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Applied Plasmonics (AP)

The Centre for Micro-Photonics has individual research groups each working and collaborating on different aspects of nano- and bio-photonics. The Applied Plasmonics group, led by Professor Saulius Juodkazis is new in 2010 and will search for practical photonic solutions via fundamental studies of mechanisms and numerical modeling of light-matter interactions to address societies ever increasing energy needs.

Group Overview:

Group Leader:
Plasmonics for a sustainable future.
To address societies ever increasing energy needs via fundamental studies of mechanisms and numerical modeling of light-matter interactions.
All labs are located at the Swinburne University Hawthorn Campus, in both the Applied Science (AS) and Luton Lane buildings.

Research Projects and Affiliations:

Investigation of mechanisms of the femtosecond laser induced photo-polymerization in resins and resists. Comparison of two-photon absorption and avalanche rates in photo-polymerization of micro-optical elements and photonic crystal structures and templates. Future work will extend to the use of electron beam lithography for the fabrication of nano structures.

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Investigation of enhancement and localization of the light field component of various geometries and material combinations due to the plasmonic effects in nanoparticles. These types of light field enhancements are important for the electron transport through the interface in solar cells and photo-catalytic applications and investigation will lead to better understanding and development of efficient solar cells.
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Group Leader:
Saulius Juodkazis

ph: +61 3 9214 8718


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