Emeritus Professor Colin Pask

Emeritus Professor
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LOCATION

School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Colin was born in Great Gonerby, a little village just outside the town of Grantham in Lincolnshire, England. His father was a dairy farmer and he grew up interested in the countryside and farming. At age 11, Colin started at the King's School in Grantham following in the footsteps of Sir Isaac Newton, who was born (rather earlier) in the village of Woolsthorpe, also just outside Grantham.

Colin developed a great interest in natural history and especially ornithology, an interest that remains strong today, and probably should have had a career in biology. However, little biology, especially at the higher levels, was done at the King's School presumably because it was a boys school! On the other hand the grammar school for girls had more biology and less physics. (That school too has had its notable pupils: Margaret Thatcher and more importantly Johanna, who became Colin's wife.)

So Colin's final years at school were devoted to studying Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Physics, plus German and other odd bits and pieces. Then it was off to the University of London where he entered Queen Mary College's physics program with an emphasis on theoretical physics and mathematics.

Colin then decided to come to Australia!  People at Queen Mary College said he was insane - nobody goes to Australia.  However, they relented when Colin told them he was coming to work with Professor John M. Blatt. (His 1952 book with Victor Weisskopf, "Theoretical Nuclear Physics" was the bible in that subject and was even reprinted in 1979, and he was also famous for work on superconductivity.) So it was that Johanna and Colin sailed for Australia late in 1964.

Colin gained his PhD from the University of New South Wales and after a brief time at Duke University, he became a lecturer in the Department of Applied Mathematics at UNSW. Some of his first lectures were in numerical analysis, classical dynamics and fortran programming. 

In 1971, Colin took up a Queen Elizabeth Fellowship in the just established Department of Applied Mathematics in the Research School of Physical Sciences at ANU. He stayed on there in the Institute of Advanced Studies as a Fellow and progressed to Senior Fellow in 1978. His research interests developed in optics and vision, especially in waveguide theory and fibre optics, with various offshoots into coherence theory and things like numerical analysis and nonlinear classical dynamics. The whole family enjoyed a stay in Germany while Colin was on leave to work on insect vision at the Max Planck Institute in Tubingen.

In 1986, Colin became Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematics (later the School of Mathematics and Statistics) in University College, that part of the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. So once again, he was working for UNSW and interacting with undergraduate students which he greatly enjoyed after spending a long time in a purely research environment. In 2000, Colin became Presiding Member of the University College Academic Board. He has also done a stint as Deputy Rector.

Some of the many areas of research Colin has worked in include

  • Theoretical nuclear physics - especially the effects, derivation and mathematical forms of three-body potentials
  • Waveguide theory and the design of optical fibres
  • Methods for characterising optical fibres and their measurement
  • Geometric optics and the concept of leaky rays
  • Coherence theory and representations of optical fields
  • Coherence effects in fibre optics, diffraction theory, image formation, inverse source problems and measurement methods in vision science
  • Chaos in ray theory and optical circuits
  • Potential shapes and properties, regular and irregular motion in classical dynamics
  • Images and super-resolution
  • Insect photoreceptors and their waveguide properties
  • Tapering dielectric waveguides and their applications in fibre optics and to insect lens systems
  • Inverse problems and methods for measuring preforms and biological lens properties
  • Human vision - photoreceptor properties and their influence on the visual process and on measurement techniques
  • Nonlinear optics - waveguide mode mixing, frequency mixing and generation, the spectral theory on pulses, momentum in nonlinear optics

Colin gave up being Head of School after 12 years so he could concentrate more on some things Professors like to do - research, teach and write.  Colin has written three books - Math for the Frightened (2011), Magnificent Principia (2013) and Great Calculations (2015).

Books

Pask C, 2015, Great Calculations, Prometheus

Pask C, 2013, Magnificent Principia Exploring Isaac Newton's Masterpiece, Prometheus Books

Pask C, 2011, Math for the Frightened: Facing Scary Symbols and Everything Else That Freaks You Out About Mathematics, Original, Prometheus Books, USA

Journal articles

Pask C, 2014, 'Newton's Principia', PHYSICS WORLD, vol. 27, pp. 20 - +

McIntyre P; Pask C, 2013, 'The Stiles-Crawford effect: A theoretical revisit', Journal of Modern Optics, vol. 60, pp. 266 - 282, 10.1080/09500340.2013.770575

Pask C, 2003, 'Mathematics and the science of analogies', American Journal of Physics, vol. 71, pp. 526 - 534, 10.1119/1.1545761

Pask C, 2002, 'Answering junior ant's ‘why’ for Pythagoras' Theorem', International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, vol. 33, pp. 661 - 669, 10.1080/00207390210162476

Ansari N; Pask C, 2001, 'Energy balance in linear and nonlinear waves', Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, vol. 18, pp. 36 - 44, 10.1364/JOSAB.18.000036

Pask C, 2000, 'Discussing a Puzzle as an Introduction to Ideas in Mathematics and its Applications', Australian Mathematical Society Gazette, pp. 96 - 103

Ansari NA; Pask C; Rowland DR, 2000, 'Momentum in nonlinear optics', Journal of Modern Optics, vol. 47, pp. 993 - 1011, 10.1080/09500340008233401

Rowland DR; Pask C, 1999, 'The missing wave momentum mystery', American Journal of Physics, vol. 67, pp. 378 - 388, 10.1119/1.19272

Pask C; Rowland DR; Samir W, 1998, 'Constant of motion for modal interactions in nonlinear dielectric waveguides', Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, vol. 15, pp. 1871 - 1879, 10.1364/JOSAB.15.001871

Pask C, 1998, 'The monkey and the coconuts puzzle: Exploring mathematical approaches', Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, vol. 17, pp. 123 - 131, 10.1093/teamat/17.3.123

Pask C; Stacey A, 1998, 'Optical properties of retinal photoreceptors and the Campbell effect', Vision Research, vol. 38, pp. 953 - 961, 10.1016/S0042-6989(97)00291-5

Stacey A; Pask C, 1997, 'Spatial-frequency response of a photoreceptor and its wavelength dependence. II. Partially coherent sources', Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision, vol. 14, pp. 2893 - 2900, 10.1364/JOSAA.14.002893

Samir W; Pask C; Garth SJ, 1994, 'Design parameters for two-mode-interference couplers with varying nonlinearity', Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol. 26, pp. 405 - 413, 10.1007/BF00304245

Samir W; Garth SJ; Pask C, 1994, 'Interplay of grating and nonlinearity in mode coupling', Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, vol. 11, pp. 64 - 71, 10.1364/JOSAB.11.000064

Samir W; Pask C; Garth SJ, 1994, 'Nonlinear optical switching in birefringent gratings', Optics Letters, vol. 19, pp. 338 - 340, 10.1364/OL.19.000338

Stacey A; Pask C, 1994, 'Spatial-frequency response of a photoreceptor and its wavelength dependence. I. coherent sources', Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision, vol. 11, pp. 1193 - 1198, 10.1364/JOSAA.11.001193

Samir W; Pask C; Garth SJ, 1994, 'Signal switching by a control beam in a nonlinear coupler', Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, vol. 11, pp. 2193 - 2205, 10.1364/JOSAB.11.002193

PASK C, 1994, 'OPTICAL WAVE-GUIDE MODELING', OPTICAL AND QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, vol. 26, pp. R5 - R5

Tran HT; Sammut RA; Pask C, 1994, 'Polarization stability of TE and TM waves in nonlinear planar waveguides', Physical Review E, vol. 49, pp. 3524 - 3527, 10.1103/PhysRevE.49.3524

Tran HT; Sammut RA; Pask C, 1994, 'TE01 waves in nonlinear optical fibers and their device implications', Optics Communications, vol. 106, pp. 278 - 287, 10.1016/0030-4018(94)90336-0

Sammut RA; Pask C; Li QY, 1993, 'Theoretical study of spatial solitons in planar waveguides', Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, vol. 10, pp. 485 - 491, 10.1364/JOSAB.10.000485

