Publications and Patents

A * indicates that the main work was done outside OIST 

2023


Absorption-induced transmission in plasma microphotonics*
B Bathish, R Gad, F Cheng, K KarlssonR Madugani, M Douvidzon, S Nic Chormaic and T Carmon
submitted (2022)

Fano resonance enhanced Raman spectroscopy for ultrasensitive Escherichia coli detection
DG Kotsifaki, RR Singh, S Nic Chormaic and VG Truong
arxiv.org/2211.14226

Enabling self-induced back-action trapping of gold nanoparticles in metamaterial plasmonic tweezers
TD Bouloumis, DG Kotsifaki and S Nic Chormaic 
arxiv.org/2211.08613

Interaction of two Rydberg atoms in the vicinity of an optical nanofibre*
E Stourm, M Lepers, J Robert, S Nic Chormaic, K  Mølmer and E Brion
arxiv.org/ arXiv:2209.06542

Roadmap for optical tweezers
G Volpe et al. [G Tkachenko, VG Truong, S Nic Chormaic]
accepted J. Phys. Photonics (2023) 

Evanescent field trapping and propulsion of Janus particles along optical nanofibers ​ 
G Tkachenko, VG Truong, CL Esporlas, I Sanskriti and S Nic Chormaic 
accepted (2023) arxiv.org/2108.00748

Direction-dependent coupling between a nanofiber-guided light field and a two-level atom with an electric quadrupole transition
F Le Kien, S Nic Chormaic and T Busch
Phys. Rev. A 107, 013713 (2023)

Experimental observation of Berry phases in optical Möbius-strip microcavities* ​ 
J Wang, S Valligatla, Y Yin, L Schwarz, M Medina-Sánchez, S Baunack, C H Lee, R Thomale, S Li, VM Fomin, L Ma and OG Schmidt
Nature Photonics 17, 120 (2023)

 

2022


Cold atoms in space: Community workshop summary and proposed road-map
I Alonso et al. [RK Gupta]
arxiv.org/2202.07789

Nanoparticle positioning via metamaterial plasmonic tweezers ​ 
T Bouloumis, DG Kotsifaki and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 12479, Optical Manipulation and Structured Materials Conference 2022, 124790P (8 December 2022)

Active control of plasmonic-photonic interactions in a microbubble cavity*
F Pan, K Karlsson, A Nixon, L Hogan, J Ward, K Smith, D Masiello, S Nic Chormaic and R Goldsmith 
J. Phys. Chem. C 126, 20470 (2022)

Hyperbolic material enhanced scattering nanoscopy for label-free super-resolution imaging*
YU Lee, S Li, GBM Wisna, J Zhao, Y Zeng, AR Tao and Z Liu 
Nature Comm. 13, 6631 (2022) 

Blue band nonlinear optics and photodarkening in silica microdevices
K Tian, J Yu, F Lei, JM Ward, A Li, P Wang and S Nic Chormaic 
Photonics Res. 10, 2073 (2022

Ultrathin layered hyperbolic metamaterial assisted illumination nanoscopy*
YU Lee, Z Nie, S Li, C-H Lambert, J Zhao, F Yang, GBM Wisna, S Yang, X Zhang and Z Liu
Nano Lett. 22, 5916 (2022)

Transfer of angular momentum of guided light to an atom with an electric quadrupole transition near an optical nanofiber
F Le Kien, S Nic Chormaic and T Busch
Phys. Rev. A 106, 013712 (2022)

Optical force between two coupled identical parallel optical nanofibers
F Le Kien, S Nic Chormaic and T Busch
Phys. Rev. A 105, 063517 (2022)

Evanescent field mediated interactions of cold rubidium atoms with optical nanofiber guided light 
RK Gupta
PhD Thesis, OIST Graduate University, Japan (2022)

Rubidium atom spectral lineshapes in high intensity electric fields near an optical nanofibre
V Gokhroo, F Le Kien and S Nic Chormaic
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 55, 125301 (2022)

Machine leaner optimization of optical nanofiber-based dipole traps for cold 87Rb atoms ​ 
RK Gupta, JL Everett, AD Tranter, R Henke, V Gokhroo, PK Lam and S Nic Chormaic 
AVS Quantum Sci. 4, 026801 (2022)   Featured in AVS Quantum Science Newsletter Aug. 2022.

Repulsive Casimir-Polder potentials of low-lying excited states of a multlevel alkali-metal atom near an optical nanofiber ​ 
F Le Kien, DF Kornovan, S Nic Chormaic and T Busch
Phys. Rev. A 105, 042817 (2022)

Soft parameters in Coulomb potential of noble atoms for nonsequential double ionization: Classical ensemble model and simulations* ​ 
TDH Truong, HH Nguyen, HB Le, DH Dung, HM Tran, ND Vy, TD Anh-Tai and VNT Pham
Comput. Phys. Commun. 276, 108372 (2022)

The role of temperature induced effects generated by plasmonic nanostructures on particle delivery and manipulation:  A review
D Kotsifaki and S Nic Chormaic
Nanophotonics 11, 2199 (2022)

Plasmon-enhanced optical forces and tweezers ​ 
DG Kotsifaki, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
in Plasmon-Enhanced Light-Matter Interactions (eds. P Yu, H Xu, ZM Wang),  Springer Lect. Notes Nanoscale Sci. (LNNST, volume 31), https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-87544-2

