Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibre

Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibre (MPOF) is a new type of fibre developed at The University of Sydney. The development of MPOF was inspired by the Photonic Crystal Fibres pioneered by the University of Bath, however our research directions are often different from those in explored in silica. The fabrication techniques we use allow us to make and study structures that would be very had to make in silica, and we can also incorporate material additives such as dyes, quantum dots and metal inclusions.

Major research areas are: highly multimode graded index mPOF (GImPOF) for high data rate transmission over short distances, Photonic bandgap fibres (including those with novel geometries), sensors and functionalisation of the fibres with additives or coatings. We are also working on better fabrication methods, and fibre design and optimization.

More detailed technical information can be found in our publications, a list, with links to electronic version where appropriate, can be downloaded below, together with more popular descriptions of our work.


List of MPOF Publications

Journal Publications

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1. "Microstructured polymer optical fibre"
Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Maryanne C. J. Large, Alexander Argyros, Joseph Zagari, Steven Manos, Nader A. Issa, Ian Bassett, Simon Fleming, Ross C. McPhedran, C. Martijn de Sterke and Nicolae A.P. Nicorovici, Optics Express Vol. 9, No. 7, pp. 319-327 (2001). View

2. "Ring structures in microstructured polymer optical fibres", Alexander Argyros, Ian M. Bassett, Martijn A. van [authors]Eijkelenborg, Maryanne C.J. Large and Joseph Zagari, Nicolae A.P. Nicorovici, Ross C. McPhedran and C. Martijn de Sterke"
Optics Express Vol. 9, No. 13, pp. 813-820 (2001). View

3. "Fourier decomposition algorithm for leaky modes of fibres with arbitrary geometry"
Leon Poladian, Nader A. Issa, and Tanya M. Monro, Optics Express Vol. 10, No. 10, Page 449-454 (2002). View

4. "UV Laser Cleaving of Air-Polymer Structured Fibre"
J. Canning, E. Buckley, N. Groothoff, B-L. Davies, J. Zagari, Opt. Comm. 202 (1-3) pp. 139-143, (2002).

5. "Elimination of polarisation degeneracy in round waveguides"
I. Bassett, A. Argyros, Optics Express, Vol. 10, No. 23, pp. 1342-1346 (2002). View

6. "Guided modes and loss in Bragg fibres"
A. Argyros, Optics Express, Vol.10, No. 24, Page 1411-1417, (2002). View

7. "Vector wave expansion method for leaky modes of microstructured optical fibres"
Nader Issa and Leon Poladian, J. Lightwave Tech. 21(4), pp. 1005-1012 (2003). View

8. "Identifying hollow waveguide guidance in air-cored microstructured optical fibres"
N A. Issa, A Argyros, M A. van Eijkelenborg, J Zagari, Optics Express Vol. 11, No. 9, (2003). View

9. "Recent progress in microstructured polymer optical fibre fabrication and characterization"
M A van Eijkelenborg, A Argyros, G Barton, I M Bassett, M Fellew, G Henry, N A Issa, M C J Large, S Manos, W Padden, L Poladian, J Zagari, Optical Fiber Technology Vol. 9, No. 4 pp. 199 - 209. (2003). PDF (467KB)

10. "Heat transfer within a microstructured polymer optical fibre preform"
Katja Lyytika¤inen, Joseph Zagari, Geoff Barton and John Canning, to appear in Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, special polymer issue (2003). PDF (508KB)

11. "Nondestructive Measurement of Refractive Index Profile for Holey Fiber Preforms"
Yucheng Zhao, Katja Lyytikainen, Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Simon Fleming, Optics Express 11, No. 20, pp. 2474-2479 (2003). PDF (1301KB)

12. "Microstructured optical fibres for single-polarisation air-guidance"
Alex Argyros, Nader Issa, Ian Bassett, Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Optics Letters 29 (1), pp. 20-22 (2004). PDF (907KB)

13. "Coupling in a twin-core microstructured polymer optical fibre"
W. Padden, M.A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros and N.A. Issa, to appear in Applied Physics Letters 84 (9), pp. 1689-91 (2004). PDF (105KB)

14. "Small-core single-mode microstructured polymer optical fibre with large external diameter"
Joseph Zagari, Alexander Argyros, Geoff Barton, Geoffrey Henry, Maryanne Large, Nader A. Issa, Leon Poladian and Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, to appear in Optics Letters 29 (8), pp. 818-820 (2004). PDF (530KB)

15. "Imaging with microstructured polymer fibre"
M. A. van Eijkelenborg, Opt. Express 12 (2), pp. 342-346 (2004). PDF (490KB)

16. "Mechanically induced long-period gratings in microstructured polymer fibre"
M.A. van Eijkelenborg, W. Padden and J.A. Besley, Optics Communications 236 (1-3) pp. 75-78 (2004). PDF (207KB).

