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Measuring light: the world’s most accurate ruler

A portable laser device that tests your breath for signs of disease and organ failure is just the start of the University of Adelaide’s ambitions for laser technology.

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First commercial-grade optical fibres fabricated in space

 This major landmark in the development of the next generation of optical fibres for quantum communication is part of a strategic partnership between the University’s Institute for Advanced Photonics (IPAS) and Commercial Partner Flawless Photonics Inc.   Australian Research Council, Industry Laureate Fellow, Professor Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Deputy Director, IPAS and her ANFF-Optofab team provided 20 special glass rods of ZBLAN, an exotic glass for ultra-low loss optical fibre

Special glass rods manufactured at the University of Adelaide have been drawn into over 8 km of optical fibre on the International Space Station (ISS).

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University of Adelaide Delegation Engages at Science Meets Parliament 2024

Science Meet Parliament 2024 - UoA delegates

Last week, a distinguished delegation comprising 26 leaders, professionals, and research staff from the University of Adelaide, including members from the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS), participated in Science Meets Parliament 2024 held in Canberra.

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Prof. Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem: Guest Speaker at 50YGF Symposium Celebrating 50 Years of Fluoride Glass Discovery

Participants to 50YFG Symposium 2024

Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem was invited to participate in the 50 YFG Symposium in Rennes France. This event marked the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking discovery of fluoride glasses, a pivotal moment in photonics history.

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RadInnovate: A New Training Centre for Radiation Innovation

The ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Radiation Innovation (RadInnovate) marks a major milestone for Australia's capabilities in nuclear and radiation science and policy. Last week, the Chief Investigators from the University of Adelaide and UniSA had the opportunity to meet with RadInnovate Centre Director, Professor Mahananda Dasgupta (ANU), and the Chief Operating Officer, Ms Ingrid McCarthy (ANU), to kickstart the process of bringing together all their industry partners and researchers.

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Dr Sarah Scholten Crowned SA Weekend Innovator of the Year at The Advertiser Sunday Mail SkyCity Woman of the Year Awards

Photo of Dr Sarah Scholten holding Innovator of the Year certificate

Last night's The Advertiser Sunday Mail SkyCity Woman of the Year Awards honoured outstanding women across various fields, with Dr Sarah Scholten being crowned the SA Weekend Innovator of the Year.

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IPAS Welcomes New Leadership and Chief Innovator

Andre Luiten and Mark Hutchinson

We are proud to announce that Professor Luiten is taking on a new role as IPAS Chief Innovator. Simultaneously, we warmly welcome Professor Mark Hutchinson as the Interim Director of IPAS. This marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter of innovation and impact at IPAS.

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Laser light puts health diagnoses a breath away

By looking at the colour of light in these crystals and the amount of gas absorption, researchers identify which and in what concentration gas molecules are present.

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have brought medical diagnoses via breath analysis a step closer with proof-of-concept testing of the technology.

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Dr Sarah Scholten Receives Emerging Leader's Commendation at the 2024 Inspiring South Australian Women’s Awards

Sarah Scholten Emerging Leader's Commendation

Dr Sarah Scholten has been honoured with the Emerging Leader's Commendation at the 2024 Inspiring South Australian Women’s Awards. This prestigious recognition, provided by the Hon Katrine Hildyard MP, is a testament to Sarah's outstanding contributions to the community and her significant impact in the field of photonics.

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IPAS Hosts Successful Visit from Innovate UK Representatives on Global Expert Mission for Quantum Technologies

UK Quantum Delegation

In a remarkable showcase of cutting-edge advancements in quantum photonics, IPAS had the privilege of hosting distinguished representatives from Innovate UK for their Global Expert Mission on Quantum Technologies in Australia.

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