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What is IPAS?

The Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) is a global hub of Photonics research. IPAS is one of 6 research institutes at The University of Adelaide. We hold links with companies and Universities on almost every continent.

The 225 researchers at IPAS develop novel photonic, sensing and measurement technologies that are creating new tools for scientific research and stimulating the creation of new industries.

Technologies being developed at IPAS include:

  • novel glasses and optical fibres
  • optical fibre-based sensors
  • fibre, solid-state, planar waveguide and supercontinuum lasers
  • precision timing signals
  • laser radar for water vapour, methane and wind
  • radiation detection 

The Institute is supported by modern infrastructure and has an innovation driven culture. Our engagement with industry engagement ranges from solving specific end-user problems to providing access to cutting-edge manufacturing infrastructure for proof of concept materials and prototype devices.

Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing

North Terrace Campus
The Braggs Building
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide SA 5005


T: +61 8 8313 9254

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