# Associate Professor Christopher Poulton

### Biography

Dr Chris Poulton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. His research focus is on numerical analytical methods in electromagnetic wave propagation in composite materials, and he is the leader of the UTS node of CUDOS, the ARC Centre of excellence for Ultra-high bandwidth Devices and Optical Systems.

Dr Poulton received his PhD from the University of Sydney in 2000 for his work on electromagnetic and elastodynamic wave propagation in periodic materials. In 2000 he was appointed Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at the University of Liverpool, UK, where he worked on analytical models of photonic and phononic crystals and co-authored a book on asymptotic methods in electromagnetism. From 2002-2005 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for High-frequency and Quantum Electronics at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, where he worked with experimentalists on developing integrated nonlinear devices. At the beginning of 2006 he joined the Max Planck Research Group (photonics and new materials) in Erlangen, Germany, where he worked on plasmonic interactions and guidance in photonic crystal fibres. He has been at UTS since July 2007.

Dr Poulton’s research interests are in numerical and analytical models of confined states, waveguides, metamaterials, and photon-phonon interactions.

### Professional

Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Complex Systems (CeMMCoS): core member

Centre for Ultra-high bandwidth Devices and Optical Systems (CUDOS, ARC Centre of Excellence): Chief Investogator

Institute for Nanoscale Technology (INT): Associate member

Optical Society of America (OSA): member

**Associate Professor,**School of Mathematical Sciences

**Core Member,**Research Strength Materials and Technology for Energy Efficiency Member

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### Research Interests

Dr Poulton’s research focus is on the physics and modelling of advanced nanophotonic materials and devices. His reas of expertise is in the numerical and analytical modeling of confined states, waveguides, and metamaterials. Central to this work are photonic crystals and photonic crystal fibres; specially designed structures in which photons can be trapped, guided, or otherwise manipulated. An important part of this research involves the electromagnetic properties of metals at optical wavelengths – these problems are interesting from a computational point of view because they are so difficult to model, owing to the large momentum carried by the electron in comparison to the photon. Composites formed of metals and dielectrics also have exceptionally interesting optical properties – in particular there has recently been much excitement over a new class of materials, combining metals and dielectrics, known as metamaterials. These revolutionary new materials can be used to control the motion of light through space in a manner resembling a strong gravitational field. This leads to a number of interesting possibilities, including the electromagnetic cloaking of objects, as well as the resolution of images beyond the diffraction limit. Dr Poulton is also interested in the elastodynamic properties of periodic materials, including those possessing phononic band gaps, in which all sturctural vibrations propagating through the material are damped.

Undergraduate courses:

33190 Mathematical Modelling for Science (Autumn Semester)

33230 Mathematical Modelling 2 (Autumn Semester)

Postgraduate courses:

35484 EM Wave theory (Autumn semester)

35482 Boundary value problems (Spring semester)

A number of honours projects are offered each year. Interested students should contact me via email (address given above).

## Books

*Asymptotic models of fields in dilute and densely packed composites*, 1, Imperial College Press, London, UK.

## Chapters

*Solid Mechanics and its Applications vol 113: IUTAM Symposium on Asymptotics, Singularities and Homogenisation in Problems of Mechanics*, Kluwer, Netherlands, pp. 181-190.

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*IUTAM Symposium on Diffraction and Scattering in Fluid Mechanics and Elasticity*, Kluwer, Netherlands, pp. 95-104.

## Conferences

*NEW JOURNAL OF PHYSICS*, IOP PUBLISHING LTD.

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*Photonic and Electromagnetic Crystal Structures*, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, Granada, Spain, pp. 1-1.

*Frontiers in Optics*, Optical Society of America, USA, pp. 1-2.

*Photonic and Electromagnetic Crystal Structures*, insituto de ciencia de materiales de madrid, Granada, Spain.

*Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/The International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC)*, Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 1-2.

*Winter Topical Meeting Series, 2008 IEEE/LEOS*, IEEE/LEOS, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 206-207.

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*Joint Conference Of The Opto-Electronics And Communications Conference 2008 And The Australian Conference On Optical Fibre Technology, Vols 1 And 2*, IEEE, Piscataway, USA, pp. 1-2.

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*Proceedings of 2008 10th Anniversary International Conference On Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) vol 4*, IEEE/LEOS, New Jersey, USA, pp. 230-233.

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*CLEO/QELS 2008 (Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science)*, IEEE, USA, pp. 1-2.

*Frontiers in Optics, Technical Digest*, Optical Society of America, CD, pp. 1-3.

*Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies 2007 Technical Digest*, Optical Society of America, USA, pp. 1-2.

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*Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies 2007 Technical Digest*, Optical Society of America, USA, pp. 1-2.

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*Solid Mechanics and its Applications vol 113: IUTAM Symposium on Asymptotics, Singularities and Homogenisation in Problems of Mechanics*, Kluwer, Netherlands, pp. 95-104.

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*Solid Mechanics and its Applications vol 113: IUTAM Symposium on Asymptotics, Singularities and Homogenisation in Problems of Mechanics*, Kluwer, Netherlands, pp. 585-594.

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*IUTAM SYMPOSIUM ON MECHANICAL AND ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES IN STRUCTURED MEDIA*, SPRINGER, pp. 227-238.

