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4th March 2010, Location: University of NSW, Sydney Australia

Australia-Japan Joint Workshop on Frontier Photonics and Electronics

As part of the growing Australia-Asia relations, key groups in photonics and electronics accross Japan, Australia and China came together in a focussed workshop to bridge the links between electronics and photonics within telecommunications, sensing, security and space. With a special empahsis on students, presentations highlighted the value of photonics and electronics from helping spacecraft to land on asteroids to explaining the phenomenon of rogue waves that strike ocean going vessels with sudden and violent force. The Workshop is now ISBN listed and a set of CD proceedings is forthcoming. 

Convenors and Program Chairs:  Prof Kazuo Hotate, The University of Tokyo, Japan; Prof Gang-Ding Peng, University of New South Wales, Australia; Prof John Canning, The University of Sydney, Australia; A/Prof Zuyuan He, The University of Tokyo, Japan.

8 September 2009, Location: University of NSW, Sydney Australia

Australia-China Joint Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors for Industrial Applications

Abstract: This workshop brings together Australian and Chinese researchers and engineers who are involved in several related international and industry collaborative projects in optical fibre and photonic sensors and their industrial applications. These collaborative projects have been sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR) and its Chinese counterpart, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the Australian Research Council (ARC) and its Chinese counterpart, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC), and industry partners RTA and RailCorp in recent years.

Organiser: Prof. Gang-Ding Peng (UNSW) & Prof. John Canning (Usyd)

2006 Location: Darlington, Centre, The University of Sydney, Sydney Australia

1st International Workshop on Multiphoton Processes in Glassy Materials

The first comprehensive meeting on laser processing of glassy materials using multiphoton approaches. Full conference overhead presentations available on CD (recommended - contact iPL for copies). Table of contents and select manuscripts can be downloaded free from HERE.

Photos from the workshop can be viewed HERE.

Organiser and Editor: Prof. John Canning (Usyd)

Video Presentations: Australian Entrepreneurial Seminars

Organised by CUDOS and the Australian Optical Society can be accessed HERE: 

2011 series can be accessed HERE

2012 series can be accessed HERE

Speakers include Simon Poole, Mark Englund, John Haywood, Jonathon Lacy and more all products of the former Australian Photonics Cooperative Research Centre program.