The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS) will develop the next generation of miniaturised optical systems with functionalities beyond what is conceivable today. Our research outcomes will underpin future technologies, including real-time holographic displays, artificial vision for autonomous systems to see the invisible, wearable medical devices and ultra-fast light-based Wi-Fi, meeting the evolving demands of Industry 4.0.
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Meta-optics—an emerging technology with links to metasurfaces, nano-optics and precision optics—have the potential to transform a vast array of industries, similar to the way wi-fi and transistors have changed every aspect of the way we live. TMOS is dedicated to making new discoveries in this field and translating them to real-world applications.
The Centre is focusing its initial research translation efforts on five key areas:
We are developing meta-optical surfaces for SWIR-TIR spectral ranges that will replace heavy glass lenses with lightweight, thin film-based optics, reducing manufacturing, launch and operating costs.
Our sensing technology includes thin-film infrared up-conversion technology that will replace current bulky night vision sensors as well as quantum communication systems for secure information transfer.
We are applying MEMS-based spectroscopic sensing technology in the Ag-Tech space to assess plant health, water stress, soil health, etc. Our on-chip microspectrometer technology, which is extremely robust and has an extremely small size and weight, allows the sensors to be on-farm field-deployable on any suitable platform, such hand-held, robotic vehicle, and/or airborne UAV (drone).
Meta-optics has a vast array of applications in the medtech field. Two of our current projects focus on improving diagnostics with flexible, wearable sensors and the development of microscope coverslips that enable the user to view transparent cells without staining.
The holography techniques that underpin much of the Centre’s research will lead to next generation light-weight, compact augmented reality and virtual reality devices. Dynamic, tunable holograms will change entertainment as we know it.
Lastest TMOS News
TMOS joins high profile STEM organisations as a Decadal Plan Champion
05 Feb, 2024
Australia put out a call for champions to lead a 10-year push to achieve gender equity in STEM. TMOS, the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems answe ...
Quantum Leaps for Women in Physics and Engineering: Exclusive Recruitment Drive Unveiled
30 Oct, 2023
TMOS, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems, is proud to announce the implementation of a groundbreaking initiative aimed at increasing the number of women researchers o ...
Physics research centre launches pilot program to increase STEM participation in low socio-economic schools
11 Oct, 2023
TMOS, the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optics Systems is launching a pilot program this week designed to encourage more students in low socio-economic schoo ...
The next frontier: meta-optics in space
09 Oct, 2023
Of the many challenges the space industry faces, size and weight constraints when sending payloads into space is one of the most keenly felt pain points. The limited capacity of launch vehicles means ...