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Positions available – expired 10 Aug.

July 21, 2009

The CoEP is currently advertising for a number of postdoctoral research posotions.

These offer oppurtunities in the key areas of optical fibre sensing and fibre lasers and will integrate with the recently formed new research institute, IPAS – the institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing.

The deadline for applications is the 10th August 2009.


Funding for new Institute

December 17, 2008

The staff and students at the Centre of Expertise in Photonics are excited to announce that we have been successful in a bid for $28.8 million from the Federal Government for the establishment of a new Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS).

UPDATE: Listen to this podcast from Prof Tanya Monro featuring some early thoughts on her vision for the new Institute.

This funding, along with $1.5M of capital funding from our State Government and $1.3M capital funding from the University of Adelaide will allow us to substantially extend the physics building. This will accommodate laboratories and office space for the new institute. It is anticipated the new building will be operational in 2011.

In addition to the infrastructure funding IPAS will receive operational funding, for 5 years in the first instance, from the University of Adelaide and from the South Australian State Government.

In conjunction with the University of Adelaide we will create an internationally leading transdisciplinary Institute which will allow us to develop new fibre-based platform technologies to underpin paradigm-changing tools for a wide range of research.

Researchers from a wide range of fields will use the world-class facilities to develop breakthroughs in areas such as physics, chemistry, biology and environmental science.

The Institute will be led by Professor Tanya Monro, Federation Fellow, in the School of Chemistry & Physics. Professor Monro says the new Institute aims to become the international leader in developing new fibre-based technologies that underpin health, the environment, industrial processes and defence systems. Tanya was quoted as saying “I’m thrilled that the Federal Government has provided significant support for an area of research that has the potential to benefit almost every aspect of our lives. This Institute will be unrivalled in the world in the quality of its facilities, and it will attract some of Australia’s and the world’s best and brightest minds. We expect the Institute to earn around $78 million in research income by the year 2020.”

The official media release can be found here

New paper published in Optics Express

October 23, 2008

Kris, Shahraam and Tanya recently had a paper published in Optics Express. You can find the Optics Infobase abstract and full-text .pdf link here.

Citation: K. J. Rowland, S. Afshar V., and T. M. Monro, “Bandgaps and antiresonances in integrated-ARROWs and Bragg fibers; a simple model,” Opt. Express 16, 17935-17951 (2008)

Journal publications for 2008 (to date)

October 13, 2008

S. Atakaramians, S.Afshar V., B.M. Fischer, D. Abbott and T.M. Monro, ‘Porous fibers: low loss, low dispersion waveguides for terahertz transmission‘, Optics Express, 16, pp. 8845-8854, 2008. Link

S.C. Warren-Smith, S.Afshar V. and T.M. Monro, ‘Theoretical study of liquid-immersed exposed-core microstructured optical fibers for sensing‘, Optics Express, 16, pp. 9034-9045, 2008. Link

Shahraam Afshar V., Yinlan Ruan, Stephen C. Warren-Smith and Tanya M. Monro, ‘Enhanced fluorescence sensing using microstructured optical fibers: a comparison of forward and backward collection modes‘, Optics Letters, Vol. 33, No. 13, pp. 1473-1475, 2008. Link

C.J.Voyce, A.D.Fitt, T.M.Monro, ‘Mathematical modeling as an accurate predictive tool in microstructured fiber manufacture: the effects of preform rotation‘, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, 26, pp. 791-798, 2008. Link

K.J.Rowland, S.Afshar V., T.M.Monro, ‘Novel low-loss bandgaps in all-silica Bragg fibers‘, Invited paper for IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, OFC2007 Special Issue, Vol. 26, Issue 1, pp. 43-51, 2008. Link

A full list of publications, including those in press, can be found HERE on the CoEP website.

New tenured position available!

September 26, 2008

The University of Adelaide School of Chemistry and Physics has a new tenured position available. From the University of Adelaide currently available jobs site:

We are seeking to appoint a high calibre and dynamic Experimental Physicist in a tenurable position. Candidates with research expertise in either atmospheric physics or photonics are particularly encouraged to apply.

Official details can be found here.

Four minute promotional slide-show

July 15, 2008

The video below is a short promotional slide show that was created as a background display at the recent ACOFT conference in Sydney. It features openly licensed images of Adelaide South Australia, the Centre of Expertise in Photonics and voice overs from team members.

This piece is an example of what can be done by Re-Mixing openly licensed content from the web. The work itself is licensed cc:by and can therefore be further Re-Mixed by others. A higher resolution download version of the video is available HERE.


NewsFlash – new positions available!

June 27, 2008

Six Postdoctoral Fellowships and one Technician positions have just been advertised. More information HERE.

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