Arnan Mitchell

Distinguished Professor Arnan Mitchell

Director, Micro Nano Research Facility and Director, Integrated Photonics and Applications Centre

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Distinguished Professor Arnan Mitchell is an expert in integrated photonics who works with academics and industry to create technology solutions with real world impact.

Overview

Professor Arnan Mitchell is Director of RMIT's Micro Nano Research Facility (MNRF) and the Integrated Photonics and Applications Centre (InPAC). Prof Mitchell has built RMIT's capability in photonics (the science of using and manipulating light) over his 20-year career through national and international collaboration.

He is Director of the $60M Micro Nano Research Facility (MNRF) including comprehensive infrastructure for photonic chip research and development and has spent much of his career building this capability. He founded and leads the Integrated Photonics and Applications Centre (InPAC) - a team of more than 40 researchers exploring how breakthrough innovations can be translated to real world impact through engagement with industry in Australia and around the world. InPAC includes integrated photonic design, photonic chip fabrication, packaging and interfacing and applications in high-speed internet, photonic sensing systems for defence and photonic biosensors for more rapid disease diagnosis.

Prof Mitchell is often the platform technology expert in a highly multi-disciplinary team and has used this approach to achieve major impacts spanning nonlinear physics, precision measurement for navigation and defence applications, record breaking data communications technology and even lab-on-a-chip devices for biomedical research. His publications appear in the highest quality outlets including Nature, Nature Medicine, Nature Communications, PNAS, Optica, Light Science and Applications and Advanced Materials, among many others.

Professor Mitchell is a thought leader and photonics pioneer with a mission to building a deep technology manufacturing base in Australia sustaining both academia and industry.

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Research

Prof Mitchell’s research focuses on multi-disciplinary microtechnology – the technology that enables an entire computer with billions of functional electronic components that come together on a chip the size of your fingernail. However, rather than only creating circuits that can control electronic signals, Prof Mitchell uses microtechnology to create circuits which can also control fluids, vibrations and even light.

These multi-disciplinary microchips can be used for a vast array of applications including detecting diseases in blood, measuring contaminants in the ocean, monitoring the structural integrity of bridges, guiding the trajectory of spacecraft and submarines and transmitting and processing vast quantities of digital information.

Research keywords

Photonics, Integrated Photonics, Optics, Micro Platforms, Integrated Optics, Lab-on-a-chip, Photonic Signal Processing

Research output summary

580

Publications

80

Grants

6

Awards

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Supervisor interest areas

Integrated Optics, Nonlinear Optics and Microwave Photonics - with emphasis on Simulation, Design, Microfabrication and Systems; Lab-on-a-chip platforms supporting biomedical research: integrated microfluidics, micro-mechanics and photonics.

Supervisor projects

For current project available at the Integrated Photonics and Applications Centre (InPAC), visit: https://www.rmit.edu.au/research/centres-collaborations/integrated-photonics-and-applications-centre/open-positions

Feature publications

11 TOPS photonic convolutional accelerator for optical neural networks

Nature

Xu, X., Tan, M., Corcoran, B., Wu, J., Boes, A., Nguyen, T.G., Chu, S.T., Little, B.E., Hicks, D.G., Morandotti, R. and Mitchell, A., (2021).

Status and Potential of Lithium Niobate on Insulator (LNOI) for Photonic Integrated Circuits

Laser & Photonics Reviews

Boes, A., Corcoran, B., Chang, L., Bowers, J. & Mitchell, A. (2018). 

A shear gradient–dependent platelet aggregation mechanism drives thrombus formation

Nature medicine

Nesbitt, W.S., Westein, E., Tovar-Lopez, F.J.,Tolouei, E., Mitchell, A., Fu, J., Carberry, J., Fouras, A. and Jackson, S.P., (2009).