Samir W; Garth SJ; Pask C, 1993, 'Theory of fused-tapered nonlinear optical fiber couplers', Applied Optics, vol. 32, pp. 4513 - 4516, 10.1364/AO.32.004513

Sammut RA; Pask C, 1993, 'Analysis of planar waveguides formed by nonuniform nonlinearity', Electronics Letters, vol. 29, pp. 266 - 268, 10.1049/el:19930182

Sammut RA; Pask C, 1993, 'Erratum: Analysis of planar waveguides formed by nonuniform nonlinearity: (Electron. Lett. (1993) 29(3) (266–268) (10.1049/el:19930182))', Electronics Letters, vol. 29, pp. 569, 10.1049/el:19930383

Li QY; Sammut RA; Pask C, 1992, 'Variational and finite element analyses of nonlinear strip optical waveguides', Optics Communications, vol. 94, pp. 37 - 43, 10.1016/0030-4018(92)90402-D

Sammut RA; Li QY; Pask C, 1992, 'Variational approximations and mode stability in planar nonlinear waveguides', Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, vol. 9, pp. 884 - 890, 10.1364/JOSAB.9.000884

Garth SJ; Pask C, 1992, 'Nonlinear effects in elliptical-core few-mode optical fibers', Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, vol. 9, pp. 243 - 250, 10.1364/JOSAB.9.000243

Sammut R; Pask C, 1991, 'Gaussian and equivalent-step-index approximations for nonlinear waveguides', Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, vol. 8, pp. 395 - 402, 10.1364/JOSAB.8.000395

Li QY; Pask C; Sammut RA, 1991, 'Simple model for spatial optical solitons in planar waveguides', Optics Letters, vol. 16, pp. 1083 - 1085, 10.1364/OL.16.001083

Sammut RA; Pask C, 1991, 'Group velocity and dispersion in nonlinear-optical fibers', Optics Letters, vol. 16, pp. 70 - 72, 10.1364/OL.16.000070

Garth SJ; Pask C, 1990, 'Polarization Rotation in Nonlinear Bimodal Optical Fibers', Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 8, pp. 129 - 137, 10.1109/50.47861

Sammut RA; Pask C, 1990, 'Variational Approach to Nonlinear Waveguides-Gaussian Approximations', Electronics Letters, vol. 26, pp. 1131 - 1132, 10.1049/el:19900731

Garth SJ; Pask C, 1990, 'Polarization behaviour in lossy non-linear birefringent optical fibres', Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol. 22, pp. 37 - 53, 10.1007/BF02189710

Pask C; Bertilone D, 1989, 'Evidence for a new optical element in insect visual systems', Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision, vol. 6, pp. 139 - 141, 10.1364/JOSAA.6.000139

Garth SJ; Pask C, 1989, 'Nonlinear polarisation behaviour on circular core bimodal optical fibres', Electronics Letters, vol. 25, pp. 182 - 183, 10.1049/el:19890132

Garth SJ; Pask C; Rosman GE, 1988, 'Stimulated four-photon mixing in bent few-mode optical fibres', Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol. 20, pp. 79 - 86, 10.1007/BF02069697

Pask C; Stacey A, 1988, 'Optical coherence and Wolf’s theory for electromagnetic waves', Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision, vol. 5, pp. 1688 - 1693, 10.1364/JOSAA.5.001688

Bertilone D; Love J; Pask C, 1988, 'Splicing of optical waveguides with lossless graded-index tapers', Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol. 20, pp. 501 - 514, 10.1007/BF00635751

Garth SJ; Pask C; Sammut RA, 1988, 'Single-mode fibres operating at few-mode wavelengths', Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol. 20, pp. 301 - 312, 10.1007/BF00620247

Pask C; Garth SJ, 1988, 'Comparison of focal and afocal optics in insect eyes', Biological Cybernetics, vol. 58, pp. 337 - 344, 10.1007/BF00363943

Skinner IM; Pask C, 1988, 'Simple Bounds On Modal Propagation Constant For Arbitrarily Shaped Optical Fibres', Electronics Letters, vol. 24, pp. 1435 - 1436, 10.1049/el:19880980