Laser based on a dielectric resonator with gas or plasma at population inverstion 
T Carmon, R Gad, S Nic Chormaic (c/o Ramot at Tel-Aviv University Ltd., Israel)
USA Provisional Patent Filed 63/306,553 (February 2022)

Emission spectroscopy of NaYF4:Eu nanorods optically trapped by Fresnel lens fibers*
A Kumar, A Asadollahbaik, J Kim, K Lahlil, S Thiele, A Herkommer, S Nic Chormaic, J Kim, T Gacoin, H Giessen and J Fick
Photonics Res. 10, 332-339 (2022)

 

2021


Whispering-gallery-mode sensors for biological and physical sensing ​ 
D Yu, M Humar, K Meserve, R Bailey, S Nic Chormaic and F Vollmer 
Nat. Rev. Methods Primers 1, 83 (2021)

Detection of the transverse spin of light by twisting anisotropic particles near an optical nanofiber waveguide ​ 
G Tkachenko, I Toftul, A Vylegzhanin, VG Truong, M Petrov and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 11926, Optical Manipulation and Structured Materials Conference 2021, 119260R (27 October 2021)

Analysis of small plastics in coastal surface water samples of Okinawa using optical tweezers-Raman spectroscopy ​ 
DG Kotsifaki, C Ripken and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 11926, Optical Manipulation and Structured Materials Conference 2021, 119260J (27 October 2021)

High sensitivity liquid level sensor for microfluidic applications using a hollow core fiber structure​*
D Liu, W Li, Q Wu, H Zhao, F Ling, K Tian, C Shen, W Han, F Wei, G Farrell, Y Semenova and P Wang
Sens. Actuator A. Phys. 332, 113134 (2021)

Optical detection of ammonia in water using integrated up-conversion fluorescence in a fiberized microsphere* ​ 
M Zhang, R Wang, K Tian, G Brambilla, L Yuan and P Wang
J. Lightwave Technol. 39, 7303 (2021)

Raman optical tweezers for microplastic pollution identification in the surface waters of Okinawa 
DG Kotsifaki, C Ripken and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 11798, Optical Trapping and Optical Manipulation XVIII, 1179829 (1 August 2021)

1.6 GHz frequency scanning of a 482 nm laser stabilized using electromagnetically induced transparency 
KP Subramonian Rajasree, K Karlsson, T Ray and S Nic Chormaic 
Photon. Technol. Lett. 33, 780 (2021)

Optical trap for an atom around the midpoint between two coupled identical parallel optical nanofibers
F Le Kien, S Nic Chormaic and T Busch 
Phys. Rev. A 103, 063106 (2021) Editors' Suggestion 

Packaged whispering gallery resonator device based on an optical nanoantenna coupler
A Li, K Tian, J Yu, RA Minz, JM Ward, S Mondal, P Wang and S Nic Chormaic 
Opt. Express 29, 16879 (2021)

Nano-vault architecture mitigates stress in silicon-based anodes for lithium-ion batteries.
M Haro, P Kumar, J Zhao, P Koutsogiannis, AJ Porkovich, Z Ziadi, T Bouloumis, V Singh, EJ Juarez-Perez, E Toulkeridou, K Nordlund, F Djurabekova, M Sowwan and P Grammatikopoulos.  
Comms. Mater. 2, 16 (2021)

Giant optical force using an array of asymmetric split-ring plasmonic nanostructures 
DG Kotsifaki, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 11701, Complex Light and Optical Forces XV, 1170113 (6 March 2021)

Spatial distributions of the fields in guided normal modes of two coupled parallel nanofibers
F Le Kien, L Ruks, S Nic Chormaic and T Busch 
New J. Phys. 23, 043006 (2021)

Trapping of rare earth-doped nanorods using quasi Bessel beam optical fiber tweezers*
RA Minz, U Tiwari, A Kumar, S Nic Chormaic, K Lahlil, T Gacoin, SK Mondal and J Fick 
OSA Continuum 4, 364 (2021) Editor's Pick

Dynamic multiple nanoparticle trapping using metamaterial plasmonic tweezers
DG Kotsifaki, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic 
Appl. Phys. Lett. 118, 021107 (2021)

Analysis of small microplastics in coastal surface water samples of the subtropical island of Okinawa, Japan  (featured in Optics & Photonics News: Shedding Light on Marine Microplastics) 
C Ripken, S Nic Chormaic and DG Kotsifaki
Sci. Total Environ. 760, 143927 (2021) 

Fast and efficient nanoparticle trapping using plasmonic connected nanoring apertures
TD Bouloumis, DG Kotsifaki, X Han, S Nic Chormaic and VG Truong
Nanotechnology 32, 025507 (2021)

2020


Coupling between guided modes of two parallel nanofibers
F Le Kien, L Ruks, S Nic Chormaic and T Busch
New J. Phys. 22, 123007 (2020)

Micro- and nanoplastics in Okinawa - Potential impacts on planktonic microalgae and endosymbiotic dinoflagellates 
C Ripken
PhD Thesis, OIST Graduate University, Japan (2020)

Response of coral reef dinoflagellates to nanoplastics under experimental conditions
C Ripken, E Shoguchi and K Khalturin
Microorganisms 8, 1759 (2020)

Rydberg excitation and other multiphoton processes in cold rubidum atoms near an optical nanofibre 
K Subramonian Rajasree
PhD Thesis, OIST Graduate University, Japan (2020)

