Honours information session

Thursday May 6 2.30pm

Join us for a short online session to discover why honours could be the right choice for you.

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Exploiting Laser Threshold for High Sensitivity Biochemical Sensing

Microstructured optical fibres are a promising platform for biochemical sensing, offering small volume measurement and long interaction lengths.

There is ongoing research at the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) to further advance the sensitivity of these sensors to allow for single-particle, or even single molecule, detection.

This project aims to incorporate an exposed-core microstructured optical fibre into a fibre laser configuration. By finely tuning the in-line optical loss of the system the sensor can be operated very close to the laser threshold.

Due to the high nonlinearity of the laser threshold process very sensitive measurements can be made on biochemical binding events via the evanescent field of the optical fibre.

In this project you will learn important concepts on fibre and laser design, and experimental techniques on fibre handling (e.g. cleaving and splicing) and sensor development.

Tagged in Honours projects - Physics, Honours Projects - David Ottaway, Honours Projects - Stephen Warren-Smith, Honours Projects - Linh Nguyen, Honours in Physics subtheme - Optics lasers and photonics

STEM Careers Night: On-campus and online

Whether you're still at high school or planning to join us mid-year, taking a break from study or rethinking your career path, come chat with us at our STEM Careers Night.

You and your parents are invited to join us on campus on Tuesday 18 May to see what’s available in the world of STEM.

STEM Careers Night