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Dr Miftar Ganija

Miftar Ganija
University Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

Dr Ganija is a University of Adelaide Research Fellow within the Optics and Photonics research group and a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. His research includes the development of high-power near infrared cryogenic lasers for a variety of industrial, remote sensing and defense applications, and for next-generation gravitational wave detectors; and blue lasers for medical applications.

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Dr Miftar Ganija

Dr Ganija is a University of Adelaide Research Fellow within the Optics and Photonics research group and a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. His research includes the development of high-power near infrared cryogenic lasers for a variety of industrial, remote sensing and defense applications, and for next-generation gravitational wave detectors; and blue lasers for medical applications.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) — email supervisor to discuss availability.

His current interests include:

  •  Laser development 
  • Cryogenically cooled solid state lasers
  • High power solid state lasers
  • Interferometry
  • Pulsed laser
  • Frequency doubling
  • Mid-Infrared Lasers
  • Blue lasers 

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 University Research Fellow School of Physical Sciences

Language Competencies

Language Competency
Albanian Can read, write and speak
German Can read, write and speak

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2008 - 2013 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., . . . Birnholtz, O. (2018). First search for nontensorial gravitational waves from known pulsars. Physical Review Letters, 120(3), 031104-1-031104-13.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2
2018 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., . . . Betzwieser, J. (2018). GW170817: implications for the stochastic gravitational-wave background from compact binary coalescences. Physical Review Letters, 120(9), 091101-1-091101-12.
DOI WoS2
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., . . . Ubertini, P. (2017). Gravitational waves and gamma-rays from a binary neutron star merger: GW170817 and GRB 170817A. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 848(2), L13-1-L13-27.
DOI Scopus124 WoS106
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., . . . Serra-Ricart, M. (2017). A gravitational-wave standard siren measurement of the Hubble constant. Nature, 551(7678), 85-88.
DOI Scopus23 WoS32 Europe PMC5
2017 Albert, A., André, M., Anghinolfi, M., Ardid, M., Aubert, J., Aublin, J., . . . Leonora, E. (2017). Search for high-energy neutrinos from binary neutron star merger GW170817 with ANTARES, IceCube, and the Pierre Auger Observatory. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 850(2), 1-18.
DOI Scopus4 WoS3
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., . . . Bertolini, A. (2017). On the progenitor of binary neutron star merger GW170817. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 850(2), 18 pages.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., . . . Bertolini, A. (2017). Estimating the contribution of dynamical ejecta in the kilonova associated with GW170817. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 850(2), L39-1-L39-13.
DOI Scopus7 WoS4
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., . . . Woudt, P. (2017). Multi-messenger observations of a binary neutron star merger. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 848(2), L12-1-L12-59.
DOI Scopus158 WoS98
2017 Ganija, M., Hemming, A., Simakov, N., Boyd, K., Haub, J., Veitch, P., & Munch, J. (2017). High power cryogenic Ho:YAG laser. Optics Express, 25(25), 31889-31894.
DOI
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., . . . Bertolini, A. (2017). GW170608: observation of a 19 solar-mass binary black hole coalescence. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 851(2), 1-11.
DOI Scopus35 WoS36
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., . . . Zweizig, J. (2017). Search for post-merger gravitational waves from the remnant of the Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 851(1), L16-1-L16-13.
DOI Scopus9 WoS7
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., . . . Betzwieser, J. (2017). First narrow-band search for continuous gravitational waves from known pulsars in advanced detector data. Physical Review D, 96(12), 122006-1-122006-20.
DOI
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., . . . Anderson, D. (2017). First low-frequency Einstein@Home all-sky search for continuous gravitational waves in Advanced LIGO data. Physical Review D, 96(12), 122004-1-122004-26.
DOI Scopus3
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., . . . Billingsley, G. (2017). GW170104: Observation of a 50-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence at Redshift 0.2. Physical Review Letters, 118(22), 221101-1-221101-17.
DOI Scopus342 Europe PMC21
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., . . . Evans, R. (2017). Search for gravitational waves from Scorpius X-1 in the first Advanced LIGO observing run with a hidden Markov model. Physical Review D, 95(12), 122003-1-122003-20.
DOI Scopus2 WoS5
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., . . . Zweizig, J. (2017). Search for intermediate mass black hole binaries in the first observing run of Advanced LIGO. Physical Review D, 96(2), 022001-1-022001-14.
DOI Scopus10 WoS11
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., . . . Wang, L. (2017). Upper limits on gravitational waves from Scorpius X-1 from a model-based cross-correlation search in Advanced LIGO data. Astrophysical Journal, 847(1), 47-1-47-14.
DOI Scopus3 WoS3
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., . . . Zweizig, J. (2017). All-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the O1 LIGO data. Physical Review D, 96(6), 062002-1-062002-35.
DOI WoS4
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., . . . Bersanetti, D. (2017). GW170814: A three-detector observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole coalescence. Physical Review Letters, 119(14), 141101-1-141101-16.
DOI Scopus129 WoS132 Europe PMC7
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., . . . Bero, J. (2017). GW170817: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Neutron Star Inspiral. Physical Review Letters, 119(16), 161101-1-161101-18.
DOI Scopus242 WoS267 Europe PMC29
2016 Ganija, M., Simakov, N., Hemming, A., Haub, J., Veitch, P., & Munch, J. (2016). Efficient, low threshold, cryogenic Ho:YAG laser. Optics Express, 24(11), 11569-11577.
DOI Scopus6 WoS4
2013 Ganija, M., Ottaway, D., Veitch, P., & Munch, J. (2013). Cryogenic, high power, near diffraction limited, Yb:YAG slab laser. Optics Express, 21(6), 6973-6978.
DOI Scopus13 WoS11 Europe PMC2
2012 Ganija, M., Hosken, D., Munch, J., Ottaway, D., & Veitch, P. (2012). Search for gravitational waves from low mass compact binary coalescence in LIGO's sixth science run and Virgo's science runs 2 and 3. Physical Review. D. Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 85(8), 1-12.
DOI Scopus153 WoS160
2012 Ganija, M., Hosken, D., Munch, J., Ottaway, D., & Veitch, P. (2012). Implementation and testing of the first prompt search for gravitational wave transients with electromagnetic counterparts. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 539, 1-15.
DOI Scopus39 WoS51
2012 Ganija, M., Hosken, D., Munch, J., Ottaway, D., & Veitch, P. (2012). All-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the full S5 LIGO data. Physical Review. D. Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 85(2), 022001-1-022001-19.
DOI Scopus50 WoS47
2011 Ganija, M., Hosken, D., Munch, J., Ottaway, D., & Veitch, P. (2011). A gravitational wave observatory operating beyond the quantum shot-noise limit. Nature Physics, 7(12), 962-965.
DOI Scopus334 WoS336
2008 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Adhikari, R., Agresti, J., Ajith, P., Allen, B., . . . Zweizig, J. (2008). All-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in LIGO S4 data. Physical Review. D. Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 77(2), 022001-01-022001-38.
DOI Scopus76 WoS86