17. "Fabrication of microstructured polymer optical fibres"
Geoff Barton, Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Geoffrey Henry, Maryanne C. J. Large and Joseph Zagari, Optical Fiber Technology 10 (4), pp 325-335 (2004). PDF (414KB)

18. "Bandwidth and loss measurements of graded-index microstructured polymer optical fibre"
M.A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, A. Bachmann, G. Barton, M.C.J. Large, G. Henry, N.A. Issa, K.F. Klein, H. Poisel, W. Pok, L. Poladian, S. Manos, J. Zagari, Electronics Letters 40 (10) pp. 592-3 (2004). PDF (1303KB)

19. "Fabrication and characterization of microstructured optical fibres with elliptical holes"
N A Issa, M A van Eijkelenborg, G Henry, M Fellew, M C J Large, Optics Letters Vol. 29, No. 12, pp. 1336-8 (2004). PDF (581KB)

20. "Solution doping of microstructured polymer optical fibres"
M.C.J. Large, S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, N. S. Pujari and F. Cox, Optics Express 12 (9) 1966-71 (2004). PDF (786KB)

21. "High numerical aperture in multimode microstructured optical fibers"
Nader. A. Issa, Applied Optics 43 (33), pp. 6191-6197 (2004). PDF (866KB)

22. "A microstructured polymer fibre laser"
A. Argyros, M.A. van Eijkelenborg, S.D. Jackson, R.P. Mildren, Optics Letters 29 (16), pp. 1882-1884 (2004). PDF (290KB)

23. "Analysis of ring-structured Bragg fibres for TE mode guidance"
A. Argyros, I. Bassett, M.A. van Eijkelenborg, M. C. J. Large, Opt. Express 12, 2688-2698 (2004). PDF (1451KB)

24. "Light acceptance properties of multimode microstructured optical fibers: Impact of multiple layers"
N A Issa and W E Padden, Optics Express 12 (14) 3224-35 (2004). View

25. "Photonic bandgap with an index step of one percent"
A. Argyros, Australian Phtonics CRC; T. A Birks, S. G. Leon-Saval,, 25. " Cordeiro, F. Luan, and P. St. J. Russell"
Opt. Express 13, 3014 (2005). View

26. "Guidance properties of low-contrast photonic bandgap fibres"
A. Argyros, T. A. Birks, S. G. Leon-Saval, C. M. B. Cordeiro, and P. St. J. Russell, Opt. Express 13,03-2511 (2005). View

27. "Fabrication of Microstructured Optical Fibres: Part I: Problem Formulation and Numerical Modelling of Transient Draw Process"
S.C. Xue, R.I. Tanner, G.W. Barton, R. Lwin, M.C.J. Large and L. Poladian, Accepted by the Journal of Lightwave Technology, 12/4/05. PDF (210KB)

28. "Fabrication of Microstructured Optical Fibres: Part II: Steady-State Numerical Modelling"
S.C. Xue, R.I. Tanner, G.W. Barton, R. Lwin, M.C.J. Large and L. Poladian, Accepted by the Journal of Lightwave Technology, 12/4/05. PDF (811KB)

29. "Microstructured polymer optical fibres: New Opportunities and Challenges"
M C J large, S Ponrathnam, A Argyros, I Bassett, N S Punjari, F Cox, G W Barton and M A van Eijkelenborg, Special issue of Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals. Accepted June 15 2005. PDF (600KB)

30. "Transparent chiral polymers for optical applications"
N. S. Pujari, M. R. Kulkarni, M. C. J. Large, I. M. Bassett, S. Ponrathnam, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Volume 98, issue 1, pp 58-65. View

31. "Cleaving of microstructured polymer optical fibres"
S.H. Law, J.D. Harvey, R.J. Kruhlak, M. Song, E. Wu, G.W. Barton, M.A. van Eijkelenborg, M.C.J. Large, Optics Communications, 258 (2) pp. 193-202 (2006). PDF (591KB)

32. "Continuous wave ultraviolet light-induced fibre Bragg gratings in few-and single-moded microstructured polymer optical fibres"
H Dobb, DJ Webb, K Kalli, A Argyros, MCJ Large and MA van Eijkelenborg, Optics Letters 30 (24), pp. 3296-3298 (2005). PDF (189KB).

