Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150102054 [ 2015-05-01 - 2018-12-31 ]

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Researchers: A/Prof Richard Mildren (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Catherine Stampfl (Chief Investigator)

Brief description Novel 2-photon atom manipulation for ultra-nanoscale processing of diamond. There is intense interest in exploiting diamond's remarkable properties in many fields of science and technology, but fabricating and processing devices remains a major challenge. This project will build on previous work, using a recently discovered novel laser-induced surface phenomenon that enables, for the first time for any material, the exciting prospect of using light to manipulate surface atoms with atomic precision. This project aims to elucidate the mechanisms underpinning the optical interaction to reveal its full potential and use it to address key problems in diamond nano-device fabrication that lie beyond the reach of current techniques. It is expected that the outcomes will directly enhance Australia's current strengths in diamond-based quantum and photonic technologies.

Funding Amount $414,400

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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