Mr Ibrahim Al-Ani
Research Associate

Mr Ibrahim Al-Ani

I hold a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree with first-class honours in Communication Engineering, which I obtained from the University of Diyala, Iraq, in 2015. Subsequently, in 2018, I successfully completed my Master's degree in Telecommunication Engineering at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Demonstrating a commitment to furthering my expertise, I pursued a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), situated at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra, Australia.

UNSW Canberra
School of Engineering & IT

I am a research associate at the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), University of New South Wales (UNSW)/Canberra. My current focus revolves around nanophotonics engineering, nanotechnology, and fiber lasers. Through my research, I aim to contribute to advancements in these fields, exploring innovative solutions that drive progress in engineering and technology.

Location
School of Engineering and Information Technology Building 20, Room 124 UNSW CANBERRA 2600
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Al-Ani IAM; As'Ham K; Alaloul M; Xu L; Hattori HT; Huang L; Miroshnichenko AE, 2023, 'Quasibound states in continuum-induced double strong coupling in perovskite and W S2 monolayers', Physical Review B, 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.108.045420
    Journal articles | 2023
    Alaloul M; Al-Ani AM; As'ham K; Khurgin JB; Hattori HT; Miroshnichenko AE, 2023, 'Mid-Wave Infrared Graphene Photodetectors With High Responsivity for On-Chip Gas Sensors', IEEE Sensors Journal, 23, pp. 2040 - 2046, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2022.3221886
    Journal articles | 2023
    As'Ham K; Al-Ani I; Alaloul M; Abdo S; Abdulghani A; Lei W; Hattori HT; Huang L; Miroshnichenko AE, 2023, 'Enhanced Strong Coupling in the Hybrid Dielectric-Metallic Nanoresonator and WS2 Monolayer', Physical Review Applied, 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.19.054049
    Journal articles | 2023
    Hattori HT; Akter S; Al-Ani IAM; Li Z, 2023, 'Near Ultraviolet Photoresponse of a Silicon Carbide and Tantalum Boride Heterostructure', IEEE Photonics Journal, 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOT.2023.3246167
    Journal articles | 2022
    Al-Ani IAM; As'Ham K; Huang L; Miroshnichenko AE; Hattori HT, 2022, 'Enhanced strong coupling of WSe2monolayer by Bound State in the continuum', Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/2172/1/012009
    Journal articles | 2022
    Al-Ani IAM; As'Ham K; Huang L; Miroshnichenko AE; Lei W; Hattori HT, 2022, 'Strong Coupling of Exciton and High-Q Mode in All-Perovskite Metasurfaces', Advanced Optical Materials, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adom.202101120
    Journal articles | 2022
    Al-Ani IAM; As'Ham K; Klochan O; Hattori HT; Huang L; Miroshnichenko AE, 2022, 'Recent advances on strong light-matter coupling in atomically thin TMDC semiconductor materials', Journal of Optics (United Kingdom), 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2040-8986/ac5cd7
    Journal articles | 2022
    Alaloul M; Khurgin JB; Al-Ani I; As’ham K; Huang L; Hattori HT; Miroshnichenko AE, 2022, 'On-chip low-loss all-optical MoSe2 modulator', Optics Letters, 47, pp. 3640 - 3643, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.465171
    Journal articles | 2022
    As'ham K; Al-Ani I; Lei W; Hattori HT; Huang L; Miroshnichenko A, 2022, 'Mie Exciton-Polariton in a Perovskite Metasurface', Physical Review Applied, 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.18.014079
    Journal articles | 2021
    Al-Ani IAM; As'Ham K; Huang L; Miroshnichenko AE; Hattori HT, 2021, 'Enhanced Strong Coupling of TMDC Monolayers by Bound State in the Continuum', Laser and Photonics Reviews, 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lpor.202100240
    Journal articles | 2021
    As'Ham K; Al-Ani I; Huang L; Miroshnichenko AE; Hattori HT, 2021, 'Boosting Strong Coupling in a Hybrid WSe2Monolayer-Anapole-Plasmon System', ACS Photonics, 8, pp. 489 - 496, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsphotonics.0c01470
    Journal articles | 2020
    Al-Masoodi AHH; Abdulghafoor OB; Alani IAM; Ahmed MHM; Al Masoodi AHH; Harun SW, 2020, 'Passively Q-switched pulses from ytterbium-doped fiber laser (YDFL) using copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles as a saturable absorber', Optical Materials Express, 10, pp. 2896 - 2908, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.403713
    Journal articles | 2019
    Alani IAM; Ahmad BA; Ahmed MHM; Latiff AA; Al-Masoodi AHH; Lokman MQ; Harun SW, 2019, 'Nanosecond mode-locked erbium doped fiber laser based on zinc oxide thin film saturable absorber', Indian Journal of Physics, 93, pp. 93 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12648-018-1251-z
    Journal articles | 2019
    Khaleel WA; Sadeq SA; Alani IAM; Ahmed MHM, 2019, 'Magnesium oxide (MgO) thin film as saturable absorber for passively mode locked erbium-doped fiber laser', Optics and Laser Technology, 115, pp. 331 - 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optlastec.2019.02.042
    Journal articles | 2019
    Salam S; Harun SW; Al-Masoodi AHH; Ahmed MHM; Al-Masoodi AHH; Alani IAM; Majid WHA; Wong WR; Yasin M, 2019, 'Tris-(8-hydroxyquinoline) aluminium thin film as saturable absorber for passively Q-switched erbium-doped fibre laser', IET Optoelectronics, 13, pp. 247 - 253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-opt.2018.5149
    Journal articles | 2018
    Al-Masoodi AHH; Ahmad F; Ahmed MHM; Al-Masoodi AHH; Alani IAM; Arof H; Harun SW, 2018, 'Q-switched and mode-locked ytterbiumdoped fibre lasers with Sb2Te3 topological insulator saturable absorber', IET Optoelectronics, 12, pp. 180 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-opt.2017.0134
    Journal articles | 2018
    Al-Masoodi AHH; Alani IAM; Ahmed MHM; Al-Masoodi AHH; Alani AA; Wang P; Harun SW, 2018, 'Cobalt oxide nanocubes thin film as saturable absorber for generating Q-switched fiber lasers at 1 and 1.5 µm in ring cavity configuration', Optical Fiber Technology, 45, pp. 128 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yofte.2018.07.013
    Journal articles | 2018
    Alani IAM; Lokman MQ; Ahmed MHM; Al-Masoodi AHH; Latiff AA; Harun SW, 2018, 'A few-picosecond and high-peak-power passively mode-locked erbium-doped fibre laser based on zinc oxide polyvinyl alcohol film saturable absorber', Laser Physics, 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1555-6611/aabd24
  • Conference Papers | 2022
    Al-Ani IAM; Alim N; As'ham K; Alaloul M; Huang L; Miroshnichenko A; Hattori H, 2022, 'Double Strong Coupling in Perovskite and WS2Monolayer Based on High-Q Mode', in 2022 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2022 - Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IPC53466.2022.9975489
    Preprints | 2022
    Alaloul M; Khurgin JB; Al-Ani I; As'ham K; Huang L; Hattori HT; Miroshnichenko AE, 2022, On-chip low-loss all-optical MoSe$_2$ modulator, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2207.01973
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Alim N; Al-Ani IAM; Saadabad RM; Huang L; Hattori HT; Miroshnichenko A, 2022, 'Visible Colors Realized by TiO2Nanostructure', in 2022 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2022 - Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IPC53466.2022.9975678
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Al-Ani I; Huang L; As'ham K; Aboutorab N; Klochan O; Boriskna S; Miroshnichenko A; Hattori HT, 2020, 'Absorption enhancement of WS2 monolayer based on Si3N4nanowires', in 2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim, CLEO-PR 2020 - Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/CLEOPR.2020.P4_1
    Conference Papers | 2019
    As'ham K; Alani IAM; Xu L; Miroshnichenko AE; Hattori HT, 2019, 'Anapole Near Field Laser Based on AlGaAs Nanodisk', in 2019 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2019 - Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IPCon.2019.8908468