33. "Role of Material Properties and Drawing Conditions in the Fabrication of Microstructured Optical Fibres"
S.C. Xue, M.C.J. Large, G.W. Barton, R.I. Tanner, R. Lwin, and L. Poladian, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 24 (2) pp. 853-60 (2006). PDF (304KB)

34. "Hollow-core microstructured polymer optical fiber"
A. Argyros, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, M. C. J. Large, and I. Bassett, Optics Letters, 31 (2) pp. 172-4 (2006). PDF (363KB)

35. "Rectangular-core microstructured polymer optical fibre for interconnect applications"
Martijn van Eijkelenborg, Nader Issa, Mark Hiscocks, Clemens von Korff Schmising and Richard Lwin, Electronics Letters 42 (4) pp. 201-2 (2006). PDF (144KB)

36. "Liquid-filled hollow core microstructured polymer optical fiber"
F. M. Cox, A. Argyros, M. C. J. Large, Optics Express Vol. 14, No. 9, 4135-4140 (2006). View

Invited Conference and Workshop Papers

1. "Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres: Progress and Promise"
Maryanne C. J. Large , Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Alexander Argyros, Joseph Zagari, Nader A. Issa, Ian Bassett, Ross C. McPhedran, and Nicolae A.P. Nicorovici, SPIE vol 4616, Photonics West, San Jose, 19th-25th of January 2002. pp. 105-116. PDF (382KB).

2. "Microstructured polymer optical fibres, an overview of progress"
Maryanne Large, Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Joseph Zagari, Geoff Barton, Steven Manos, Geoffrey Henry, Nader Issa, Ian Bassett, Alexander Argyros and Leon Poladian, Microphotonics III Materials and Applications Conference December 1 - 5, 2002 Boston, Massachusetts (USA).

3. "Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres: A State of the Art Review"
Maryanne C. J. Large, Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Alexander Argyros, Joseph Zagari, Steven Manos, Nader A. Issa, Ian Bassett, Matt Fellews, Felicity Cox , Leon Poladian, Presented at Photonic Crystals Down-Under as part of the Sir Mark Oliphant Lecture Series, ANU 18-24 August 2002.

4. "Microstructured polymer optical fibres -the exploration of a new class of fibres"
Martijn A van Eijkelenborg, Alexander Argyros, Geoff Barton, Ian Bassett, Felicity Cox, Matthew Fellew, Simon Fleming, Geoffrey Henry, Nader Issa, Maryanne Large, Steven Manos, Whayne Padden, Leon Poladian, Joseph Zagari, Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Polymer Optical Fibre Workshop, Vol. 2, pp. 94-9, Jan 3-4 (2003), Hong Kong, China. PDF (374KB)

5. "Microstructured Optical Fibres: Why use polymers?"
Maryanne Large, Alexander Argyros, Geoff Barton, Ian Bassett, Felicity Cox, Matthew Fellew, Geoffrey Henry, Nader Issa, Steven Manos, Whayne Padden, Leon Poladian, Martijn A van Eijkelenborg, Joseph Zagari, European Conference on Optical Communication, Rimini, Italy, September 21-25, 2003, pp. 1014-1017. PDF (202KB)

6. "Characteristics of Multimode Microstructured POF Performance"
Geoff Barton, Martijn van Eijkelenborg, Geoff Henry, Nader Issa, Karl-Friedrich Klein, Maryanne Large, Steve Manos , Whayne Padden, Wilson Pok, Leon Poladian, Plastic Optical Fibre Conference, Seattle, 14-17 September 2003, pp. 81-84. PDF (94KB).

7. "PMOF for Highbandwidth Transmission"
Martijn van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, G. Henry, N. Issa, S. Manos and Jing Xie, Plastic Optical Fibre Conference, Seattle, 14-17 September 2003, pp. 26-29.

