News and events
Seminars and Events
16 Oct 2019Mahsa,Thank you for presenting your work to MQ photonics yesterday. You gave a clear and interesting explanation of your project and presented a ...
30 Sep 2019Here is a photo of Nick for our networking workshop. Thanks Nick, it was a really helpful workshop and I appreciate your work with our staff and ...
24 Sep 2019Prof Hans Bachor gave a beautifully clear and inspirational seminar on trends in quantum optics.How to use squeezed light to reduc...
04 Sep 2019Prof Takashige Omatsu gave a terrific talk to MQ Photonics on "A new twist of materials beyond helical structures". He is a regular visitor ...
28 Aug 2019Cyril Lapland explained how to harness optical forces to manipulate nanodiamonds in our MQPhotonics seminar series!...
13 Aug 2019Orbital angular momentum (OAM), manifested by a twisted helical wavefront of light, is a new way to boost the information capacity of light due t...
Comparative plasmonic waveguide design for nanoscale lasing and four-wave mixing - A/Prof Stefano Palomba
10 Jul 2019Modern optical integrated devices are limited by the diffraction of light, which can be overcome by implementing structures based on plasmonic wa...
13 Jun 2019The fundamental understanding of waveguide formation by ultrafast light matter interaction is still scattered even after almost three decades of ...
11 Jun 2019Random lasing is a useful platform for fundamental understanding of coherent phenomena in disordered media....
2018-9 Seminar series
Up and coming seminars are listed here for the rest of the year, along with an archive of past seminars. Return to this link regularly for update.
Menzies Science Entrepreneur Fellowship for Dr Simon Gross!
Congratulation to Dr Simon Gross from Physics and Astronomy for winning one of three prestigious Menzies Science Entrepreneurs Fellowships! This program aims to help scientists translate their research into commercial outcomes.
Prism Award 2019 to Modular Photonics!
Category of Optics and Optomechanics for OMPlex
New upgrade solution for multimode fiber networks - 100X boost in data rate in less than 1 hour.
Promotion from 1 January 2019
- Stuart Jackson from Engineering promoted Level E
- Andrew Lee from Physics and Astronomy Level C
- Robert Williams from Physics and Astronomy Level B
- Annemarie Nadort from Physics and Astronomy Level B
OSA Fellows for 2019
Macquarie University, Australia
For significant innovative research contributions to lasers, rare-earth doped laser materials and biomedical laser applications, as well as substantial professional promotion of physics and optics education in Australia and beyond.
Macquarie University, Australia
For pioneering scientific and technological contributions in diamond optics and laser engineering, and associated achievements in promoting these fields in academia, industry and to the public.
They join Prof Jim Piper, Prof Brian Orr, Prof Michael Withford, Prof Deb Kane who are also Fellows of OSA.
A world-first optical fibre as fine as a human hair has been developed, which can transmit 1.2 petabit of data per second - 12 million times quicker than the fastest NBN connection.