Light up the Outback

During the first week of August, two of our PhD candidates based at Macquarie University, Blake Entwisle and Dan Blay will be travelling to the Central West, Far West and Riverina areas of New South Wales on a mission to promote physics and science to rural communities. Their week long outback outreach tour will travel a 1,800km loop to visit high schools in Blayney, Young, Griffith, Condoblin, Cobar, Nyngan and Gulgong where they will be conducting optics based experiments (such as the thermal camera, Laser Telephone, LED Velocity Juggling Balls), discussing current research, and encouraging students to study science at a tertiary level. You can follow Blake and Dan’s Light Up the Outback Tour via their blog.

CUDOS is funded by the Australian Research Council under the Centres of Excellence Program , with further support from our seven constituent universities, fifteen partner investigators, and the New South Wales State Government.

News Highlights


Postdeadline paper presented at Frontiers in Optics


CUDOS’ Dr Alvaro Casas-Bedoya and PhD candidate Blair Morrison’s postdeadline paper ‘Net Brillouin gain of 18.5 dB in a hybrid silicon chip’ has been accepted for presentation at the Frontiers in Optics conference in New York this week.


CUDOS joins ACP at Photonics Workshop in Jena


CUDOS strengthens ties with the Abbe Centre of Photonics in Germany at their annual workshop on Nano-optical systems exploiting nonlinear effects.

Moritz Merklein and Birgit Stiller

Postdeadline Paper at OSA Nonlinear Photonics Conference


Dr Birgit Stiller's and Moritz Merklein's postdeadline paper on 'A coherent on-chip optical memory: storing amplitude and phase as acoustic phonons' has been accepted for presentation at the OSA Nonlinear Photonics Conference in Sydney next week.


Sharath Sriram wins 2016 Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science


Former CUDOS PhD student, Sharath Sriram, recently won the 2016 Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science for his work as deputy director of a $30-million Micro Nano Research Facility at RMIT University, where his team of researchers have developed the world's first artificial memory cell that mimics the way the brain stores long-term memory.

Research Highlights
Coming Up

2-5 November, 2016

Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP)
Wuhan, China

9 November 2016

Workshop on Topological and Nonreciprocal Photonics
Sydney, Australia

24-25 November, 2016

Quantum Photonic Connections Conference

Bringing together scientists researching the different components of future quantum-enhanced computers and networks.
Sydney, Australia

27 November-2 December, 2016

9th Conference on Optics, Atoms and Laser Applications
Melbourne, Australia

4-8 December,2016

The International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics
Kanpur, India

7-9 December, 2016

NANOP 2016
Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics International Conference
Paris, France