The Optical Society (OSA)
Since 1916, OSA has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide to foster and promote technical and professional development.
Through publications, events and services, the Optical Society is helping to advance the science of light by addressing the ongoing need for shared knowledge and innovation.
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. In 2017, SPIE provided $4 million in support of education and outreach programs.
NSW Government Department of Industry
The Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer provides independent advice on how to address policy problems that involve engineering and/or science. This is done by conducting independent reviews on complex issues using best available research, evidence and expert advice. The Office also provides funding support for high-quality, high-impact research, as well as for scientific conferences taking place in NSW, for students attending international competitions, and for various science engagement and outreach activities.
OptoFab – Australian National Fabrication Facility
OptoFab is one of 8 nationwide nodes that form the ANFF providing researchers and industry with access to state-of-the-art fabrication facilities across Australia. OptoFab offers specialist facilities and dedicated staff that are on hand to provide services & technical support to users in microprocessing, microfabrication and characterisation of fibre, planar and bulk materials which include glass, metals, ceramics, silicon, polymers and crystals.
Macquarie University Photonics Research Centre
Macquarie University Photonics Research Centre undertakes fundamental and applied research in the general area of lasers and photonics, with particular focus on the following seven frontiers of optical science: photonic sources and laser applications, natural and engineered optical materials, photonics for life and health sciences, photonics for the environment, astrophotonics, and quantum photonics fundamental. The centre aims to elevate the international standing of scientific and technological research that has been well established at Macquarie University for many years.
Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) – Macquarie University Branch
The outstanding success of the CUDOS program over 2003 to 2010 gave the research group the motivation and commitment to develop and present to the Australian Research Council (ARC) a new proposal for an exciting seven years research program in photonic integrated circuits. These exciting research opportunities have been explored by CUDOS over the past years to develop ultrafast signal processors, quantum photonic processors, and integrated photonic devices for the mid-infrared.
Sydney NanoScience Hub
The Sydney Nanoscience Hub is purpose-built to explore the nature of matter, design new technologies and engineer them in some of the best cleanroom and nanofabrication facilities in the world. The building, labs and fabrication facilities are designed to enable the precise measurements needed to access exotic phenomena on the nanoscale.
Macquarie University Department of Physics and Astronomy
Uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, Macquarie brings together 40,000 students and 2000 staff in one thriving hub of discovery. Researchers and students at the MQ Department of Physics and Astronomy have access to outstanding specialist photonics, quantum and optics labs, laser processing and optical characterisation facilities, and our on-campus observatory. We collaborate closely with local, national and international observatories, research organisations, and companies, and we include nodes for three ARC Centres of Excellence.
The Photon Factory is an award-winning research facility with a mission to achieve the extraordinary using state-of-the-art laser photonic technology. They are a group of scientists and engineers who use light to explore and improve our world. The Photon Factory strives to understand fundamental questions of science while also applying their knowledge to solve real-world problems. Their success comes from their desire to challenge the status quo and innovate along every step.
The Australian Optical Society
The Australian Optical Society is a non-profit organisation for the advancement of optics in Australia. Formed in 1983, the Society embraces anyone contributing to or interested in optics in the widest sense.
Located in central Hamburg, Schäfter+Kirchhoff’s headquarter is home to 35 employees. From there they manufacture high quality products that are delivered to customers all around the world. The company was founded over 60 years ago. Starting with classical lens design and customized optical solutions the focus shifted gradually towards the now offered three product lines: polarization-maintaining fiber optics, laser lines and line scan cameras. A special focus is set on a correct and advantageous combination of precision and optical components (optomechanics), which is the basis for high quality, stability and durability.
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Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS)