Seminars

Seminars

MQ Photonics Seminar Series - 2017

The MQ Photonics seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While some of the talks are given by MQ Photonics researchers (incl. staff, postdocs and postgrad students), several spots are allocated for distinguished guest speakers (highlighted below in bold).

The talks cover current trends and exciting new research in photonics and may also involve related topics such as lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact Ondrej Kitzler on (02) 9850 8938 or ondrej.kitzler(at)mq.edu.au.

  Upcoming seminar 
Date d/m/y & Time Location Title(s) Speakers(s)

25/08/2017
11am

E7B T2TBA Vincent Ng
Seminar Roster
15/12/2017
11am
E7B T2TBADr Alex Arriola,
Adam Sharp
08/12/2017
11am
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1TBAChristoph Wieschendorf
01/12/2017
11am
E7B T2TBADr Darren Hudson
24/11/2017
11am
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1TBADr Andrew Lee
17/11/2017
11am
E7B T2TBADr Ran Li
10/11/2017
11am
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1TBASaheed Fashola
03/11/2017
11am
E7B T2TBATushar Malica
27/10/2017
11am
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1TBATiago Ortega
Assoc Prof David Spence
20/10/2017
11am
E7B T2Empty, sign up if you are not on the list 
13/10/2017
11am
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1TBAZhenxu Bai
06/10/2017
11am
E7B T2TBAProf Helen Pask,
Andrea Ribeiro
22/09/2017
11am
E7B T2Empty, sign up if you are not on the list 
15/09/2017
11am
E7B T2TBAYameng Zheng
08/09/2017
11am
E7B T2Empty, sign up if you are not on the list 
01/09/2017
11am
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1TBAProf Takashige Omatsu
Chiba University
Japan
25/08/2017
11am
E7B T2TBAVincent Ng
18/08/2017
11am
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1Combining whispering gallery mode lasers and microstructured optical fibers: limitations, applications and perspectives for in-vivo biosensing applicationsDr Alexandre François
University of South Australia, Adelaide
11/08/2017
11am
E6B Multipurpose roomIndustrial production of large scale LBO and RTP crystals for highly efficient lasersMarc-André Herrmann
CRISTAL LASER
04/08/2017
1:30pm
E6B Multipurpose roomApplications of ordered and disordered optical materials in optoelectronics
Prof Hernán Míguez 
Institute of Materials Science of Seville (Spanish National Research Council)
28/07/2017
11am
E7B T2Structural Engineering of Nanoporous Anodic Alumina Photonic CrystalsDr Abel Santos Alejandro
The University of Adelaide
The Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS)
ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP)
21/07/2017
11am
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1Raman random lasing based on nanodiamondCorentin Huard
Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
9/06/2017
11am
E7B T2Heralded single photon generation in side-stressed hybrid laser-written waveguidesDr Zachary Chaboyer
19/05/2017
11am
E7B T2Basque map of nanoopticsDr Mikolaj Schmidt
12/05/2017
11am
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1Towards ultrafast and ultra-broadband all-fibre laser systems for the mid-infraredSergei Antipov
PhD Student
28/04/2017
11am
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1 Integrated Quantum Photonics Dr Luke Helt
21/04/2017
11am
E6B 102 What exactly is a random laser? Prof Judith Dawes
07/04/2017
11am
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1 Acousto-optic properties of metamaterials: the role of artificial photoelasticity   Dr Mike Smith
USYD
31/03/2017
11am 
E7B T2 MICRO-OPTICAL STRUCTURES FOR SECURITY, ASTRONOMY AND LIFE SCIENCE APPLICATIONS
Dr Fredrik Nikolajeff
The Angstrom Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden
24/03/2017
11am
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1 Short-Pulse Fibre Lasers: New Designs, New Materials, New Opportunities? Dr Robert Woodward

MQ Photonics Seminar Series - 2016

The MQ Photonics seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While some of the talks are given by MQ Photonics researchers (incl. staff, postdocs and postgrad students), several spots are allocated for distinguished guest speakers (highlighted below in bold).

The talks cover current trends and exciting new research in photonics and may also involve related topics such as lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact Varun Sreenivasan on (02) 9850 9547 or varun.sreenivasan@mq.edu.au.

Date & Time Location Title(s) Speakers(s)
Friday 9th December, 2016
1100 - 1200 
E6B 2.300 "Speckle-Free Lasers"
Prof. Hui Cao
Yale University
Friday 2nd December, 2016
1100 - 1200 
E7B T2 "Modular Photonics: An Unexpected Journey"
(Commercialisation Series - Part 3) 
Prof. Michael Withford
Wednesday 30th November 2016
1200 - 1300 
E7B T2

"Micro-and Nanostructuring for photonic applications"

"Tailoring light propagation in fibers by localized fs laser modifications" 

Ernst-Bernhard Kley
IAP, Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena

Thorsten Goebel
IAP, Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena

Friday 25th November, 2016
1100 - 1200 
E6A 102
"Demonstrating impact through commercialization – the diamond laser story"
(Commercialisation Series - Part 2)
A/Prof. Rich Mildren
Friday 18th November, 2016
1100 - 1200 
E6B 149 "Design of functional micelles for drug delivery"
Prof. Martina Stenzel
UNSW
Friday, 11th November, 2016
1100 - 1200 
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1 "Femtosecond laser ablation of dielectrics: Tracking energy absorption" Dr. Nicolas Sanner
Aix-Marseille Univ., France
Friday, 4th November, 2016
1500 - 1600 
E7B T3 "Scalable fabrication of high quality thin single crystal diamond membranes for nanophotonic and mechanical devices" Dr. Afaq Piracha
Friday, 21st October, 2016
1100 - 1200 
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1 "Whole cell imaging and analysis of all endocytic events at single molecule resolution" Dr. Senthil Arumugam
UNSW 
Friday, 30th September, 2016
1100 - 1200 
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1
"Your ideas, commercialisation and impact"
(Commercialisation Series - Part 1)
Anna Grocholsky
Director, Commercialisation & Innovation, MQ
Friday, 23rd September, 2016
1100 - 1200 
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1
"Bragg Gratings: Lasers & Sensors"

"Oxygen-surface interactions during UV etching of diamond" 

Dr. Martin Ams

Christopher Baldwin
(PhD Student) 

Friday, 16th September, 2016
1100 - 1200
E7B T3 "Quantum Emitters in Flatland"
A/Prof. Igor Aharonovich,
UTS 
Friday, 9th September, 2016
1400 - 1500
E6A 102 "Turing patterns, optical vortices, turbulence, rogue waves, cavity solitons and other weird stuff in lasers with optical injection" Prof Gian-Luca Oppo
University of Strathclyde
Friday, 2nd September, 2016
1400 - 1500
E6A 102 "Spatio-temporal dynamics of nonlinear Airy beam interactions" Noemi Wiersma
Université de Lorraine
Friday, 2nd September, 2016
1130 - 1230
Australian Hearing Hub,
Lecture Theatre 1
"Single molecule fluorescence approaches to plasma membrane biophysics" Dr. Philip Nicovich
University of New South Wales 
Friday, 26th August, 2016
1100 - 1200
Australian Hearing Hub,
Lecture Theatre 1
"On the search of new planets using photonic devices”

