Department of Physics and Astronomy
ARC Future Fellow
Associate Professor, Department of Physics,
MQ Photonics Research Centre
Rich Mildren is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the MQ Photonics Research Centre. The Fellowship is aimed to boost research capacity in areas important to Australia and to nurture collaborations with industry, other research institutions and other disciplines. He brings substantial expertise in the development of novel and versatile photonic sources, instrumentation and applications. His PhD and early postdoctoral research was in the plasma kinetics of high power metal vapour lasers. He has studied ultrafast lasers at the National Research Council in Pisa, Italy. For 3 years (2005-2008) he led R&D for a University spin-off company in wavelength-switchable medical lasers, during which time he brought several medical laser products through to the stage of medical device regulatory approval. His most recent focus is in crystalline Raman lasers, particularly in the area of diamond lasers (see also Diamond Laser Group).
- Crystalline and diamond Raman lasers
- Plasma-based laser and light sources
- Group IV Photonics