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About Us

MQ Photonics is a Macquarie University Research Centre with 30 academic staff and postdocs and 25 research students (mostly PhD). The Centre has a substantial history of optics research in Australia. It emerged from the Centre for lasers and Applications (CLA: established in 1988) and, though based in Physics, enjoys a membership spanning several departments and research groups across the university.


Lasers and Photonics are a traditional strength of Macquarie Photonics. The earlier Centre for Lasers and Applications is a field of research in its own right and an underpinning capability for other research banners. Research activities under this Banner in MQ Photonics include

  • Raman lasers and applications
  • THz photonics
  • Diamond: Raman lasers and optical-engineering
  • Mid IR and high power fibre lasers
  • Novel waveguide lasers
  • Topological beams
  • Tunable ultraviolet lasers
  • Optical trapping and levitation
  • Laser microfabrication


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