"Second harmonic generation in optical antennas"

Dr. Alexander Arriola

Prof. Costa De Angelis
University of Brescia 

Friday, 19th August, 2016
1130 - 1230
Australian Hearing Hub,
Lecture Theatre 1
"At your service…. A review of the projects and facilities underpinning our ANFF activities" Dr. Benjamin Johnston
Friday, 12th August, 2016
1100 - 1200
Australian Hearing Hub,
Lecture Theatre 1
"Coping with the heat - from thin to cryogenic laser architectures" A/Prof Jacob McKenzie
Optical Research Institute, Southampton
Friday, 5th August, 2016
1100 - 1200
Australian Hearing Hub,
Lecture Theatre 1 
"So you want to build a laser?" A/Prof. David Spence
Friday, 28th July, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102 "The actin cytoskeleton at the interface of cancer and immunity: assembly, migration and cytotoxic interactions"
Dr. Maté Biro
(University of New South Wales)
Friday, 22nd July, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102
"Development of time-gated luminescence bio-imaging instruments"
Xianlin Zheng
(PhD Student) 
Friday, 8th July, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102 "From CLA to MQ Photonics and beyond: goals, groups, grants, ..." Emeritus Professor Brian Orr
Friday, 1st July, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102 "Optical Trapping and Nanotechnology – New Opportunities for Nanoscale Sensing"
Dr. Peter J Reece
(University of New South Wales)
Friday, 24th June, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102 "Planar optics enabled by nanotechnology" Dr. Jiao Lin
(RMIT)
Friday 10th June, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102 "Continuous wave, intracavity Terahertz laser radiation generated via stimulated polariton scattering"

"Biophotonics strategies towards cytokine sensing"

Yameng Zheng
(PhD Student)

Dr. Guozhen Liu

Friday, 3rd June, 2016
1100 - 1130
E6A 102 "Raman spectroscopy applied to remote sensing of water: challenges and perspectives" Andrea Ribeiro
(PhD Student) 
Friday, 27th May, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102 "Photonic-phononic processing in integrated circuits"
Dr. Birgit Stiller
(University of Sydney) 
Friday, 20th May, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102
"Direct femtosecond inscription of chirped fiber Bragg gratings; Modelocked Mid-IR laser based on a nonlinear polarization rotation" Sergei Antipov
(PhD Student)
Friday, 13th May, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102 "A sweet use of entanglement - measuring the interaction of light with chiral molecules" Nora Tischler
(PhD Student) 
Friday, 6th May, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102 "Nanolasers and Kerr Nonlinearity Based on Plasmonic Waveguides" Dr. Clark Li
(University of Sydney) 
Friday, 29th Apr, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102 "FLIM measurements using 512x128 pixels 'Swiss-SPAD chip'"

"Taking advantage of colour centres in nano-diamonds: a novel approach for quantum optomechanics"

Piotr Wargocki
(PhD Student)

Dr. Mathieu Juan 

Friday, 22nd Apr 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102 "On the search of novel crystalline laser materials and their application for ultrafast laser written active optical devices"
Dr Thomas Calmano (University of Hamburg)
Friday, 15th Apr 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102
"Physversity"
Prof. Deb Kane
Friday, 8th Apr 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102
"The Huntsman observing systems: ultra-faint astronomical imaging from the ground and space"

"Heralded Single Photon Generation in Complex Waveguides"

Dr. Lee Spitler

Dr. Luke Helt 

Friday, 18th Mar 2016
1600 - 1700
Australian Hearing Hub
(Lecture Theatre 1)
"Understanding the magnetic structure of DyN: a 161Dy Mössbauer spectroscopy study"

"Reconfigurable 3D laser-written photonic circuit"

Jacob Evans
(PhD Student)

Zachary Chaboyer
(PhD Student)

Friday, 11th Mar 2016
1600 - 1700
Senate Room "Preparing Continuous Variable Optical States for Quantum Error Correction by Coupling Atomic Ensembles to Squeezed States of Light"

"Observation of cooperatively-enhanced dipole forces from NV centres in optically trapped nanodiamonds"

Keith Motes
(PhD student)

Dr. Carlo Bradac

Friday, 4th Mar 2016
1600 - 1700
E6B 136 "Windows to the human body with nanobiophotonics, current interdisciplinary research projects and workflow strategies" Dr. Ayad Anwer
Friday, 26th Feb 2016
1600 - 1700
E6A 102 "Polarization Eigen modes of a resonator containing Raman gain and birefringence" Dr. Ondrej Kitzler
Friday, 19th Feb 2016
1600 - 1700
E6A 102 "THz polariton laser based on RbTiOPO4 crystal"

"Permutation entropy of white-noise time-series of finite length"

Tiago Ortega
(PhD Student)

Dr. Douglas Little

Friday, 12th Feb 2016
1200 - 1300
E6A 102 "Bio-Inspired Plasmonics"

"Characterisation of porous materials by fcsSOFI"

A/Prof. Stephan Link
(Rice University)

A/Prof. Christy F. Landes
(Rice University)

Friday, 5th Feb 2016
1600 - 1700
E6A 102 "High-power single-longitudinal mode and tunable diamond Raman laser at 1240 nm" - Photonics West Practise Talk

"Quantum Photonics at Bristol : Some Research Highlights and Future Challenges"

Soumya Soumya
(PhD Student)

Dr. Graham Marshall
(University of Bristol)

Friday, 29th Jan 2016
1600 - 1700
E6A 102 "Circular and Linear birefringence in laser grade single crystal CVD diamond" - Photonics West Practise Talk

"Even nanoholes get the entanglement" - Combined with QSciTech 

Hadiya Valiyaveettil Mohammed Ashraf
(PhD Student)

A/Prof. Gabriel Molina-Terriza

MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2015

The MQ Photonics seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While some of the talks are given by MQ Photonics researchers themselves, several spots are allocated for distinguished guest speakers (highlighted below in bold).

The talks cover current trends and exciting new research in photonics and may also involve related topics such as lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact Robert Williams on (02) 9850 8975 or robert.williams@mq.edu.au.

Date & Time Location Topic/s Speaker/s
Friday 2/10/2015
12:00 noon
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)   Assoc. Prof. Mike Steel
Friday 25/09/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
  Assoc. Prof. Andrei Zvyagin
Thursday 17/09/2015
13:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
LIBS spectroscopy meets the ocean. Chemical analysis of archaeological materials in Mediterranean waters Prof. Javier Laserna
University of Málaga, Spain
Friday 11/09/2015
12:00 noon
   
Friday 4/09/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
 Dr Roberto Osellame
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Wednesday 26/08/2015
13:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
Laser nanostructuring of polymers: from fundamentals to applications Dr Esther Rebollar
Instituto de Química Física Rocasolano, IQFR-CSIC, Spain
Friday 21/08/2015
12:00 noon
 –  (No MQ Photonics Seminar)  –
Friday 14/08/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
Nanometre scale chemical mapping of organic and inorganic materials using secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) and focused ion beam SIMS (FIB-SIMS) Dr David McPhail
Imperial College, London
Friday 7/08/2015
12:00 noon
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)

Towards photodynamic therapy with ionising radiation: nanoparticle-mediated singlet oxygen generation

Hyperspectral unmixing for endogenous florescent metabolites in biological samples

