2014 CUDOS News

Professor Yuri Kivshar awarded prestigious Medal and Prize


Yuri Kivshar, CUDOS Deputy Director and Head of the ANU Non Linear Physics Centre, was awarded the Harrie Massey Medal and Prize at the recent AIP conference for his work in the field of nonlinear optics, metamaterials and metadevices.

OSA recognises CUDOS postdoctoral researcher as 2015 Outstanding Young Professional


OSA has awarded CUDOS Postdoctoral Research Associate Dr Alvaro Casas Bedoya as the 2015 Outstanding Young Professional.

CUDOS Director appointed to IEEE Photonics Society Board


Congratulations to Professor Ben Eggleton, CUDOS Director, who was recently elected to the IEEE Photonics Society’s Board of Governors.

CUDOS student wins Best Oral Presentation Prize at KOALA-IONS 2014


CUDOS postgraduate research student Tomonori Hu has won the Best Oral Presentation Prize at the recent KOALA-IONS in Adelaide.

Foundation laid for future French and Australian photonics research collaboration


Researchers from CUDOS met with members of France’s Institut Fresnel and the Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale last week to discuss opportunities for collaborative research, and the exchange of staff and students between the two countries.

Industrious KOALAs


IONS KOALA, held over one week in November at the University of Adelaide introduced an ‘Industry Night’ for the first time this year.

Industry partnership supports Australian production of next-generation photonics


The story about the optical oscilloscope developed by CUDOS is featured on the School of Physics News website.

Mick Withford elected to Fellowship of The Optical Society


Congratulations to CUDOS Chief Investigator Prof. Mick Withford who has been elected to Fellowship of The Optical Society (OSA) – a significant international scientific distinction.

CUDOS success in ARC Funding


University of Sydney CUDOS members were successful in the Australian Research Council (ARC) Funding commencing in 2015.

CUDOS postdeadline paper at ACP 2014


Postdeadline paper accepted at the Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP) in Shanghai, China.

CUDOS publishes two papers in OSA high impact journal Optica


CUDOS researchers have just published two papers in the Optical Society’s (OSA) high impact journal Optica.

CUDOS celebrated the Day of Photonics 2014


More than 60 people joined the celebration of the Day of Photonics at Sydney University’s School of Physics, organised by CUDOS.

CUDOS and ACP to partner on research


CUDOS and the Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP) have agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on research initiatives on future photonic components.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry has link to CUDOS research


The 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy has a close link to CUDOS research.

CUDOS post-deadline paper at ECOC Cannes


Postdeadline paper accepted at European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC 2014) in Cannes, France.

Nanotechnology breakthrough


CUDOS Node Director Arnan Mitchell's team achieved a nanotechnology breakthrough.

CUDOS affiliated paper in top 15 most cited papers


CUDOS Node Director Arnan Mitchell's paper is in the top 15 list of most-cited articles published in Optics Express over the past year.

CUDOS student wins Faculty of Science Science Research Prize


CUDOS postgraduate research student Matthew Collins was awarded the 2014 Faculty of Science Research Prize.

Yuri Kivshar meeting granted by the Royal Society


CUDOS Deputy Director Professor Yuri Kivshar was selected by the Hooke Committee to hold a meeting as part of the Royal Society scientific programme 2015/2016.

Yuri Kivshar awarded Lebedev Medal


CUDOS Deputy Director Yuri Kivshar was awarded with the Rozhdestvensky Optical Society's Lebedev Medal for outstanding contribution to the photonic sciences.

CUDOS Postdeadline Paper at OSA Advanced Photonics Congress in Spain


Postdeadline paper accepted at OSA Advanced Photonics Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

In Memoriam: Professor Anatoly P. Sukhorukov


Anatoly P. Sukhorukov, a well-known and highly-respected Soviet/Russian pioneer and innovator in nonlinear optics, passed away on 10 April 2014, at the age of 78.

CUDOS Postdeadline Paper accepted at OECC/ACOFT 2014


Postdeadline paper to be presented at OECC/ACOFT 2014 in Melbourne by Kai Hu.



Australia's Chief Defense Scientist visited CUDOS at the University of Sydney along with senior DSTO staff.

CUDOS Postdeadline Paper announced for CLEO:2014


Postdeadline paper to be presented by Chad Husko, written by Chad and Ben Eggleton at Sydney University, in collaboration with PI Kobus Kuipers and team at FOM Institute AMOLF and collaborators at Thales, France

CUDOS students shine in annual competitions


Inspired artwork with a traffic light theme and a poster & presentation ticking all the boxes were winners in prestigious Student Competitions announced at the CUDOS Annual Workshop held in February this year.

Read about the winners of the 2014 Student Poster Competition and Student Challenge...

International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies is coming..


2015 is the International Year of Light

CUDOS paper in Nature Communications


"We have demonstrated both theoretically and experimentally that by using the interactions between photons and phonons (acoustic waves), we can introduce non-reciprocal phase shift to photons"

Min Gu awarded Ian Wark Medal


Congratulations to Professor Min Gu for this prestigious award from the Australian Academy of Science.

Soliton compression in silicon published in Nature Communications


Ms Andrea Blanco-Redondo and Dr Chad Husko from CUDOS at the University of Sydney have led an international research team to observe on-chip soliton compression in a silicon photonic crystal for the first time.

OPN Magazine features CUDOS paper


A CUDOS paper, presented at ECOC 2013/OpEx has been featured in the 'scatterings' section of OPN Magazine.