Sachin Surve received the PhD degree in applied physics (specialized in photonics) from Victoria University, Melbourne, in 2004. At ANU Sachin is involved with setting-up laser laboratories and laser-based processes for solar applications. His current research interests include implementing novel laser-based applications in semiconductor, photovoltaic and other relevant technologies.
- Photonics: laser-based processing systems, fibre-optic sensors, fibre optic interferometers, In-fibre Bragg gratings and components, DPSS and Gas lasers, interferometric/holographic optical assemblies/alignments.
- Semiconductor: lithography processes, mask-less lithography, fabricating binary and greyscale photomasks, evaporation/dry-etching mask design and fabrication.
- Photovoltaic: Laser-based processes for fabricating solar cells, developing customised solar cell modules for research purposes, characterising modules using solar cell simulators, characterising solar cells using photoluminescence, electroluminescence, internal/external quantum efficiency techniques and accelerated testing of modules.