Case Studies

Our team at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Optical Microcombs for Breakthrough Science is working on a variety of projects spanning fundamental physics, astronomy, sensing and measurement, information and intelligence, and spectroscopy and microscopy. Read more about our projects below.

Our case studies

More accurately mapping Australia’s earthquake-prone areas using our internet’s optical fibres

Using the same underground optical fibres that transmit our internet, researchers think they will be able to measure our Earth’s tremors more accurately than ever before.

Measuring our greenhouse gases more rapidly and accurately

Our team aims to miniaturise the current bulky gas sensing equipment and use it in remote areas like Australia’s outback.

Observing the tiny wobble of a star more accurately to find earth-like planets

Making the world’s most accurate ruler smaller and more robust will bring us one step closer to finding habitable planets like our Earth.

Connecting internet superhighways to keep up with data demands

A team of researchers from Monash, RMIT, University of Adelaide and the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications have created a fingernail-sized chip to more efficiently route our internet’s data to its destination.