Key publications by year

  • Xu Han, Zhenfu Zhang, Junbo Yang, Huifu Xiao, Guanghui Ren, yongheng jiang, Ting Zhao, Thach Nguyen, Arnan Mitchell & Jianhong Yang et al. 2020, ‘On-chip switchable and reconfigurable optical mode exchange device using cascaded three-waveguide-coupling switches’, Optics Express, doi:10.1364/oe.390164 
  • Xu Han, Guanghui Ren, Thach Nguyen, Huifu Xiao, Yonghui Tian & Arnan Mitchell 2020, ‘On-chip biochemical sensor using wide Gaussian beams in silicon waveguide-integrated plasmonic crystal’, Optics Letters, doi:10.1364/ol.391067 
  • David J Moss, Andreas Boes, St Chu, Brent Little, Roberto Morandotti, Arnan Mitchell, Jiayang Wu, Mengxi Tan, Thach G. Nguyen & Xingyuan Xu 2020, ‘Broadband photonic RF channelizer with 92 channels based on a Kerr microcomb’, Journal of Lightwave Technology, pp. 1–1, doi:10.1109/ jlt.2020.2997699 
  • Thach G. Nguyen, Andreas Boes & Arnan Mitchell 2020, ‘Lateral Leakage in Silicon Photonics: Theory, Applications, and Future Directions’, 
  • IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 1–13, doi:10.1109/jstqe.2019.2935315 
  • Milan Sinobad, Jean-Marc Fedeli, Christelle Monat, Christian Grillet, Alberto Della Torre, Remi Armand, Barry Luther-Davies, Pan Ma, Stephen Madden & Arnan Mitchell et al. 2020, ‘High Coherence at f and 2f of Mid-Infrared Supercontinuum Generation in Silicon Germanium Waveguides’, 
  • IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 1–8, doi:10.1109/jstqe.2019.2943358 
  • Milan Sinobad, Alberto Della Torre, Rémi Armand, Barry Luther-Davies, Pan Ma, Stephen Madden, Arnan Mitchell, David Moss, Jean-Michel Hartmann & Jean-Marc FEDELI et al. 2020, ‘Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in silicon-germanium all-normal dispersion waveguides’, Optics Letters, doi:10.1364/ol.402159 
  • Mengxi Tan, Xingyuan Xu, Andreas Boes, Bill Corcoran, Jiayang Wu, Thach Nguyen, Brent little, ST Chu, Roberto Morandotti & Arnan Mitchell et al. 2020, ‘Photonic RF arbitrary waveform generator based on a soliton crystal micro-comb source’, Journal of Lightwave Technology, pp. 1–1, doi:10.1109/jlt.2020.3009655
  • Andreas Frigg, Andreas Boes, Guanghui Ren, Islam Abdo, Duk-Yong Choi, Silvio Gees & Arnan Mitchell 2019, ‘Low loss CMOS-compatible silicon nitride photonics utilizing reactive sputtered thin films’, Optics Express, vol. 27, no. 26, pp. 37795, doi:10.1364/oe.380758 
  • Markus Knoerzer,  Crispin Szydzik,  Guanghui Ren,  Cesar S. Huertas,  Sonya Palmer,  Phuong Tang,  Thach G. Nguyen,  Lam Bui, Andreas Boes   & Arnan  Mitchell 2019, ‘Optical frequency comb based system  for photonic refractive index sensor  interrogation’, Optics Express, vol. 27, no. 15,    pp. 21532, doi:10.1364/oe.27.021532 
  • Yang Liu, Amol Choudhary, Guanghui Ren, Khu Vu, Blair Morrison, Alvaro Casas-Bedoya, Thach G. Nguyen, Duk-Yong Choi, Pan Ma & Arnan Mitchell et al. 2019, ‘Integration of Brillouin and passive circuits for enhanced radio-frequency photonic filtering’, APL Photonics, vol. 4, no. 10, pp. 106103, doi:10.1063/1.5113569 
  • Ren, G., Zhang, B.Y., Yao, Q., Zavabeti, A., Huertas, C.S., Brklja?a, R., Khan, M.W., Nili, H., Datta, R.S. & Khan, H. et al. 2019, ‘An Ultrasensitive Silicon Photonic Ion Sensor Enabled by 2D Plasmonic Molybdenum Oxide’, Small. 
  • Sinobad, M., Torre, A.D., Luther-Davis, B., Ma, P., Madden, S., Debbarma, S., Vu, K., Moss, D.J., Mitchell, A. & Hartmann, J.-M. et al. 2019, ‘Dispersion trimming for mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in a hybrid chalcogenide/silicon-germanium waveguide’, Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. A98-A104 