Sandhya Clement

Saabah Mahbub

Friday 31/07/2015  – (No MQ Photonics Seminar)  –
Friday 24/07/2015  – (No MQ Photonics Seminar)  –
Friday 17/07/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre

Combining Optical Levitation Schemes for Large Quantum States

WOMBAT practise talk: SBS in diamond

Reece Roberts

Dr Robert Williams

Friday 10/07/2015  – (No MQ Photonics Seminar)  –
Friday 3/07/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
  Prof. Ewa Goldys
Friday 26/06/2015  –  (No MQ Photonics Seminar)
Friday 19/06/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
 Strategies for Deep Tissue Imaging Dr W. M. (Steve) Lee
Australia National University
Friday 12/06/2015
12:00 noon
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) E-CLEO practise talks Dr Zhizhong Yan, Sergei Antipov and Dr Simon Gross
Friday 5/06/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
E-CLEO practise talks  Dr Simon Gross and Chris Artlett
Friday 29/05/2015
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Combinatorial optimisation of plasmonics for photovoltaics

Dr Tristan Temple

Friday 22/05/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre

Raman beam combining and polarization conversion in diamond.

Tumor tissue engineering at crossroads of biophotonics and experimental pathology.

Dr Aaron McKay

Anna Guller

Friday 15/05/2015
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Optical characterization of plasmonic nanostructures: near-field imaging of the magnetic field of light Dr Denitza Denkova
Friday 8/05/2015
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) NA N/A: A highly skewed view of propagation in optical fibres, vortex beams and optical cyclones Assoc. Prof. David Coutts
Friday 1/05/2015
14:00
E7B T5 (third floor) The Subaru Coronagraphic Extreme Adaptive Optics instrument: commissioning status Dr Nemanja Jovanovic
Gemini Observatory, Hawaii
Friday 24/04/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
Dielectrophoresis based integration of nanostructures and their sensorial application Dr Christian Leiterer
Friday 17/04/2015
12:00 noon
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)

Optical manipulation and characterization of single nanowires and nanoparticles.

Raman lasers and resonantly pumped Er:YAG lasers in the eye-safe spectral region for trace gas detection.

Dr Fan Wang

Dr Oliver Lux

Friday 10/04/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
Enhancing and inhibiting stimulated Brillouin scattering in photonic integrated circuits Prof. Benjamin EggletonUniversity of Sydney
Friday 3/04/2015
12:00 noon
No seminar Good Friday.  
Friday 27/03/2015
12:00 noon
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)

My First Decade in Optics

Large-scale production and characterization of biocompatible ruby nanoparticles

Tiago Almeida Ortega

Wan Aizuddin Wan Razali

Friday 20/03/2015
12:00 noon
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Bright nonlinear quantum optics Nicolás Quesada
University of Toronto
Friday 13/03/2015
12:00 noon
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Dynamics of the effective mass and the anomalous velocity Prof. John SipeUniversity of Toronto
Friday 06/03/2015
12:00 noon
(No MQ Photonics Seminar)
Friday 27/02/2015
12:00 noon
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Enhancing the light-matter interaction with Bloch surface waves Dr Marco LiscidiniUniversity of Pavia, Italy

MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2014

The MQ Photonics seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While some of the talks are given by MQ Photonics researchers themselves, several spots are allocated for distinguished guest speakers (highlighted below in bold).

The talks cover current trends and exciting new research in photonics and may also involve related topics such as lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact Martin Ams on (02) 9850 5044 or martin.ams@mq.edu.au

Date & Time Location Topic/s Speaker/s
Friday 26/12/2014
14:00
Boxing Day
Friday 19/12/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) THz lasers utilising cascaded stimulated polariton scattering
Lasers! Chaos! …Big Data?
Dr Andrew Lee
Dr Josh Toomey
Friday 12/12/2014
14:00
Australian Institute of Physics Congress (No MQ Photonics Seminar)
Friday 05/12/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Australian Institute of Physics Congress Practice Talks Barbara Wellmann, Jipeng Lin, Annemarie Nadort
Friday 28/11/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Molecular optical dispersion spectroscopy – a novel approach to chemical detection Assistant Professor Gerard Wysocki
Princeton University
Friday 21/11/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) MQ Photonics State of the Nation
Generating Single Photons via Spontaneous Four Wave Mixing in Femtosecond Laser-Written Fused Silica Waveguides, Quantity and Purity
Prof. Michael Withford
Dr Zhizhong Yan
Friday 14/11/2014
12:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
Laser fabrication and astrophotonics – from rainy Scotland to sunny Sydney Dr Alex Arriola
Friday 07/11/2014
14:00
Friday 31/10/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Nanoparticle metrology using interferometric microscopy Dr Douglas Little
Friday 24/10/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Astrophotonic instrumentation for exoplanet detection and study Nick Cvetojevic (UoSyd)
Friday 17/10/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Quantum nanophotonics in Macquarie A/Prof Gabriel Molina Terriza
Friday 10/10/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Development of advanced controllable solid-state lasers using intracavity active elements Dr Walter Lubeigt &
Ran Li (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)
Tuesday 30/09/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Recent Developments in Modelocked Solid State Lasers Dr Tom Brown
(University of St Andrews, Scotland)
Friday 26/09/2014
14:00
Semester Break
Friday 19/09/2014
14:00
Conception Day
Friday 12/09/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Searching for extrasolar planets with single-mode spectrographs Tobias Feger
Friday 05/09/2014
14:00
Friday 29/08/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Counting atoms: geochemistry and the fabric of geology Associate Professor Norman Pearson (Manager, Geochemical Analysis Unit, GEMOC)
Friday 22/08/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Nanophotonic SuperDots
Surface Plasmon Interactions with Nano-Structures and Particles
Associate Professor JIN, Dayong
Alireza Maleki
Wednesday 20/08/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Novel techniques for domain engineering of lithium niobate: from physical processes to nonlinear integrated optical devices Arnan Mitchell & Andreas Boes (RMIT University, Melbourne)
Friday 15/08/2014
12:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
Trends in Excimer Laser Microprocessing Dr Burkhard Fechner (Coherent excimer laser manufacturing)
Friday 08/08/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Astronomical instrument and R&D projects at the AAO Dr Jon Lawrence (AAO Instrument Science Group)
Friday 01/08/2014
12:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
Raman lasers and more… How to survive as a Research Fellow for 20 years Associate Professor Helen Pask
Friday 25/07/2014
11:30
E7B T5 Theatre On spontaneous parametric down-conversion – Why it is both a blessing and a curse to not have simple photon pairs on demand
Rare-Earth Nitrides: Ferromagnetic Semiconductors with Spintronic Applications
Nora Tischler
Jacob Evans
Friday 18/07/2014
12:00
Friday 11/07/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Cancelled – Power Outage
Friday 04/07/2014
12:00-13:30
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) ACOFT/OECC Practice Talks
(12 min talk + 3 min question time each)
Vincent Ng
Michael Steel
Zachary Chaboyer
Friday 27/06/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Nanosecond infrared nerve stimulation
Femtosecond laser written spectrographs
Blake Entwisle
Glen Douglass
Friday 20/06/2014
12:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
How can biophotonics help us to understand motor neurone disease? Professor Roger Chung (Australian School of Advanced Medicine)
Friday 13/06/2014
12:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
Evolution of THz waveguides Dr Shaghik Atakaramians, (IPOS University of Sydney)
Friday 06/06/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) 3D Quantum Interferometry
Interfacing plasmonics and optics via Adiabatic Passage Techniques
Zachary Chaboyer
Vincent Ng
Friday 30/05/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) — Cancelled —
Friday 23/05/2014
12:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
NEWSPEAK: How to talk to journalists Leigh Dayton (Science Writer & Broadcaster @ MQ)
Friday 16/05/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Diamond Raman lasers from the visible to the mid-infrared Alexander Sabella (DSTO & MQ)
Friday 09/05/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Ion-beam sculpting of plasmonic nanoparticles
Developing Ultrafast Raman Lasers
Dr Tristan Temple
Aravindan Madhava Warrier
Friday 02/05/2014
12:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
Numerical treatment of spontaneous emission from finite photonic crystals Dr Christian Wolff (UTS)
Friday 25/04/2014 Anzac Day
Wednesday 16/04/2014 E6A 102 Theatrette Few-cycle mid-IR sources and attosecond physics Prof. Dr. Jens Biegert
(ICFO – The Institute of Photonics Sciences, Barcelona, Spain)
Friday 11/04/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) “Under the Hood” at Finisar Australia: Optical technologies and their applications in telecom and other industries Dr. Simon Poole
(Director, New Business Ventures, Finisar, Australia)
Friday 04/04/2014
12:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
2 pursuits in diamond Raman lasers: cw power scaling & low threshold waveguide devices
Fluorescence imaging and beyond – There and back again
Dr Robert Williams
Dr Felix Dreisow (Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena)
Friday 28/03/2014
12:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
My ‘sense’ of London Dr Martin Ams
Friday 21/03/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Dynamics of a semiconductor laser with frequency shifted feedback
3D integrated photonic lantern: multimode, multicore, multiband processing
Yoann Noblet
Izabela Spaleniak
Friday 14/03/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Mode-Division Multiplexing using Femtosecond Laser Written 3-Dimensional Tapered Couplers
Photons have a spectral degree of freedom too!
Dr Simon Gross
Dr Luke Helt

MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2013

The MQ Photonics seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While some of the talks are given by MQ Photonics researchers themselves, several spots are allocated for distinguished guest speakers (highlighted below in bold).

The talks cover current trends and exciting new research in photonics and may also involve related topics such as lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact Andrew Lee on (02) 9850 6366 or andrew.lee@mq.edu.au.

Date & Time Location Topic/s Speaker/s
11 am/ 6th December E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) ANZCOP presentations Brian Orr, Lixin Zhang, Luke Helt, Aaron McKay, Robert Williams, Zhizhong Yan, Zachary Chaboyer
11 am/ 8th November E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Introduction to multivariate analysis Chris Artlett
11 am/ 1st November E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Non-invasive optical techniques to assess microcirculation dynamics and permeability in vivo / Upconversion nanoparticle-assisted optical cancer diagnostic: in vitro modelling Annemarie Nadort / Ekaterina Ivukina
11 am/ 25th October E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Development of a force assay to monitor the mobility of cancer cells Dr Varun Sreenivasan
11 am/23rd September E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR); Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD) Lt Col Matthew Zickafoose (Air Force Research Laboratory, US Air Force)
11 am/18th September E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Fluorescent nanoparticles for biosensing applications Dr Snjezana Tomljenovic-Hanic (University of Melbourne)
11am/30th August E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Towards a polymorphic phase change device Dr Simon Clark (MQ Dpt. Earth and Planetary Sciences)
11 am/16th August E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Nonlinear optics by vortex lasers Prof. Takashige Omatsu
11 am/9th August- Cancelled TBA TBA A/Prof. Norman Pearson (MQ GEMOC)
12pm/2nd August C8A 310 (Senate) Nonlinear photonics in VCSELs-solitons and spin oscillations Prof. Thorsten Ackermann (Strathclyde University)
11 am/29th July E6B 136 Metal vapour lasers and their applications for diagnostics A/Prof Fedor Gubarev
11 am/26th July E6B 136 A versatile source of polarisation entangled photons for quantum network applications Dr Olivier Alibart (University Sophia-Antipolis)
11 am/19th July E6B 136  High-Tc superconducting devices for microwave and terahertz applications  Dr Jia Du (CSIRO)
11 am/ 12th July- Rescheduled E7B 263 Depth-resolved remote sensing of water temperature Chris Artlett
11 am/ 5th July E6A 131 Emission spectra and coherence of random lasers Wan Zakiah Wan Ismail
11 am/24th June E6B 136 (Briefing Room) A Taste of Terahertz Prof Roger Lewis (University of Wollongong)
11 am/21st June C8A 310 Senate (Lincoln) MQ Photonics Group Address / Low bend loss waveguides and photonic bandgaps enabled by high index contrast modifications Assoc Prof Mick Withford / Simon Gross
11 am/14th June C8A 310 Senate (Lincoln) High-throughput time-resolved spectroscope system: characterization of luminescence properties in spectral and temporal domains / STED nanoscopy on SUPER Dots Lixin Zhang and Yujia Liu
11 am/31st May E7B 264 Wide bandgap semiconductors for nanophotonics Dr Igor Aharonovich (UTS)
11 am/24th May E7B 264 Blue lasers and generation of 4 nm radiation Dr Chunyu (Ryan) Zhang (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
11 am/17th May- Rescheduled TBA TBA Assoc Prof Helen Pask
11 am/10th May E7B 264 Amplifying DNA Bead Assays in Flow Cytometry: a Platform Technology Based on Exonuclease III-Aided Target Recycling / SUPER Dots: the next-generation fluorescent nanoparticles Jie Lu/Tim Zhao
12 pm/3rd May W5A T2 Excursions in Nonlinear Periodic Structures Prof Herbert Winful
11 am/26th April E6A 102 Why SUPER Dots are super: upconversion nanocrystals from biosensing to security printing Dr Dayong Jin
11 am/19th April W5A T1 Journal papers- Responding to reviewers and an editors perspective Prof Brian Orr and Assoc Prof Mike Steel
11 am/12th April E7B 264 Current research at the Institute of Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS) at the University of Adelaide; Endometrial receptivity probe using microstructured optical fibres; Identification and quantification of explosive species in solution by Raman spectroscopy in suspended core optical fibres. Dr Kris Rowland, Dr Stephen Warren-Smith and Dr Georgios Tsiminis (IPAS- University of Adelaide)
11 am/5th April E7B 264 Single frequency pumped extra-cavity diamond Raman laser Ondrej Kitzler
11 am/22nd March E7B 264 CW Tunable Raman laser pumped by VECSEL Jipeng Lin
11.30 am/1st March C5C 498 Progress and outlook for ultrafast laser development Assoc Prof David Spence
11 am / 15th February  E6A 102 Hybrid Chalcogenide Microwires Assoc Prof Martin Rochette (McGill University)
11 am / 8th January  E7B-T2 Few-Mode Optical Fibres Prof John Love (ANU)

MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2012

The MQ Photonics seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While some of the talks are given by MQ Photonics researchers themselves, several spots are allocated for distinguished guest speakers (highlighted below in bold).