8. "Future Directions for Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres"
Maryanne Large, Alexander Argyros , Geoff Barton, Felicity Cox, Geoffrey Henry , Nader Issa , Steven Manos , Whayne Padden , Leon Poladian, Martijn van Eijkelenborg, Alexander Bachmann, Karl-Freidrich Klein, Hans Poisel, Photonics West, San Jose, CA, January 24-29, 2004, Invited. PDF (218KB)

9. "Applications of microstructured polymer optical fibres"
M A van Eijkelenborg, A Argyros, A Bachmann, G Barton, G Henry, N A Issa, K F Klein, M C J Large, S Manos, W Padden, L Poladian, H Poisel, Y. Zhao, CLEO/IQEC, May 16-21, 2004, Paper CThX1, Session title: Microstructured Fibers, San Francisco, California, USA. PDF (285KB)

10. "Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres: Impact of Imperfections in Design and Manufacture"
Leon Poladian, Geoff Barton, Maryanne Large, Richard Lwin, Wilson Pok, Roger Tanner, Martijn van Eijkelenborg, Shicheng Xue and Helmut Yu, OECC/COIN 2004 on July 12-16, Yokohama. PDF (68KB)

11. "Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres: New Opportunities and Challenges"
Maryanne C. J. Large ,S. Ponrathnam, A. Argyros, I. M. Bassett, N. S. Pujari , F. Cox,, R. Lwin, G. W Barton and M. A van Eijkelenborg, 8th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials (ICFPAM), Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. April 22 - 28, 2005. PDF (19 KB).

12. "Grating and interferometric devices in POF"
DJ Webb, M Aressy, A Argyros, JS Barton, H Dobb, MA van Eijkelenborg, A Fender, JDC Jones, K Kalli, S Kukureka, MCJ Large, W MacPherson, GD Peng, M Silva-Lopez, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Polymer Optical Fibre, 19 - 21 September 2005 Hong Kong, China, Session XIV 'Polymer Optical Devices' pp 325 - 328. PDF (272KB)

13. "Microstructured POF and Applications"
Maryanne C. J Large, Felicity Cox, Alexander Arygros, Richard Lwin, G. Barton , M.A. van Eijkelenborg, S. Manos, L. Poladian, A. Bachmann, and H. Poisel, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Polymer Optical Fibre, 19 - 21 September 2005 Hong Kong, China, Session II 'Microstructured Polymer Optical Fiber' pp. 33-36. PDF (55KB)

14. "Reliability of fibre Bragg gratings in polymer optical fibre"
Helen Dobb, Karen Carroll, David Webb, Kyriacos Kalli, Gang-Ding Peng, Alex Argyros, Maryanne Large, Martijn van Eijkelenborg, Photonics Europe, 3-7 april 2006, Palais de la musique et des congres, Strasbourg, France. Session: RELIABILITY OF OPTICAL FIBER COMPONENTS, DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND NETWORKS III (EPE112-16).

15. "Grating based devices in polymer optical fibre"
Helen Dobb, Karen Carroll, David Webb, Kyriacos Kalli, Michael Komodromos, Christos Themistos, Gang-Ding Peng, Alex Argyros, Maryanne Large, Martijn van Eijkelenborg, Photonics Europe, 3-7 april 2006, Palais de la musique et des congres, strasbourg, France.

16. "An Overview of mPOF Fabrication"
Maryanne Large, M.A. van Eijkelenborg, Richard Lwin , Geoff Barton, Leon Poladian, Roger Tanner and Shicheng Xue, The International Workshop on Micro-Structured Polymer Optical Fibers - International Workshop on Polymer Optical Fibers, WorkPof 2006, Campinas, Brazil, 25 - 26 April 2006.

17. "Update on experimental results using microstructured polymer optical fibres"
Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, C. Barbé, G. Barton, K. Finnie, P. Hambley, M. Hiscocks, N. A. Issa, F. Ladouceur, R. Lwin, D. Ng, C. von Korff Schmising, and H. C. Y. Yu, The International Workshop on Micro-Structured Polymer Optical Fibers - International Workshop on Polymer Optical Fibers, WorkPof 2006, Campinas, Brazil, 25 - 26 April 2006.

