Dr Kristopher Rowland
Kristopher Rowland completed his BSc (Physics and Theoretical Physics) with first class honours at the University of
Adelaide at the end of 2005. His Honours year was spent under the
supervision of Prof Tanya Monro and Dr. Shahraam Afshar, continuing on with them to complete a PhD with a thesis titled "Guiding Light in Low-Index Media via Multilayer Waveguides" (conferred in December 2010 and graduated April 2011).
Kris is one of the
first people to be involved with the photonics group at the University of Adelaide that has now expanded to form an integral part of the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS). He is presently leading a project funded under an ARC funded Super Science Fellowship. The project aims to integrate whispering gallery mode bio-sensing techniques with established bio-chemistry analysis platforms such as capillary electrophoresis. If successful, the approach has the potential to produce tools that are sufficiently robust to be used with real biological samples and sensitive enough to detect small concentrations of biologically relevant biomarkers, providing new insight into conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
Other research interests of Kristopher's include: low-index guiding waveguides (e.g., photonic bandgap fibres, low-DOS / Von Neuman-Wigner guidance (e.g. Kagome- and square-lattice microstructured fibres), ARROWs and more; and multilayer optics and waveguides, and the connection to resonance phenomena. (Theory, modelling, fabrication and experimentation.)
Awards & Achievements
- Science Excellence Awards SA - PhD Research Excellence Awards; Finalist
- Dean's letter of commendation for PhD excellence
- Wanda Henry Prize - Best student presentation, ACOFT (2009) - link to IPAS blog article
- OSA Incubic / Milton Chang Award (2009)
- Award for Best Student Poster ("Peoples' Choice"), University of Adelaide Annual Physics Poster Competition (2007)
- Award for Best Student Poster, Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT) (2006)
- K. J. Rowland,
S. Afshar V., A. Stolyarov, Y. Fink and T. M. Monro, "Bragg waveguides with low-index liquid cores", Optics Express (2012).
- Alexandre Francois, Kristopher J. Rowland and Tanya M. Monro, 'Highly efficient excitation and detection of whispering gallery modes in a dye-doped microsphere using a microstructured optical fiber', Applied Physics Letters (2011).
- K. J.
Rowland, S. Afshar V., and T. M. Monro, ‘Bandgaps and antiresonances in
integrated-ARROWS and Bragg fibers; a simple model’, Optics Express
- K. J. Rowland,
S. Afshar V., and T. M. Monro, ‘Novel low-loss bandgaps in all-silica Bragg
fibers’, Invited paper for IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology,
Special Issue - OFC2007 (2008).
- K. J. Rowland, S. Afshar V. and T.M. Monro, 'Simple binary stack analysis via a phase space transformation', Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics (CLEO) 2011, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
- K. J. Rowland, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, S. Afshar V. and T. M. Monro, 'Extruded soft-glass hollow core microstructured optical fibres; Fabrication and light guidance properties', Australian Conference on Optical Fiber Technology (ACOFT) 2009, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Recipient: Wanda Henry Prize for best student presentation.
- K. J. Rowland, S. Afshar V., T. M. Monro, A. Stolyarov and Y. Fink, 'Spectral properties of liquidcore Bragg fibers', Conference for Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 2009, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
- K. J.
Rowland, S. Afshar V., T. M. Monro, ‘A novel approach to Bragg fibre
bandgap analysis: Stratified planar anti-resonant reflecting optical
waveguides’, ACOFT, Sydney Australia, 2008.
Rowland, S. Afshar, T. M. Monro, ‘Reducing confinement loss in
all-silica Bragg bandgap fibres’, postdeadline paper at OFC’2007,
- K. J. Rowland, S.Afshar V., T. M.Monro, ‘Nonlinear Material Diagnostics Using Filled Nanostructured Fibres’, ACOFT (2006)
- K. J. Rowland, S. Afshaar V., T. M. Monro, ‘Nonlinearity enhancement in
liquid-filled microstructured fibres in the nanowire regime’, OFC
Anaheim, Paper OTuH3, (2006)
- Vice Chair of the Australian Institute of Physics (South Australian Branch)
- Australian Institute of Physics
- Australian Optical Society
- Optical Society of America
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