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Self-assembled photonics

Self-Assembled photonics is fast becoming one of the leading photonic fabrication technologies since it is potentially compatible with fibre and integrated optics, including silicon more...

Supervisor(s): Canning, John (Honorary Professor)

Nonlinear integrated photonics

Professor Benjamin Eggleton's breakthroughs in nonlinear optics of chalcogenide glasses have let to his deomonstations of new ultrafast optical devices for telecommunications applic more...

Supervisor(s): Eggleton, Benjamin (Professor)

Glass smithing on the micro and nano scales

Dating as far back as 3500 years when the ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians began glazing pottery, glass processing and “smithing” has evolved into many forms culminat more...

Supervisor(s): Canning, John (Honorary Professor)

Resolving Galaxy Evolution

In this project we aim to answer some of the outstanding questions in the physics of galaxy formation by using a newly developed instrument, the Sydney-AAO Multi-object Integral fie more...

Supervisor(s): Croom, Scott (Professor)

Smart Photonic Systems for Extremely Large Telescopes

Astrophotonics: work in a team that is developing cutting edge technologies for the new generation of extremely large telescopes. more...

Supervisor(s): Bland-Hawthorn, Joss (Professor)

Does the Universe have vortex motions?

The project is to carry out computer simulations for a new instrument concept – hexabundles - that will see “first light” in 2010 on the Very Large Telescope in Ch more...

Supervisor(s): Bland-Hawthorn, Joss (Professor)

Metal Ion Sensors for Medicinal and Environmental Applications

Metal cations like Zn(II), Cu and K(I) play a raft of important signalling roles in our bodies; others such as Hg(II), Cd(II) and Pb(II) are toxic pollutants in the environment. more...

Supervisor(s): Rutledge, Peter (Associate Professor), Canning, John (Honorary Professor)

FPGA control of photonic systems

This project involves the design of novel control systems to improve the efficiency of photonic systems. more...

Supervisor(s): Leong, Philip (Professor)

Microwave photonic solutions for modern radar/antenna systems

This project aims to realize arbitrary, high-resolution photonic signal processors, which exhibit low-noise operation. Specially, we investigate new concepts for generating a large more...

Supervisor(s): Yi, Xiaoke (Associate Professor)

Novel biophotonic devices

The project will explore novel biomedical applications of a new type of fibre, taking advantage of our recent breakthrough in fabrication of fibres in low Young's modulus materials more...

Supervisor(s): Fleming, Simon (Professor)