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Optical Wavelength Conversion in Nonlinear Dielectric Nano-Resonators


$27,082 (currently tax‐free, and indexed annually) for 3 years, with a possible 6 month extension. UTS tuition fees will also be covered.





This project will uncover new opportunities to change the colour of light on the nanoscale, taking advantage of revolutionary advances in high-precision nano-fabrication. It will bring deeper understanding of the interaction between light and matter in dielectric resonators with sizes smaller than the visible light wavelength, opening a pathway for novel telecommunication and microscopy-related technologies. The focus on transparent dielectric structures will overcome the problem of high light absorption and low heat resistance common in today’s metallic nano-photonics. Dr Alexander Solntsev is the supervisor for this project.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible you must hold one of the following degrees, or an equivalent international university degree:

  • Honours degree with First Class, or Second Class Division 1, or
  • MSc Research or MSc Coursework with a research thesis of at least 6 months.

Applicants need to have completed their university degree in English, or meet the English Language entry criteria for example:

  • IELTS Academic Level – overall 6.5, with 6.0 in writing; or
  • TOEFL 79-93 overall and 21 writing

Selection process

  • Experience in numerical modelling or experimental physics or device engineering.
  • Knowledge of optical physics.

Applications closed

30 June 2019