A tellurite glass optical microbubble resonator
J Yu, J Zhang, R Wang, A Li, M Zhang, S Wang, P Wang, JM Ward and S Nic Chormaic
Opt. Express 28, 32858 (2020) Editor's Pick

Z-axis optical microdrive  
SP Mekhail, B Sieveritz, P Kennedy, GW Arbuthnott and S Nic Chormaic
USA Provisional Patent Filed 63/003,769 (2020)

Spin selection in single-frequency two-photon excitation of alkali-metal atoms
KS Rajasree, RK Gupta, V Gokhroo, F Le Kien, T Nieddu, T Ray, S Nic Chormaic and G Tkachenko
Phys. Rev. Res. 2, 033341 (2020) 

Orbiting of dielectric particles around a single-mode ultrathin fiber waveguide
G Tkachenko, I Toftul, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 11522, Optical Manipulation and Structured Materials Conference 2020, 115220F (2020)

Observation of the 87Rb 5S1/2 to 4D3/2 electric quadrupole transition at 516.6 nm mediated via an optical nanofibre
T Ray, RK Gupta, V Gokhroo, JL Everett, T Nieddu, KS Rajasree and S Nic Chormaic
New J. Phys. 22, 062001 (2020) Fast Track Communication 

Chiral excitation of a single atom by a quantized single-photon pulse in a guided mode of a nanofiber
F Le Kien, S Nic Chormaic and T Busch
Phys. Rev. A 101, 063816 (2020)

Fabrication of optical nanofibre-based cavities using focussed ion-beam milling - A review 
P Romagnoli, M Maeda, JM Ward, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Appl. Phys. B  126, 111 (2020)

Fano-resonant, asymmetric, metamaterial-assisted tweezers for single nanoparticle trapping 
DG Kotsifaki, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Nano Lett. 20, 3388 (2020)

Spontaneous emission and energy shifts of a Rydberg rubidium atom close to an optical nanofiber* 
E Stourm, M Lepers, J Robert, S Nic Chormaic, K Mølmer and E Brion
Phys. Rev. A 101, 052508 (2020)

Optical trapping and orientation-resolved spectroscopy of europium-doped nanorods* 
A Kumar, J Kim, K Lahlil, G Julie, S Nic Chormaic, J Kim, T Gacoin and J Fick
J. Phys. Photonics 2, 025007 (2020)

Direction and polarization resolved spectroscopic investigation of optically trapped europium-doped nanorods* 
A Kumar, J Kim, S Nic Chormaic, J Kim, T Gacoin and J Fick
Proc. SPIE 11345, Nanophotonics VIII, 113452U (2020)

An experimental and theoretical investigation of a 2 µm wavelength low-threshold microsphere laser*
J Yu, X Wang, W Li, M Zhang, J Zhang, S Nic Chormaic and P Wang
J. Light. Technol. 38, 1880 (2020)

Polarization-controlled cavity input-output relations
F Lei, JM Ward, P Romagnoli and S Nic Chormaic
Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 103902 (2020)

From far-field to near-field micro- and nanoparticle optical trapping 
T Bouloumis and S Nic Chormaic
Appl. Sci. 10, 1375 (2020)

Generation of cold Rydberg atoms at submicron distances from an optical nanofiber (Rapid Communication)
KS Rajasree, T Ray, K Karlsson, JL Everett and S Nic Chormaic
Phys. Rev. Res. 2, 012038(R) (2020) Rapid Communication

Enhanced directional coupling of light with a whispering gallery microcavity 
F Lei, G Tkachenko, X Jiang, JM Ward, L Yang and S Nic Chormaic
ACS Photonics 7, 361 (2020)

Light-induced rotation of dielectric microparticles around an optical nanofiber 
G Tkachenko, I Toftul, C Esporlas, A Maimaiti, F Le Kien, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Optica 7, 59 (2020)

2019


Polarisation control for optical nanofibres by imaging through a single lens (Editors' Suggestion)
G Tkachenko, F Lei and S Nic Chormaic
J. Opt. 21, 125604 (2019)

Optical fiber probes for in-vivo neuronal compressive microendscopy and mode analysis in nanofibers 
SP Mekhail
PhD Thesis, OIST Graduate University, Japan (2019)

Hollow whispering gallery mode resonators: from fabrication to application
S Kasumie
PhD Thesis, OIST Graduate University, Japan (2019)

Optical nanofibers for multiphoton processes and selective mode interactions with rubidium
T Nieddu
PhD Thesis, OIST Graduate University, Japan (2019)

Toward real-time monitoring and control of single nanoparticle properties with a microbubble resonator spectrometer*
LT Hogan, EH Horak, JM Ward, KA  Knapper, S Nic Chormaic, and RH Goldsmith
ACS Nano 13, 12743 (2019)

Raman laser switching induced by cascaded light scattering 
S Kasumie, F Lei, JM Ward, X Jiang, L Yang and S Nic Chormaic
Laser Photonics Rev. 13, 1900138 (2019)

Parabolic reflector based scheme for variable angle ellipsometry  
G Tkachenko, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
USA Provisional Patent Filed (2019)

Plasmonic optical tweezers based on nanostructures: fundamentals, advances and prospects
DG Kotsifaki and S Nic Chormaic
Nanophotonics 8, 1227 (2019)

Excitation of whispering gallery modes with a "point-and-play" fiber-based, optical nano-antenna 
JM Ward, F Lei, S Vincent, P Gupta, SK Mondal, J Fick and S Nic Chormaic
Opt. Lett. 44, 3386 (2019)

