Optical and Photonics Engineering

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

Photonics research   Photonics laboratories   Biophotonics research

Hot Topics

  • Terahertz technology, systems and applications
  • High power fibre lasers
  • High power diode-pumped mid-infrared fibre lasers
  • Microwave photonics
  • Microstructured polymer waveguides
  • Multiwavelength lasers

Recent Achievements

  • 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.


PhotoMembers Research Areas

Associate Professor Stuart Jackson

Stuart Jackson
Associate Professor
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  • High power fibre lasers for medical application
  • High power diode-pumped mid-infrared fibre lasers

Professor Graham Town

Graham Town
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  • Optical filter design
  • Optical telecommunications and sensing
  • Linear and nonlinear guided wave optics and photonics
  • Microstructured optical fibre design and applications
  • Optical fibre lasers
  • Radio over fibre systems
  • Terahertz technology and applications
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