Lukas Wesemann, Tim Davis, Jingchao Song and Ann Roberts contributed to the new review article ‘Plasmonic Near‐Complete Optical Absorption and Its Applications’ that was recently published in Advanced Optical Materials. It reports recent progress on the development of metasurfaces and thin film structures that produce strong absorption bands in the visible and longer wavelength regions […]
Group members Tim Davis and Ann Roberts are co-authors on a paper published in ACS Photonics on 22 January: Plasmene Metasurface Absorbers: Electromagnetic Hot Spots and Hot Carriers. The research, led by our collaborator Daniel Gomez (RMIT University) showed that a thin sheet of a tightly packed, self-assembled, two-dimensional lattice of metal nanoparticles, called plasmene, supported […]
Giel Muller (Chemistry) represented the student chapter at the SPIE Student Leadership Workshop. Giel, who is President of the SPIE Melbourne Student Chapter, was awarded an Officer Travel Grant.
At the 2018 AIP Congress, Professor Robert Scholten was announced as the 2018 recipient of the Australian Optical Society John Love Award which recognises those who have made a significant contribution to technical optics. The acknowledgement of Professor Scholten’s establishment of MOGlabs is well deserved.
On 13 December, the student chapters enjoyed a tour of MOGlabs which emerged from the School of Physics experimental atom optics program.
Members of the optical physics were successful in the recently announced round of ARC Grants. Rob Scholten was successful leading a new Linkage Project grant with Industry Partner MOGLabs: High-brightness wavelength tuneable lasers for quantum science. Rob is also a co-CI with our colleague Andy Martin on a new Discovery Project Grant: Controlling spin coherence with […]
Congratulations to Faris Shahidan who was awarded an Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Prize for his recent presentation, Towards Scalable Fabrication of Plasmonic Colour via Nanoimprint Lithography at OSA Frontiers in Optics in Washington DC! Faris also represented the University’s OSA student chapter at the associated student leadership conference. Attendees at the OSA Student Leadership […]
Zhe “Kelvin” Xu succesfully gave his PhD completion seminar to the School of Physics on 8 October. Kelvin (second from right) and advisory panel consisting of supervisors, Ken (right – main supervisor) and Ann (co-supervisor) and committee chair Lloyd Hollenberg (on left) are shown in the photo taken after the seminar.
Members of Ken’s team visited the University of Manchester from 1-5 October to make measurements in the laboratory of Dr Patrick Parkinson. Jasper and Vivek gave presentations in the School of Physics and Astronomy. In addition, all three had the opportunity to tour the National Graphene Insitute. L-R: Jasper, Jiajun & Vivek
Work undertaken by Lukas, Kalpana and former MPhil student, Panji, has been published in OSA Continuum. The paper, Metasurfaces, dark modes, and high NA illumination, looks at the spatial dispersion of dark modes of metasurfaces consisting of an array of plasmonic radial trimers. Link to the paper here (open source).