[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140100975]
Researchers Prof John Canning; A/Prof Matthieu Lancry;
Brief description This application will elucidate, optimise and apply the art, science and technology of glass processing on a sub-micron scale to develop a range of optical fibre, waveguide and glass devices including sensors, lasers, two and three-dimensional components and masks for operation in harsh and extreme environments, particularly those operating above 1000 degrees celsius. A connection between changes in optical spectra, structural relaxation and viscous flow is used to optimise the thermal and optical resistance of glass technologies in the all-critical industrial 1000 to 1200 degrees celsius window. Fundamental and device studies will show that regeneration is the only current approach that will enable photonic technologies to operate in such harsh environments.
Funding Amount 500000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects