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

  • New Sydney Astrophotonic Instrumentation Laboratory (SAIL) will be open in 2015

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    SAIL will be the new astrophotonics and astronomical instrumentation laboratories under the Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA) and the Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS) at the School of Physics. More information here.

  • 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.

Event Highlights

  • A Century of Nobel Prizes in Light - Research that changed the World!

    To celebrate the International Year of Light, CUDOS is hosting a set of presentations describing how scientific breakthroughs in the understanding of light have improved our lives. More details here.

  • Dr Peter Domachuk Memorial Lecture

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    We are very pleased to announce our speaker for the 2015 biennial Peter Domachuk Memorial Lecture will be prominent applied physicist, Professor Federico Capasso. More details here.

  • IPOS Symposium 2014 – Imaging Spectroscopy

    IPOS Symposium: Energy
    6th-7th of November 2014, New Law Theatre 101.
    The symposium will focus on the technology, applications and future directions in the area of Imaging Spectroscopy. It aims to bring together researchers from around the world and Australia in the field of imaging spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging, and to consider a wide range of applications from defense, agriculture, mining, astronomy and medicine. The emphasis will be on the use of photonics technology for imaging and spectroscopy, the technologies involved, in-the-field applications and innovations, and the end user perspective.

  • CUDOS entrepreneurship seminar series

    IPOS Symposium: Energy
    Fortnightly lunchtime seminars are given by some of Australia's leading entrepreneurs in optics and photonics.

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