Dynamical analysis of modal coupling in rare-earth whispering-gallery-mode microlasers*
J-B Ceppe, P Féron, M Mortier and Y Dumeige
Phys. Rev. Appl. 11, 064028 (2019)

Complete polarization control for a nanofiber waveguide using directional coupling
F Lei, G Tkachenko, JM Ward and S Nic Chormaic
Phys. Rev. Appl. 11, 064041 (2019)

Stationary light in atomic media*
JL Everett, DB Higginbottom, GT Campbell, PK Lam and BC Buchler
Adv. Quant. Tech. 2, 1800100 (2019)

Measuring spatially extended density profiles using atom-cavity collective strong coupling to higher-order modes*
M Niranjan, S Dutta, T Ray and SA Rangwala
Phys. Rev. A 99, 033617 (2019)

Dinoflagellate nucleus contains an extensive endomembrane network, the nuclear net*
GS Gavelis, M Herranz, KC Wakeman, C Ripken, S Mitarai, GH Gile, PJ Kelling and BS Leander
Sci. Rep. 9, 839 (2019)

Nanopositioner and method of making 
RMJ Murphy, F Lei, J Ward, S Nic Chormaic, Y Yang
United States Patent Application Publication US2019/0033527 A1

Simple, narrow, and robust atomic frequency reference at 993 nm exploiting the rubidium (Rb) 5S1/2 to 6S1/2 transition using one-color two-photon excitation 
T Nieddu, T Ray, KS Rajasree, R Roy and S Nic Chormaic
Opt. Express 27, 6528 (2019)

Plasmonic annular aperture arrays for nanoparticle manipulation 
D Kotsifaki, X Han, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 10935, Complex Light and Optical Forces XIII, 109351 H (01 March 2019)

Spontaneous emission of a sodium Rydberg atom close to an optical nanofibre*
E Stourm, Y Zhang, M Lepers, R Guérout, J Robert, S Nic Chormaic, K Mølmer and E Brion
J. Phys. B 52, 045503 (2019)

2018


Sequential trapping of single nanoparticles using a gold plasmonic nanohole array
X Han, VG Truong, PS Thomas and S Nic Chormaic
Photon. Res. 6, 981 (2018)

Force of light on a two-level atom near an ultrathin optical fiber
F Le Kien, DF Kornovan, SSS Hejazi, VG Truong, MI Petrov, S Nic Chormaic and T Busch
New J. Phys. 20, 093031 (2018)

Single mode green lasing and multicolor luminescent emission from an Er3+-Yb3+ co-doped compound fluorosilicate glass microsphere resonator*
X Wang, Y Yu, S Wang, JM Ward, S Nic Chormaic and P Wang
OSA Continuum 1, 261 (2018)

Efficient microparticle trapping with plasmonic annular aperture arrays
X Han, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Nano Futures 2, 035007 (2018)  Featured in Physics World

Chiral force of guided light on an atom
F Le Kien, SSS Hejazi, VG Truong, S Nic Chormaic and T Busch
Phys. Rev. A 97, 063849 (2018)

Ultrathin optical fibers: Guided modes, angular momentum, and applications (invited review)
C Esporlas, G Tkachenko, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Rev. Las. Engin. 46 196 (2018)

Nanoparticle sensing beyond evanescent field interaction with a quasi-droplet microcavity
JM Ward, Y Yang, F Lei, X-C Yu, Y-F Xiao and S Nic Chormaic
Optica 5, 674 (2018)

Tailoring a nanofiber for enhanced photon emission and coupling efficiency from single quantum emitters
W Li, J Du and S Nic Chormaic
Opt. Lett. 43, 1674 (2018)

Fluorescence from a single Symbiodinium cell
C Guzman, X Han, E Shoguchi and S Nic Chormaic
Methods Appl. Fluoresc. 6, 035033 (2018)

Fiber-bundle-basis sparse reconstruction for high resolution wide-field microendoscopy
SP Mekhail, N Abudukeyoumu, JM Ward, G Arbuthnott and S Nic Chormaic
Biomed. Opt. Express 9, 1843 (2018)

Toward visible frequency comb generation using a hollow WGM resonator (invited review)
S Kasumie, Y Yang, JM Ward and S Nic Chormaic
Rev. Las. Engin. 46, 92 (2018)

Hollow whispering gallery resonators
JM Ward, S Kasumie, Y Yang, F Lei, R Madugani and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 10518, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XX, 1051805 (16 February 2018). 

Probing decoherence in plasmonic waveguides in the quantum regime*
SG Dlamini, JT Francis, X Zhang, SK Ozdemir, S Nic Chormaic, F Petruccione and MS Tame
Phys. Rev. Appl. 9, 024003 (2018)

Enhancement of the quadrupole interaction of an atom with guided light of an ultrathin optical fiber
F Le Kien, T Ray, T Nieddu, T Busch and S Nic Chormaic
Phys. Rev. A 97, 013821 (2018)

Cavity ring-up spectroscopy for dissipative and dispersive sensing in a whispering gallery mode resonator
Y Yang, R Madugani, S Kasumie, JM Ward and S Nic Chormaic
in book: Exploring the World with the Laser, pp. 629-646, Springer International Publishing, Meschede, Dieter, Udem, Thomas, Esslinger, Tilman (Eds.) (2018)

