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Institute for Photonics and Advanced  Sensing (IPAS) Optical Materials & Structures - Developing new techniques to fabricate a wide range of novel glasses, structured glass preforms via extrusion, passive, active, doped and structured soft and silica fibres. Underpinning sensing, non-linear, laser and light sources in the mid-IR and beyond. Lasers & Nonlinear Optics - Developing fibre, solid-state, planar waveguide, supercontinuum lasers, and fibre-based nonlinear devices such as frequency converters and optical switches. Surface Science & Synthetic Chemistry - Developing novel chemical surface coatings and surface functionalisation strategies to enable the realisation of sensors for specific chemicals and biomolecules. Chemical & Radiation Sensing - Developing novel optical fibre based chemical sensors (IVF, corrosion, wine, agriculture), optical dating with luminescence technologies and the development of innovative radiation dosimeters. Medical Diagnostics & Biological Sensing - Developing new technologies in conjunction with clinicians and biologists, pushing the boundaries of speed, sensitivity and sample volumes. Remote Sensing - Developing and deploying photonic technologies for sensing at a distance – LIDAR (dust, SOx and NOx, wind, water vapour), high energy astrophysics and gravitational wave detection (LIGO).
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  • Linewidth of collimated wavelength-converted emission in Rb vapour
    We perform detail measurements on blue laser light generated via mixing two infra-red lasers within an atomic vapour. This has applications in quantum information science and low atom number detection. Authors: Akulshin, A, Perrella, C, Truong, G-W, Lu...
    Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:06:45 +0930

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Experimental physics research of any flavour focuses on pushing the limits of what can be measured. IPAS creates the opportunity to invent and harness new tools for measurement to address many of the current exciting big questions in science.

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Our recent bid for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) was successful! Please see the centre website www.cnbp.org.au for more information.

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