Photonics Engineering

Fibre-optics and Photonics

The Fibre-optics and Photonics Laboratory (FPL) specialises in research into advanced optical techniques for information systems. This focuses on fundamental research in areas including photonic signal processing, optical communications, microwave photonics, nonlinear optical phenomena, optically-controlled phased arrays, terahertz systems and photonics in communication and radar systems. Research highlights include new photonic signal processing structures that enable high-resolution and adaptive processing of high-speed signal in fibre, and new WDM dispersion managed soliton systems.

Current projects include:

  •  Novel photonic signal processors
  •  Broadband microwave photonics
  •  Optically controlled phased arrays
  •  Dispersion managed solitons in optical fibre communications
  •  Bragg grating solitons
  •  Photonics for high frequency radar
  •  Laser source coherence control
  •  Photonic interference mitigation filters
  •  Wavelength division multiplexed WDM processors
  •  Photonic mixers
  •  Photonic based Terahertz sources
  •  Terahertz imaging
  •  Multiwavelength optical fibre lasers
  •  Optical frequency shifters
  •  Fibre grating synthesis for signal processing

The Fibre-optics and Photonics Laboratory receives major funding for research activities from the Australian Research Council and from industry contracts. The research of the Fibre-optics and Photonics Laboratory links with an extensive international network of photonics research institutions around the world.

Research LeadersProf R Minasian, A/Prof X Yi and A/Prof J Atai

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