Conference Papers

1. "Microstructured polymer optical fibres: a new approach to POFs"
Maryanne C. J. Large, Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Alexander Argyros, Joseph Zagari, Steven Manos, Nader A. Issa, Ian Bassett, Simon Fleming, Ross C. McPhedran, C. Martijn de Sterke and Nicolae A.P. Nicorovici, Post deadline paper, POF 2001 conference, 27-30 September 2001, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. PDF (34KB)

2. "Single-mode microstructured polymer optical fibre"
Maryanne C. J. Large, Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Alexander Argyros, Joseph Zagari, Steven Manos, Nader A. Issa, Ian Bassett, Simon Fleming, Ross C. McPhedran, C. Martijn de Sterke and Nicolae A.P. Nicorovici, Optical Fibre Communication Conference, OFC 2002, paper ThS, 19-22 March 2002, pp. 527-528. PDF (131KB).

3. "Interferometric Chromatic Dispersion Measurement of Short Length of MPOF"
Y. C. Zhao, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, M. C. J. Large, S. Fleming, Australian Conference on Fibre Optic Technology ACOFT, Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia (8-11 July 2002) pp. 75-77.
PDF (4KB).

4. "Novel Microstructured Optical Fibres fabricated in Polymer"
Maryanne C.J. Large, Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Alexander Argyros, Joseph Zagari, Steven Manos, Nader Issa, Ian M. Bassett, Simon Fleming, Geoff W. Barton, Australian Conference on Fibre Optic Technology ACOFT, Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia (8-11 July 2002), pp. 78-80. PDF (4K)

5. "Single non-degenerate mode propagation in air-core Bragg fibres"
Alexander Argyros, Ian M. Bassett , Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Maryanne C.J. Large, Joseph Zagari, Nicolae A. P. Nicorovici, Ross C. McPhedran, C. Martijn de Sterke, Australian Conference on Fibre Optic Technology ACOFT, Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia (8-11 July 2002), pp. 81-83. PDF (4KB).

6. "Vector wave equation expansion method for leaky modes in microstructured optical fibres"
Nader Issa and Leon Poladian, Australian Conference on Fibre Optic Technology ACOFT, Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia (8-11 July 2002) pp. 72-74. PDF (4K).

7. "Automatic Synthesis of Microstructured Holey Fibre Designs using Numerical Optimisation"
Steven Manos, Arnan Mitchell, Margaret Lech, Leon Poladian, Australian Conference on Fibre Optic Technology ACOFT, Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia (8-11 July 2002) pp. 47-49. PDF (4KB).

8. "Photonic Bandgap guiding in microstructured polymer optical fibres"
Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Maryanne C.J. Large, Alexander Argyros, Ian Bassett and Joseph Zagari, The International Quantum Electronics Conference paper QThH3, IQEC 2002, 22-27 June, Moscow, Russia. PDF (42KB).

9. "Dispersion Measurement of Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres"
Y. C. Zhao, S. Fleming, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, 11th International Plastic Optical Fibers Conference, September 18-20, 2002, Tokyo, Japan.

10. "Heat transfer in a microstructured polymer optical fibre preform"
Katja Lyytikainen, Joseph Zagari, Geoff Barton, John Canning, 11th International Plastic Optical Fibers Conference, September 18-20, 2002, Tokyo, Japan. pp. 53-56. PDF (249KB)

11. "New possibilities with microstructured polymer optical fibres"
Martijn A van Eijkelenborg, Alexander Argyros, Geoff Barton, Ian Bassett, Felicity Cox, Matthew Fellew, Simon Fleming, Geoffrey Henry, Nader Issa, Maryanne Large, Steven Manos, Leon Poladian, Joseph Zagari, 11th International Plastic Optical Fibers Conference, September 18-20, 2002, Tokyo, Japan. pp. 49-52. PDF (237 KB)

12. "Counting Modes in Optical Fibres with Leaky Modes"
Alexander Argyros and Ian M. Bassett, Symposium on Optical Fiber Measurements, September 24-26, Boulder, Colorado, USA. pp. 135-138. PDF (174 KB)

13. "Fibre Design with Evolutionary Strategies"
S. Manos and L. Poladian, Australasian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy, December 3-6, Brisbane, Australia. pp. 86, paper Th(d)1.

14. "Optical Fibre Design with Evolutionary Strategies: Computational implementation and results"
Steven Manos and Leon Poladian, 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning, November 18-22, Singapore, 2002. PDF (205KB).

15. "Air-core photonic band-gap fibres without polarisation degeneracy"
A. Argyros, I.M. Bassett, M.A. van Eijkelenborg, M.C.J. Large, R.C. McPhedran, In Holey Fibres and Photonic Crystals, IEEE LEOS Summer Topicals 2003, Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 14-16 July, 2003, pp. 68-69. PDF (556KB).

