World-first transfer of light to acoustic information on a chip

World first: ‘Storing lightning inside thunder’ - CUDOS researchers are turning optical data into readable soundwaves

Researchers from the University of Sydney CUDOS node have dramatically slowed digital information carried as light waves by transferring the data into sound waves in an integrated circuit, or microchip. It is the first time this has been achieved. Read more

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

News Highlights

Moritz Merklein

CUDOS PhD student honoured by the Royal Society of NSW


The Royal Society of NSW has awarded the Jak Kelly Prize for excellence in postgraduate research to Moritz Merklein, PhD student at the University of Sydney CUDOS node, for his work on 'A chip integrated optical buffer based on hyper-sound waves'.


CUDOS researchers awarded $2.5 million funding


CUDOS researchers received six federal government grants from the Australian Research Council in their recent funding round for 2018.

Sergey Kruk

AOS Geoff Opat Prize for CUDOS’ emerging Early Career Researcher


Dr Sergey Kruk from the ANU Nonlinear Physics Centre CUDOS node has been awarded the AOS Geoff Opat Early Career Researcher Prize for his significant research contributions to the fields of optics.

Michael Withford

Michael Withford newest Distinguished Professor at Macquarie University


Professor Michael Withford, CUDOS node Director and Chief Investigator at Macquarie University, has been awarded the title of 'Distinguished Professor' of Macquarie University, one of the highest honours the University can bestow.

Research Highlights
Coming Up

21 Nov 2017

IPOS Symposium 2017: Nanophotonics and Nanofabrication
University of Sydney Nanoscience Hub, Australia

22-23 Nov 2017

2017 ANFF - AMMRF Annual Research Showcase
University of Sydney Nanoscience Hub, Australia

26 Nov - 1 Dec 2017

IONS KOALA Conference
Brisbane, Australia

4-7 Dec 2017

Queenstown, New Zealand

14 Dec 2017

CUDOS Frontiers in Nanoplasmonics Workshop
RMIT University's Green Brain Conference Room, Australia