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Selected publications by group members
2012
  • S. Nic Chormaic, Y. Wu and J. Ward, Whispering gallery mode resonators as tools for nonlinear optics and optomechanics, submitted (2012).
  • L. Russell, K. Deasy, M. Daly, M. Morrissey and S. Nic Chormaic, Sub-Doppler temperature measurements of laser-cooled atoms using optical nanofibres, Meas. Sci. Technol. 23, 015201(2012).
2011
  • Y. Wu, J. Ward and S. Nic Chormaic, Observation of thermal feedback on the optical coupling noise of a microspherical pendulum, submitted (2011).
  • A. Watkins, J. Ward and S. Nic Chormaic, Thermo-optical tuning of whispering gallery modes in Er:Yb doped glass microspheres to arbitrary probe wavelengths, submitted (2011).
  • L. Russell, M. Daly, and S. Nic Chormaic, 1- and 2-photon absorption by laser-cooled 85Rubidium using an optical nanofiber, submitted (2011).
  • M. Frawley, V. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic, The Van der Waals interaction of an atom with the convex surface of a nanocylinder , to appear in Phys. Scr. (2011).
  • A. Watkins, J. Ward, Y. Wu and S. Nic Chormaic, Single input spherical microbubble resonator, Opt. Lett. 36, 2113 (2011). 
  • A. Petcu-Colan, M. Frawley and S. Nic Chormaic, Tapered few-mode fibers: mode evolution during fabrication and adiabaticity, J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys & Mat. 20, 293 (2011).  DOI No: 10.1142/S0218863511006170
  • R. Schmidt, S. Nic Chormaic and V. G. Minogin, Van der Waals interaction of a neutral atom with the surface of a metal or dielectric nanosphere, J. Phys. B 44, 015004 (2011).
2010
  • J. M. Ward and S. Nic Chormaic, Thermo-optical tuning of whispering-gallery modes in Er:Yb co-doped phosphate glass microspheres, Appl. Phys. B 100, 847 (2010).
  • Y. Wu, J. M. Ward and S. Nic Chormaic, Green upconversion lasing and thermo-optical bistability in ZBNA microspheres, Proc. SPIE Vol. 7716,  77161O-1, Photonics Europe 2010: Micro-Optics (2010).
  • J. M. Ward, Y. Wu and S. Nic Chormaic, Thermo-optical tuning of whispering gallery modes in erbium doped microspheres, Proc. SPIE Vol. 7716,  77162N-1, Photonics Europe 2010: Micro-Optics (2010).
  • J. M. Ward, Y. Wu. K. Khalfi and S. Nic Chormaic, Short vertical tube furnance for the fabrication of doped glass microsphere lasers, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81, 07106 (2010).
  • K. Deasy, A. Watkins, M. Morrissey, R. Schmidt and S. Nic Chormaic, Few atom detection and manipulation using optical nanofibres, in QuantumComm2009, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Quantum Communicating and Networking, Vol. 6, pp. 200-209 (Springer, 2010).   DOI: 10.1007/978-642-1171-2
  • Y. Wu, J. M. Ward, V. G. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic, Trapping of a microsphere pendulum through cavity-enhanced optical forces, Phys. Scripta T140, 014040 (2010).
  • Y. Wu, J. M. Ward and S. Nic Chormaic, Ultralow green lasing threshold and optical bistability in ZBNA microspheres, J. Appl. Phys. 107, 033103 (2010).  DOI: 10.1063/1.3277024
  • V. G. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic, Manifestation of the van der Waals surface interaction in the spontaneous emission of atoms into an optical nanofiber, Laser Phys. 20, 2 (2010).
2009
  • L. Russell, D. A. Gleeson, V. G. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic, Spectral distribution of atomic fluorescence coupled into an optical nanofiber, J. Phys. B 42, 185006 (2009).
The following article appeared in Rev. Sci. Instrum. 80, 053102 (2009) and maybe be found at http://link.aip.org/link/?RSI/80/053102.
Copyright 2009 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics.
