleeson, V. G. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic, Atomic fluorescence coupled into an optical nanofibre: Theory, poster at the North-South Quantum Information School, NUI Maynooth, Ireland, January 2010.
A. Watkins, J. M. Ward, K. Deasy and S. Nic Chormaic, Transmission efects through an optical nanofibre in a rubidium vapour cell, poster at  the North-South Quantum Information School, NUI Maynooth, Ireland, January 2010.
2009
S. Nic Chormaic, Whispering gallery mode microresonators, seminar at the Centre for Quantum Technology, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, November 2009.
S. Nic Chormaic, Few atom detection and manipulation using optical nanofibres, talk at QuantumComm 2009, Vico Equense, Italy, October 2009.
S. Nic Chormaic, Particle manipulation using optical nanofibres, talk at Emerging Trends & Novel Materials in Photonics, Delphi, Greece, October 2009.
L. Russell, S.Nic Chormaic, K. Deasy, M. Morrissey, A. Watkins, M. Frawley and R. Schmidt, Ultrathin optical fibres as tools in atom optics, talk FMG3 at Frontiers in Optics, San Jose, USA, October 2009.
L. Russell, S. Nic Chormaic, J. M. Ward and M. J. Morrissey, Thermo-optical tuning of whispering gallery modes in microspheres around the 85Rb cooling transition, talk FThC2 at Frontiers in Optics, San Jose, USA, October 2009.
Y. Wu, Optical trapping of a microsphere pendulum, talk at Photonics Ireland, Cork, Ireland, September 2009.
A. Watkins, R. Schmidt, J. Ward, M. Morrissey, K. Deasy and S. Nic Chormaic, Transmission effects through an optical nanofibre in a rubidium vapour cell, poster at Photonics Ireland, Cork, Ireland, September 2009.
M. Frawley and S. Nic Chormaic, Optical manipulation of microspheres using a tapered fibre, poster at Photonics Ireland, Cork, Ireland, September 2009.
L. Russell, V. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic, Influence of surface interactions on the line shape of atomic resonance fluorescence coupled into an ultrathin optical fibre, poster at Photonics Ireland, Cork, Ireland, September 2009.  Winner of Best Student Paper.
K. Deasy, M. Morrissey and S. Nic Chormaic, Nanofibre probe for characterising a rubidium MOT, poster at Photonics Ireland, Cork, Ireland, September 2009.
K. Deasy, M. Morrissey and S. Nic Chormaic, A nanofibre probe for characteristing a rubidium MOT, talk at QuAMP 09, Leeds, UK, September 2009.
A. Watkins, R. Schmidt, K. Deasy and S. Nic Chormaic, Transmission effects in an optical nanofibre in a rubidium vapour cell, poster at QuAMP 09, Leeds, UK, September 2009.
S. Nic Chormaic, Few atom detection and manipulation using optical nanofibres, seminar at the Centre for Quantum Technology, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, July 2009.
S. Nic Chormaic, M. Morrissey and K. Deasy, Probing cold atoms using tapered optical fibres, talk at 41st EGAS Conference, Gdansk, Poland, July 2009.
K. Deasy, M. Morrissey, Y. Wu and S. Nic Chormaic, Optical nanofibres for probing cold atoms, talk at CLEO/IQEC, Baltimore, USA, June 2009.
M. Morrissey, K. Deasy, Y. Wu and S. Nic Chormaic, Tapered optical fibres as tools for probing magneto-optical trap characteristics, poster at Quantum Optics VII, Zakopane, Poland, June 2009.
S. Nic Chormaic, J. Ward, Y. Wu and V. Minogin, Optical trapping of a microsphere pendulum, talk at CEWQO 2009, Turku, Finland, May 2009.
S. Nic Chormaic, Optical nanofibres as tools for manipulating particles, talk at COST MP0604 General Meeting in Aberfoyle, Scotland, May 2009.
S. Nic Chormaic, Using ultrathin fibres for quantum optics, seminar in Waterford Institute of Technology, May 2009.
K. Deasy, M. Morrissey, Y. Wu and S. Nic Chormaic, Optical nanofibres as probes for cold atoms, poster IoP in Ireland Spring Weekend, Wexford, April 2009.  3rd prize in student poster competition.
Y. Wu, J. M. Ward, V. G. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic, Trapping of a microsphere pendulum resonator in an optical potential, poster IoP in Ireland Spring Weekend, Wexford, April 2009.