Bertilone D; Pask C, 1987, 'Exact ray paths in a graded-index taper', Applied Optics, vol. 26, pp. 1189 - 1194, 10.1364/AO.26.001189

Bertilone D; Ankiewicz A; Pask C, 1987, 'Wave propagation in a graded-index taper', Applied Optics, vol. 26, pp. 2213 - 2221, 10.1364/AO.26.002213

Garth SJ; Pask C, 1986, 'Four-photon mixing and dispersion in single-mode fibers', Optics Letters, vol. 11, pp. 380 - 382, 10.1364/OL.11.000380

Pask C; Vatarescu A, 1986, 'Spectral approach to pulse propagation in a dispersive nonlinear medium', Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, vol. 3, pp. 1018 - 1024, 10.1364/JOSAB.3.001018

Pask C, 1986, 'Application of Wolf’s theory of coherence', Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision, vol. 3, pp. 1097 - 1100, 10.1364/JOSAA.3.001097

Garth SJ; Pask C, 1986, 'Properties Of Modes On Perturbed Fibres', Electronics Letters, vol. 22, pp. 27 - 28, 10.1049/el:19860019

Black RJ; Pask C, 1984, 'Slab Waveguides Characterized by Moments of the Index Profile', IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 20, pp. 996 - 999, 10.1109/JQE.1984.1072512

Pask C, 1984, 'Physical interpretation of Petermann's strange spot size for single-mode fibres', Electronics Letters, vol. 20, pp. 144 - 145, 10.1049/el:19840097

Ankiewicz A; Pask C, 1984, 'SIMPLE PROFILE OPTIMIZATION METHODS FOR MULTIMODE FIBRES.', AEU. Archiv fur Elektronik und Ubertragungstechnik, vol. 38, pp. 85 - 88

Black RJ; Pask C, 1984, 'Developments in the theory of equivalent-step-index fibers', Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision, vol. 1, pp. 1129 - 1131, 10.1364/JOSAA.1.001129

Black RJ; Pask C, 1984, 'Equivalent Optical Waveguides', Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 2, pp. 268 - 276, 10.1109/JLT.1984.1073606

Ankiewicz A; Pask C, 1984, 'Potential symmetry in dynamics and the onset of chaos', Physics Letters A, vol. 101, pp. 239 - 245, 10.1016/0375-9601(84)90860-0

Pask C; Ruhl F, 1983, 'Effects of loss on equivalent-step-index fibre determination', Electronics Letters, vol. 19, pp. 643 - 644, 10.1049/el:19830438

Ankiewicz A; Pask C, 1983, 'Application of nonlinear oscillator theory to multimode fibres', Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol. 15, pp. 173 - 184, 10.1007/BF00612827

Ankiewicz A; Pask C, 1983, 'Regular and irregular motion: New mechanical results and fibre optics analogies', Journal of Physics A: General Physics, vol. 16, pp. 3657 - 3673, 10.1088/0305-4470/16/15/031

Ankiewicz A; Pask C, 1983, 'The complete Whittaker theorem for two-dimensional integrable systems and its application', Journal of Physics A: General Physics, vol. 16, pp. 4203 - 4208, 10.1088/0305-4470/16/18/021

Pask C; Rühl F, 1983, 'New method for equivalent-step-index fibre determination', Electronics Letters, vol. 19, pp. 658 - 659, 10.1049/el:19830448

Ankiewicz A; Pask C, 1983, 'The effects of source configuration on bandwidth and loss measurements in optical fibres', Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol. 15, pp. 463 - 470, 10.1007/BF00620014

Ankiewicz A; Pask C; Snyder AW, 1982, 'SLOWLY VARYING OPTICAL FIBERS.', Journal of the Optical Society of America, vol. 72, pp. 198 - 203, 10.1364/JOSA.72.000198

Hussey CD; Pask C, 1982, 'Characterization and design of single-mode optical fibres', Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol. 14, pp. 347 - 358, 10.1007/BF00619747

