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Diamond Laser Group

Scholarships and PhD Projects Available

Looking to do some of your PhD project with us? - Contact us directly by email (link below) to find out more. Deadline for competitive international round is *July 31*.

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Contact Rich Mildren. Try this questionaire to see whether you are likely to be eligible for Macquarie MQRES Scholarships.

Latest News

Oct 2020: We are learning more about the strange world of UV laser etching of diamond. Our new paper in Carbon shows the intricate way nanopatterns emerge as function of the surface symmetry and laser polarization.

Sep 2020: We have found that UV etches diamond about 10 times faster when removing water vapour. New paper in Applied Physics Letters.

Apr 2020: Dr Xuezong Yang's paper is out on single-frequency diamond lasers for sodium excitation. Published this week in Optics Letters and highlighted by Laser Focus World. Press release is here.

Feb 2020: Our first journal publication on diamond Brillouin lasers finally emerges! See the press release, Laser Focus World article and SciLight.

Nov 2019: PhD Scholarship available now in the diamond photonics area. Please email Rich Mildren (referring to this notice) with any questions or to start the application process. For start in Semester 1 in 2020.

Aug 2019: The Resonance Ionization Laser Ion Source (RILIS) group at CERN have reported a tunable diamond laser in the blue for beamline applications.

Jul 2019: Thanks to Seeker for this cool little clip on our 'super lasers'.

Feb 2019: Xuezong Yang's work on single-frequency power lasers in the visible is an Editors Pick in Optics Letters.

Jan 2019: Physical Review Letters has published our recent results on single-atom layer removal of diamond surface using a UV laser beam. Based on model calculations, it looks like 2-photon ejection of surface carbonyl groups could be a key mechanism.

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