Light & Nano Plasmonics


Light based technologies allow us to detect, image and illuminate. The group at QUT designs and establishes optical assemblies, as well as fabricates nanostructured materials that allow a diverse array of light-material interactions to be investigated. Our focus is to control the interaction through optimization of material and light properties.

  • Detect materials of interest through stand-off Raman spectroscopy
  • Detect trace amounts of materials through surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)
  • Develop efficient nanostructures that emit light through nonlinear optical processes
  • Enhance nonlinear response through material design and light structuring
  • Micromanufacturing and deposition through light structuring
  • Develop efficient visible light photocatalysts.