Hussey CD; Pask C, 1982, 'THEORY OF THE PROFILE-MOMENTS DESCRIPTION OF SINGLE-MODE FIBRES.', IEE Proceedings H: Microwaves Optics and Antennas, vol. 129, pp. 123 - 134, 10.1049/ip-h-1.1982.0027

Hussey CD; Pask C, 1982, 'CHARACTERIZATION OF SINGLE-MODE FIBERS BY PROFILE MOMENTS - ON-AXIS DIPS AND WAVEGUIDE DISPERSION.', Journal of the Optical Society of America, vol. 72, pp. 1579 - 1582, 10.1364/JOSA.72.001579

Pask C, 1981, 'Bandwidth and manufacturing tolerances on multimode fiber refractive-index profiles', Applied Optics, vol. 20, pp. 2339 - 2340, 10.1364/AO.20.002339

Sammut RA; Pask C, 1981, 'Simplified numerical analysis of optical fibres and planar waveguides', Electronics Letters, vol. 17, pp. 105 - 106, 10.1049/el:19810074

Ankiewicz A; Pask C, 1981, 'Analysis of multimode optical fibres with profile perturbations', Electronics Letters, vol. 17, pp. 551 - 552, 10.1049/el:19810386

Hussey CD; Pask C, 1981, 'Single-mode fibres in a few moments', Electronics Letters, vol. 17, pp. 644 - 645, 10.1049/el:19810452

Barrell KF; Pask C, 1980, 'Impulse Response Calculation: Invitation to a Problem in Numerical Integration', International Journal of Computer Mathematics, vol. 8, pp. 167 - 176, 10.1080/00207168008803202

Barrell KF; Pask C, 1980, 'Pulse dispersion in optical fibers of arbitrary refractive-index profile', Applied Optics, vol. 19, pp. 1298 - 1305, 10.1364/AO.19.001298

Barrell KF; Pask C, 1980, 'Leaky ray correction factors for elliptical multimode fibres', Electronics Letters, vol. 16, pp. 532 - 534, 10.1049/el:19800371

Pask C, 1980, 'Pulse propagation in optical fibres with index profiles slowly varying along their length', Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol. 12, pp. 281 - 290, 10.1007/BF00620282

Pask C; Sammut RA, 1980, 'Experimental characterisation of graded-index single-mode fibres', Electronics Letters, vol. 16, pp. 310 - 311, 10.1049/el:19800223

Pask C, 1980, 'ANALYSIS OF OPTICAL FIBRE CONNECTORS AND MODAL NOISE GENERATION.', IEE Proceedings H: Microwaves Optics and Antennas, vol. 127, pp. 282 - 286, 10.1049/ip-h-1.1980.0059

Pask C; Barrell KF, 1980, 'Photoreceptor optics II: Application to angular sensitivity and other properties of a lens-photoreceptor system', Biological Cybernetics, vol. 36, pp. 9 - 18, 10.1007/BF00337018

Pask C; Barrell KF, 1980, 'Photoreceptor optics I: Introduction to formalism and excitation in a lens-photoreceptor system', Biological Cybernetics, vol. 36, pp. 1 - 8, 10.1007/BF00337017

Barrell KF; Pask C, 1979, 'Computation of Bessel Functions of Complex Argument using their Zeros', International Journal of Computer Mathematics, vol. 7, pp. 64 - 72, 10.1080/00207167908803157

Barrell KF; Pask C, 1979, 'Optical fibre excitation by lenses', Optica Acta, vol. 26, pp. 91 - 108, 10.1080/713819873

Pask C, 1979, 'EXACT EXPRESSIONS FOR SCALAR MODAL EIGENVALUES AND GROUP DELAYS IN POWER-LAW OPTICAL FIBERS.', Journal of the Optical Society of America, vol. 69, pp. 1599 - 1603, 10.1364/JOSA.69.001599

Barrell KF; Pask C, 1979, 'RAY LAUNCHING AND OBSERVATION IN GRADED-INDEX OPTICAL FIBERS.', J Opt Soc Am, vol. 69, pp. 294 - 300, 10.1364/JOSA.69.000294