  • Thach G. Nguyen, Kiplimo Yego, Guanghui Ren, Andreas Boes & Arnan Mitchell 2019, ‘Microwave engineering filter synthesis technique for coupled ridge resonator filters’, Optics Express, vol. 27, no. 23, pp. 34370, doi:10.1364/oe.27.034370 
  • Mengxi Tan, Arnan Mitchell, David J. Moss, Xingyuan Xu, Bill Corcoran, Jiayang Wu, Andreas Boes, Thach G. Nguyen, Sai T. Chu & Brent 
  • E. Little et al. 2019, ‘Microwave and RF Photonic Fractional Hilbert Transformer Based on a 50 GHz Kerr Micro-Comb’, Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 37, no. 24, pp. 6097–6104, doi:10.1109/jlt.2019.2946606
  • Xu, X., Wu, J., Nguyen, T.G., Shoeiby, M., Chu, S.T., Little, B.E., Morandotti, R., Mitchell, A. & Moss, D.J. 2018, ‘Advanced RF and microwave functions based on an integrated optical frequency comb source’, Optics Express, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 2569-2583 
  • Zarifi, A., Stiller, B., Merklein, M., Yang, L.I.U., Morrison, B., Casas-Bedoya, A., Guanghui, R.E.N., Nguyen, T.G., Khu, V.U. & Choi, D.-Y. et al. 2018, ‘Brillouin spectroscopy of a hybrid silicon-chalcogenide waveguide with geometrical variations’, Optics Letters, vol. 43, no. 15, pp. 3493-3496 
  • Xu, X., Wu, J., Nguyen, T.G., Chu, S.T., Little, B.E., Morandotti, R., Mitchell, A. & Moss, D.J. 2018, ‘Broadband RF channelizer based on   an integrated optical frequency kerr comb source’, Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 36, no. 19, pp. 4519-4526 
  • Xu, X., Wu, J., Jia, L., Tan, M., Nguyen, T.G., Chu, S.T., Little, B.E., Morandotti, R., Mitchell, A. & Moss, D.J. 2018, ‘Continuously tunable orthogonally polarized RF optical single sideband generator based on micro-ring resonators’, Journal of Optics (United Kingdom),vol. 20,   no. 11 
  • Lenzini, F., Poddubny, A.N., Titchener, J., Fisher, P., Boes, A., Kasture, S., Haylock, B., Villa, M., Mitchell, A. & Solntsev, A.S. et al. 2018, ‘Direct characterization of a nonlinear photonic circuit’s wave function with laser light’, Light: Science and Applications, vol. 7, no. 1 
  • Li, X., Soler, M., Szydzik, C., Khoshmanesh, K., Schmidt, J., Coukos, G., Mitchell, A. & Altug, H. 2018, ‘Label-Free Optofluidic Nanobiosensor Enables Real-Time Analysis of Single-Cell Cytokine Secretion’, Small, vol. 14, no. 26 
  • Sinobad, M.,  Monat,  C.,  Luther-Davies,  B.,  Ma,  P.,  Madden,  S.,  Moss,  D.J.,  Mitchell,  A.,  Allioux,  D.,  Orobtchouk,  R.  &  Boutami,  S. et al.   2018, ‘Mid-infrared octave spanning supercontinuum generation to 8.5 ?m in silicon-germanium waveguides’, Optica, vol.5, no. 4, pp. 360-366 
  • Xu, X., Wu, J., Tan, M., Nguyen, T.G., Chu, S.T., Little,  B.E.,  Morandotti,  R.,  Mitchell,  A.  &  Moss,  D.J.  2018,  ‘Orthogonally Polarized RF Optical Single Sideband Generation and Dual-Channel Equalization Based on an Integrated Microring Resonator’, Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 36, no. 20, pp. 4808-4818 
  • Wu, J., Xu, X., Nguyen, T.G., Chu, S.T., Little, B.E., Morandotti, R., Mitchell, A. & Moss, D.J. 2018, ‘RF Photonics: An Optical Microcombs’ Perspective’, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 24, no. 4 
  • Jiayang Wu, Xingyuan Xu, Thach G. Nguyen, Sai Tak Chu, Brent E. Little, Roberto Morandotti, Arnan Mitchell & David J. Moss 2018,      ‘RF Photonics: An Optical Microcombs’ Perspective’, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 1–20, doi:10.1109/ jstqe.2018.2805814
