Ori Henderson-Sapir

Dr Ori Henderson-Sapir

Grant-Funded Researcher (B)

School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Ori Henderson-Sapir received the B.Sc. degree in physics and mathematics from Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, and the M.Eng. degree from Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, where he worked on the development of electrically small antennas. He received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia with the Lasers and Optics Group working on the development of mid-infrared fibre optic lasers. Ori then divided his time as an Optics and Laser Engineer at Ellex Medical and as a Research Associate at the University of Adelaide continuing his work with mid-infrared fibre lasers.

Ori always had a keen interest in the commercialisation of the mid-infrared laser technology, so in 2017 he co-founded the laser startup Mirage-Photonics. Ori then joined the Precision Measurement Group at the Institute for Photonics and Advances Sensing (IPAS) working on cryogenic sapphire oscillators ultra-stable clock development and commercial maturation.

Returning to research in near-IR and mid-IR fibre lasers in 2020, Ori worked on a US Air Force-funded project exploring the use of multi-mode optical fibres to scale power in near-IR fibre amplifiers while avoiding nonlinear limitations.

Since joining the University of Adelaide's OzGrav node at the end of 2022, Ori’s research focuses on creating monolithic mid-IR fiber lasers with the aim of integrating them into LIGO's thermal compensation system to enhance performance and expand detection capabilities.

Throughout his career Ori's research focused on mid-infrared fiber lasers development, their applications and pursuing their commercialisation.

My research focuses mainly on mid-infrared fibre lasers and their applications. I am one of the inventors of the dual-wavelength pumping technique that drove long wavelength fibre lasers to higher powers. I have keen interest in both the fundamental operation of mid-infrared fibre lasers of various types and their applications. My current research topics include and ongoing projects include:

  • High-power continuous wave (CW) mid-infrared fibre lasers operating at wavelengths beyond 3µm
  • Pulsed mid-infrared fibre lasers, especially with mode-locked short pulses.
  • Applications of fibre lasers operating around 3.5 µm.
  • Numerical modelling of fibre lasers in both steady-state and time domain.
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Award Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia Australian Museum/DSTG Australia 10000
    2016 Award IPAS Best Paper Competition University of Adelaide - Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) Australia -
    2014 Award IPAS Best Paper competition University of Adelaide - Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) Australia -
    2013 Award Emil Wolf 2013 Paper Competition - United States -
    2012 Achievement 3 Minutes Thesis Finalist University of Adelaide Australia -
    2011 Award Mery Wicks Award University of Adelaide - Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) Australia -
    2010 Achievement 3 Minutes Thesis University of Adelaide Australia -
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Hebrew Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2009 - ongoing Member OSA United States
    2009 - ongoing Member SPIE United States
    2002 - ongoing Member IEEE United States
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Member Optical and Quantum Electronics Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Switzerland
  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (B)
  • Phone: 83136414
  • Email: ori.henderson-sapir@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83134380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: The Braggs, floor 1
  • Org Unit: Physics

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