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Dr Miro Erkintalo

BSc, MSc, DSc (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

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Senior Lecturer


While born and raised in Pori (Finland), I received the degrees of B.Sc, M.Sc. and D.Sc. (physics) from the Tampere University of Technology in March 2009, November 2009 and January 2012, respectively. In January 2012 I was hired as a post-doctoral research fellow at The University of Auckland (New Zealand). I was promoted to a Lecturer in February 2014, and senior lecturer in February 2017.

My research involves various themes in ultrafast and nonlinear optics, with particular focus in guided wave geometries. Specific topics include soliton dynamics, parametric processes, supercontinuum generation, passive resonators and mode-locked lasers.

Please visit my personal research website for more up-to-date information:

Research | Current

  • Nonlinear fiber optics
  • Mode-locked fiber lasers
  • Soliton theory
  • Parametric processes
  • Supercontinuum generation
  • Passive ring resonators


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Hendry, I., Trainor, L. S., Xu, Y., Coen, S., Murdoch, S. G., Schwefel, H. G. L., & Erkintalo, M. (2020). Experimental observation of internally pumped parametric oscillation and quadratic comb generation in a χ(2) whispering-gallery-mode microresonator. Optics letters, 45 (5), 1204-1207. 10.1364/ol.385751
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stuart Murdoch, Ian Hendry, Ray Xu
  • Ricciardi, I., Mosca, S., Parisi, M., Leo, F., Hansson, T., Erkintalo, M., ... De Rosa, M. (2020). Optical frequency combs in quadratically nonlinear resonators. Micromachines, 11 (2), 1-22. 10.3390/mi11020230
  • Nuno, J., Finot, C., Xu, G., Millot, G., Erkintalo, M., & Fatome, J. (2019). Vectorial dispersive shock waves in optical fibers. COMMUNICATIONS PHYSICS, 210.1038/s42005-019-0241-6
  • Sayson, N. L. B., Bi, T., Ng, V., Hoan, P., Trainor, L. S., Schwefel, H. G. L., ... Murdoch, S. G. (2019). Octave-spanning tunable parametric oscillation in crystalline Kerr microresonators. NATURE PHOTONICS, 13 (10), 701-+. 10.1038/s41566-019-0485-4
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Noel Lito Sayson, Stephane Coen, Stuart Murdoch, Vincent Ng
  • Wabnitz, S., Hansson, T., Parra-Rivas, P., Leo, F., Erkintalo, M., Mosca, S., ... De Rosa, M. (2019). Quadratic Optical Frequency Combs. 2019 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2019 - Proceedings. 10.1109/IPCon.2019.8908308
  • Hendry, I., Garbin, B., Murdoch, S. G., Coen, S., & Erkintalo, M. (2019). Impact of desynchronization and drift on soliton-based Kerr frequency combs in the presence of pulsed driving fields. PHYSICAL REVIEW A, 100 (2)10.1103/PhysRevA.100.023829
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stuart Murdoch, Ian Hendry, Stephane Coen
  • Nielsen, A. U., Garbin, B., Coen, S., Murdoch, S. G., & Erkintalo, M. (2019). Coexistence and Interactions between Nonlinear States with Different Polarizations in a Monochromatically Driven Passive Kerr Resonator. Physical review letters, 123 (1)10.1103/physrevlett.123.013902
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alexander Nielsen, Stephane Coen, Stuart Murdoch
  • Ricciardi, I., Mosca, S., Parisi, M., Maddaloni, P., De Natale, P., Erkintalo, M., ... Wabnitz, S. (2019). Experimental observation of optical frequency combs in doubly resonant second harmonic generation. 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019. 10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8872235

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Level 5, Room 505
New Zealand

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