  • Morrison, B., Bedoya, A.C., Ren, G., Vu, K., Liu, Y., Zarifi, A., Nguyen, T.G., Choi, D.-Y., Marpaung, D. & Madden, S.J. et al. 2017, ‘Compact Brillouin devices through hybrid integration on silicon’, Optica, vol. 4, no. 8, pp. 847-854 
  • Ren, G., Yudistira, D., Nguyen, T.G., Khodasevych, I., Schoenhardt, S., Berean, K.J., Hamm, J.M., Hess, O. & Mitchell, A. 2017, ‘Experimental demonstration of two-dimensional hybrid waveguide-integrated plasmonic crystals on silicon-on-insulator platform’, APL Photonics, vol. 2, no. 7
  • Xu, X., Wu, J., Shoeiby, M., Nguyen, T.G., Chu, S.T., Little, B.E., Morandotti, R., Mitchell, A. & Moss, D.J. 2017, ‘Reconfigurable broadband microwave photonic intensity differentiator based on an integrated optical frequency comb source’, APL Photonics, vol. 2, no. 9
  • Tambasco, J.-L., Boes, A., Helt, L.G., Steel, M.J. & Mitchell, A. 2016, ‘Domain engineering algorithm for practical and effective photon sources’, Optics Express, vol. 24, no. 17, pp. 19616-19626 
  • Liu, T., Solntsev, A.S., Boes, A., Nguyen, T., Will, C., Mitchell, A., Neshev, D.N. & Sukhorukov, A.A. 2016, ‘Experimental demonstration of bidirectional light transfer in adiabatic waveguide structures’, Optics Letters, vol. 41, no. 22, pp. 5278-5281 
  • Yudistira, D., Boes, A., Graczykowski, B., Alzina, F., Yeo, L.Y., Sotomayor Torres, C.M. & Mitchell, A. 2016, ‘Nanoscale pillar hypersonic surface phononic crystals’, Physical Review B, vol. 94, no. 9 
  • Yudistira, D., Boes, A., Dumas, B., Rezk, A.R., Yousefi, M., Djafari-Rouhani, B., Yeo, L.Y. & Mitchell, A. 2016, ‘Phonon-polariton entrapment in homogenous surface phonon cavities’, Annalen der Physik, vol. 528, no. 5, pp. 365-372 
  • Hope, A.P., Nguyen, T.G., Mitchell, A. & Bogaerts, W. 2016, ‘Quantitative Analysis of TM Lateral Leakage in Foundry Fabricated Silicon Rib Waveguides’, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 493-496 
  • Chen, X., Karpinski, P., Shvedov, V., Boes, A., Mitchell, A., Krolikowski, W. & Sheng, Y. 2016, ‘Quasi-phase matching via femtosecond laser-induced domain inversion in lithium niobate waveguides’, Optics Letters, vol. 41, no. 11, pp. 2410-2413 
  • Chen, X., Karpinski, P., Shvedov, V., Wang, B., Trull, J., Cojocaru, C., Boes, A., Mitchell, A., Krolikowski, W. & Sheng, Y. 2016, ‘Two-dimensional domain structures in lithium niobate via domain inversion with ultrafast light’, Photonics Letters of Poland, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 33-35
  • Ako, T., Hope, A., Nguyen, T., Mitchell, A., Bogaerts, W., Neyts, K. & Beeckman, J. 2015, ‘Electrically tuneable lateral leakage loss in liquid crystal clad shallow-etched silicon waveguides’, Optics Express, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 2846-2856 
  • Boes, A., Sivan, V., Ren, G., Yudistira, D., Mailis, S., Soergel, E. & Mitchell, A. 2015, ‘Precise, reproducible nano-domain engineering in lithium niobate crystals’, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 107, no. 2 
  • Nguyen, T.G., Shoeiby, M., Chu, S.T., Little, B.E., Morandotti, R., Mitchell, A. & Moss, D.J. 2015, ‘Integrated frequency comb source based Hilbert transformer for wideband microwave photonic phase analysis’, Optics Express, vol. 23, no. 17, pp. 22087-22097
  • Solntsev, A.S., Setzpfandt, F., Clark, A.S., Wu, C.W., Collins, M.J., Xiong, C., Schreiber, A., Katzschmann, F., Eilenberger, F. & Schiek, R. et al. 2014, ‘Generation of nonclassical biphoton states through cascaded quantum walks on a nonlinear chip’, Physical Review X, vol. 4, no. 3 
  • Tang, S.-Y., Khoshmanesh, K., Sivan, V., Petersen, P., O’Mullane, A.P., Abbott, D., Mitchell, A. & Kalantar-Zadeh, K. 2014, ‘Liquid metal enabled pump’, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 111, no. 9, pp. 3304-3309 
