Mid-Infrared Photonics

Science Leader
Dr Steve Madden      
Dr Steve Madden
Australian National University

We are interested in generating, guiding, dispersing, concentrating and detecting light at middle-infrared wavelengths. One of our primary goals is to condense the mid-infrared light generation, transportation and detection onto a chip-scale device that can be easily carried in the field or can allow multiple highly sensitive tasks to be carried out simultaneously.

We will guide light using tiny waveguides.

We will guide light using tiny waveguides.

Microscopic image of waveguide.

Microscopic image of waveguide.

Light at mid-infrared wavelengths interacts strongly with chemicals and biological substances that are important to our food production, manufacturing, science and our health.

Common molecular absorption “fingerprint” in the Mid IR.

Like the electronic chip, the photonic chip operating at mid-infrared wavelengths will make a significant impact in many fields including medicine, astronomy and defence.

Mid-infrared Photonics Group, Annual CUDOS Workshop in the Hunter Valley, Feb 2015

Mid-Infrared Photonics Group, Annual CUDOS Workshop in the Hunter Valley, Feb 2015