16. "Single-polarisation mode in air-core holey fibre"
A. Argyros, I. Bassett, M. van Eijkelenborg, M. Large, In Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology ACOFT, Hilton on the Park, Melbourne, Australia, 13-16 July, 2003, pp. 508-510. PDF (758KB).

17. "Poling and Doping of Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres"
Felicity Cox, Andrew Michie, Geoff Henry, Maryanne Large, Surendra Ponrathnam , Alexander Argyros, Plastic Optical Fibre Conference, Seattle 14-17 September 2003. pp. 89-92. PDF(117KB).

18. "Hollow waveguide guidance in air-cored microstructured optical fibres"
N.A. Issa, A Argyros, M van Eijkelenborg and J Zagari, Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Fibre Optic Technology, COIN/ACOFT 2003, Melbourne Australia (13-16 July 2003) paper MoC2-3, pp. 141-144.

19. "Mikrostrukturierte Multimode-Polymerfasern"
K.-F.Klein, C. Bunge, A. Bachmann, S. Feistner, G. Barton, M.A. van Eijkelenborg, M. Large, L. Poladian, ITG-Fachbericht 180 (in German): Kommunikationskabelnetze, ISSN 0932-6022, ISBN 3-8007-2798-6, Proceedings of 10th ITG-symposium, Cologne Dec. 10-11, 2003, pp. 225-229. PDF (543)

20. "Fabrication and characterization of microstructured optical fibres with elliptical holes"
N A Issa, M A van Eijkelenborg, G Henry, M Fellew, M C J Large, CLEO/IQEC, May 16-21, 2004, San Francisco, California, USA.

21. "Designing multi-core optical fibres for minimal modal dispersion"
N A Issa, M A van Eijkelenborg, CLEO/IQEC, May 16-21, 2004, San Francisco, California, USA.

22. "Graded-index microstructured polymer optical fibre - transmission bandwidth and loss characteristics"
M.A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, A. Bachmann, G. Barton, M.C.J. Large, G. Henry, N.A. Issa, K.F. Klein, H. Poisel, W. Pok, L. Poladian, S. Manos, J. Zagari, Accepted to the 13th International Plastic Optical Fibres Conference 2004, 27-30 Sept, Nurnberg, Germany. Accepted 17/6/04.

23. "An overview of microstructured polymer optical fibres and applications"
M A van Eijkelenborg, A Argyros, A Bachmann, G Barton, G Henry, N A Issa, K F Klein, M C J Large, S Manos, W Padden, L Poladian, H Poisel, and Y. Zhao, Accepted to the 13th International Plastic Optical Fibres Conference 2004, 27-30 Sept, Nurnberg, Germany. Accepted 17/6/04.

24. "Demonstration of microstructured polymer fibre amplifiers and lasers using solution doping"
M.C.J. Large, A. Argyros, F. Cox, S. Ponrathnam, N.S. Pujari, M.A. van Eijkelenborg, S.D. Jackson, R.P. Mildren, Accepted to the 13th International Plastic Optical Fibres Conference 2004, 27-30 September, Nurnberg, Germany. Accepted 17/6/04..

25. "Analysis of Hole Deformation in Microstructured Optical Fibres"
Shicheng Xue, Geoff Barton, Maryanne Large, Richard Lwin, Leon Poladian and Roger Tanner, Accepted for the 13th International Plastic Optical Fibres Conference 2004, 27-30 September, Nurnberg, Germany. Accepted 17/6/04..

26. "Solution-doped microstructured polymer optical fibre amplifiers and fibre lasers"
A. Argyros, M.C.J. Large, F. Cox, S. Ponrathnam, N.S. Pujari, M.A. van Eijkelenborg, S.D. Jackson, R.P. Mildren, Submitted to the Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 5-8 July, 2004.

27. "Microstructured polymer optical fibre amplifier and laser"
A. Argyros, M.A. van Eijkelenborg, S.D. Jackson, R.P. Mildren,, EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference on Solid-State and Fiber Coherent Light Sources, Ecole Polytechnique Fédéralede Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, 29 Augusto 3 September 2004.