  • Yudistira, D., Boes, A., Djafari-Rouhani, B., Pennec, Y., Yeo, L.Y., Mitchell, A. & Friend, J.R. 2014, ‘Monolithic phononic crystals with a surface acoustic band gap from surface phonon-polariton coupling’, Physical Review Letters, vol. 113, no. 21 
  • Boes, A., Steigerwald, H., Crasto, T., Wade, S.A., Limboeck, T., Soergel, E. & Mitchell, A. 2014, ‘Tailor-made domain structures on the x- and y-face of lithium niobate crystals’, Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, vol. 115, no. 4, pp. 577-581 
  • Boes, A., Yudistira, D., Crasto, T., Steigerwald, H., Sivan, V., Limboeck, T., Friend, J., Mailis, S., Soergel, E. & Mitchell, 
  • A. 2014, ‘Ultraviolet laser induced domain inversion on chromium coated lithium niobate crystals’, Optical Materials Express, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 241-254 
  • Boes, A., Steigerwald, H., Yudistira, D., Sivan, V., Wade, S., Mailis, S., Soergel, E. & Mitchell, A. 2014, ‘Ultraviolet laser-induced poling inhibition produces bulk domains in MgO-doped lithium niobate crystals’, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 105, no. 9 
  • Yudistira, D., Boes, A., Rezk, A.R., Yeo, L.Y., Friend, J.R. & Mitchell, A. 2014, ‘UV Direct Write Metal Enhanced Redox (MER) Domain Engineering for Realization of Surface Acoustic Devices on Lithium Niobate’, Advanced Materials Interfaces, vol. 1, no. 4 
  • Tang, S.-Y., Sivan, V., Petersen, P., Zhang, W., Morrison, P.D., Kalantarzadeh, K., Mitchell, A. & Khoshmanesh, K. 2014, ‘Liquid metal actuator for inducing chaotic advection’, Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 24, no. 37, pp. 5851-5858
  • Bui, L.A. & Mitchell, A. 2013, ‘Amplitude independent instantaneous frequency measurement using all optical technique’, Optics Express, vol. 21, no. 24, pp. 29601-29611
  • Boes, A., Crasto, T., Steigerwald, H., Wade, S., Frohnhaus, J., Soergel, E. & Mitchell, A. 2013, ‘Direct writing of ferroelectric domains on strontium barium niobate crystals using focused ultraviolet laser light’, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 103, no. 14 
  • Tang, S.-Y., Sivan, V., Khoshmanesh, K., O’Mullane, A.P., Tang, X., Gol, B., Eshtiaghi, N., Lieder, F., Petersen, P. & Mitchell, A. et al. 2013, ‘Electrochemically induced actuation of liquid metal marbles’, Nanoscale, vol. 5, no. 13, pp. 5949-5957 
  • Yudistira, D., Boes, A., Janner, D., Pruneri, V., Friend, J. & Mitchell, A. 2013, ‘Polariton-based band gap and generation of surface acoustic waves in acoustic superlattice lithium niobate’, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 114, no. 5 
  • Dalvand, N., Nguyen, T.G., Koch, T.L. & Mitchell, A. 2013, ‘Thin shallow-ridge silicon-on-insulator waveguide transitions and tapers’, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 163-166
  • Bui, L.A. & Mitchell, A. 2012, ‘Parallel all-optical instantaneous frequency measurement system using channel labeling’, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 24, no. 13, pp. 1118-1120
  • Chrimes, A.F., Kayani, A.A., Khoshmanesh, K., Stoddart, P.R., Mulvaney, P., Mitchell, A. & Kalantar-Zadeh, K. 2011, ‘Dielectrophoresis-Raman spectroscopy system for analysing suspended nanoparticles’, Lab on a Chip - Miniaturisation for Chemistry and Biology, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 921-928 
  • Bennet, F.H., Alexander, T.J., Haslinger, F., Mitchell, A., Neshev, D.N. & Kivshar, Y.S. 2011, ‘Observation of nonlinear self-trapping of broad beams in defocusing waveguide arrays’, Physical Review Letters, vol. 106, no. 9 
