The ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems is now seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates for MSc (coursework) and PhD positions. By harnessing the disruptive concept of meta-optics TMOS will develop the next generation of ultra-compact optical systems with fundamentally new and exciting capabilities. If you are interested in joining the […]
Nima Azar, Sivacarendran Balendhran and Ken Crozier are co-authors on a Nature paper with colleagues from the University of California at Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. They made use of the extraordinary sensitivity of the bandgap of black phosphorous (bP) to strain to show the continuous and reversible tuning of the operating wavelengths […]
Lukas Wesemann, Tim Davis and Ann Roberts have a new review article looking at the use of thin films and metasurfaces for all-optical image processing that appeared today in Applied Physics Reviews. Link here.
Neuton’s paper on algorithm-designed plasmonic apertures for optical nanotweezers has been published in Advanced Optical Materials. The apertures were fabricated using a helium ion microscope and were characterised by cathodoluminescence and optical trapping experiments. It was shown that at every laser intensity, an algorithm-designed structure can outperform a conventional plasmonic aperture. Link to paper: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adom.202100758
TMOS Chief Investigator Ann Roberts has been awarded the Alan Walsh Medal for 2020 by the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP). Professor Roberts, a member of the University of Melbourne’s School of Physics, received the award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the fields of plasmonics, nanophotonics, and optics. Exciton Science Associate acknowledgment: https://excitonscience.com/news/ann-roberts-awarded-alan-walsh-medal
Members of the group led by Lukas Wesemann have demonstrated imaging of unstained cells using a nanophotonic device that has been published in Light: Science and Applications. Link to article here.
Congratulations to Lukas Wesemann who was awarded his PhD on 5 March. His citation states that he investigated all-optical image processing with nanostructures. He demonstrated both thin-film and patterned surfaces that can detect the edges of features in an image or permit visualisation of transparent objects. His study will enable the development of ultracompact and […]
Ken Crozier and Ann Roberts have two research fellow positions available for suitably qualified applicants. The positions will be part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems and the roles will involve working on the experimental realisation of new nano-optical devices and their incorporation into optical systems. Applications close on 16 March. […]
Congratulations to MSc student Shaban who was recently awarded a Lift Off Scholarship by the Greater Shepparton Foundation. Shaban was interviewed by WIN News on Tuesday 23 February. Link to news item on Facebook here.
Information regarding MSc and PhD projects in X-ray, Synchrotron & Atomic Physics, Quantum Electrodynamics& X-ray Laboratories can be found here here and a video discussing work in the lab here (123 MB).