Thank you very much to my main collaborator Dr Geoff Campbell and other staff at the ANU Research School of Physics for helping make this project come to life.
Dr Geoff Campbell
Dr Geoff Campbell is a postdoctoral fellow at ANU, working in optical physics. He has a background in quantum optics, precision fabrication, and light-atom interaction. He is currently focused on volumetric imaging in the Applied Metrology Laboratory in the Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics. Geoff’s recent publications can be viewed here.
Neil Devlin is a machinist technician in the Research School of Physics workshop. He is an expert in precision manufacturing for specialised components for physics research. His material and machinist knowledge also make him an extraordinary problem-solver in designing and realising bespoke parts required for research. Neil is fabricating gigs, polygon facet blanks and lens blanks for the project.
Tom Cave is a machinist technician in the Research School of Physics workshop. He has been engaging with the project designing and fabricating gigs for the aluminium components we are cutting on the nano-lathe.
Dennis Gibson is an electronics technician in the Electronics Unit of the Research School of Physics. He has been problem-solving various motors of slow speeds and building PCB circuits to control the rotational speed of the polygon.
Luke Materne is an electronics technician in the Electronics Unit of the Research School of Physics. He problem-solved the initial stepper motors we tried using drivers and Arduino. Luke is currently studying a BSc in Electronic Engineering.
The ANU Maker Space Team
As always, the Maker Space team, Jordan Haddrick, Rachael Hanrick and Saskia Morris are very generous with their time and support when ever I encounter a digital fabrication problem. The Maker Space is where I am fabricating all the first-stage prototype components for the project.
Dr Noelia Martinez Rey
Noelia Martinez Rey is a post-doctoral fellow at the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. She specialises in adaptive optics systems for astronomy and optical communications, and astronomical instrumentation. Noelia is an expert in using the optical software Zeemax. She is helping Geoff and myself design the lenses for the polygon image system. Noelia is using Zeemax to design composite objective lenses using a single lens rather than the usual 2- 3 lenses required. We will fabricate her designs using the nano-lathe.