The talks cover current trends and exciting new research in photonics and may also involve related topics such as lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact David Inglis on (02) 9850 7747 or david.inglis@mq.edu.au.

Date & Time Location Topic/s Speaker/s
11 am / 14th December  C5C-498 Optical coherence elastography: imaging the micro-mechanical properties of tissue Dr Brendan Kennedy
 11 am / 7th December C5C-498  Time and wavelength resolved measurements of the Vacuum Ultra-Violet (VUV) excimer emission generated in a windowless-Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) / Continuous flow filtration using laminar flow Rajesh Ganesan and Dr David Inglis
 2 pm / 30th November  E6A-102  Laser fabrication of ultra-fast femtosecond waveguide lasers / MQ Photonics 2012 State of the Union Address Dr Guido Palmer and Prof Mick Withford
 11 am / 9th November  C5C-498 Nanotoxicology of sunscreen on human skin / CVD Diamond growth at MQ Zhen Song and Dr Peter Ha
11 am / 2nd November  C5C-498  Surface plasmon polaritons on gold striplines / Discussion on attracting external funding Part I Dr Than Phong Vo and Dr Rich Mildren
 11 am / 19th October  C5C-498  Mid-IR waveguide lasers / High average power eye-safe diamond Raman lasers Simon Gross and Dr Aaron McKay
 11 am / 12th October  C5C-498 Integrated Photonic Lanterns: Multimode to Single Mode Light Converters for Applications in Astronomy / Upgrading the Optical Path Length Compensator at the Sydney University Stellar Interferometer Izabela Spaleniak and Dr Benjamin Warrington
 11 am / 5th October  C5C-498 Fabrication of high quality sub-micron Au gratings over large areas with pulsed laser interference lithography for SPR sensors / Effects of the nanodiamond host on the NV centre emission state Alexander Arriola and Carlo Bradac
11 am / 31st August E7B-200  Molecular dynamics simulations of laser ablation Prof Johannes Roth
 11 am /17th August  E7B-200  Optical vortex laser technologies and chiral nano-structured material processing Professor Takashige Omatsu
 11 am / 27th July  E7B-200

Excitation of single electromagnetic modes in dielectric spheres using cylindrically symmetric beams / Generation of frequency-tunable THz radiation using solid-state lasers

Xavier Zambrana Puyalto and Dr Andrew Lee
 11 am / 13th July  C5C-498  Laser written quantum photonic devices / Chaotic Laser Systems Thomas Meany and Dr Josh Toomey
 11 am / 3rd July  E6A-102 Two photon UV etching of diamond

Physical and Geometrical Optics of Optical Elements Within Spider Orb Webs

Nonlinear plasmonics: utilizing parametric gain

Christopher Baldwin

Jacob Evans

Vincent Ng

 11 am / 29th June  C5C-498

State Space Reconstruction from Observed Time Series / Plasmonic enhancement of silicon solar cells

Chetan Nichkawde and Dr Tristan Temple
11 am / 22nd June  E6A-102

Aspects of on-chip photonics: dynamically included non-reciprocity, and few-photon quantum transport in waveguide-atom system

Prof Shanhui Fan

 11 am / 25th May C8A-310 (Senate)

Waveguide lasers fabricated by femtosecond laser writing technique / Optics of Orb-Weaver spider silks

Duan Yuwen and Doug Little

 11 am / 18th May  C5C-498 Time-Resolved Luminescence: from Background-Free Imaging to Super-Multiplexing Bioassays / Optics and Optical Properties of Elements of Spider Webs

Yiqing Lu and Ricardo Pedregal-Cortes

 11 am / 11th May  E6A 102 Soft x-ray spectroscopy of organic semiconductor thin films / Fibre Bragg gratings, also useful in astronomy?

Chris McMahon and Marien Geraldine

 11 am / 27th April  C8A-310

Helicity of Light Fields. Applications in Focusing and Scattering / Engineering defects in diamond for quantum technologies and imaging

Ivan Fernandez-Corbaton and Stefania Castelletto

 11 am / 20th April C5C-498 Sensing Water Temperature with Raman Spectroscopy;  The specific identification of Staphylococcus aureus with new fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) methods

Christopher Artlett and Tom Lawson

 11 am / 30th March  E6A-102

Recent laser micromachining projects carried out at Optofab;  Macquarie’s contribution to the Australian National Fabrication Facility

Benjamin Johnston

 11 am / 23th March  E6A-102 Plasmonic properties of a periodic array of nanocylinders by a mirror/ Supercontinuum generation in birefringent multi-core microstructured optical fibers

Henrique Thadeu and Gabriele Manili

11 am / 16th March C5C-498

The challenges of trying to image events inside single cells and their disruption due to disease 

Dr Will Hughes, Garvin Institute
 11 am / 24th February E7B-T5 High average power diamond Raman beam conversion / Dynamics of ultrashort pulses in tapered photonic crystal fibers

Ondrej Kitzler and Dr Sebastian Stark

 11 am / 17th February  C5C 498

Advanced point-by-point fibre Bragg gratings and applications in fibre lasers / Quantum and Classical Wave Mixing in Integrated Devices

Robert Williams and Luke Helt

11 am / 10th February E7B-T2 Bio-Inspired Photonic Nanostructures and Lasers

Prof Hui Cao, Department of Applied Physics, Yale University, USA

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MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2011

The MQ Photonics seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While some of the talks are given by MQ Photonics researchers themselves, several spots are allocated for highly distinguished guest speakers (highlighted below in bold).

The talks cover current trends and exciting new research in photonics and may also involve related topics such as lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact Alex Fuerbach on (02) 9850 6145 or alex.fuerbach@mq.edu.au.

