News: Honours in Physics subtheme - Optics lasers and photonics

Testing for irradiated foods

Food market

Honours project: Optimise methodologies to detect irradiated food by optically-stimulated luminescence.

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Fossils under a new light

Fossil front visible image Georgios Tsiminis

Honours projects: Use new fluorescence imaging techniques to analyse fossils that range in age from half-a-billion to some tens of thousands of years old.

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Saving megafauna from bacteria

A skeleton of a Marsupial Lion (Thylacoleo carnifex) in the Victoria Fossil Cave, Naracoorte Caves National Park Karora, Public domain

Honours projects: Identify and image biofilms that threaten the Naracoorte Caves National Park fossils.

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It’s space water, but not as we know it

Full moon. Image: Gregory H. Revera, CC BY-SA 3.0

Honours projects: Explore laser-induced fluorescence of water and aqueous minerals for space applications.

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Intelligent Algorithms to Detect Blood Flow with Optical Imaging

Honours projects: Accurate knowledge of optical parameters is becoming increasingly important for a wide range of scientific and industrial applications.

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Computational Models of Lasers for Future Gravitational Wave Detectors

Honours project: This project provides the opportunity to adapt an advanced set of modelling tools to predict the performance of 2µm lasers and help optimise their performance.

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Improving Fibre Laser Sources for Future Gravitational Wave Detectors

Honours project: In this project you will join the team developing 2 µm fibre laser sources and investigate the isolation of the laser cavities from the environment.

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Characterising the Directional Stability of Laser Sources for Future Gravitational Wave Detectors

Honours project: In this project you will develop a new quadrant photodiode to measure the pointing stability of 2 µm lasers that being developed for future detectors.

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Understanding Laser Beams

Honours project: The goal of this project is to explore the use of new imaging arrays for laser beam profilers that can cover a wide range of wavelengths.

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Mixed Digital and Analog Control of Advanced Lasers

Honours project: This project explores the use of blended control strategies to optimise the performance of advanced lasers.

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