ARC Research Associate
School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Sebastian completed concurrent degrees in BSc (Experimental and Theoretical Physics) and BE (Mechanical) at the University of Adelaide receiving first class honours in 2010.
During his degrees he worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing to develop rare earth doped silica fibre lasers. From 2010-2016 he completed his PhD under the Supervision of A/Prof David Ottaway and Prof Tanya Monro on a project entitled "Development of air-clad holmium-doped fibre lasers."
Since the completion of his PhD Sebastian has worked on the development of portable MidIR fibre lasers and worked as a program developer for the Graduate Certificate in Radiation Management.
He is currently working as a Research Associate in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OZGrav). His current research involves the development of high power narrow linewidth lasers for third generation gravitational wave detection.
Sebastian's research focuses on the application and development of laser technology. His core research interests include:
- High power continuous wave lasers
- Single frequency sources
- 2 micron fibre lasers
- Optical fibre fabrication
- Laser stabilisation for gravitational wave astronomy
- Adaptive optics
Date Position Institution name 2016 ARC Research Associate University of Adelaide, Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2016 Award Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence — — —
Date Institution name Country Title 2011 - 2016 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD 2006 - 2010 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia BSc & BE (Hons, 1st Class)
Year Citation 2020 Ingram, C., Ng, S. W. S., Cao, H. T., Gambell, A., Simakov, N., Brown, D. D., . . . Veitch, P. J. (2020). High sensitivity measurement of thermal distortion in low-loss optical materials. In 2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim, CLEO-PR 2020 - Proceedings (pp. 1-2). online: OSA/IEEE.
2020 Cao, H. T., Ng, S., Noh, M., Brooks, A., Martichard, F., & Veitch, P. (2020). Adhesive-free, high optical quality deformable mirror. In 2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim, CLEO-PR 2020 - Proceedings (pp. 1-2). online: IEEE.
2020 Holmes, Z., Ng, S., Pease, J., & Ottaway, D. (2020). High Bandwidth Phase-Locking for Low-Noise Applications. In 2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim, CLEO-PR 2020 - Proceedings (pp. 1-2). online: IEEE.
2019 Beniwal, D., Cao, H., Ng, S., Brooks, A., Bharathan, G., Fuerbach, A., . . . Ottaway, D. (2019). Mid-IR laser for wavefront correction in gravitational wave detectors. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Vol. 11200 (pp. 1-3). online: SPIE.
2019 Ng, S., Oermann, M., Veitch, P., Munch, J., & Hemming, A. (2019). Single frequency thulium fibre distributed Bragg reflector laser. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Vol. 11200 (pp. 1-3). online: SPIE.
2019 Ingram, C., Cao, H., Ng, S., Brown, D., Ottaway, D., Veitch, P., . . . Hemming, A. (2019). High precision measurement of optical absorption in low-OH fused silica at 2 micron. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Vol. 11200 (pp. 1-3). online: SPIE.
2012 Ng, S., Lancaster, D., Ottaway, D., & Monro, T. (2012). Modelling and fabrication of a leaky mode depressed clad Ho³⁺ fiber. In Laser Science, LS 2012. Rochester, New York, U.S.A.: Optical Society of America.
2012 Lancaster, D., Ottaway, D., Henry, P., Kostecki, R., & Monro, T. (2012). Air-clad holmium-doped silica fibre laser. In Proceedings Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology Vol. 2012;. Sydney, N.S.W.. 2011 Lancaster, D., Gross, S., Ng, S., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Monro, T., Fuerbach, A., & Withford, M. (2011). A new class of 2µm waveguide laser produced by fs direct writing of Tm3+ and Ho3+ doped ZBLAN glass. In Proceedings of the international Quantum Electronics Conferenc (pp. 989-991). Sydney, Australia.
|2019-2020||Teaching Associate||Physics IE - Thermodynamics|
|2017-2018||Teaching Associate||Electromagnetism II - Circuit Theory|
|2016 - 2017||Program Developer||Graduate Certificate in Radiation Management|
|2016||Teaching Associate||Physics I - Mechanics|
|2010 - 2016||Practical Demonstrator||Physics I, Physics II, Experimental Physics III, Mechanical Engineering I|
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2021 Principal Supervisor 2 micron laser development Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Georgia Nicole Bolingbroke 2021 Principal Supervisor Development of high bandwidth optical wavefront measurement techniques Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Thomas James Roocke 2020 Co-Supervisor High precision measurement of absorption in high quality optical materials around 2 micron Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Sophie Kate Muusse 2020 Co-Supervisor Low Noise 2-micron Lasers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zachary James Holmes
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 - 2020 Co-Supervisor High precision measurement of optical absorption in ultra-low-OH fused silica at wavelengths near 2 µm Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Craig Ingram 2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Mid-Infrared Fibre Lasers for use in Wavefront Correction in Advanced Gravitational Wave Detectors Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Deeksha Beniwal
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2020 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Laser frequency actuation for Gravitational Wave detectors University of Adelaide Bachelor Honours Degree Honours Full Time Georgia Bolingbroke
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