28. "New age fibers: the children of the photonic revolution"
R. Haynes, J. Bland-Hawthorn, M. C. J. Large, K. F Klein, G. Nelson, SPIE Proceedings, Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2004, Vol. 5494-74, 2004. PDF (655 KB).

29. "Hole Deformation in Microstructured Optical Fibres"
Maryanne Large, Geoff Barton, Richard Lwin, Leon Poladian, Roger Tanner, Shicheng Xue and Helmut Yu, Program number We4.P.034, 30th European Conference on Optical Communication, September 5-9, 2004 - Stockholm, Sweden. PDF (200KB).

30. "Doped Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres"
M.C.J. Large, S. Ponrathnam , A. Argyros, N. S. Pujari and F. Cox, Program number Mo33.6, 30th European Conference on Optical Communication, September 5-9, 2004 - Stockholm, Sweden. PDF (107 KB ).

31. "High numerical aperture in large-core microstructured polymer optical fibres"
N A Issa and C von Korff Schmising and W E Padden and M A van Eijkelenborg, Proceedings of the Polymer Optical Fibre Conference, Nurnberg, Germany, 135-8 (2004). PDF (859KB).

32. "Photonic device design using Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithms"
Steven Manos, Leon Poladian, Peter Bentley, Maryanne Large, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Evolutionary Multicriterion Optimisation (EMO), Guanajuato, Mexico, 636-650, March 2005. PDF (1494KB).

33. "Microstructured polymer optical fibres - from concept to reality"
GW Barton., T Keawfanapadol ., M.C. J Large, R. Lwin, L. Poladian, R. I Tanner and S. Xue, S., 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Glasgow, Scotland, 10-14 July 2005..

34. "Progress Towards Fabricating Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibre Tapers"
Philip Hambley, Martijn van Eijkelenborg, Geoff Barton, Geoff Henry, Poster at Bragg Gratings, Poling & Photosensitivity / 30th Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (BGPP/ACOFT) 2005, 4-9 July, Star City, Sydney, Australia.

35. "Suspended Core Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibre: Connecting to Reality"
Richard Lwin, Geoff Barton, Trungta Keawfanapadol, Maryanne Large, Leon Poladian, Roger Tanner, Martijn van Eijkelenborg and Shicheng Xue, Bragg Gratings, Poling & Photosensitivity / 30th Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (BGPP/ACOFT) 2005, 4-9 July, Star City, Sydney, Australia.

36. "Hole Deformation Behaviour in Drawing Microstructured Optical Fibres"
Shicheng Xue, Maryanne Large, Geoff Barton, Roger Tanner, Richard Lwin, Leon Poladian, Bragg Gratings, Poling & Photosensitivity/ 30th Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (BGPP/ACOFT) 2005, 4-9 July, Star City, Sydney, Australia.

37. "Hollow Core Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres"
Alexander Argyros, Martijn van Eijkelenborg, Maryanne Large, Ian Bassett, Bragg Gratings, Poling & Photosensitivity/ 30th Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (BGPP/ACOFT) 2005, 4-9 July, Star City, Sydney, Australia (Postdeadline paper).

38. "Cleaving Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibre"
J.D. Harvey, R.J.Kruhlak, M.Song, E. Wu S. H. Law, G. W. Barton, M. van Eijkelenborg, M. Large, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Polymer Optical Fibre, 19 - 21 September 2005 Hong Kong, China, Session II, pp. 45-48.

39. "Progress on Low Loss of Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres"
Richard Lwin, Geoff Barton, Maryanne Large, Leon Poladian and Martijn van Eijkelenborg, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Polymer Optical Fibre, 19 - 21 September 2005 Hong Kong, China, Session II, pp. 37-40.

40. "UV light induced fibre Bragg gratings in microstructured polymer optical fibre"
H Dobb, DJ Webb, K Kalli, A Argyros, MCJ Large and MA van Eijkelenborg, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Polymer Optical Fibre, 19 - 21 September 2005 Hong Kong, China, SESSION XIV 'POLYMER OPTICAL DEVICES' pp. 341 - 344.

41. "Hollow core microstructured polymer optical fibres"
A Argyros, MA van Eijkelenborg, MCJ Large and IM Bassett, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Polymer Optical Fibre, 19 - 21 September 2005 Hong Kong, China, Session II 'Microstructured polymer optical fiber' pp. 41-44.