J. M. Ward, Y. Wu, V. G. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic, Tuning and trapping microspheres, Lunch time lecture, School of Mathermatical Science, Queen's University Belfast, March 2009.
A. Watkins, M. Morrissey, K. Deasy and S. Nic Chormaic, Light transmission through a tapered optical fibre, poster YAO09, Vienna, Austria, February 2009.
L. Russell, D. A. Gleeson, V. G. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic, Atomic fluorescence coupled into an optical nanofibre: theory, poster YAO09, Vienna, Austria, February 2009.
J. M. Ward, Y. Wu, V. G. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic, Tuning and trapping microspheres, Photonics Lecture, Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland, February 2009.
2008
Y. Wu, Microcavities and optical resonances, North-South Workshop on Quantum Technologies, Rosscarbery, Ireland, October 2008.
J. M. Ward, Optical tuning of microcavity resonances around the rubidium D2 line, North-South Workshop on Quantum Technologies, Rosscarbery, Ireland, October 2008.
M. Morrissey, Tapered optical fibre as a tool for probing MOT characteristics, North-South Workshop on Quantum Technologies, Rosscarbery, Ireland, October 2008.
D. Gleeson, Theory on resonance fluorescence of atoms near a surface, North-South Workshop on Quantum Technologies, Rosscarbery, Ireland, October 2008.
K. Deasy, Atom-Photon Interactions using Ultrathin Fibres, North-South Workshop on Quantum Technologies, Rosscarbery, Ireland, October 2008.
S. Nic Chormaic, Overview: Quantum Optics Group, North-South Workshop on Quantum Technologies, Rosscarbery, Ireland, October 2008.
S. Nic Chormaic, J. Browne and M. Bardosova, Women in Physics in Ireland - Is there any real cause for concern?, poster 3rd ICWIP, Seoul, Korea, October 2008. 
S. Nic Chormaic, The coolest place in Ireland is Cork!, talk given to UCC PhysSoc, September 2008.
Y. Wu, J. Ward, V. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic, "Taper-coupled optical microcavities",  poster Photon08, Edinburgh, UK, August 2008.
T. N. Bandi, V. G. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic, "Novel trapping geometries for laser cooled atoms" talk Photon08, Edinburgh, UK, August 2008.
D. A. Gleeson, V. G. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic, "Atomic fluorescence coupled into an optical nanofibre: Theory", poster Photon08, Edinburgh, UK, August 2008.
Y. Wu, J. Ward, V. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic, "Taper-coupled optical microcavities", CFN Summer School on Nanophotonics, Bad Herrenalb, Germany, August 2008
T. N. Bandi, V. G. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic, "Near-field diffraction optical microtraps for atoms", poster TU93, ICAP2008, Storrs, CT, USA, July 2008.
Th. Busch, K. Deasy and S. Nic Chormaic, "Controlled creation of spatial superposition states for single atoms", poster MO99, ICAP2008, Storrs, CT, USA, July 2008.
D. Gleeson,  V. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic, "Atomic fluorescence coupled into a thin optical fibre", poster CP77, EGAS 2008, Graz, Austria, July 2008.
S. Nic Chormaic, T. N. Bandi and V. Minogin, "Optical microtraps for cold atoms based on near-field diffraction", talk CP7, EGAS 2008, Graz, Austria, July 2008.
S. Nic Chormaic, T. Bandi and V. G. Minogin, "Near field atom microtraps based on Fresnel diffraction" postdeadine oral QPDA4 CLEO/QELS 2008, San Jose, USA, May 2008.
S. Nic Chormaic, J. M. Ward, "Demonstration of L-Band Lasing in an Integrated Microsphere plus Coupler Device" poster JTHA88 CLEO/QELS 2008, San Jose, USA, May 2008.
D. Gleeson, V. G. Minogin, M. Morrissey, K. Deasy, T. Bandi and S. Nic Chormaic, "Atomic Fluorescence Emitted into an Optical Nanofiber: Coupling Efficiency and Spectrum", poster JTHA126 CLEO/QELS 2008, San Jose, USA, May 2008.
S. Nic Chormaic, "Microtapered fibres: From applied optics to cold atom", seminar in Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, April 2008.
S. Nic Chormaic, "Microtapered fibres: From applied optics to cold atom", seminar in Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, March 2008.
Y. Wu, J. Ward and S. Nic Chormaic, "Taper-coupled optical microcavities", poster presented at IoP Ireland Spring Weekend, Carrickmacross, March 2008.