2017


Bismuth-doped glass microsphere lasers
Z Fang, S Nic Chormaic, S Wang, X Wang, J Yu, Y Jiang, J Qiu and P Wang
Photon. Res. 5, 740 (2017)

Channeling of spontaneous emission from an atom into the fundamental and higher-order modes of a vacuum-clad ultrathin optical fiber
F Le Kien, SSS Hejazi, T Busch, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Phys. Rev. A 96, 043859 (2017)

Pump induced lasing suppression in Yb:Er-doped microlasers
F Lei, Y Yang, JM Ward and S Nic Chormaic
Opt. Express 25, 24679 (2017)

Whispering gallery mode microcavities: from fabrication to applications
R Madugani
PhD Thesis, University College Cork, Ireland (2017) 

Particle manipulation using ultrathin optical fibres 
A Maimaiti
PhD Thesis, University College Cork, Ireland (2017)

Challenging a culture of inequality
S Nic Chormaic
Opt. & Photon. News, pp 18-20 (October 2017)

Bandpass transmission spectra of a whispering-gallery microcavity coupled to an ultrathin fiber
F Lei, RMJ Murphy, JM Ward, Y Yang and S Nic Chormaic
Photon. Res. 5 362 (2017)

Higher-order modes of vacuum-clad ultrathin optical fibers
F Le Kien, T Busch, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Phys. Rev. A 96 023835 (2017)

Optical nanofiber-based cavity induced by periodic air-nanohole arrays
W Li, J Du, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 253102 (2017)

Chirality of light in hybrid modes of vacuum-clad ultrathin optical fibers (invited paper)
F Le Kien, T Busch, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Commun. Phys. 27, 23 (2017)

All-optical nanopositioning of high-Q silica microspheres
RMJ Murphy, F Lei, JM Ward, Y Yang and S Nic Chormaic
Opt. Express 25, 13101 (2017)

Whispering gallery resonators for optical sensing
R Madugani, S Kasumie, Y Yang, J Ward, F Lei and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 10323, 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 103231B (April 23, 2017)

Nanoparticle trapping and control in a hollow whispering gallery resonator
JM Ward, Y Yang and S Nic Chormaic
Proc SPIE 10252, Optical Manipulation Conference, 102520X (April 18, 2017)

Nano-ring arrays for sub-micron particle trapping
X Han, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 10252, Optical Manipulation Conference, 102520R (April 18, 2017)

Optical binding of particles in the evanescent field of microfiber modes
A Maimaiti, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 10252, Optical Manipulation Conference, 102520T (April 18, 2017)

Tunable erbium-doped microbubble laser fabricated by sol-gel coating
Y Yang, F Lei, S Kasumie, L Xu, J Ward, L Yang and S Nic Chormaic
Opt. Express 25, 1308 (2017)

2016


Light-induced interactions using optical near-field devices
M Daly
PhD Thesis, OIST Graduate University (2016)

Photodissociation of trapped Rb2+ : Implications for hybrid molecular ion-atom trapping*
S Jyothi, T Ray, S Dutta, AR Allouche, R Vexiau, O Dulieu and SA Rangwala
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 213002 (2016)

Cavity ring-up spectroscopy for dissipative and dispersive sensing in a whispering gallery mode resonator
Y Yang, R Madugani, S Kasumie, JM Ward and S Nic Chormaic
Appl. Phys. B 122, 291 (2016) 

Advances in fibre microendoscopy for neuronal imaging
SP Mekhail, G Arbuthnott and S Nic Chormaic
Opt. Data Process. Storage 2, 30 (2016) 

Bayesian estimation of discrete-time cellular neural network coefficients*
H. M. Ozer, A. Ozmen and H Senol
Turk. J. Ele. Eng. & Comp. Sci. (2016) DOI: 10.3906/elk-1510-87

Four-wave mixing parametric oscillation and frequency comb generation at visible wavelengths in a silica microbubble resonator
Y Yang, X Jiang, S Kasumie, G Zhao, L Xu, J Ward, L Yang and S Nic Chormaic
Opt. Lett. 41, 5266 (2016)  arxiv.org/abs/1606.03334

Plasmonic trapping based on nanoring devices at low incident power
X Han, VG Truong, SSS Hejazi and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 9922, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XIII, 992227 (San Diego, September, 2016)

Temperature measurement of cold atoms using transient absorption of a resonant probe through an optical nanofibre
R Kumar, V Gokhroo, VB Tiwari and S Nic Chormaic
J. Opt. 18, 115401 (2016)  Selected by J. Opt. for Highlights of 2016 in Light-Matter Interactions

Packaged optical add-drop filter based on an optical microfiber coupler and a microsphere
P Wang, R Madugani, H Zhao, W Yang, JM Ward, Y Yang, G Farrell, G Brambilla and S Nic Chormaic
IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 28, 2277 (2016)

Highly tunable plasmonic nanoring arrays for nanoparticle manipulation and detection
M Sergides, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Nanotechnology 27, 365301 (2016)

Nonlinear force dependence on optically bound micro-particle arrays in the evanescent fields of fundamental and higher order microfibre modes
A Maimaiti, D Holzmann, VG Truong, H Ritsch and S Nic Chormaic
Sci. Rep. 6, 30131 (2016) 

Quantum coherent tractor beam effect for atoms trapped near a nanowaveguide*
M Sadgrove, S Wimberger and S Nic Chormaic
Sci. Rep. 6, 28905 (2016)

