ARC Success of CUDOS Node Groups

Congratulations to the following CUDOS Universities and Groups for their recent success with ARC funding.

University of Sydney

DE130101148 Clark, Dr Alexander S
Approved
Project Title: Quantum state translation in integrated optics: enabling multicolour quantum processing
2013 $125,000.00
2014 $125,000.00
2015 $125,000.00
Total $375,000.00
Primary FoR 0206 QUANTUM PHYSICS
Funded Participants:
DECRA Dr Alexander S Clark
Administering Organisation The University of Sydney
Project Summary
This project aims to use nonlinear effects in photonic waveguide devices to shift the energies of photons, single particles of light, from one state to another. This will have a profound impact on provably secure quantum
communication and potentially provide novel routes to the building of a quantum computer.

DE130101033 Hudson, Dr Darren D
Approved
Project Title: An ultrafast mid-infrared fiber laser: short pulses at long wavelengths
2013 $125,000.00
2014 $125,000.00
2015 $125,000.00
Total $375,000.00
Primary FoR 0205 OPTICAL PHYSICS
Funded Participants:
DECRA Dr Darren D Hudson
Administering Organisation The University of Sydney
Project Summary
This project will result in the creation of a unique laser system, operating in the mid-infrared wavelength range and generating short bursts of light,

DP130101009 Catchpole, Dr Kylie R; de Sterke, Prof Carel M
Approved
Project Title: Nanophotonics for strong absorption in extremely thin solar cells: moving beyond silicon
2013 $140,000.00
2014 $170,000.00
2015 $170,000.00
Total $480,000.00
Primary FoR 0906 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
Administering Organisation The Australian National University
Project Summary
This project will lead to the development of extremely thin solar cells made of novel low-cost materials, which would likely reduce the cost of photovoltaic technology. If the cost of photovoltaics was sufficiently low then it could have a major impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pollution in Australia and worldwide.

DP130102348 Fleming, Prof Simon C
Approved
Project Title: Teaching old dogs new tricks: making ordinary glass both guide and modulate light in
photonic chips
2013 $140,000.00
2014 $130,000.00
2015 $130,000.00
Total $400,000.00
Primary FoR 0906 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
Administering Organisation The University of Sydney
Project Summary
The continued revolution of telecoms, and other industries, by photonics demands active integrated photonics: chips that can switch, modulate and modify light. Currently this requires problematic materials. This project will innovatively combine breakthroughs in two areas: poling and laser writing, to produce active devices in standard silicate glass chips.

DP130100832 Poulton, Dr Christopher G; Eggleton, Prof Benjamin J; Steel, A/Prof Michael J
Approved
Project Title: Putting stimulated Brillouin scattering to work: tailored optical-phononic interactions for onchip
signal processing
2013 $150,000.00
2014 $130,000.00
2015 $120,000.00
Total $400,000.00
Primary FoR 0205 OPTICAL PHYSICS
Administering Organisation University of Technology, Sydney
Project Summary
Light interacts with sound via a phenomenon called Brillouin scattering, an effect which is of major importance in modern nonlinear optics but is very difficult to control. Our pioneering project will open the door to low power optical devices and other diverse innovations that will support Australia's needs in defence and communications.

ANU Nonlinear Physics Group

DE130101448 Garanovich, Dr Ivan L
Approved
Project Title: Nanowaveguides with a twist: shaping and switching of light pulses in modulated nanowaveguide arrays
2013 $123,114.00
2014 $120,249.00
2015 $116,083.00
Total $359,446.00
Primary FoR 1007 NANOTECHNOLOGY
Funded Participants: DECRA Dr Ivan L Garanovich
Administering Organisation The Australian National University
Project Summary
This project will develop innovative modulated nanowaveguides for real-time spatiotemporal shaping and switching of optical pulses at ultrahigh speed. It will advance the fundamental science of optics at the nanoscale and benefit photonic industries by suggesting lightweight, compact and power efficient devices for ultrafast optical pulse control.

DP130100855 Ostrovskaya, Dr Elena A; Kivshar, Prof Yuri S; Desyatnikov, Dr Anton S; Dall, Dr Robert G;
Fraser, Dr Michael D; Skryabin, Prof Dmitry
Approved
Project Title: Towards polaritonics: non-equilibrium dynamics of condensed microcavity polaritons
2013 $200,000.00
2014 $200,000.00
2015 $130,000.00
Total $530,000.00
Primary FoR 0206 QUANTUM PHYSICS
Administering Organisation The Australian National University
Project Summary
This research project will contribute to the rapid expansion of the new cutting-edge interdisciplinary science - polaritonics - that aims to harness collective quantum properties of light-matter interaction in semiconductors. Its outcomes will underpin the development of the next generation optoelectronic devices for emitting and controlling light.

DP130101428 Miroshnichenko, Dr Andrey E; Izdebskaya, Dr Yana V; Desyatnikov, Dr Anton S; Smalyukh,
A/Prof Ivan I
Approved
Project Title: Advanced photonics with flexible pixels in liquid crystals
2013 $145,000.00
2014 $145,000.00
2015 $145,000.00
Total $435,000.00
Primary FoR 0205 OPTICAL PHYSICS
Administering Organisation The Australian National University
Project Summary
Similar to conventional pixels in liquid-crystal displays, the localised micro-defects in liquid crystalline structure can be generated by laser beams and immersed particles. The project will create such reconfigurable, or flexible, pixels for efficient control of optical signals underpinning the development of advanced photonic devices.

DP130100135 Sukhorukov, A/Prof Andrey A; Pertsch, Prof Thomas; Szameit, Asst Prof Alexander
Approved
Project Title: Nonlinear nano-photonic structures for frequency conversion: from classical to quantum applications
2013 $115,000.00
2014 $115,000.00
2015 $105,000.00
Total $335,000.00
Primary FoR 0205 OPTICAL PHYSICS
Administering Organisation The Australian National University
Project Summary
New methods for changing the colour of light will be developed through the use of nano-scale optical circuits, enabling manipulation of short pulses and single quanta of light. This will advance the performance, energy efficiency and security of future optical communication networks and computing systems.

DP130100086 Sukhorukov, A/Prof Andrey A; Choi, Dr Duk-Yong
Approved
Project Title: Flexible nonlinear photonics with nanowire slow-light waveguides
2013 $160,000.00
2014 $140,000.00
2015 $130,000.00
Total $430,000.00
Primary FoR 0205 OPTICAL PHYSICS
Administering Organisation The Australian National University
Project Summary
This project will develop new approaches based on nanotechnologies to create flexible photonic chips in which deformations can be used to manipulate optical pulses transmitting information at the speed of light. This will serve to advance the speed, performance and energy efficiency of future optical communication networks and computing systems.

ANU Laser Physics Group

LE130100067 Luther-Davies, Prof Barry; Jackson, Dr Stuart D; Eggleton, Prof Benjamin J; Yang, Dr
Zhiyong; Wang, Dr Rongping; Choi, Dr Duk-Yong; Madden, A/Prof Steve; Hudson, Dr Darren
D; Moss, A/Prof David J
Approved
Project Title: A femtosecond Mmd-IR optical parametric amplifier source for waveguide nonlinear optics