The Centre of Excellence for MicroPhotonic Systems (COMPS) is a partnership between ECU and international collaborators from Cambridge University UK, Ulm University Germany, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Israel, TIMA France and EPFL Switzerland, all of whom have world-class researchers and facilities.
Supported by the WA Government's Centres of Excellence in Science and Innovation Program, COMPS aims to provide the highly specialised technical know-how and research needed to trigger a dynamic and vibrant MicroPhotonic industry by facilitating high-level collaboration between these leading international research teams and by arranging access to their state-of-the-art research facilities.
The Centre's research is focused on MicroPhotonics that integrates microelectronics and photonics at micro- and nano-scales.
An enabling technology, MicroPhotonics has application across multiple scientific, technological and industrial fields including ICT, health, agriculture, security, consumer electronics and signal processing. COMPS has already developed and patented technologies in the engineering, photonic engineering, heat transfer, agriculture and sports science fields.
COMPS has recently established an RF Magnetron Sputtering Facility dedicated to the practical implementation of advanced photonic nano-device concepts. The facility is suitable for the synthesis of new and advanced photonic materials, including novel magneto-optic material compositions. COMPS has developed MicroPhotonics demonstrators including:
Professor Kamal Alameh
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