T. N. Bandi, V. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic, "Novel trapping geometries for cold atoms", poster presented at IoP Ireland Spring Weekend, Carrickmacross, March 2008.   3rd prize in student poster competition.
S. Nic Chormaic, "Microtapered fibres: From applied optics to cold atoms", seminar in the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan, February 2008.
2007
S. Nic Chormaic, "Cold Atoms - Tools for Future Technologies?", talk given to the NUIM Physics and Astro Society, November 2007.
S. Nic Chormaic, "Numerical calculations on the atom interactions with the evanescent field from a tapered optical fibre", poster presented at the SFI Science Summit, November 2007.
S. Nic Chormaic, "Cold Atoms - Tools for Future Technologies?", talk given to the UCC PhysSoc, November 2007.
K. Deasy, M. Morrissey, T. N. Bandi, J. Ward and S. Nic Chormaic, "Manipulating cold atoms using microfibres", talk and poster presented at Photonics Ireland, Galway, September 2007.
T. N. Bandi, M. Morrissey, K. Deasy, J. Ward and S. Nic Chormaic, "Numerical observations on atom interaction with the evanescent field of a tapered optical fibre", poster presented at QuAMP, London, UK September 2007.
K. Deasy, M. Morrissey, T. N. Bandi and S. Nic Chormaic, "Cold atom interactions with the evanescent field from a tapered optical fibre", PAQ07, London, UK September 2007.
S. Nic Chormaic, M. Morrissey, K. Deasy and T. N. Bandi, "Towards the manipulation of cold atoms using micro-fibers", poster presented at ICOLS07, Telluride, USA June 2007.
M. Morrissey, K. Deasy, T. N. Bandi and S. Nic Chormaic, "Atomic absorption from the evanescent field of a sub-micron fibre taper", poster presented at Workshop on Quantum Engineering with Cold Atoms and Light, Hersching am Ammersee, Germany June 2007.
M. Morrissey, K. Deasy, T. N. Bandi and S. Nic Chormaic, "Atomic absorption from the evanescent field of a sub-micron fibre taper", poster presented at CLEO/IQEC Europe, Munich, Germany June 2007.
J. Ward, D. O'Shea and S. Nic Chormaic, "Upconversion channels in Er:ZBLALiP: a multicolour, microspherical light source for microphotonics", talk CE9-3-THU given at CLEO/IQEC Europe, Munich, Germany June 2007.
J. Ward, D. O'Shea and S. Nic Chormaic, "Thermally induced optical bistability in Yb3+-Er3+ co-doped phosphate glass microspheres at room temperature", talk CE9-4-THU given at CLEO/IQEC Europe, Munich, Germany June 2007.
K. Deasy, M. Morrissey, T. N. Bandi and S. Nic Chormaic, "Atom interactions with the evanescent field of a submicron fibre", poster presented at ECAMP 9, Heraklion, Greece May 2007.
D. O'Shea, J. Ward, B. Shortt and S. Nic Chormaic, "Dynamics of Thermally Induced Optical Bistability in Yb3+-Er3+ Co-Doped Phosphate Glass Microspherical Lasers",  talk CMS7 given at CLEO/QUELS 2007, Baltimore, USA 7th May 2007.
D. O'Shea, J. Ward, B. Shortt and S. Nic Chormaic, "All Taper Coupled Novel Fluoride Glass Microspherical Light Source for Microphotonics",  talk CMW1 given at CLEO/QUELS 2007, Baltimore, USA 7th May 2007.
T. N. Bandi, K. Deasy, M. Morrissey and S. Nic Chormaic, "Single atoms and single photons: probing the quantum world",  poster presented at All-Island Conference on Quantum Information Science and Technology, NUI Maynooth April 2007.
D. O'Shea,  J. Ward, B. Shortt and S. Nic Chormaic, "Controlling light with microlasers",  poster presented at All-Island Conference on Quantum Information Science and Technology, NUI Maynooth April 2007.
J. Ward, "Optical bistability and upconversion processes in erbium doped glass microspheres", talk given at All-Island Conference on Quantum Information Science and Technology, NUI Maynooth April 2007.
M. Morrissey, "Atomic absorption from the evanescent field of a sub-micron taper", talk given at All-Island Conference on Quantum Information Science and Technology, NUI Maynooth April 2007.