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2017 Ganija, M., Hemming, A., Simakov, N., Haub, J., Veitch, P., & Munch, J. (2017). High power cryogenically cooled Ho: YAG laser. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers Vol. Part F82-CLEO_Europe 2017.
2016 Ganija, M., Simakov, N., Hemming, A., Haub, J., veitch, P., & Munch, J. (2016). High Resolution Spectroscopy For Cryogenic Ho:YAG Laser. In OSA (pp. 2 pages). The Optical Society: IEEE.
DOI Scopus2
2016 Ganija, M. (2016). Second Harmonic Generation Using a Monolithic, Linearly Polarized Thulium Doped Fiber Laser. In OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2016) Vol. paper AW2B.2 (pp. 2 pages). Sydney.
DOI
2013 Ganija, M., Ottaway, D., Veitch, P., & Munch, J. (2013). Cryogenically cooled end pumped Yb: YAG zigzag slab laser. In Proceedings 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - International Quantum Electronics Conference (pp. CA_7_1). Munich, Germany: Optical Society of America.
2012 Ganija, M., Ottaway, D., Veitch, P., & Munch, J. (2012). Cryogenic, conduction cooled, end pumped, zigzag slab laser, suitable for power scaling. In 2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2012 (pp. 1-2). USA: IEEE.
Scopus1
2011 Ganija, M., Ottaway, D., Veitch, P., & Munch, J. (2011). A cryogenic, end pumped, zigzag slab laser suitable for power scaling. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers (pp. 627-629). Sydney, Australia: Optical Society of America.
DOI Scopus3
2009 Ganija, M., Ottaway, D., Hosken, D., Veitch, P., & Munch, J. (2009). Power scaling of cryogenically cooled high power solid state laser. In Proceedings of the ACOLS ACOFT 09 Conference (pp. 548-549). CDROM: Australian Optical Society.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2014 Ganija, M., Veitch, P., & Munch, J. (2014). Comparison of diode pumping efficiency of an Er: YAG laser at 300 K and 77 K for Gravitational Wave Interferometry. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian and New Zealand conference of Optics. Adelaide.
2010 Ganija, M., Ottaway, D., Hosken, D., Veitch, P., & Munch, J. (2010). Power scaling and reliable cryogenic cooling of a high power solid state laser. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Institute of Physics Congress. Melbourne, Australia.

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Co-Supervisor Pulsed Fibre Lasers Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr David Michael McAfee
2017 Co-Supervisor Single-Frequency Ho::YAG Lasers Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Mitchell Ryan Herrick
2017 Co-Supervisor Narrow Band Acousto-optical Tuneable Filters Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Adam James Gambell
Position
University Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone
83135037
Fax
8313 4380
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Oliphant Building, floor G
Room Number
G 07
Org Unit
Physics

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