Dr Adam Lancaster

Adam Lancaster completed an MPhys in Engineering Physics in 2013 and is currently a PhD student in the Nonlinear Optics Group as part of the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences at Heriot Watt University. His PhD focuses on the development of compact mid-infrared waveguide devises in transition metal doped II-VI semiconductors, specifically Cr:ZnSe, Cr:ZnS and Fe:ZnSe. With the aim of developing compact fully monolithic lasers that cover the atmospheric transmission widows in the Mid-IR (2-5 micron) for remote sensing applications. His research interests include ultrafast laser inscription of mid infrared photonic devices in doped chalcogenides, crystals and glasses.

Contact details: 

Room: DB 2.16
Tel: +44(0)131 451 3793
Email: al164@hw.ac.uk

Publications: 

1. S. A. McDaniel, A. Lancaster, J. W. Evans, A. K. Kar, and G. Cook, "Power scaling of ultrafast laser inscribed waveguide lasers in chromium and iron doped zinc selenide," Optics Express 24, 3502-3512 (2016).
2. A. Lancaster, A. Choudhary, J. S. Nitin, R. Mary, D. P. Shepherd, and A. K. Kar, "1.94 GHz CW Modelocked Ytterbium-Doped Bismuthate Glass Waveguide Laser," in Advanced Solid State Lasers, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2015), AM5A.22.
3. A. Lancaster, G. Cook, S. A. McDaniel, J. Evans, P. A. Berry, J. D. Shephard, and A. K. Kar, "Mid-infrared laser emission from Fe:ZnSe cladding waveguides," Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 031108 (2015).
4. A. Lancaster, G. Cook, S. McDaniel, J. Evans, P. Berry, J. Shephard, and A. Kar, "Fe:ZnSe Channel Waveguide Laser Operating at 4122 nm," in CLEO: 2015, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2015), SM2F.5.
5. G. Demetriou, F. Thorburn, A. Lancaster, C. Craig, E. Weatherby, D. W. Hewak, and A. Kar, "Fluorescence in Erbium Doped Gallium Lanthanum Sulphide: Potential for mid-IR Waveguide Laser," in CLEO: Science and Innovations,(Optical Society of America, 2015), STh1G. 2.
6. J. R. Macdonald, S. J. Beecher, A. Lancaster, P. A. Berry, K. L. Schepler, and A. K. Kar, "Ultrabroad Mid-Infrared Tunable Cr:ZnSe Channel Waveguide Laser," Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of 21, 375-379 (2015).
7. A. Lancaster, J. R. Macdonald1 S. J. Beecher, P. A. Berry, K. L. Schepler and A. K. Kar , "Broadly tuneable Cr2+:ZnSe channel waveguide laser," in Fibre Optics and Waveguides (Photon 14), 2014 Conference on(2014).
8. J. R. Macdonald, S. J. Beecher, A. Lancaster, P. A. Berry, K. L. Schepler, S. B. Mirov, and A. K. Kar, "Compact Cr:ZnS channel waveguide laser operating at 2333 nm," Optics Express 22, 7052-7057 (2014).
9. Y. Y. Ren, S. J. Beecher, G. Brown, A. Rodenas, A. Lancaster, F. Chen, and A. K. Kar, "Q-switched mode-locking of a mid-infrared Tm:YAG waveguide laser with graphene film," in Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim (CLEO-PR), 2013 Conference on(2013), pp. 1-2.