  • Dalvand, N., Nguyen, T.G., Tummidi, R.S., Koch, T.L. & Mitchell, A. 2011, ‘Thin-ridge Silicon-on-Insulator waveguides with directional control of lateral leakage radiation’, Optics Express, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 5635-5643
  • Nguyen, T.G., Tummidi, R.S., Koch, T.L. & Mitchell, A. 2010, ‘Lateral leakage of TM-like mode in thin-ridge silicon-on-insulator bent waveguides and ring resonators’, Optics Express, vol. 18, no. 7, pp. 7243-7252 
  • Qi, X., Garanovich, I.L., Xu, Z., Sukhorukov, A.A., Krolikowski, W., Mitchell, A., Zhang, G., Neshev, D.N.  &  Kivshar, Y.S.  2010, ‘Nonlinear surface waves in arrays of curved  waveguides’,  Photonics  and  Nanostructures  -  Fundamentals  and  Applications, vol. 8, no. 2, pp.62-66 
  • Bui, L.A., Pelusi, M.D., Vo, T.D., Sarkhosh, N., Emami, H., Eggleton, B.J. & Mitchell, A. 2009, ‘Instantaneous frequency measurement system using optical mixing in highly nonlinear fiber’, Optics Express, vol. 17, no. 25, pp. 22983-22991 
  • Nguyen, T.G., Tummidi, R.S., Koch, T.L. & Mitchell, A. 2009, ‘Lateral leakage in TM-like whispering gallery mode of thin-ridge silicon-on- insulator disk resonators’, Optics, Letters, vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 980-982 
  • Lopez, E.R., Lunn, T., Ghorbani, K., Rowe, W.S.T. & Mitchell, A. 2009, ‘Multiple frequency band microwave photonic receiver’, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 57, no. 11, pp. 3688-3692 
  • Qi, X., Garanovich, I.L., Xu, Z., Sukhorukov, A.A., Krolikowski, W., Mitchell, A., Zhang, G., Neshev, D.N. & Kivshar, Y.S. 2009, ‘Observation of nonlinear surface waves in modulated waveguide arrays’, Optics Letters, vol. 34, no. 18, pp. 2751-2753 
  • Lara, E.R.L., Fu, W., Ghorbani, K., Rowe, W.S.T. & Mitchell, A. 2009, ‘Reconfigurable two-arm spiral antenna microwave photonic polarization diversity technique’, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 21, no. 22, pp. 1668-1670 
  • Nguyen, T.G., Tummidi, R.S., Koch, T.L. & Mitchell, A. 2009, ‘Rigorous modeling of lateral leakage loss in SOI thin-ridge waveguides and couplers’, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 21, no. 7, pp. 486-488 
  • Emami, H., Sarkhosh, N., Bui, L.A. & Mitchell, A. 2008, ‘Amplitude independent RF instantaneous frequency measurement system using photonic Hilbert transform’, Optics Express, vol. 16, no. 18, pp. 13707-13712 
  • Szameit, A., Garanovich, I.L., Heinrich, M., Minovich, A., Dreisow, F., Sukhorukov, A.A., Pertsch, T., Neshev, D.N., Nolte, S. & Krolikowski, 
  • W. et al. 2008, ‘Observation of diffraction-managed discrete solitons in curved waveguide arrays’, Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 78, no. 3 
  • Sukhorukov, A.A., Neshev, D.N., Dreischuh, A., Krolikowski, W., Bolger, J., Eggleton, B.J., Bui, L., Mitchell, A. & Kivshar, Y.S. 2008, ‘Observation of polychromatic gap solitons’, Optics Express, vol. 16, no. 9, pp. 5991-5996 
  • Sarkhosh, N., Emami, H., Bui, L. & Mitchell, A. 2008, ‘Reduced cost photonic instantaneous frequency measurement system’, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 20, no. 18, pp. 1521-1523 
  • Emami, H., Sarkhosh, N., Bui, L.A. & Mitchell, A. 2008, ‘Wideband RF photonic in-phase and quadraturephase generation’, Optics Letters, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 98-100
  • Sivan, V., Mitchell, A., Bui, L., Holland, A., Bhargava, S. & Priest, T. 2007, ‘Etching of lithium niobate using standard Ti indiffusion technique’, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 91, no. 23 
