Our project in SMP is to improve the resolution of widefield CARS microscopy by using structured illumination on the input laser beams. In structured illumination methods, used with...
Biophotonics and Laser Science
Biophotonics and Laser Science covers groups within Physics that perform experimentally based research. Biophotonics is the application of light and laser-based tools and techniques to biological systems, covering fundamental science, biological sensing and imaging, through to biomedical procedures. The application of light and laser methods enables breakthrough discoveries in biology, health and clinical sciences, and has an important role to play in meeting the grand challenges in the life sciences. Laser Science has long been a major strength of Australian Physics. We have been, and continue to be, major players in the field of laser science within Australia, particularly in the areas of experimental quantum atom optics, laser trapping, and hypersonic flow diagnostics.
The Centre for Biophotonics and Laser Science has several major programs as listed below. Our vision is to create a critical mass of researchers who can apply strong fundamental physics skills to physics or biology problems over a range of scales from single molecule interactions, through to molecules and cells, to tissues and organs. We aim to develop world-class facilities that will allow our early career researchers and postgraduate students to reach their potential and make discoveries that will contribute to the Centre becoming an international leader in biophotonics and laser science.