Evanescent field trapping of nanoparticles using nanostructured ultrathin optical fibers
M Daly, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Opt. Express 24, 14470 (2016)

Glass-on-glass fabrication of bottle-shaped tunable microlasers and their applications
JM Ward, Y Yang and S Nic Chormaic
Sci. Rep. 6, 25152 (2016)

Fiber bundle in-vivo epifluorescence microscopy with image reconstruction
SP Mekhail, O Jáidar, G Arbuthnott and S Nic Chormaic
Biomedical Optics 2016, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2016), paper JW3A.26

Linear laser tuning using a pressure-sensitive microbubble resonator 
R Madugani, Y Yang, VH Le,  JM Ward, and S Nic Chormaic
IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 28, 1134 (2016) 

Optical nanofibres and neutral atoms (invited topical review)  Selected as "Paper of the Week".
Acknowledged by IOP as a top-cited review article of 2016
T Nieddu, V Gokhroo and S Nic Chormaic
J. Opt. 18, 053001 (2016)   Selected by J. Opt. for Highlights of 2016 in Topical Reviews

Forward versus backward polarization-resolved SHG imaging of collagen structure in tissues*
C Teulon, I Gusachenko, G Latour, M-C Schanne-Klein
Proc. SPIE 9712, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XVI, 971218 (March 14, 2016)

Flow sensing using a hollow whispering gallery mode microlaser
J Ward, Y Yang and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 9727, Laser Resonators, Microresonators and Beam Control XVIII, 972718 (March 8, 2016)

Development of packaged silica microspheres coupled with tapered optical microfibers
P Wang, R Madugani, H Zhao, J Ward, Y Yang, G Farrell, G Brambilla and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 9727, Laser Resonators, Microresonators and Beam Control XVIII, 972704 (March 8, 2016)

Degenerate four-wave-mixing in a silica, hollow bottle microresonator
Y Yang, Y Ooka, RM Thompson, JM Ward, and S Nic Chormaic
Opt. Lett. 41, 575 (2016)

High-Q, ultrathin-walled microbubble resonator for aerostatic pressure sensing
Y Yang, S Saurabh, J Ward, and S Nic Chormaic
Opt. Express 24, 294 (2016)

2015


Nonlinear optics with cold Rb atoms using tapered optical nanofibres
R Kumar
PhD Thesis, University College Cork, Ireland 

Multi-level, cascaded electromagnetically induced transparency in cold atoms using an optical nanofibre interface
R Kumar, V Gokhroo and S Nic Chormaic
New J. Phys. 17, 123012 (2015)   Selected for inclusion in IOPSelect

Quantum networks based on cold Rydberg atoms and an optical nanofiber
K Subramonian, T Ray and S Nic Chormaic
in Frontiers in Optics 2015, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper FW3D.4. 

Submicron particle manipulation using slotted tapered optical fibers
M Daly, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 9548, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XII, 954812 (San Diego, USA, August 2015) 

Ultrathin optical fibers for particle trapping and manipulation
A Maimaiti, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 9548, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XII, 954815 (San Diego, USA, August 2015) 

Characterization of periodic plasmonic nanoring devices for nanomanipulation
M Sergides, VG Truong, P Pranam, JR Schloss, BS Bhardwaj and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 9548, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XII, 95481T (San Diego, USA, August 2015) 

Raman lasing in a hollow, bottle-like microresonator
Y Ooka, Y Yang, J Ward, and S Nic Chormaic
Appl. Phys. Express 8, 092001 (2015) 

Optical nanofiber integrated into optical tweezers for in situ fiber probing and optical binding studies
I Gusachenko, VG Truong, M Frawley, and S Nic Chormaic
Photonics 2, 795 (2015) OPEN ACCESS 

Optomechanical transduction and characterization of a silica microsphere pendulum via evanescent light
R Madugani, Y Yang, JM Ward, VH Le and S Nic Chormaic
Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 241101 (2015)       

Optical control of resonant light transmission for an atom-cavity system*
A Sharma, T Ray, RV Sawant, G Sheikholeslami and SA Rangwala
Phys. Rev. A 91, 043824 (2015)

Autler-Townes splitting via frequency up-conversion at ultralow-power levels in cold 87Rb atoms using an optical nanofiber
R Kumar, V Gokhroo, K Deasy and S Nic Chormaic
Phys. Rev. A 91, 053842 (2015) OPEN ACCESS

Optical nanofiber facilitated nonlinear optics effects in cold atoms
V Gokhroo, R Kumar and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 9503, Nonlinear Optics and Applications IX, 95030D (May 18, 2015)

Nanostructured tapered optical fibers for particle trapping
M Daly, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 9507, Micro-structured and Speciality Optical Fibres IV, 95070E (May 7, 2015)

Optical trapping and manipulation of micrometer and submicrometer particles
M Daly, M Sergides and S Nic Chormaic
Laser & Photonics Reviews 9, 309 (2015) DOI 10.1002/lpor201500006 

Coupled-mode-induced transparency in aerostatically tuned microbubble whispering-gallery resonators
Y Yang, S Saurabh, J Ward and S Nic Chormaic
Opt. Lett. 40, 1834 (2015)

Theoretical, numerical and experimental study of geometrical parameters that affect anisotropy measurements in polarization-resolved SHG microscopy*
C Teulon, I Gusachenko, G Latour and M-C Schanne-Klein
Opt. Exp. 23, 9313 (2015)

