Institute of Photonics and Optical Science

Institute of Photonics and Optical Science

The Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS) draws together research and teaching expertise across the Schools of Physics, Electrical and Information Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry and the Electron Microscope Unit.

Our research spans all areas of optics and photonics, both fundamental and applied, including the activities of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) in the School of Physics, those of the Fibre Optics and Photonics Laboratory in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, and astronomical instrumentation (Astrophotonics) programs of the Sydney Institute for Astronomy in the School of Physics.

Latest news

  • Promotions for Boris Kuhlmey and Alexander Argyros

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    Huge congratulations to Alexander Argyros and Boris Kuhlmey on their promotions to Associate Professor (Level D). These are great outcomes and very well-deserved!

  • IPOS members part of the Australian Academy of Science delegation in China

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    IPOS researchers Prof. Joss Bland-Hawthorn and Dr Sergio Leon-Saval were part of the Australian delegation representing the Australian Academy of Science in the 10th China-Australia Symposium on Science & Technology focused on Astronomy and Astrophysics. The symposium was held in Nanjing, 10-12 November 2013 and hosted by the Nanjing Purple Mountain Observatory. More information here.

  • A new way of seeing - super-resolving metamaterial lens

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    IPOS researchers have developed a practical magnifying metamaterial lens which can resolve features nearly thirty times smaller than the wavelength at terahertz frequencies, making it a powerful new tool for the biological sciences. More information here - or read the full paper here.

  • IPOS Researcher Awarded Tall Poppy Prize

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    IPOS Deputy Director Dr Alexander Argyros has been awarded a NSW Young Tall Poppy Award. Run by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science, the Young Tall Poppy Science Awards recognise individuals who combine world-class research with a passionate commitment to communicating science and who demonstrate great leadership potential. More details may be found here and here.

  • Inaugural Peter Domachuk Memorial Lecture

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    The inaugural lecture in memory of late IPOS researcher Dr Peter Domachuk was presented by Prof. Fiorenzo Omenetto, Tufts University, USA, on the 4th of November at the University’s Eastern Avenue Auditorium. The topic "The multiple forms of silk – from ancient textile to future technology," was pioneered by Prof. Omenetto, and had significant contributions from Peter himself. The lecture was attended by over 100 participants. More information can be found here.

  • ARC grant success

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    IPOS researchers have been successful in obtaining over $3.1M in research funding from the Australian Research Council in the latest round of announcements in November 2013. Dr Shaghik Atakaramians received a DECRA; Prof Simon Fleming, Prof John Canning, Prof Peter Tuthill and A/Prof Stuart Jackson were awarded Discovery Projects; and Prof Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Dr Alex Clarke and Dr Jochen Schroder received LIEF grants.

  • IPOS postdeadline papers at ECOC 2013

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    An international US-Australian collaboration with Bell Laboratories Alcatel-Lucent led by Dr Sergio Leon-Saval achieved two high profile IPOS postdeadline papers at the prestigious European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) the largest optical communication event in Europe for 2013. More details here

  • Second Optical Fibre Drawing Training Course

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    IPOS, in conjunction with ANFF OptoFab ran a second training course on optical fibre drawing. More details here

  • CUDOS Showcase

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    You are invited to attend the CUDOS Showcase to be held at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney on Friday November 22.Visit the Showcase Website for more information and to register.

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