• 2323 Citations
  • 23 h-Index
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


I received an MPhys degree (1997) and a DPhil (2001) from Oxford University, UK. Following two years as a Research Assistant in the Clarendon Laboratory at Oxford, I moved to Macquarie University in 2004, where I completed an ARC Research fellowship (APDF). I now hold a professorship in the MQ Photonics research centre. My research focuses on novel solid state lasers. Two main strands of research focus are tunable and ultrafast UV lasers, and nonlinear conversion of laser sources, including UV, visible, IR, and THz sources. 

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where David Spence is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 19 Similar Profiles
Raman lasers Physics & Astronomy
Lasers Engineering & Materials Science
lasers Physics & Astronomy
Diamond Chemical Compounds
output Physics & Astronomy
diamonds Physics & Astronomy
Diamonds Engineering & Materials Science
pumps Physics & Astronomy

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2006 2021

Terahertz lasers in the fight against illicit substances

Lee, A., Pask, H., Spence, D., Reedy, B., Hempler, N., Tahtouh, M. & De Grazia, A.


Project: Other

The Ultimate Multimode Photonics Characterisation Tool

Gross, S., Steel, M., Ams, M., Spence, D., Hudson, D., Arriola, A., Collins, M., Douglass, G. & Gretzinger, T.

1/01/17 → …

Project: Research

Research Outputs 1999 2019

1.2 kW quasi-steady-state diamond Raman laser pumped by an M2 = 15 beam

Antipov, S., Sabella, A., Williams, R. J., Kitzler, O., Spence, D. J. & Mildren, R. P., 15 May 2019, In : Optics Letters. 44, 10, p. 2506-2509 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

quasi-steady states
Raman lasers
thermal lensing

Analytic theory for lasers based on stimulated polariton scattering

Spence, D. J., Pask, H. M. & Lee, A. J., 1 Jun 2019, In : Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics. 36, 6, p. 1706-1715 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


A single-frequency intracavity Raman laser

Sheng, Q., Li, R., Lee, A. J., Spence, D. J. & Pask, H. M., 18 Mar 2019, In : Optics Express. 27, 6, p. 8540-8551 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Raman lasers
hole burning
Raman spectra
laser modes
laser cavities

Continuously tunable diamond Raman laser for resonance laser ionization

Chrysalidis, K., Fedosseev, V. N., Marsh, B. A., Mildren, R. P., Spence, D. J., Wendt, K. D. A., Wilkins, S. G. & Granados, E., 15 Aug 2019, In : Optics Letters. 44, 16, p. 3924-3927 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Raman lasers

Enhancing THz emission using a shallow-bounce configuration

Li, R., Zheng, Y., Spence, D. J., Pask, H. M. & Lee, A. J., Jun 2019, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Laser tuning