  • J. M. Ward, Y. Wu, V. G. Minogin, and S. Nic Chormaic, Trapping of a microsphere pendulum resonator in an optical potential, Phys. Rev. A 79 053839 (2009). arXiv:0811.2585   and selected for Vir. J. Nan. Sci. & Tech. 19 (2009).
  • S. Nic Chormaic, J. Browne and M. Bardosova, Women in Physics in Ireland - Is there any real cause for concern?,AIP Conference Proceedings Vol.  1119, p. 124 (2009).   Women in Physics: Third IUPAP Women in Physics Conference Seoul, Korea 2008
2008
  • J. M. Ward, P. Féron, and S. Nic Chormaic, A taper-fused microspherical laser sourceIEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 392 (2008).
2007
  • D. G. O'Shea, J. M. Ward, B. J. Shortt, M. Mortier, P. Féron and S. Nic Chormaic, Upconversion channels in Er3+:ZBLALiP fluoride glass microspheres, Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.  40, 181 (2007).  arXiv:physics/0611197
  • D. O'Shea, J. Ward, B. Shortt and S. Nic Chormaic, An all fiber coupled multicolor microspherical light source, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett19, 1720  (2007).
  • J. M. Ward, D. G. O'Shea, B. J. Shortt and S. Nic Chormaic, Optical bistability in Er-Yb co-doped phosphate glass microspheres at room temperature, J. Appl. Phys. 102, 023104 (2007).  arXiv:physics/0702139
  • T. Busch, K. Deasy and S. Nic Chormaic, Quantum state preparation using multi-level atom optics, J. of Phys.: Conference Series, 84, 012002 (2007).
2006
  • B. J. Shortt, J. Ward, D. O’Shea and S. Nic Chormaic, Spectral characterisation of erbium doped microspherical lasers, Proc. SPIE Vol. 6187, 618708 (2006).
  • J. Ward, D. O’Shea, B. Shortt, M. Morrissey, K. Deasy and S. Nic Chormaic, A heat-and-pull rig for fiber taper fabrication, Rev. Sci.Instrum. 77, 083105 (2006).  arXiv:physics/0604049
  • K. Deasy , T. Busch, Y. Niu, S. Gong, S. Jin and S. Nic Chormaic, Controlled creation of spatial superposition states for single atoms, submitted (2006).  arXiv:quant-ph/0611174
2005
  • S. Nic Chormaic, E. McLoughlin and F. Gunning, The Current Situation of Women in Physics in Ireland, AIP Conference Proceedings Vol.  725, p. 133-134, Women in Physics: Second IUPAP Women in Physics Conference 2005.
  • S. Nic Chormaic, A. Yarovitskiy, B. Shortt, K. Deasy and M. Morrissey, Precision control of magneto-optically cooled rubidium atoms, Proc. SPIE Vol. 5826, p. 83-93, Opto-Ireland 2005: Optical Sensing and Spectroscopy.
  • B. Shortt, R. Carey and S. Nic Chormaic, Characterisation of Er:ZBNA microsphere lasers Proc. SPIE Vol. 5827, p. 47-57, Opto-Ireland 2005: Photonic Engineering.
2002
  • J. A. Richmond, B. P. Cantwell, S. Nic Chormaic, D. C. Lau, A. M. Akulshin and G. I. Opat, A magnetic guide for neutral atoms, Phys. Rev. A 65, 033422-1-11, 2002. 
  • E. Norris and S. Nic Chormaic, Development of a portable carbon monoxide optical sensor based on ECDL at 1564 nm, in Proc. of SPIE Vol. # 4876 Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications, Galway, Ireland, September 2002, 923-929.
2001
  • M. Mei, S. Nic Chormaic, S. Frey and M. Weitz, Multiple-beam atom interferometry: An Overview, in Laser Physics at the Limit, eds H. Figger, D. Meschede and C. Zimmerman (Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2001).
1999
  • G. I. Opat, S. Nic Chormaic, B. P. Cantwell and J. A. Richmond, Optical elements for slowly moving neutral atoms based on magnetic fieldsJ. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt., 1, 415-419, 1999.