Date & Time Location Topic/s Speaker/s
12noon, Thu 10th February C5C 498 MQ Photonics strategic seminar: The OptoFab node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) Mick Withford and Ben Johnston
2pm, Fri 25th February C5C 498 Quantum information processing in guided structures Dr. Alex Clark, University of Bristol, UK
12noon, Thu 24th March C5C 498 Applications of Solid-Core Photonic BandGap Fibres to Laser Systems and Nonlinear Effects Generation Dr. Vincent Pureur,University of Franche Comté, Besançon France
1pm, Wed 27th April C5C 498 Functional Elements in Three-Dimensional Photonic Bandgap Materials Dr. Isabelle Staude, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
1:30pm, Wed 27th April C5C 498 New Light on Optical Activity: Interaction of Electromagnetic Waves with Chiral Photonic Metamaterials Dr. Manuel Decker, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
2pm, Fri 29th April C5C 498 A System Approach To Time-Gated Lanthanide Luminescence Dr. Robert C. Leif, Newport Instruments
11am, Fri 6th May C8A Senate room Technological Advances in Precision Astronomical Spectroscopy Mike Ireland
11am, Wed 11th May C5C 498 Fun with LCOS Dr. Ian Clarke, Director of Engineering, Finisar
11am, Wed 8th June C5C 498 Laser Technology at the Center for Lasers and Applications (CLA) of
the University of São Paulo
Dr. Niklaus Wetter, Center for Lasers and Applications, University of São Paulo, Brasil
1pm, Wed 15th June C5C 498 Super-dense aluminium in fs-laser-compressed sapphire: Al-chemy of ultra-fast micro-explosion Prof. Andrei Rode, Laser Physics Centre, The Australian National University, Canberra
11am, Tue, 21st June W5A T1 A new class of laser direct-written planar waveguide lasers and the IPAS silica fibre fabrication facility A/Prof. David G Lancaster, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing, Department of Physics, The University of Adelaide
1:15pm, Thu 11th August C8A Senate room The need for astrophotonics Nem Jovanovic
11am, Mon 22nd August C5C 498 Photonic tools from silica and air Dr. William Wadsworth, Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials, University of Bath, UK
11am, Fri 26th August E7B 100 From Chemical Physics to Antarctic Fish Survival – Exploiting Pulsed Lasers Dr. Cather Simpson, Departments of Chemistry & Physics, The Photon Factory, University of Auckland, New Zealand
11am, Fri 2nd September C5C 498 Micro solid-state photonics Prof. Takunori Taira,  Laser Research Center for Molecular Science, Okazaki, Japan
2pm, Fri 2nd September C5C 498 Modelling relativistic quantum mechanics in optical waveguiding structures Dr. Alexander Szameit, Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany
11am, Fri 14th October C8A Senate room Advances in femtosecond micromachining and inscription of practical micro and nano photonic devices Graham Smith
11am, Tue 22nd November E6A 102 High-precision freeform optics… the shape of some important things to come Dr. Greg Forbes, Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, Macquarie University and Senior Scientist, QED Technologies Inc.
11am, Fri 2nd December C5C 498 EPR and optical studies of silicon-vacancy defects in diamond Andrew Edmonds
11am, Fri 9th December E7B T4 Habitable Planet Detection and Characterization with Far Infrared Coherent Interferometry A/Prof. James P. Lloyd, Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA
11am, Fri 16th December E7B T4 Generating picosecond pulses from Q-switched microchip lasers Alex Butler

MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2010

The MQ Photonics seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While some of the talks are given by MQ Photonics researchers themselves, several spots are allocated for highly distinguished guest speakers (highlighted below in bold).

The talks cover current trends and exciting new research in photonics and may also involve related topics such as lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact Alex Fuerbach on (02) 9850 6145 or alex.fuerbach@mq.edu.au.

Date & Time Location Topic/s Speaker/s
10am, Fri 22nd February C5C 498 Optically pumped vertical external cavity semiconductor laser Prof. Yanrong Song, Beijing University of Technology, China and currently at Swinburne University, Melbourne
11am, Fri 26th February C8A Senate room Femtosecond laser-induced nanoscale architectures Dr. Cyril Hnatovsky, Laser Physics Centre, Research School of Physics and Engineering, ANU, formerly National Research Council of Canada
1pm, Wed 28th April C8A Senate room Photonic device fabrication in the cumulative heating regime Chris Miese
12:30pm, Wed 5th May C5C 498 Chastic Lasers – Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications Josh Toomey
12noon, Thu 13th May C5C 498 Temporal dynamics study of CW Raman lasers Jipeng Lin
12:30pm, Wed 19th May C5C 498 Proposed Cooperative Research Centre: Fiber-to-the premises Prof. Graham Town
12noon, Thu 3rd June C5C 498 The Integrated Photonic Spectrograph – Arrayed Waveguide Gratings for Astronomy Nick Cvetojevic
12noon, Thu 15th July E7B 100 A fiber-optic Surface Plasmon Resonance biosensor Dipl.-Ing. Tobias Schuster, Communications Laboratory, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
12:45pm, Thu 15th July E7B 100 Low-Cost Biochemical Sensing based on Polymer Microring Resonators Dipl.-Ing. Rene Landgraf, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, Dresden, Germany
12noon, Thu 22nd July C5C 498 Laser ignition of internal combustion engines Prof. Ernst Wintner, Photonics Institute, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
12noon, Mon 26th July E7B 100 Optical fibre processing Dr. Dominic Murphy, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing, Department of Physics, The University of Adelaide
12:30pm, Mon 26th July E7B 100 Mid-IR fibre lasers – new architectures A/Prof. David Lancaster, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing, Department of Physics, The University of Adelaide,
11:30am, Tue 3rd August C5C 498 Diode-seeded Fiber-Amplifier with more than 20W at 589 nm for the next generation of Extremely Large Telescopes (ELT) Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders, TOPTICA Photonics, Germany
12noon, Thu 19th August C8A Senate room Laser ablation by twisted light with Spin (Optical vortex beams) Prof. Takashige Omatsu, Chiba University, Japan
2pm, Fri 20th August C8A Senate room Operator-independent cytometry data analysis for automated high-throughput compound screening Dr. Bartek Rajwa, Bindley Bioscience Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
11am, Thu 16th September E5A 118 Applied Optics and Nanotechnology at Queensland University of Technology Dr. Esa Jaatinen, School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology
11am, Tue 21st September E6A 102 Exploiting the colour variable in scientific imaging A/Prof. David Coutts
3pm, Thu 14th October W5C 232 Engineering novel defects centres in diamond for quantum communication and metrology Dr. Stefania Castelletto, School of Physics, The University of Melbourne
11am, Thu 4th November E5A 118 Novel coding and decoding in suspension arrays for accelerated biomolecular discovery and personalized medicine Dr. Dayong Jin
11am, Thu 11th November C8A Senate room Review of 2009 study leave activities Prof. Graham Town
11am, Thu 25th November C5C 498 Enhancement of spontaneous emission from colour centres in nanodiamond Faraz Inam

MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2009

The MQ Photonics seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While some of the talks are given by MQ Photonics researchers themselves, several spots are allocated for highly distinguished guest speakers (highlighted below in bold).

The talks cover current trends and exciting new research in photonics and may also involve related topics such as lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact Alex Fuerbach on (02) 9850 6145 or alex.fuerbach@mq.edu.au.

