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.

His current interests include:

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

Nonlinear Optics and Spectroscopy, Optics, Photonics and Electro-Optical Engineering

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C. ... Ananyeva, A. (2017). All-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the O1 LIGO data. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 96, 6, -.
10.1103/PhysRevD.96.062002
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C. ... Amato, A. (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, -.
10.3847/1538-4357/aa86f0
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C. ... Amato, A. (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.
10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.221101
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C. ... Ananyeva, A. (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.
10.1103/PhysRevD.96.022001
2017 Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C. ... Amato, A. (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.
10.1103/PhysRevD.95.122003
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.
10.1364/OE.24.011569
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.
10.1364/OE.21.006973
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.
10.1103/PhysRevD.85.082002
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.
10.1051/0004-6361/201118219
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.
10.1103/PhysRevD.85.022001
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.
10.1038/nphys2083

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2016 Ganija, M. (2016). Second Harmonic Generation Using a Monolithic, Linearly Polarized Thulium Doped Fiber Laser. Photonics and Fiber Technology 2016 (ACOFT, BGPP, NP). Sydney.
10.1364/ACOFT.2016.AW2B.2
2016 Ganija, M., Simakov, N., Hemming, A., Haub, J., veitch, P. & Munch, J. (2016). High Resolution Spectroscopy For Cryogenic Ho:YAG Laser. CLEO US. San Jose, CA, US.
10.1364/CLEO_SI.2016.STu4M.3
2013 Ganija, M., Ottaway, D., Veitch, P. & Munch, J. (2013). Cryogenically cooled end pumped Yb: YAG zigzag slab laser. The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO_Europe) 2013. Munich, Germany.
2012 Ganija, M., Ottaway, D., Veitch, P. & Munch, J. (2012). Cryogenic, conduction cooled, end pumped, zigzag slab laser, suitable for power scaling. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO). San Jose, CA.
2011 Ganija, M., Ottaway, D., Veitch, P. & Munch, J. (2011). A cryogenic, end pumped, zigzag slab laser suitable for power scaling. Quantum Electronics Conference & Lasers and Electro-Optics. Sydney, Australia.
10.1109/IQEC-CLEO.2011.6194005
2009 Ganija, M., Ottaway, D., Hosken, D., Veitch, P. & Munch, J. (2009). Power scaling of cryogenically cooled high power solid state laser. Australasian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy and Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOLS ACOFT). Adelaide.

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. ANZCOP. 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. Australian Institute of Physics Congress. Melbourne, Australia.
Position
University Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone
83135037
Fax
8313 4380
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Oliphant Building
Room Number
G 07
Org Unit
Physics

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