T. N. Bandi, K. Deasy, M. Morrissey and S. Nic Chormaic, "Single atoms and single photons: probing the quantum world",  poster presented at Institute of Physics Spring Weekend, Birr March 2007. 
D. O'Shea,  J. Ward, B. Shortt and S. Nic Chormaic, "Controlling light with microlasers",  poster presented at Institute of Physics Spring Weekend, Birr March 2007.
2006
S. Nic Chormaic, T. Busch, K. Deasy, Y. Niu, S. Gong and S. Jin, "Controlled creation of spatial superposition states for single atoms",  talk given at Quantum Optics III, Pucón, Chile November 2006.
S. Nic Chormaic, T. Busch, K. Deasy, Y. Niu, S. Gong and S. Jin, "Generation of a spatial superposition of a single atom using  a multi-trap system", talk given at Laser Science XX II, Rochester, USA October 2006.
S. Nic Chormaic, J. Ward, D. O'Shea and B. Shortt, "Investigation of novel materials for microspherical lasers", talk given at Frontiers in Optics, Rochester, USA October 2006.
S. Nic Chormaic, D. O'Shea J. Ward and B. Shortt, "Tapered coupling of a photonic molecule comprising two microsphere lasers", talk given at Frontiers in Optics, Rochester, USA October 2006.
Thejesh BN, K. Deasy, M. Morrissey, B. Shortt, D. O'Shea, J. Ward and S. Nic Chormaic, "Atom trapping and guiding using fibre taper technology", poster presented at Les Houches Summer School on "Laser Cooling and Bose Einstein Condensation", France September 2006.
D. O'Shea, J. Ward, B. Shortt and S. Nic Chormaic, "Characterisation of spectral emissions from microcavity arrays", poster presented at Q&NLO Summer School, Denmark August 2006.
K. Deasy, T. Busch, S. Nic Chormaic, Y. Niu, S. Gong and S. Jin, "How to move trapped atoms in a clever way?", seminar given at Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China July 2006.
J. Ward, D. O'Shea, B. Shortt and S. Nic Chormaic, "The spectral characterisation of erbium doped microspherical lasers", talk given at ISOPL4, Dingle, Ireland June 2006.
S. Nic Chormaic, T. Busch, K. Deasy, Y. Niu, S. Gong and S. Jin, "Controlled creation of spatial superpositions states in atomic microtraps", talk given at CEWQO, Vienna, Austria May 2006.
B. Shortt, J. Ward, D. O'Shea and S. Nic Chormaic, "Spectral characterisation of erbium doped microspherical lasers", talk given at Photonics Europe 2006, Strasbourg, France April 2006.
S. Nic Chormaic, "Characterisation of erbium doped microspherical lasers", seminar given at University College London, UK March 2006.
M. Morrissey, E. Touraille, K. Deasy, B. Shortt and S. Nic Chormaic, "Cold atom-surface interactions", poster presented at Young Atom Opticians Workshop, Paris, France February 2006.
2005
J. Ward, B. Shortt, R. Carey and S. Nic Chormaic, "Characterisation of Er:ZBNA microspherical lases" poster presented at ICOLS05, Aviemore, Scotland, June 2005.
S. Nic Chormaic, E. McLoughlin and F. Gunning, "Women in Physics in Ireland", poster presented at IUPAP Second International Conference for Women in Physics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2005.
K. Deasy, M. Morrissey, B. Shortt, A. Yarovitskiy and S. Nic Chormaic, "Trapping of Cold Rubidium Atoms with Magnetic Fields", talk presented at 9th ITRSC, IT Carlow, Ireland May 2005.
M. Morrissey, K. Deasy, B. Shortt, A. Yarovitskiy and S. Nic Chormaic, "Laser Cooling of Rubidium Atoms", talk presented at 9th ITRSC, IT Carlow, Ireland May 2005.
T. Mapperson, M. Morrissey, K. Deasy, B. Shortt, A. Yarovitskiy and S. Nic Chormaic, "The coldest spot in Ireland", poster presented at 9th ITRSC, IT Carlow, Ireland May 2005.
S. Nic Chormaic, "Precision Control of Cold Rubidium Atoms", invited talk presented at Opto Ireland 2005, Dublin, Ireland April 2005.
S. Nic Chormaic, "Cold Alkali Atoms: From Laser Cooling to Bose Einstein Condensation", talk presented at Irish Physics Students Assocation Annual Meeting, Cork , Ireland February 2005.



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