Understanding Laser Beams
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.
Lasers are used in many high precision industries and research fields. Understanding the transverse intensity distribution and wavefront profile of the beams is critical for many applications. The increasingly diverse array of laser applications has resulted in a wider variety of laser wavelengths, challenging current diagnostic equipment.
This project is part of the research program within the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), and includes research toward upgrading the sensitivity of the current generation of detectors, analysing data from those detectors and the development of technology for future detectors.