Optical and Photonics Engineering
The Department of Engineering has a growing and diverse research group focussed on the development of new optical devices for applications in medicine, industry, science and defence. The group has interests in: High power near-infrared fibre lasers, Highly efficient and high brightness sources of mid-infrared light and linear and nonlinear guided wave optics and applications. Find out more about Optical and Photonics Engineering and Guided Wave Optics and Photonics Research.
- Terahertz technology, systems and applications
- High power fibre lasers
- High power diode-pumped mid-infrared fibre lasers
- Microwave photonics
- Microstructured polymer waveguides
- Multiwavelength lasers
- A/Prof Stuart Jackson in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Adelaide have published work in Optics Letters reporting the demonstration of a fibre laser with the widest tuning range ever reported. The laser emitted light in the mid-infrared and was produced at a high efficiency. In future experiments it will be used for high discrimination gas sensing experiments. A link to the media report from the Optical Society of America can be found here: https://www.osapublishing.org/spotlight/summary.cfm?id=338703
- PhD student Mathew Majewski and A/Prof Stuart Jackson have recently demonstrated a mid-infrared fibre laser with the highest efficiency yet reported. The fibre laser employed a novel lanthanide ion (dysprosium) and operated with a slope efficiency of 51%. The laser emission was measured between 3.04 um and 3.26 um.