  • Monat, C., Grillet, C., Domachuk, P., Smith, C., Magi, E., Moss, D.J., Nguyen, H.C., Tomljenovic-Hanic, S., Cronin-Golomb, M. & Eggleton, 
  • B.J. et al. 2007, ‘Frontiers in microphotonics: Tunability and all-optical control’, Laser Physics Letters, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 177-186 
  • Neshev, D.N., Sukhorukov, A.A., Dreischuh, A., Fischer, R., Ha, S., Bolger, J., Bui, L., Krolikowski, W., Eggleton, B.J. & Mitchell, A. et al. 2007, ‘Nonlinear spectral-spatial control and localization of supercontinuum radiation’, Physical Review Letters, vol. 99, no. 12
  • Winnall, S.T., Lindsay, A.C., Austin, M.W., Canning, J. & Mitchell, A. 2006, ‘A microwave channelizer and spectroscope based on an integrated optical bragg-grating Fabry-Perot and integrated hybrid fresnel lens system’, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 868-872 
  • Nguyen, T.G. & Mitchell, A. 2006, ‘Analysis of optical waveguides with multilayer dielectric coatings using plane wave expansion’, Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 635-642 
  • Matuszewski, M., Rosberg, C.R., Neshev, D.N., Sukhorukov, A.A., Mitchell, A., Trippenbach, M., Austin, M.W., Krolikowski,  W. & Kivshar, Y.S. 2006, ‘Crossover from self-defocusing to discrete trapping in nonlinear waveguide arrays’, Optics Express, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 254-259 
  • Nguyen, T.G., Mitchell, A. & Visagathilagar, Y.S. 2006, ‘Demonstration of a numerically optimized resonantly enhanced Mach-Zehnder modulator’, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 454-456 
  • Bui, L.A., Ghorbani, K. & Mitchell, A. 2006, ‘Multichannel vector sum phase shifter’, Optics Letters, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 577-579 
  • Rosberg, C.R., Neshev, D.N., Krolikowski, W., Mitchell, A., Vicencio, R.A., Molina, M.I. & Kivshar, Y.S. 2006, ‘Observation of surface gap solitons in semi-infinite waveguide arrays’, Physical Review Letters, vol. 97, no. 8  
  • Sukhorukov, A.A., Neshev, D.N., Dreischuh, A., Fischer, R., Ha, S., Krolikowski, W., Bolger, J., Mitchell, A., Eggleton, B.J. & Kivshar,  Y.S. 2006, ‘Polychromatic nonlinear surface modes generated by supercontinuum light’, Optics Express, vol. 14, no. 23, pp. 11265-11270
  • Perentos, A., Kostovski, G. & Mitchell, A. 2005, ‘Polymer long-period raised rib waveguide gratings using nano-imprint lithography’, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 17, no. 12, pp. 2595-2597 
  • Bui, L.A., Mitchell, A., Ghorbani, K., Chio, T.-H., Mansoori, S. & Lopez, E.R. 2005, ‘Wide-band photonically phased array antenna using vector sum phase shifting approach’, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 53, no. 11, pp. 3589-3596 
  • Bui, L.A., Mitchell, A., Ghorbani, K. & Chio, T.-H. 2005, ‘Wide-band RF photonic second order vector sum phase-shifter’, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 309-311
  • Mansoori, S., Mitchell, A. & Ghorbani, K. 2004, ‘Photonic reconfigurable microwave filter with negative coefficients’, Electronics Letters, vol. 40, no. 9, pp. 541-543 
  • Nguyen, T.G., Mitchell, A. & Visagathilagar, Y.S. 2004, ‘Investigation of resonantly enhanced modulators on LiNbO3 using FEM and numerical optimization technique’, Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 526-533
  • Bui, L.A., Mitchell,  A.,  Ghorbani,  K. & Chio,  T.-H. 2003, ‘Wideband RF photonic vector sum phase-shifter’, Electronics Letters, vol. 39,  no. 6, pp. 536-537
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Feature projects