Higher order microfibre modes for dielectric particle trapping and propulsion
A Maimaiti, VG Truong, M Sergides, I Gusachenko and S Nic Chormaic
Scientific Reports 5, 9077 (2015)

PDMS quasi-droplet microbubble resonator
JM Ward, Y Yang and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 9343, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVII, 934314 (March 3, 2015)

Asymmetric response function of the transduction spectrum for a microsphere pendulum
JM Ward, R Madugani, Y Yang and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 9343, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVII, 934302 (March 3, 2015)

Lead-silicate glass optical microbubble resonator
P Wang, J Ward, Y Yang, X Feng, G Brambilla, G Farrell and S Nic Chormaic
Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 061101 (2015)

Interaction of laser-cooled 87Rb atoms with higher order modes of an optical nanofibre
R Kumar, V Gokhroo, K Deasy, A Maimaiti, MC Frawley, C Phelan and S Nic Chormaic
New J. Phys. 17, 013026 (2015) OPEN ACCESS

2014


Optical micro- and nanofiber pulling rig 
JM Ward, A Maimaiti, VH Le and S Nic Chormaic
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 85, 111501 (2014) arxiv.org/abs/1402.6396

Hollow core, whispering gallery resonator sensors (invited review)
JM Ward, N Dhasmana and S Nic Chormaic
Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 223, 1917 (2014)  arxiv.org/abs/1408.4338

Towards polarization-sensitive trapping of nanoparticles in nanoring apertures
I Gusachenko, M Sergides, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 9164, Optical Trapping & Optical Manipulation XI, 91642Y (2014)  

Optical nanofiber integrated into an optical tweezers for particle probing and in-situ fiber probing
I Gusachenko, MC Frawley, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 9164, Optical Trapping & Optical Manipulation XI, 91642X (2014)  arxiv.org/abs/1401.1550

Determination of collagen fibril size via absolute measurements of second-harmonic generation signals*
S Bancelin, C Aimé, I Gusachenko, L Kowalczuk, G Latour, T Coradin, MC Schanne-Klein
Nature Commun. 5 4920 (2014)  

Two-qubit gate operation on selected nearest neighboring qubits in a neutral atom quantum computer*
E Hosseini Lapasar, K Kasamatsu, S Nic Chormaic, T Takui, Y Kondo, M Nakahara and T Ohmi
in Kinki University Series on Quantum Computing Vol. 9: Physics, Mathematics and All that Quantum Jazz, Eds: S Tanaka, M Bando and U Tüngördü (World Scientific 2014).

Optical micro- and nanofibres: Higher mode generation and particle manipulation studies
M Frawley
PhD Thesis, UCC, Ireland

Selective particle trapping and optical binding in the evanescent field of an optical nanofiber
MC Frawley, I Gusachenko, VG Truong, M Sergides and S Nic Chormaic
Opt. Exp. 22, 16322 (2014) OPEN ACCESS   
Selected for the Virtual J. Biomedical Opt. 9, 16322 (2014).  

Nanostructured optical nanofibre for atom trapping
M Daly, VG Truong, CF Phelan, K Deasy and S Nic Chormaic
New J. Phys. 16, 053052 (2014) OPEN ACCESS

Two-qubit gate operation on selected nearest-neighbor neutral atom qubits*
EH Lapasar, K. Kasamatsu, S Nic Chormaic, T Takui, Y Kondo, M Nakahara and T Ohmi
J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 83, 044005 (2014)  arxiv.org/abs/1310.6112

Investigation of a 85Rb dark magneto-optical trap using an optical nanofibre 
L Russell, R Kumar, VB Tiwari and S Nic Chormaic
Meas. Sci. Technol. 25 055203 (2014)
Featured in Advances in Engineering 

Quasi-droplet microbubbles for high resolution sensing applications
Y Yang, J Ward and S Nic Chormaic
Opt. Exp. 22, 6881 (2014) OPEN ACCESS

Liquid core microbubble resonators for highly sensitive temperature sensing
J Ward, Y Yang and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 8960, Photonics West: Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVI, 89601W (San Jose, USA, February 2014)

Optimization of whispering gallery modes in microbubble resonators for sensing applications
Y Yang, J Ward and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 8960, Photonics West: Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVI, 89600I (San Jose, USA, February 2014)

2013


Characterisation and spectroscopy of laser cooled atoms with a nanofibre
L Russell
PhD Thesis, UCC, Ireland

Numberical simulation of polarization-resolved second-harmonic microscopy in birefringent media*
I Gusachenko and M-C Schanne-Klein
Phys. Rev. A 88 053811 (2013) 

Advanced optics in an interdiscliplinary graduate programme
S Nic Chormaic
Proc. ETOP 2013,  Twelfth International Topical Meeting on Education & Training in Optics and Photonics (Porto, Portugal, July 2013)

Observation of Zeeman shift in the rubidium D2 line using an optical nanofiber in vapor
A Watkins, VB Tiwari, J Ward, K Deasy and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE 8785, 8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications, 87850S (November 18, 2013)arxiv.org/abs/1208.4708

Photonic crystal nanocavities containing plasmonic nanoparticles assembled using a laser-printing technique* 
J Do, KN Sediq, K Deasy, DM Coles, J Rodriguez-Dernandez, J Feldman and DG Lidzey
Adv. Opt. Mat. 1, 946 (2013) 