Date & Time Location Topic/s Speaker/s
11am, Fri 27th February C8A Senate room Optimised laser sources for linear and nonlinear microscopy applications Dr. Gail McConnell, Centre for Biophotonics, University of Strathclyde, UK
12noon, Wed 4th March C5C 498 OSP at the University of Bath: Fibre Gas Lasers and other exciting adventures in England A/Prof. David Coutts
12noon, Wed 11th March C5C 498 Femtosecond laser written fibre Bragg gratings Jens Thomas, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
12noon, Wed 18th March C5C 498 OSP at the University of Franche-Comté in Besançon: Photonics research and other exciting adventures in France A/Prof. Mick Withford
12noon, Wed 25th March C5C 498 The Net sucks … power: Global Warming and the Internet (OSA Student Chapter talk) Bill Corcoran, CUDOS, The University of Sydney
11am, Fri 27th March C8A Senate room Active and Adaptive Optics in Microscopy Dr. Alexander Jesacher, Dept. for Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK
10am, Mon 30th March C8A Senate room Femtosecond laser micromachining Prof. Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, USA
12noon, Wed 8th April C5C 498 Mode-locked Ce:LiCAF lasers: the Ti:Sapphire of the ultraviolet? Eduardo Granados
12noon, Wed 15th April C5C 498 Bose Einstein Condensates, the Atom Laser and Precision Measurement Prof. John Close, The Australian Centre for Quantum Atom Optics, Australian National University
12noon, Tue 21st April E6A 102 Integrated Photonics Quantum Circuits Jonathan Matthews, University of Bristol, UK
12noon, Wed 22th April C5C 498 Quantum Technology Prof. Andrew White, School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland
12noon, Wed 29th April C5C 498 New techniques for assessing eye diseases – Potential for Physics applications Prof. Stuart Graham, Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University
11am, Fri 1st May C8A Senate room An overview of some mid-IR laser research and applications at the DSTO in Edinburgh, SA A/Prof. David G Lancaster, DSTO Edinburgh, South Australia
12noon, Wed 6th May C5C 498 Ever wanted to be invisible?  Find out how! (OSA Student Chapter talk) Felix Lawrence, The University of Sydney
12noon, Wed 20th May C5C 498 Production of colloidal gold nanoparticles using femtosecond laser ablation technique Mushtaq Sobhan
12noon, Wed 27th May C5C 498 Distinctive autofluorescence of urine samples from individuals with bacteriuria compared with normals Sandeep Menon
12noon, Wed, 15th July C5C 498 Slow-light Enhanced Non-linear Optics – Fundamentals and Applications (OSA Student Chapter talk) Bill Corcoran, CUDOS, The University of Sydney
12noon, Wed 22nd July C5C 498 Optical Device Fabrication and Characterisation Benjamin W. McMillen, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, USA
11am, Thu 6th August C8A Senate room Feeling with Photons: A fibre-optic seismic sensor array for geophysical measurement Dr. Ian Littler, Centre for Gravitational Physics, Australian National University
1pm, Thu 20th August E7B 264 Fibre Bragg grating catheters shed new light on the complexities of
peristalsis in the human gut
Dr. John Arkwright, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, Lindfield
11am, Fri 28th August C8A Senate room High throughput and high resolution imaging: Optical and plasmonic structures for microfluidic detection Dr. Paul Steinvurzel, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, USA
11am, Mon 7th September C5C 498 Structuring, Manipulating, and Controlling Light by Light – Nonlinear Photonics in Information Processing and Life Sciences Prof. Cornelia Denz, Institute for Applied Physics, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
1pm, Thu 10th September C5C 498 Adaptive optics for microscopy and photonic engineering Dr. Martin Booth, Dept. for Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK
1pm, Thu 17th September C5C 498 Using gemstones to control the flow of light Luke Stewart
12noon, Wed 23rd September C5C 498 Characterization of optical properties and skin permeability of ZnO nanoparticle Zhen Song
12noon, Wed 30th September C5C 498 Enhanced Flow Cytometry Based Bead Immunoassays by Using Metal Nanostructures Wei Deng
12noon, Wed 21st October C5C 498 NV centres in nanodiamonds: from the “scratch” towards a high-resolution single spin magnetometer Carlo Bradac
12noon, Thu 29th October C5C 498 Nanoparticles – A probe to study cellular processes Varun Kumaraswamy A.S.
11am, Mon 2nd November C5C 498 New fiber material research for lightwave processing Prof. Yasutake Ohishi, Research Center for Advanced Photon Technology, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan
1pm, Thu 12th November C5C 498 Vibrational phase contrast imaging Dr. Ir. Herman L. Offerhaus, MESA Institute for NanoTechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences (TNW), University of Twente, The Netherlands
11am, Fri 13th November C5C 498 Effect of ionizing radiation on the viability and antibody affinity of Staphylococcus aureus Tom Lawson
12noon, Wed 9th December C5C 498 Generating Ultrashort Pulses from a Q-Switched Microchip Laser Alex Butler
12noon, Fri 11th December C5C 498 Intra-cavity pulse dynamics in mode-locked fiber lasers Dr. Brandon Bale, Photonics Research Group, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2008

The MQ Photonics seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While some of the talks are given by MQ Photonics researchers themselves, several spots are allocated for highly distinguished guest speakers (highlighted below in bold).

The talks cover current trends and exciting new research in photonics and may also involve related topics such as lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact Alex Fuerbach on (02) 9850 6145 or alex.fuerbach@mq.edu.au.

Date & Time Location Topic/s Speaker/s
3pm, Fri 7th March E7B T3 Custom refractive beam correction of high power diode stacks for solid state planar waveguide laser pumping Prof. Denis R. Hall, Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, UK
12pm, Wed 12th March E6A 133 Photonic band gap systems based on synthetic opals and mesoporous silica spheres Dr. Frank Dillon, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Ireland
12pm, Wed 26th March E6A 133 Micro-tapered fibres: From applied optics to cold atoms studies Dr. Síle Nic Chormaic, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Ireland
12pm, Wed 2nd April E6A 133 Microstructured polymer optical fibres: present and future research directions Dr. Sergio G. Leon-Saval, The University of Sydney, OFTC
12pm, Wed 9th April E6A 133 3D nanostructures and 3D light synthesis for novel functionalities A/Prof. Rafael Piestun, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
1pm, Mon 14th April W5A T2 Photonic Crystal Devices Prof. John O’Brian, University of Southern California, USA
12pm, Wed 16th April E6A 133 The Light At The End Of The Tunnel Has Finally Been Reached Martin Ams
12pm, Wed 30th April E6A 133 Current and future photonics R&D directions at UNSW A/Prof. François Ladouceur, The University of New South Wales
12pm, Thu 8th May E7B T4 Chemical Mapping of Defects and Impurities in Diamond Nanoparticles Dr. Amanda Barnard, The University of Melbourne
12pm, Wed 14th May E6A 133 National collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS): Facts and possibilities Ms. Rosie Hicks, CEO of The Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), A/Prof. Mick Withford and Prof. Ewa Goldys
12pm, Wed 21st May E6A 133 Ultrafast all-optical chalcogenide glass photonic circuits Prof. Ben Eggleton, The University of Sydney
12pm, Wed 11th June E6A 102 Actively Q-switched fibre laser: Experiment and Analysis Matthew Fellew
12pm, Wed 18th June W5A T1 Optical fibres in Astronomy – Focal Ratio Degradation: a new perspective Dionne Haynes
12pm, Wed 25th June E6A 102 Femtosecond waveguide writing – Circularly or Linearly polarised light? Doug Little
12pm, Wed 2nd July E6A 102 Artificial Opals for Photonic Crystal Devices Sara Ek
12pm, Wed 23rd July E6A 102 Miniature Cerium UV tunable solid-state laser study Hua Liu
3pm, Fri 25th July E6A 133 Self-pulsating optical source based on cascaded SPM spectral broadening and filtering A/Prof. Martin Rochette, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
12pm, Wed 30th July E6A 102 Laser micromachining and periodically poled lithium niobate Ben Johnston
11am, Fri 29th August C5C 498 Growth and Characterization of Crystalline Waveguides Coeus Lu
11am, Fri 5th September C5C 498 Photonic crystal fiber research at DTU Fotonik A/Prof. Ole Bang, DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark
11am, Fri 12th September C5C 498 Cancellation of Holographic Chirp in Planar Bragg Gratings Dr. Stan Tarnavski, AiMedics Pty Ltd, Sydney
12pm, Wed 17th September C5A 407 Polarisation dynamics in Neodymium-doped lasers for radio frequency generation Aaron McKay
12pm, Wed 24th September E6A 102 Radio over fibre research: review and future directions Razibul Islam
12pm, Wed 1st October E6A 102 Sub-100W picosecond phase conjugate lasers Prof Takashige Omatsu,Chiba University, Japan.
11am, Fri 10th October C5C 498 Fluorescent Nanoparticles for Bio-imaging: Semiconductor Nanoparticles and Rare Earth Doped Nanoparticles Sun Jinjun
11am, Fri 17th October C5C 498 Magnetophotonics: From Photonic Crystals to Plasmonic Nanostructures Dr. Alexander Khanikaev
11am, Fri 24th October E6A 102 THz generation and diffraction by photo mixing on a semiconductor Matthias Stecher
11am, Fri 14th November C5C 498 Growth and characterisation of rare earth nitride thin
films
Josh Brown
12pm, Wed 26th November E7B 100 Supercontinuum Research at DTU Fotonik A/Prof. Ole Bang, DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark
12pm, Wed 10th December E7B 100 Spectrally Coded Digital Colour Imaging and Applications in 3D Particle Imaging Metrology Tom McGregor
12pm, Wed 17th December E7B 100 Applications of Inverse Scattering in Microwave and Optical Design Ravi McCosker

MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2007

The CLA seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While most of the talks are given by CLA researchers, several spots are allocated for guest invited talks (highlighted below in bold). The talks cover more than just the latest results, and may involve areas such as literature reviews, conference reports, or lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact Alex Fuerbach on Ext. 6145 or David Spence on Ext. 8973.

Date & Time Location Topic/s Speaker/s
1pm, Wed 21st March E7B 100

Mass analysis of noncovalently bonded complexes of biomolecules from micro-droplets

Dr. Hans-Dieter Barth, Johann-Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

2pm, Fri 30th March E7B 164

Laser electron acceleration or How to surf a Plasma wave

Dr. Michael Geissler, Queens University, Belfast, UK
2pm, Tue 10th April W5A T1

Ultrafast Nano-Optics

Prof. Harald Giessen, University of Stuttgart, Germany
1pm, Wed 11th April E7B 165 Conference review: Photonics West 07 (San Jose, USA) and Advanced Solid-State Photonics 07 (Vancouver, Canada) Mick Withford, David Coutts, Aaron McKay, Hua Liu
11am, Wed 18th April E6A 131 Optical biomedical imaging: towards single protein detection and live imaging Andrei Zvyagin
1pm, Wed 9th May E7B 100

Fabricating periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) from laser fabricated topographical electrodes AND
Simultaneous SHG of orthogonally polarized fundamentals in single QPM crystals

Ben Johnston
1pm, Wed 23rd May E7B 100 Ultrafast laser ablation of graphite Dr. Miklos Lenner, University of Birmingham, UK
11am, Wed 25th July E7B T3 Conference Review: CLEO Europe 07 (Munich, Germany) Graham Town, Helen Pask, Pete Dekker, Alex Fuerbach, Luke Stewart, Josh Toomey
12pm, Wed 15th August E7B 264 High power fibre lasers based on point-by-point inscribed fibre-Bragg gratings Nem Jovanovic
11am, Wed 22nd August E7A 333 CLEO Pacific Rim Practice Talks Tom McGregor, Yabai He

MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2006

Date & Time Location Topic/s Speaker/s
2pm, Fri 1st December E7B T3

Modulation depth enhancement of optically-carried microwave signals by non-linear effects in optical fibres

Dr Stéphanie Molin, Thales Research & Technology, France
2pm, Tuesday 21th November E7B T3

Optical fibres in astronomy

Roger Haynes, Anglo-Australian Observatory.
2pm, Tuesday 14th November E7B T3

Coupled Plasmon Effects for the Enhancement of Fluorescent Immunoassays

Anne Barnett
2pm, Tuesday 31th October W5A T2 2007 Discovery Project discussions  
2pm, Tuesday 24th October W5A T2 “Time-gated luminescence flow cytometry” Jin Dayong
2pm, Tuesday 17th October W5A T2 Electric field effects on adsorption/desorption of proteins and colloidal particles on a gold film observed using Surface Plasmon Resonance Dr Richard Morrow, University of Sydney
1pm, Friday 13th October E7A 333 2007 ARC Discovery Proposal Pitches  
2pm, Tuesday 19th September W5A T2 “Guides to the Future” Martin Ams
2pm, Tuesday 12th September W5A T2

“Quantum Mechanics and Consciousness”

Dr Barry Ward
2pm, Fri 8th September E7B100

Bessel beam generation by frequency doubling in ferroelectric crystals with transverse poled pattern 

Prof. Solomon Saltiel, Sofia University, Bulgaria.
2pm, Tue 29nd August W5A T2 The War on Tera(hertz) Dr Peter Browne
2pm, Tue 22nd August W5A T2 “A Self-Adjusting Gain Equalising Filter for WDM Telecommunications” Dr Peter Krug
1pm, Thur 17th August 2006 W6B 315

High-quality, high-power side-pumped vanadate lasers

Dr. Takashige Omatsu, Chiba University, Japan.

Noon, Mon 7th August 2006 E7B 333 CUDOS practice talks Mick Withford et al.
3pm, Tue 1st August 2006 E7B T2 Laser applications in processing and diagnostics Prof. Dr. Peter Hess, Universität Heidelberg, Germany
Noon, Wed 26th July 2006 E7B 100 Sculpting the Near-field with a Photonic Crystal Adel Rahmani
Noon, Wed 19th July 2006 E7B 100 An anisotropic rate equation model for solid state lasers Professor Jong-Dae Park, Pai-Chai University, S. Korea
Noon, Wed 5th July 2006 E7B 100 Polarisation mode coupling in (100) cut Nd:YAG Aaron McKay
11:30am, Wed 28th June 2006 E7A 333 Lighthouse review Richard Mildren
Noon, Wed 14th June 2006 W5A T1 How to measure slow light Luke Stewart
Noon, Wed 7th June 2006 E7B 100 Review of recent developments in integrated and nanophotonics research Graham Town
Noon, Wed 31st May 2006 E7B 100 Steeples Forum Chair: Brian Orr
Noon, Wed 24th May 2006 E7A 333 Visible fibre lasers review Richard Mildren et al.
Noon, Wed 17th May 2006 E7B 100 How do the Size, Shape & Crystal Structure of materials affect their Mechanical Properties? Professor Greg Hartland, U of Notre Dame, USA
Noon, Wed 10th May 2006 E7B 100 Cerium goes ultrafast Dave Spence
Noon, Wed 3rd May 2006 E7A 333 PICALO and Photonics Europe review Graham Marshall
Noon, Wed 26th April 2006 E7A 333 Development of a high-energy low-rep-rate femtosecond oscillator Nemanja Jovanovic
Noon, Wed 19th April 2006 E7A 333 Diatoms – nature’s low-k dielectric Jonathan Jong Wah
Noon, Wed 12th April 2006 E7B 100 Quantum Computing with Trapped Ions and Ultrafast Lasers. Dr David Kielpinski, Griffith University, Brisbane
Noon – 2pm, Wed 29th March 2006 E7A 333 PICALO practice talks Fuerbach, Lee, Ams, Little, Johnson
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