Category Archives: IPAS Seminars

IPAS High-sensitivity Biosensor research featured in Science Direct

Stephen WSA new biochemical sensor using specialty optical fibre has been developed by an IPAS team at the University of Adelaide. This new sensor is more sensitive than previous designs while still being fully fibre integrated, meaning it can be used directly with standard optical equipment. The sensor has advantages of bio-compatibility, small size, and low cost, yet is robust and simple. It has good potential for biochemical detection in applications that require real-time monitoring and in-field detection. Congratulations Stephen Warren-Smith  and team!

High-sensitivity Sagnac-interferometer biosensor based on exposed core micro structured optical fiber
Xuegang Li, Linh V.Nguyen, Yong Zhao, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Stephen C. Warren-Smith
DOI:  10.1016/j.snb.2018.04.165



IPAS Seminar: Dr Wen Qi Zhang


This week’s IPAS seminar will be presented by Dr Wen Qi Zhang, titled “A Numerical Study of Passive Mode-Locked Lasers with Two Peaks in the Gain Profile“.

Wen Qi is currently a researcher within the Laser Physics and Photonics Devices Laboratory at the University of South Australia

Event details:
Thursday, 29th June, 3:30-4:30 pm
Level 2, The Braggs Meeting Room

IPAS Seminar: Dr Kerry Mudge

KerryMudgeThis week’s IPAS seminar will feature Dr Kerry Mudge, who will be presenting  an “Overview of Free Space Optical Communications (FSOC) Research at DST Group“.

Kerry is currently a researcher within the Department of Defence, Science and Technology.

Event details:
Thursday, 22nd June, 3:30-4:30 pm
Level 2, The Braggs Meeting Room

IPAS Seminar: Dr Andrew Pollard

This Thursday IPAS will be hosting Dr Andrew Pollard, from National Physical Laboratory (UK). He will be giving a seminar titled Measurement and Standardisation: Enabling an Emerging Graphene Industry”
Event details:
Thursday 8th June, 3:30-4:30 pm,
Level 2, The Braggs Meeting Room

Visiting Scientist: Dr Alexander Wood


IPAS Seminar: Thursday 11th May, 3:30-4:30 pm

Dr Alexander Wood (University of Melbourne), will be visiting IPAS on 10-11th May and will be giving a seminar entitled “A New Spin on Quantum Sensing with Diamonds”  on Thursday 3:30-4:30 pm, Level 2 Meeting Room, The Braggs.


IPAS Seminar: The GEM of Memory Storage

Dr Ben Sparkes kicked off the 2017 IPAS Seminar Series with his presentation titled “Gradient Echo Memory: A GEM for Quantum Information Processing”.

Gradient Echo Memory (GEM) is based on photon echoes and is a more precise and efficient form of quantum  memory and storage for light.

Ben joined the Precision Measurement Group two months ago, following a postdoc at University of Melbourne and undertaking his PhD at Australia National University.  He is an ARC DECRA Fellow and is looking forward to expanding his research within IPAS.