42. "Strategies and initial results for microstructured polymer optical fibre tapers"
P. Hambley, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, G. Barton, G Henry, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Polymer Optical Fibre, 19 - 21 September 2005 Hong Kong, China, (Poster) pp. 111-113.

43. "Photonic device design using Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithms"
Steven Manos, Leon Poladian, Peter Bentley, Maryanne Large, The Third International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-Criteria Optimization, March 9-11 2005, Guanajuato, Mexico.

44. "Practical aspects on three-dimensional tomographic refractive index profiling of arbitrary fibre optical preforms"
Y. Zhao, S. Fleming, K. Lyytikainen, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, Proceedings of the Optical Fibre Measurements Conference 2005, 21st - 23rd September 2005, Teddington, UK.

45. "Evolving Microstructured Fibres"
M. C. J Large, S. Manos, P. Bentley and L. Poladian, The International Conference on Quantum Electronics 2005 and the Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2005 (IQEC/CLEO-PR 2005) Tokyo July 11-15 (2005).

46. "Extruded polymer preforms for high-NA polymer microstructured fiber"
Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Tanya Monro, Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg and Maryanne J. C. Large, Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Conference 5-10 March 2006, Anaheim USA (Paper OThH4).

47. "Terahertz-time domain transmission spectroscopy of microstructured polymer fiber"
Carlito Ponseca Jr., Alex Quema, Elmer Estacio, Romeric Pobre, Reuben Quiroga, Glenda De Los Reyes, Hidetoshi Murukami, Shingo Ono, Nobuhiko Sarukura, Alexander Argyros, Maryanne C.J. Large, and Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, CLEO 2006, May 21-26, Longbeach CA, USA.

48. "The effect of fabrication parameters on the cleaving of microstructured polymer optical fibers"
Susan Law, Geoffrey Barton, Martijn van Eijkelenborg, Cheng Yan, Richard Lwin, Jinyi Gan, Proceedings of SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference 2006, section on Optical Components and Systems Engineering: Advancements in Polymer Optics Design, Fabrication, and Materials II, 13 - 17 August 2006, San Diego, California USA.

49. "End-face quality of a cleaved microstructured polymer optical fibres"
SH Law, GW Barton, MA van Eijkelenborg and R Lwin, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Micro-Structured Polymer Optical Fibers // International Workshop on Polymer Optical Fibers, WorkPof 2006, Campinas, Brazil, 25 - 26 April 2006.

50. "Semi-permanent imprinting of mechanically induced long-period gratings in microstructured polymer optical fibre"
M.P. Hiscocks, A. Argyros, M.A. van Eijkelenborg and M.C.J Large, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Micro-Structured Polymer Optical Fibers // International Workshop on Polymer Optical Fibers, WorkPof 2006, Campinas, Brazil, 25 - 26 April 2006.

51. "Progress of hollow-core microstructured polymer optical fibres and applications"
A. Argyros, F. Cox, M.A. van Eijkelenborg, M.C.J Large, C. Ponseca Jr, A Quema, N. Sarukura, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Micro-Structured Polymer Optical Fibers // International Workshop on Polymer Optical Fibers, WorkPof 2006, Campinas, Brazil, 25 - 26 April 2006.

52. "The design of high-bandwidth Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres"
Steven Manos, Maryanne Large, Leon Poladian, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Micro-Structured Polymer Optical Fibers // International Workshop on Polymer Optical Fibers, WorkPof 2006, Campinas, Brazil, 25 - 26 April 2006.

53. "Liquid-filled hollow core microstructured polymer optical fibre"
Felicity M. Cox, Alexander Argyros, Maryanne C. J. Large, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Micro-Structured Polymer Optical Fibers // International Workshop on Polymer Optical Fibers, WorkPof 2006, Campinas, Brazil, 25 - 26 April 2006.

Technical or Popular Publications

1. "Crystal Light"
Maryanne Large, Oemagazine (The monthly publication of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.), Jan 2003, volume 3, number 1 pp28-44. Further Details: Spie.

2. "Microstructured fiber makes the most of polymer processing"
Fibers.org, The Optical Communications Source, 6th October, 2003. Further Details: Fibresystems.org.

3. "Fantastic Photonics"
Maryanne Large, August 2003 Issue of Australasian Science.

4. "Evolution breeds better optical fibres" ABC Science Online.

5. "Light on a Leash: reinventing optical fibers"
Australasian Science pp20-23, Jan/Feb 2006.