CNBP Senior Researcher A/Prof Heike Ebendorff gave an invited talk at the ‘2014 OSA Optics & Photonics Congress on Light, Energy and the Environment” in Canberra.
Heike’s presentation ‘Suspended Core Optical Fibres: New Tools for Sensing Chemicals, Biomolecules and Temperature” reviewed the opportunities of using suspended core optical fibers with enclosed or exposed micron-scale cores for sensing chemicals, biomolecules and temperature. The application areas of sensing platforms based on these fibers were described.
This comprehensive Congress examines the frontiers in the development of optical technologies for energy production, transport, and use. It also examines the use of optical and photonic approaches to monitor energy usage and the effects energy production has on the environment. It is designed to bring together researchers, engineers, and managers and foster timely information exchange between several of the disciplines involved in energy production usage, cost and environmental and efficiency management