Experimental photonics group

Department of Electronic Materials Engineering

Student research program set to inspire holographic phones

Research students from the Australian National University (ANU) and the Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) in Germany will collaborate to invent technology that could make smartphones thinner, lighter and able to produce holograms. The PhD researchers...

Let there be light! New tech to revolutionise night vision

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have developed new technology that allows people to see clearly in the dark, revolutionising night-vision. The first-of-its-kind thin film, described in a new article published in Advanced...

The Photonics Industry: Australia’s invisible giant

A report released today reveals that the photonics industry in Australia and New Zealand has grown remarkably in recent years and is now a significant contributor to the economy. Lighting Economic Growth: Photonics in Australia and New Zealand estimates...

Lights on for holograms in your hands and super-fast Li-Fi

Monitoring systems for safer driving, moving holograms on your phone and super-fast, light-based WiFi are a step closer thanks to $34.9 million in Australian Government funding for the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Transformative...

Invention could help to crack down on illegal drug trade

A research team involving The Australian National University (ANU) has invented a system that can detect chemicals in miniscule quantities and could be developed into a portable drug-testing kit to help authorities crack down on the illegal drug trade. ANU...

Jointly developed sensors open the door to a wearable medical diagnostic device

Scientists from The ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering and The ANU Research School of Engineering have designed tiny optical sensors that open the door to developing a wearable device that allows doctors to medically diagnose people’s...

Nano device promises ultra-fast graphics on gaming consoles

An international team of scientists led by The Australian National University (ANU) has designed a new nano device that promises ultra-fast rendering of high-definition graphics on gaming consoles. Senior ANU researcher Professor Dragomir Neshev said...

ANU invention may help to protect astronauts from radiation in space

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have designed a new nano material that can reflect or transmit light on demand with temperature control, opening the door to technology that protects astronauts in space from harmful radiation. Lead...

ANU invention to inspire new night-vision specs

ANU scientists have designed a nano crystal around 500 times smaller than a human hair that turns darkness into visible light and can be used to create light-weight night-vision glasses. Professor Dragomir Neshev from ANU said the new night-vision glasses...

2012 dates - Director's Colloquium

Leonard Huxley TheatreFollowing Thursdays at 12.30 Refreshments @ noon in the tea room 1 March - Prof Geoffrey Taylor, University of Melbourne 5 April - Prof Will Steffen, Climate Change Institute 3 May - Prof Martin Green, University of New South...

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