## Journal articles

*Appl. Phys. Lett.*, vol. 101, p. 173902.

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*ACS PHOTONICS*, vol. 1, no. 8, pp. 683-689.

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*Sci Rep*, vol. 4, p. 5032.

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*Opt Express*, vol. 22, no. 23, pp. 29270-29282.

*Opt Express*, vol. 22 Suppl 5, pp. A1343-A1354.

*Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics*, vol. 87, no. 2.

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*Opt Lett*, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 305-307.

*Opt Express*, vol. 21, no. 7, pp. 8605-8613.

*Journal Of The Optical Society Of America B-Optical Physics*, vol. 30, no. 12, pp. 3249-3253.

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*JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA A-OPTICS IMAGE SCIENCE AND VISION*, vol. 30, no. 10, pp. 2034-2047.

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*Advances in Optics and Photonics*, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 536-587.

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*OPTICS EXPRESS*, vol. 21, no. 22, pp. A964-A969.

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*JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA A-OPTICS IMAGE SCIENCE AND VISION*, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 817-831.

*Opt Lett*, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 969-971.

*Proceedings Of The Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical And Engineering Sciences*, vol. 468, no. 2140, pp. 1196-1216.

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*OPTICS EXPRESS*, vol. 20, no. 20, pp. 22763-22769.

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*APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS*, vol. 101, no. 17.

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*Waves In Random And Complex Media*, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 435-458.

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*Opt Express*, vol. 20, no. 19, pp. 21235-21246.

*Opt Express*, vol. 20, no. 17, pp. 18836-18845.

*WAVES IN RANDOM AND COMPLEX MEDIA*, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 531-570.

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*PHYSICAL REVIEW A*, vol. 86, no. 4.

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*Opt Express*, vol. 19, no. 9, pp. 8285-8290.

*PHYSICAL REVIEW A*, vol. 84, no. 4.

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*Opt Lett*, vol. 36, no. 18, pp. 3687-3689.

*JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B-OPTICAL PHYSICS*, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 746-755.

*New Journal of Physics*, vol. 13, pp. 1-18.

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*Opt Express*, vol. 19 Suppl 5, pp. A1067-A1081.

*JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B-OPTICAL PHYSICS*, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 246-258.

*Appl. Phys. Lett.*, vol. 97, p. 021106.

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*OPTICS EXPRESS*, vol. 18, no. 25, pp. 25693-25701.

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*Waves In Random And Complex Media*, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 702-716.

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*WAVES IN RANDOM AND COMPLEX MEDIA*, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 656-677.

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*Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical ...*, vol. 26, no. 10, pp. 1852-1861.

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*Opt Express*, vol. 17, no. 15, pp. 13178-13186.

*Proceedings Of The Royal Society A-Mathematical ...*, vol. 465, no. 2111, pp. 3383-3400.

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*OPTICS EXPRESS*, vol. 17, no. 22, pp. 19629-19643.

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*Opt Express*, vol. 16, no. 18, pp. 13800-13808.

*PHYSICAL REVIEW A*, vol. 77, no. 6.

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*Opt Express*, vol. 15, no. 20, pp. 12680-12685.

*Opt Express*, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 1653-1662.

*Optics Express*, vol. 15, no. 10, pp. 5976-5990.

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*Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE*, vol. 19, no. 11, pp. 819-821.

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*Journal of Lightwave Technology*, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 891-900.

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*Opt Lett*, vol. 32, no. 12, pp. 1647-1649.

*IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics*, vol. 42, no. 12, pp. 1215-1223.

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*Microwave and Optical Technology Letters*, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 88-91.

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*IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics*, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 1306-1321.

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*Optics Express*, vol. 14, no. 26, pp. 12782-12793.

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*Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE*, vol. 18, no. 1-4, pp. 361-363.

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*IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics*, vol. 41, no. 10, pp. 1303-1308.

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*Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics*, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 1211-1220.

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*Journal of Computational Physics*, vol. 204, no. 1, pp. 65-81.

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*IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics*, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 448-454.

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*Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys*, vol. 71, no. 5 Pt 2, p. 056606.

*Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics*, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 407-428.

*Physica B: Condensed Matter*, vol. 338, no. 1, pp. 149-152.

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*Proceedings Of The Royal Society A: Mathematical Physical And Engineering Sciences*, vol. 459, no. 2037, pp. 2215-2263.

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*Proceedings Of The Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical And Engineering Sciences*, vol. 458, no. 2024, pp. 1887-1912.

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*Comptes Rendus Mathematique*, vol. 330, pp. 491-497.

*SIAM JOURNAL ON APPLIED MATHEMATICS*, vol. 61, no. 5, pp. 1706-1730.

*PHYSICA B*, vol. 279, no. 1-3, pp. 162-163.

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*Proceedings Of The Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical And Engineering Sciences*, vol. 456, pp. 2543-2559.

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*PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES*, vol. 455, no. 1983, pp. 1107-1123.

*Physica A*, vol. 241, no. 1, pp. 179-182.

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*Proceedings Of The Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical And Engineering Sciences*, vol. 452, pp. 2231-2245.

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*Journal Of Mathematical Physics*, vol. 37, pp. 2043-2052.

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