Monthly Archives: December 2014

PhD student Ivan Antolovic from TU Delft visits CNBP node at Macquarie

Ivan and Piotr from MQ10 December 2014: Here’s to CNBP mateship

Ivan Antolovic is pictured here with Piotr Wargocki, a CNBP researcher at Macquarie.

They have only just met, but are already the best of mates, thanks to two weeks together in a dark optics lab trying to make a novel SwissSPAD chip detect photons.

The smiles tell it all, the chip has worked – on the day before Ivan had to fly back to Europe!

Congratulations to both young researchers for their outstanding FPGA programming skills and thanks to our wonderfully supportive collaborators in Physics at Macquarie, Professors David Coutts and David Spence.

The CNBP node at Macquarie and TU Delft/EPFL started this collaboration in early 2014.

The aim is to develop a single photon avalanche diode imager suitable for applications ranging from fluorescence to quantum security.

The chip is capable of fast frame rates up to 156 kfps.

Gates as short as 5 ns can be used to limit the sensitive period of the sensor.

This configuration can be utilized in time correlated measurements and yield fluorescence lifetimes.

The long term goal of this project is to enable molecular vision during surgery.

 

 

2014 OSA Optics & Photonics Congress on Light, Energy and the Environment

Heike Ebendorff Low Res Edit 01802 December 2014: Invited Talk

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