Professor Barry Luther-Davies

Professor Barry Luther-Davies
Laser Physics Centre
Quantum Science & Technology
Office phone
John Carver 3 10


Barry Luther-Davies is an Emeritus Professor of Laser Physics at the Australian National University with experience in the diverse areas of research including lasers, laser-matter interaction physics, photonics, optical materials and nonlinear optics. He completed a BSc and PhD at the University of Southampton, UK before joining ANU in 1974. His current research involves mid infrared photonics, nonlinear optical materials and devices with a strong interest in the development of devices for optical signal processing as part of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems - CUDOS. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and the Australian Academy for Technological Sciences and Engineering and is a senior member of IEEE. He was awarded the Pawsey Medal of the Australian Academy of Science in 1986 for his contribution to laser-plasma interaction physics and was an ARC Federation Fellow from 2003-2008. He has published over 500 peer reviewed papers and conference proceedings that have attracted around 14,000 citations.

Technical expertise

Photonics; nonlinear optics; laser physics; optical physics; glasses and optical materials

When dialing an ANU extension from outside the university:
  • (02) 612 XXXXX (within Australia)
  • +61 2 612 XXXXX (outside Australia)
Where XXXXX is the 5 digit extension number you are after.
Anti-Spam notice: The email addresses from this directory are made available to support the academic and business activities of ANU. These email addresses are not published as an invitation to receive unsolicited commercial messages or 'spam' and we do not consent to receipt of such materials. Any messages that are received which contravenes this policy is strictly prohibited, and is also a breach of the Spam Act 2003. The University reserves the right to recover all costs incurred in the event of breach of this policy.

Updated:  21 June 2021/ Responsible Officer:  Head of Laser Physics/ Page Contact:  Physics Webmaster