Barrell KF; Pask C, 1979, 'Geometric optics analysis of non-circular, graded-index fibres', Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol. 11, pp. 237 - 251, 10.1007/BF00620110

Pask C; Sammut RA, 1979, 'DEVELOPMENTS IN THE THEORY OF FIBRE OPTICS.', Proceedings of the IREE Australia (Institution of Radio and Electronics Engineers), vol. 40, pp. 89 - 101

Love JD; Winkler C; Pask C, 1979, 'RAYS AND MODES ON STEP-INDEX MULTIMODE ELLIPTICAL WAVEGUIDES.', IEE journal on microwaves, optics and acoustics, vol. 3, pp. 231 - 238, 10.1049/ij-moa.1979.0049

Pask C, 1978, 'On the derivation and interpretation of the marcatili profile condition for optical fibres', Electronics Letters, vol. 14, pp. 13 - 15, 10.1049/el:19780010

Ankiewicz A; Pask C, 1978, 'Tunnelling rays in graded-index fibres', Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol. 10, pp. 83 - 93, 10.1007/BF00620245

Barrell KF; Pask C, 1978, 'The effect of cladding loss in graded-index fibres', Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol. 10, pp. 223 - 231, 10.1007/BF01208854

Barrell KF; Carpenter DJ; Pask C, 1978, 'INTERPRETATION OF OPTICAL-FIBRE BASEBAND FREQUENCY MEASUREMENT.', IEE J Microwaves Opt Acoust, vol. 2, pp. 41 - 44, 10.1049/ij-moa.1978.0008

Pask C, 1978, 'GENERALIZED PARAMETERS FOR TUNNELING RAY ATTENUATION IN OPTICAL FIBERS.', J Opt Soc Am, vol. 68, pp. 110 - 116, 10.1364/JOSA.68.000110

Barrell KF; Pask C, 1978, 'Nondestructive index profile measurement of noncircular optical fibre preforms', Optics Communications, vol. 27, pp. 230 - 234, 10.1016/0030-4018(78)90370-X

Pask C, 1978, 'EQUAL EXCITATION OF ALL MODES ON AN OPTICAL FIBER.', J Opt Soc Am, vol. 68, pp. 572 - 576, 10.1364/JOSA.68.000572

White IA; Pask C, 1977, 'Effect of Goos-Hänchen shifts on pulse widths in optical waveguides', Applied Optics, vol. 16, pp. 2353 - 2355, 10.1364/AO.16.002353

Pask C, 1977, 'Derivation of source-field coherence properties from radiation angular distribution', Optica Acta, vol. 24, pp. 235 - 240, 10.1080/713819525

Carpenter DJ; Pask C, 1977, 'The angular spectrum approach to diffraction of partially coherent light', Optica Acta, vol. 24, pp. 939 - 948, 10.1080/713819663

Carpenter DJ; Pask C, 1977, 'Optical fibre excitation by polychromatic partially coherent sources', Optics Communications, vol. 20, pp. 262 - 264, 10.1016/0030-4018(77)90347-9

Ankiewicz A; Pask C, 1977, 'Geometric optics approach to light acceptance and propagation in graded index fibres', Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol. 9, pp. 87 - 109, 10.1007/BF00619890

Carpenter DJ; Pask C, 1977, 'Propagation of partial coherence along optical fibres', Optics Communications, vol. 22, pp. 99 - 102, 10.1016/0030-4018(77)90256-5

Carpenter DJ; Pask C, 1977, 'Geometric optics approach to optical fibre excitation by partially coherent sources', Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol. 9, pp. 373 - 382, 10.1007/BF00620220

Pask C; Synder AW, 1976, 'Comments illumination of graded-core fibres', Electronics Letters, vol. 12, pp. 347 - 348, 10.1049/el:19760265

Snyder AW; Pask C, 1976, 'Geometric optics limit of marcuse’s coupled power equations', Applied Optics, vol. 15, pp. 1 - 2, 10.1364/AO.15.000868

Carpenter DJ; Pask C, 1976, 'A vector theory for fraunhofer diffraction of partially coherent light by a circular aperture', Optica Acta, vol. 23, pp. 279 - 286, 10.1080/713819266