Shaping the evanescent field of optical nanofibers for cold atom trapping
CF Phelan, T Hennessy and T Busch
Opt. Express 21, 27093 (2013)

Highly sensitive temperature measurements with liquid-core microbubble resonators
J Ward, Y Yang and S Nic Chormaic
IEEE Phot. Tech. Lett. 25, 2350 (2013)

Spectroscopy, manipulation and trapping of neutral atoms, molecules, and other particles using optical nanofibers: A review
MJ Morrissey, K Deasy, M Frawley, R Kumar, E Prel, L Russell,VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Sensors 13, 10449 (2013) OPEN ACCESS

Evanescent field sensing: optical nanofibres, whispering gallery mode microspherical and microbubble resonators
AM Watkins
PhD Thesis, UCC, Ireland 

Measurements on release-recapture of cold 85Rb atoms using an optical nanofibre in a magneto-optical trap
L Russell, R Kumar, VB Tiwari and S Nic Chormaic
Opt. Commun. 309, 313 (2013)

Female role models in physics education in Ireland
S Nic Chormaic, S Fee, L Tobin and T Hennessy
AIP Conf. Proc. 1517, 110 (2013)

2012


Terahertz tuning of whispering gallery modes in a PDMS, stand-alone, stretchable microsphere
R Madugani, Y Yang, JM Ward, JD Riordan, S Coppola, V Vespini, S Grilli, A Finizio, P Ferraro and S Nic Chormaic
Opt. Lett. 37, 4762 (2012).

Higher order mode propagation in an optical nanofiber
MC Frawley, A Petcu-Colan, VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic
Opt. Commun. 285, 4648 (2012).

1- and 2-photon absorption by laser-cooled 85Rb using an optical nanofiber
L Russell, M Daly and S Nic Chormaic
AIP Conf. Proc. 1469, 82 (2012).

Thermo-optical tuning of whispering gallery modes in Erbium:Ytterbium doped glass microspheres to arbitrary probe wavelengths
A Watkins, J Ward and S Nic Chormaic
Jap. J. Appl. Phys. 51, 052501 (2012).

Whispering gallery mode resonators as tools for nonlinear optics and optomechanics
S Nic Chormaic, Y Wu and J Ward
Proc. SPIE 8236, 82361K(2012)

Integrated whispering-gallery mode resonators for fundamental physics and sensing applications*
J Ward, R Henze, M Gregor, C Pyrlik, A Thies, A Wicht, A Peters, S Nic Chormaic and O Benson
Proc. SPIE 8236, 82361C (2012)

Observation of thermal feedback on the optical coupling noise of a microsphere attached to a low-spring-constant cantilever
Y Wu, J Ward and S Nic Chormaic
Phys. Rev. A 85, 053820 (2012)

Sub-Doppler temperature measurements of laser-cooled atoms using optical nanofibres
L Russell, K Deasy, MJ Daly, MJ Morrissey and S Nic Chormaic
Meas. Sci. Technol. 23, 015201(2012). Selected for the Highlights in 2011-2012 issue. Available for free download.

The Van der Waals interaction of an atom with the convex surface of a nanocylinder
M Frawley, S Nic Chormaic and VG Minogin
Phys. Scr. 85, 058103 (2012)

2011


Single input spherical microbubble resonator
A Watkins, J Ward, Y Wu and S Nic Chormaic
Opt. Lett. 36, 2113 (2011)

Tapered few-mode fibers: mode evolution during fabrication and adiabaticity
A Petcu-Colan, M Frawley and S Nic Chormaic
J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys & Mat. 20, 293 (2011) DOI No: 10.1142/S0218863511006170

Van der Waals interaction of a neutral atom with the surface of a metal or dielectric nanosphere
R Schmidt, S Nic Chormaic and VG Minogin
J. Phys. B 44, 015004 (2011)

2010


Thermo-optical tuning of whispering-gallery modes in Er:Yb co-doped phosphate glass microspheres
J M Ward and S Nic Chormaic
Appl. Phys. B 100, 847 (2010)

Green upconversion lasing and thermo-optical bistability in ZBNA microspheres
Y Wu, J M Ward and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE Vol. 7716, 77161O-1, Photonics Europe 2010: Micro-Optics (2010)

Thermo-optical tuning of whispering gallery modes in erbium doped microspheres
J M Ward, Y Wu and S Nic Chormaic
Proc. SPIE Vol. 7716, 77162N-1, Photonics Europe 2010: Micro-Optics (2010)

Short vertical tube furnance for the fabrication of doped glass microsphere lasers
J M Ward, Y Wu, K Khalfi and S Nic Chormaic
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81, 07106 (2010)

Few atom detection and manipulation using optical nanofibres
K Deasy, A Watkins, M Morrissey, R Schmidt and S Nic Chormaic
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

Trapping of a microsphere pendulum through cavity-enhanced optical forces
Y Wu, JM Ward, VG Minogin and S Nic Chormaic
Phys. Scr. T140, 014040 (2010)

Ultralow green lasing threshold and optical bistability in ZBNA microspheres
Y Wu, J M Ward and S Nic Chormaic
J. Appl. Phys. 107, 033103 (2010) DOI: 10.1063/1.3277024

Manifestation of the van der Waals surface interaction in the spontaneous emission of atoms into an optical nanofiber
VG Minogin and S Nic Chormaic
Laser Phys. 20, 2 (2010)