Taking the guesswork out of 3D optical waveguide circuits

Project: Research

Project Details


Rapid prototyping, similar to 3D printing, of optical waveguides circuits to process light for optical communication, astronomy and quantum optics has led to many world-first demonstrations at Macquarie University. These circuits are created by inducing a local variation in a material’s optical thickness using a laser. Yet, with increasing functionality and complexity of these circuits, the design and characterisation has become inherently challenging. This is due to the limited characterisation capability to establish accurate numerical models for designing these circuits. Thus we ask for a unique camera that can measure minuscule changes in the optical density of glass chips, which will enable many more world-first demonstrations.
Short titleWaveguide
AcronymDVCR MQRIS Small
Effective start/end date1/01/1831/12/18