Pask C; Snyder AW, 1976, 'Multimode optical fibers: Interplay of absorption and radiation losses', Applied Optics, vol. 15, pp. 1295 - 1298, 10.1364/AO.15.001295

Love JD; Pask C, 1976, 'Universal curves for power attenuation in ideal multimode fibres', Electronics Letters, vol. 12, pp. 254 - 255, 10.1049/el:19760196

Carpenter DJ; Pask C, 1976, 'Optical fibre excitation by partially coherent sources', Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol. 8, pp. 545 - 556, 10.1007/BF00620146

Pask C, 1976, 'SIMPLE OPTICAL THEORY OF SUPER-RESOLUTION.', J Opt Soc Am, vol. 66, pp. 68 - 70, 10.1364/JOSA.66.000068

Snyder AW; Pask C, 1975, 'Optical fibre: Spatial transient and steady state', Optics Communications, vol. 15, pp. 314 - 316, 10.1016/0030-4018(75)90312-0

Pask C; Snyder AW; Mitchell DJ, 1975, 'NUMBER OF MODES ON OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES.', J Opt Soc Am, vol. 65, pp. 356 - 357, 10.1364/JOSA.65.000356

Pask C, 1975, 'On the neglect of refracting rays in optical fibre power calculations', Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol. 7, pp. 428 - 429, 10.1007/BF00619844

Snyder AW; Mitchell DJ; Pask C, 1975, 'Pulse propagation in multimode optical fibres', Electronics Letters, vol. 11, pp. 275 - 277, 10.1049/el:19750209

Sammut R; Pask C; Snyder AW, 1975, 'EXCITATION AND POWER OF THE UNBOUND MODES WITHIN A CIRCULAR DIELECTRIC WAVEGUIDE.', Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, vol. 122, pp. 25 - 33, 10.1049/piee.1975.0004

Pask C; Barrell K, 1975, 'Optical-fibre excitation by finite beams', Electronics Letters, vol. 11, pp. 270 - 272, 10.1049/el:19750204

Pask C, 1974, 'Modified ray tracing in a dielectric rod', Applied Optics, vol. 13, pp. 2459 - 2461, 10.1364/AO.13.002459

Pask C; Snyder AW, 1974, 'POWER OF MODES PROPAGATING INSIDE A DIELECTRIC ROD.', J Opt Soc Am, vol. 64, pp. 393 - 395, 10.1364/JOSA.64.000393

Snyder AW; Mitchell DJ; Pask C, 1974, 'FAILURE OF GEOMETRIC OPTICS FOR ANALYSIS OF CIRCULAR OPTICAL FIBERS.', J Opt Soc Am, vol. 64, pp. 608 - 614, 10.1364/JOSA.64.000608

Pask C; Snyder AW, 1974, 'Light acceptance property of an optical fiber', Applied Optics, vol. 13, pp. 1889 - 1892, 10.1364/AO.13.001889

Pask C; Snyder AW, 1974, 'Illumination of multimode optical fibresleaky ray analysis', Opto-electronics, vol. 6, pp. 297 - 304, 10.1007/BF01423379

Pask C; Snyder AW, 1973, 'Image detection by a bee ommatidium', J.OPT.SOC.AMER., vol. 63, pp. 1266 - 1268, 10.1364/JOSA.63.001266

Snyder AW; Pask C, 1973, 'Spectral sensitivity of dipteran retinula cells', Journal of Comparative Physiology, vol. 84, pp. 59 - 76, 10.1007/BF00694147

Pask C; Snyder AW, 1973, 'The Van Cittert-Zernike theorem for optical fibres', Optics Communications, vol. 9, pp. 95 - 97, 10.1016/0030-4018(73)90344-1

Snyder AW; Pask C; Mitchell DJ, 1973, 'Light-acceptance property of an optical fiber.', Journal of the Optical Society of America, vol. 63, pp. 59 - 64, 10.1364/JOSA.63.000059

Snyder AW; Pask C, 1973, 'Incoherent illumination of an optical fiber', J.OPT.SOC.AMER., vol. 63, pp. 806 - 812, 10.1364/JOSA.63.000806

Snyder AW; Pask C, 1973, 'The Stiles-Crawford effect-explanation and consequences', Vision Research, vol. 13, pp. 1115 - 1137, 10.1016/0042-6989(73)90148-X

Snyder AW; Pask C, 1973, 'Waveguide modes and light absorption in photoreceptors', Vision Research, vol. 13, pp. 2605 - 2608, 10.1016/0042-6989(73)90261-7

Snyder AW; Pask C, 1973, 'Absorption in conical optical fibers', J.OPT.SOC.AMER., vol. 63, pp. 761 - 762, 10.1364/JOSA.63.000761

Snyder AW; Pask C, 1972, 'Can an individual bee ommatidium detect an image?', Journal of Comparative Physiology, vol. 80, pp. 51 - 55, 10.1007/BF00694327

Snyder AW; Pask C, 1972, 'How bees navigate', Nature, vol. 239, pp. 48 - 50, 10.1038/239048a0

Snyder AW; Pask C, 1972, 'A theory for changes in spectral sensitivity induced by off axis light', Journal of Comparative Physiology, vol. 79, pp. 423 - 427, 10.1007/BF00696255

Synder AW; Pask C, 1972, 'Light absorption in the bee photoreceptor.', Journal of the Optical Society of America, vol. 62, pp. 998 - 1008

Snyder AW; Pask C, 1972, 'Detection of polarization and direction by the bee rhabdom', Journal of Comparative Physiology, vol. 78, pp. 346 - 355, 10.1007/BF01417941

Okamoto K; Pask C, 1971, 'Binding energy difference of 3H and 3He, scattering lengths and charge symmetry of nuclear forces', Annals of Physics, vol. 68, pp. 18 - 56, 10.1016/0003-4916(71)90240-5

Okamoto K; Pask C, 1971, 'Charge asymmetric potentials and the three nucleon system', Physics Letters B, vol. 36, pp. 317 - 320, 10.1016/0370-2693(71)90713-1

Pask C, 1970, 'Non-central forces in low energy nuclear physics', Physics Letters B, vol. 33, pp. 325 - 326, 10.1016/0370-2693(70)90243-1

Pask C, 1969, 'Three-body potential matrix elements for the triton', Nuclear Physics, Section A, vol. 132, pp. 673 - 689, 10.1016/0375-9474(69)90726-X

Pask C, 1969, 'Irreducible tensor operator form for three-body potentials', Nuclear Physics, Section A, vol. 126, pp. 181 - 192, 10.1016/0375-9474(69)90405-9

Pask C, 1969, 'Two- and three-body bound state results for the Tamagaki nucleon-nucleon potential', Nuclear Physics, Section A, vol. 132, pp. 234 - 240, 10.1016/0375-9474(69)90627-7

Delves LM; Blatt JM; Pask C; Davies B, 1969, 'Three-nucleon calculations with the Hamada-Johnston potential', Physics Letters B, vol. 28, pp. 472 - 475, 10.1016/0370-2693(69)90519-X

Pask C, 1967, 'The effect of three-body forces in 3H', Physics Letters B, vol. 25, pp. 78 - 80, 10.1016/0370-2693(67)90182-7

Conference Papers

Pask C; Ansari NA; Rowland DR, (eds.), 1999, 'Electromagnetic momentum in nonlinear optics', in Australian optical society 99, Australian optical society 99, Sydney, pp. 11, presented at Australian optical society 99, Sydney, 06 - 09 July 1999

Pask C; Rowland DR, 1999, 'String waves momentum: A famously treacherous problem resolved', in Proceedings of the ANZIAM Conferences, 35th Applied Mathematics Conference, Mollymook, Australia, pp. 46, presented at 35th Applied Mathematics Conference, Mollymook, Australia, 07 - 11 February 1999

Samir W; Pask C; Garth SJ, 1994, 'Nonlinear-grating polarization (TE-TM) switch', in Proceedings of the International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC'94), pp. 107 - 108, presented at