On the 3rd of February Miriad Technologies displayed the technology of our spectrometer at the CUDOS Workshop 2016. At this academic gathering of more than 200 researchers both from local Australia and around the world, we demonstrated the Miriad Spectrometer.
We had a live Quantum Cascade laser running at 4 microns, with real time wavelength measurements made from our compact device (see below!). CUDOS brings together a powerful team of Australian and international researchers in the field of photonics - one of their flagship projects being the Mid-infrared Photonics research group. This project focuses on guiding, dispersing, concentrating, and detecting light at the mid-infrared wavelengths.
For example the quantum cascade laser was used for research at the University of Sydney for characterising mid-infrared photonic waveguides, such as the silicon-on-sapphire platforms. This research lead to a break through demonstration of a light source to be used for early detection of disease and pollution - more on this research here.
Relevant publication: Optica Vol 2, Issue 9, page 797 "Midinfrared supercontinuum generation from 2 to 6 μm in a silicon nanowire" (2015)
More details on the spectrometer can be found here.