Rainbows on Demand: Coherent Comb Sources on a Photonic Chip

ARC Discovery - $420k

Arnan Mitchell and Andy Boes

Digital Interferometry Gyroscope for autonomous navigation

CRC-P - $2.7M

Arnan Mitchell and Andy Boes

Enabling early ovarian cancer diagnosis and prediction of platinum resistance

NHMRC Ideas - $999k

Magda Plebanski, April Kartikasari, Arnan Mitchell and Cesar Huertas

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Awards

Fellow Optica

Award date: 2021

Recipients: Arnan Mitchell

Fellow RMIT Professorial Academy

Award date: 2018

Recipients: Arnan Mitchell

RMIT Distinguished Professorship

Award date: 2016

Recipients: Arnan Mitchell

Key awards by year

  • RMIT Vice Chancellors Research Excellence Award (2012)
  • RMIT Research Excellence Team Award (2012) (Microplatforms Group) 
  • RMIT Early Career Teaching Award (2005) 
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Grants

Prof Mitchell has been Chief Investigator on more than 80 grants and industry contracts awarded with total value exceeding $20 million, including:

  • 1 ARC Centre of Excellence (and 1 renewal)
  • 5 ARC Discovery Grants
  • 5 ARC Linkage Grants
  • 1 ARC Linkage International
  • 1 NHMRC Project
  • 4 NHMRC Development grants.

Prof Mitchell has also been named Investigator on a further 18 ARC LIEF granted infrastructure projects.

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Public and media engagements

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.