2015 CUDOS News

CUDOS PhD student awarded RMIT University Higher Degree by Research Publication Excellence Prize


CUDOS PhD student Andreas Boes has been awarded the RMIT University Higher Degree by Research Publication Excellence Prize.

SPIE Micro + Nano Conference 2015


CUDOS hosted the first ‘nano’ conference at the new Sydney Nanoscience Hub this week. The highly successful SPIE Micro + Nano, Materials, Devices and Applications ran over four days from 6-9 December 2015.

CUDOS postdeadline papers at ANZCOP


Congratulations to CUDOS researchers Amol Choudhary, Elias Giacoumidis and Mike Smith and their teams for their Postdeadline papers that were presented at the Australian and New Zealand Conference on Optics and Photonics (ANZCOP) last week in Adelaide.

Women in CUDOS 2015


Published today, the second edition of Women in CUDOS 2015 focuses on the visibility of women in the workplace, with links to mentoring organisations, tips on how to deal with career gaps, interesting articles, reports and reviews of female scientists in popular culture.

CUDOS celebrates new labs at Sydney Nanoscience Hub


CUDOS celebrated our move to new labs at the Sydney Nanoscience Hub today, with champagne and tours of the two purpose built research facilities for our stimulated Brillouin scattering and nonlinear quantum photonics projects.

A Century of Nobel Prizes in Light - Research that changed the World!


As 2015 comes to a close, please join us for our final talk, ‘Computing at the speed of Light, presented by internationally celebrated physicist, Professor Michal Lipson from Columbia University.

Echoless light observed for first time


A collaborative team of researchers from the ARC Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) have demonstrated a phenomenon first proposed in 1948, but which had never before been observed experimentally.

CUDOS Director appointed Editor-in-Chief of new photonics journal


The American Institute of Physics will launch a new journal, APL Photonics in April 2016, with CUDOS Director, Professor Benjamin Eggleton recently announced as its first Editor-in-Chief. APL Photonics is an open access journal for high quality original research in the field of applied photonics.

Breakthrough light source for early detection of disease and pollution


CUDOS researchers have made a major advancement towards the design of inexpensive monitoring devices that can detect human disease and air pollution at very small levels.

Dragonfly sets sights on distant planets


A team from CUDOS, the Australian Astronomical Observatory and Sydney Institute for Astronomy successfully installed Dragonfly, a single hybridized photonic chip designed to take images of distant planets, at Australia’s largest telescope.

New partnership with Lugar Research


CUDOS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Scientific Partnership with Lugar Research Institute for Innovation and Technology.

Invisibilty cloaks and bending light


CUDOS Professor, Yuri Kivshar recently delivered a public lecture Metamaterials: Invisibility cloaks and bending light’ as part of the 2015 Academy of Science Speaker Series – Where Science Fiction becomes Science Fact.

Phones and computers a step closer to being more secure


Physicists from the University of Sydney have developed a photonic chip able to communicate information more securely and small enough to fit most computers.

VIVID 2015:Laser Harp


As part of International Year of Light celebrations, the SPIE OSA Sydney University Student Chapter created a light and music installation, The Laser Harp, for VIVID’s ‘Light Walk’ on Sydney harbour foreshore.

Workshop on Brillion scattering 20-22 July 2015


The Workshop on OptoMechanics and Brillion scattering: Fundamentals, Applications and Technologies (WOMBAT) brought together a dynamic group of dynamic speakers and international researchers in optoaccoustics, such as Professor Kerry Vahala from Caltech; Professor Gaurav Bahl, from the University of Illinoi at Urbana-Champaign; and NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer, Professor Mary O’Kane.

Two new postdeadline papers


Congratulations to CUDOS Members at the University of Sydney for two postdeadline papers accepted into the Nonlinear Optics Meeting in Hawaii.

CUDOS Technology at Laser World of Photonics


Hundreds of visitors stopped at the CUDOS Technology booth during Munich's Laser World of Photonics to talk to inventors from our ANU, University of Sydney and Macquarie University research nodes.

Australian scientists launch commercial enterprise in Europe


CUDOS Technology launches internationally at the world’s largest Optical and Photonics trade exhibition - Laser World of Photonics on 22-25 June in Munich with four new products currently being patented in the key markets of Australia, the USA, Europe and China.

Lessons on Optics from Nature


A fascinating article, 'Biomimetics: Lessons on Optics from Nature's School' by CUDOS Chief Investigator, Professor Ross McPhedran and Andrew Parker from the Natural History Museum of London, appears in this months Physics Today.

CUDOS to exhibit at Laser World of Photonics 2015 in Munich


Over four days, starting from Monday 22 June, CUDOS will be exhibiting our latest technology in Munich, Germany. The exhibit is part of Laser World of Photonics; the only trade fair that brings together all optical-technology sectors including research, technology and industry.

Student receives national award from the People's Republic of China


Congratulations to Young Zhang, who received an award yesterday for Outstanding Self-Financed Overseas Chinese Student from the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Sydney.

CUDOS students take out top science prizes at Sydney University


CUDOS students dominate prizes awarded at the University of Sydney this week, with the news that two of its postgraduate research students have been recognized for their outstanding work in academia and citizenship.

All-Optical Signal Processing book now available


A new book co-edited by CUDOS’s Professor Benjamin Eggleton, with chapters written by Dr David Marpaung and Associate Professor Mike Steel has just been published and can be ordered online.

Adventures of an Optical Scientist


Over 180 people filled the Charles Perkins Auditorium on Tuesday night to hear Harvard Professor Federico Capasso’s only major public talk in Australia.

Breakthrough in nonlinear optics research


A method to selectively enhance or inhibit optical nonlinearities in a chip-scale device has been developed by CUDOS PhD students Moritz Merklein, Irina Kabakova and Thomas Büttner.

CUDOS stimulated Brillouin scattering research reaches worldwide audience


The February 2015 edition of Optics and Photonics News features a CUDOS article about it’s research into stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS).

International Year of Light Illuminates Paris


The opening ceremony for the International Year of Light was a two-day celebration of the wonderful and diverse ways in which human society is uplifted by our interaction with light.

Spectacular Sydney Fireworks mark the beginning of International Year of Light


A giant lightbulb that illuminated the Sydney Harbour Bridge shortly after midnight on 1 January 2015, kicked off the International Year of Light and Light-based technologies.