Throughout my academic and research journey, I have been honored with several notable awards and scholarships. In June 2015, I achieved a significant milestone by receiving a First-Class Honour from the College of Engineering at the University of Diyala, recognizing my outstanding performance during my undergraduate studies. Following this achievement, I was granted the prestigious Research Training Program Scholarship from 2019 to 2023, sponsored by the Commonwealth Government of Australia, which provided invaluable support for my academic pursuits.

Continuing my pursuit of excellence, in December 2021, I was thrilled to be recognized as the Runner-Up for the Best Paper Award at UNSW/Canberra, showcasing the exceptional quality and innovative nature of my research. Moreover, my contributions to the field of optical materials were acknowledged in March 2023 when my article titled "Strong Coupling of Exciton and High-Q Mode in All-Perovskite Metasurfaces" was identified as one of the top downloaded articles in the Advanced Optical Materials journal for the year 2021. This recognition highlighted the widespread interest and impact of my work within the scientific community.

I possess exceptional proficiency in conducting experiments, particularly in the areas of nanofabrication, metasurfaces, fabrication and transfer of Transition Metal Dichalcogenide (TMDC) monolayers, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) imaging, and optical characterization techniques such as absorbance/transmittance, photoluminescence, and Raman scattering measurements. Additionally, I have acquired substantial theoretical knowledge and practical experience in employing optical simulation tools such as Lumerical, COMSOL, RCWA, and MATLAB for comprehensive analysis and modeling. Presently, my research interests revolve around nanophotonics engineering, nanotechnology, fiber lasers, and microcontrollers. Continuously seeking to broaden my understanding and expertise in these areas and I actively contribute to advancements in these disciplines.