1998
  • J. A. Richmond, S. Nic Chormaic, B. P. Cantwell and G. I. Opat, A magnetic guide for cold atoms, Acta. Phys. Slovaca 48, 481-488, 1998.  arXiv:physics/9807037
1996
  • S. Nic Chormaic. S. Franke, J. Schmiedmayer and A. Zeilinger, Concepts of temporal Mach-Zehnder interferometry with atoms, Acta Phys. Slovaca 46, 463-467, 1996.
1995
  • B. J. Lawson-Daku, R. Asimov, S. Nic Chormiac, O. Gorceix, Ch. Miniatura, J. Robert and J. Baudon, Time selection in atomic Stern-Gerlach interferometry, Phys. Rev. A. 52, 2457-2459, 1995.
  • J. Robert, O. Gorceix, J. Lawson-Daku, S. Nic Chormaic, Ch. Miniatura, J. Baudon, F. Perales, M. Eminyan and K. Rubin, Stern-Gerlach atomic interferometry with space-dependent and time-dependent magnetic fields, in Fundamental Problems in Qauntum Theory:Ann. NY Acad. Sci., eds. D. Greenberger and A. Zeilinger, 755, 173-181, 1995.
1994
  • S. Nic Chormaic, Ch. Miniatura, O. Gorceix, B. Viaris de Lesegno, J. Robert, S. Feron, V. Lorent, J. Reinhardt, J. Baudon and K. Rubin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 1-4, 1994.
  • S. Feron, J. Reinhardt, M. Ducloy, O. Gorceix, S. Nic Chormaic, Ch. Miniatura, J. Robert, J. Baudon and V. Lorent, Doppler-tuned multiphoton resonances in an atom reflection by a standing evanescent wave, Phys. Rev. A, 49, 4733-4741, 1994.
  • J. Robert, Ch. Miniatura, S. Nic Chormaic, J. Lawson-Daku, O. Gorceix, F. Perales and J. Baudon, Angular Correlation Measurements in a Thermal Beam of H*(2S) Atoms using a Stern-Gerlach Atomic Axicon, J. Phys. II France 4, 2061-2071, 1994.
  • S. Nic Chormaic, S. Chwirot. and J. Slevin, Circular polarisation measurements of Lyman- alpha radiation from the decay of the 22Pj states of hydrogen excited by 54.4eV electrons, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys., 27, 2103 - 2103, 1994.
  • O. Gorceix, J. Robert, S. Nic Chormaic, Ch. Miniatura and J. Baudon, Dispersive and Non-Dispersive Phase Shifts in Atomic Stern-Gerlach Interferometry, Phys. Rev. A, 50, 5007 - 5013, 1994.
1993
  • S. Nic Chormaic, V. Wiedemann, Ch. Miniatura, J. Robert, S. Le Boiteux, V. Lorent, O. Gorceix, S. Feron, J. Reinhardt and J. Baudon, Longitudinal Stern-Gerlach atomic interferometry using velocity selected atomic beams, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys, 26, 1271-1279, 1993.
  • S. Nic Chormaic, S. Chwirot and J. Slevin, Circular polarisation measurements of Lyman-radiation from the decay of the 22Pjstates of hydrogen excited by 54.4eV electrons, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys, 26, 139 - 148, 1993.
  • S. Chwirot, S. Nic Chormaic., D. Dziczek and J. Slevin, Efficient Polarisation Analyser for Lyman-alpha radiation,  Appl. Opt.,32, 1583-1589, 1993.
  • S. Feron, J. Reinhardt, S. Le Boiteux, O. Gorceix, J. Baudon, M. Ducloy, J. Robert, Ch. Miniatura, S. Nic Chormaic, H. Haberland and V. Lorent, Reflection of metastable neon atoms by a surface plasmon wave, Optics Comm., 102, 83-88, 1993.
  • G. O. Jones, M. Charlton, J. Slevin, G. Laricchia, À. Kövér, M. R. Poulsen and S. Nic Chormaic, Positron impact ionization of atomic hydrogen, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys., 26, L483-L488, 1993.



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