The Australian Optical Society 

The AOS hosts three conferences (AOS Congress, ACOFT and ACOLS) and co-sponsors others. AOS News (Vol. 27, No.4) gives an overview of AOS conferences 1977-2012.

Upcoming events

    • 01 Aug 2017
    • 2:30 PM
    • Level 1, Large Seminar Room 107, 10 College Walk, Clayton Campus

    Dynamic phase contrast x-ray imaging at the Munich Compact Light Source

    Dr Kaye Morgan, Monash University

    Abstract: Phase contrast x-ray imaging is a popular technique at synchrotron imaging beamlines, utilising the associated coherence to reveal soft tissue structures and the available flux to capture image sequences of biological function in vivo. This talk will describe the first in vivo phase contrast x-ray imaging at a laser-driven compact x-ray source. The Munich Compact Light Source, built by Lyncean technologies and <10 x 5 m in size, utilises inverse Compton scattering to produce several 1010 photons per second in a quasi-monochromatic, low-divergence x-ray beam. This enables propagation-based phase contrast imaging of cm-sized samples with <100 ms exposure times, applied here to pre-clinical respiratory research.

    Imaging quantum gases

    Dr Lincoln Turner, Monash University

    Abstract: Quantum gases are the coldest-known stuff in the universe. Great control over potentials and interactions coupled with measurements approaching quantum limits make quantum gases adept quantum simulators and precise quantum sensors. Almost all measurements of quantum gases are derived from images, but quantum gases can be tricky targets to image, as every photon absorbed is an atom lost. This talk will describe approaches to coherent diffractive imaging of ultracold gases, and report on recent results with the potential to go beyond the optical diffraction limit by applying MRI methods with optical spin readout.

    • 03 Dec 2017
    • 07 Dec 2017
    • Queenstown, New Zealand

    The Australian and New Zealand Conference on Optics and Photonics (ANZCOP) conference series integrates the Australian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy (ACOLS) and the Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT). ANZCOP 2013 was held in Perth and ANZCOP 2015 was held in Adelaide.

    ANZCOP 2017 will be held in Queenstown, New Zealand 3-7 December 2017.

    For more details visit the ANZCOP 2017 website:

    • 09 Dec 2018
    • 14 Dec 2018
    • WA

    Incorporates the AOS Annual Meeting

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