2016 CUDOS News

CUDOS Early Career Researcher awarded RMIT Prize for Research Excellence


Dr Andreas Boes from the RMIT University CUDOS node has been awarded the RMIT Prize for Research Excellence – HDR (Technology).

CSIRO supports CUDOS’ Australian Silicon Photonics invention


CUDOS Chief Investigator Professor Arnan Mitchell’s Australian Silicon Photonics team is one of ten winning teams that has been selected by CSIRO for its sci-tech accelerator program to help transform research invention into an innovative venture.

CUDOS researcher named among top tech innovators in Asia and Australasia


CUDOS researcher Dr Simon Gross from Macquarie University has been named as one of the region’s top tech innovators by MIT Technology Review, in recognition of his outstanding research.

Sensing our way to a bright future


Read Professor Ben Eggleton’s insightful article in the ATSE Focus Magazine about why photonics technologies are playing critical roles in our everyday lives and CUDOS' work in this important field of research.

CUDOS invention to inspire new night-vision specs


CUDOS scientists at ANU have designed a nano crystal around 500 times smaller than a human hair that turns darkness into visible light and can be used to create light-weight night-vision glasses.

CUDOS postgraduates win Best Oral Presentation Prizes at KOALA-IONS


ANU postgraduate student Kai Wang has won the Best Oral Presentation Prize for his talk on "Polarization measurement with all-dielectric metasurfaces: From classical to quantum light" at KOALA-IONS 2016.

Min Gu honoured as Victoria’s Top Scientist


The Victorian Government has honoured Professor Min Gu with its most prestigious science and innovation prize for his pioneering contributions to physical sciences and the impact of his research to the community.

Prize recognition for CUDOS’ outstanding Early Career Researcher


In recognition of her research contribution to the field of optics, Dr Andrea Blanco Redondo has been awarded the highly competitive AOS Geoff Opat Early Career Researcher Prize.

CUDOS PhD student wins NSW AIP Postgraduate Award


Postgraduate research student James Titchener has won the 2016 NSW Australian Institute of Physics Postgraduate Prize.

CUDOS researcher awarded Harry Messel Research Fellowship


Dr Andrea Blanco Redondo has been awarded the Professor Harry Messel Research Fellowship. The Fellowship includes funding for three years for an experimental project that Andrea presented called“Unleashing the power of a new solitary wave”.

CUDOS researchers awarded $4 million funding


CUDOS received nine federal government grants from the Australian Research Council in their recent funding round for 2017. The grants, worth more than $4.1 million, were awarded for a diverse range of photonics projects.

UNESCO announces International Day of Light


Following a highly successful International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies in 2015, the Executive Board of UNESCO has endorsed an enduring International Day of Light to be celebrated on 16 May every year from 2018.

Postdeadline paper presented at Frontiers in Optics conference


Dr Alvaro Casas-Bedoya and PhD candidate Blair Morrison’s postdeadline paper ‘Net Brillouin gain of 18.5 dB in a hybrid silicon chip’ was accepted for presentation at the OSA 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.

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.

CUDOS alumni wins 2016 Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science


A former PhD student at CUDOS won the 2016 Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science. Associate Professor Sharath Sriram is now deputy director of the $30-million Micro Nano Research Facility at RMIT University, where his team developed the world's first artificial memory cell.

Light up the Outback


During the first week of August, two CUDOS PhD candidates based at Macquarie University, Blake Entwisle and Dan Blay travelled to the Central West, Far West and Riverina areas of New South Wales on a mission to promote physics and science in rural communities.

CUDOS PhD candidate Moritz Merklein’s winning streak


Shortly after being awarded a SPIE scholarship, Moritz has won the first prize at the student oral presentation competition of the 7th International Conference on Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Materials and Applications in Montreal.

International collaboration set to dramatically improve internet capacity


A collaboration between scientists in Sydney and Japan has resulted in a breakthrough that will lead to faster, more compact and cost-efficient telecommunications using advanced optical frequency comb technology.

Women in CUDOS, Winter 2016


The latest edition of Women in CUDOS is now available online.

CUDOS PhD candidate awarded SPIE scholarship


Congratulations to Moritz Merklein who has been awarded a 2016 SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship.

CUDOS Director elected Fellow of Australian Academy of Science


Congratulations Professor Benjamin Eggleton who has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

Small and bright: what nanophotonics means for you


Read Professor Ben Eggleton's The Conversation article about nanophotonics and CUDOS' work in this important field of research

Australia-Israel collaboration achieves first nanophotonic topological system


An international team of researchers from the Australian Research Centre of Excellence CUDOS (Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems) at the University of Sydney and Technion - Israel Institute of Technology have demonstrated the first topologically protected waveguiding in a silicon nanophotonic platform.

CUDOS researcher wins Sydney University Alumni Medal


Congratulations Dr Tomonori Hu, winner of the Rita and John Cornforth Medal at last night’s Alumni Awards ceremony held in the Great Hall of the University.

Breaking of tiny light pulses observed in a nanophotonic chip for the first time


The pulse splitting phenomenon, called soliton fission, could lead to novel rainbow light sources used in compact optical communications systems and lab-on-a-chip spectroscopic tools for portable medical diagnostics.

Nanomaterial to drive new generation of solar cells


Australian physicists have discovered radical new properties in a nanomaterial which opens new possibilities for the fabrication of highly efficient thermophotovoltaic cells, which could one day harvest heat in the dark and turn it into electricity.

Breakthrough technology to improve cyber security


With enough computing effort most contemporary security systems will be broken. But a research team at the University of Sydney has made a major breakthrough in generating single photons (light particles), as carriers of quantum information in security systems. The collaboration involving physicists at the Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), an ARC Centre of Excellence headquartered in the School of Physics, and electrical engineers from the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, has been published today in Nature Communications.

CUDOS Director and research labs in the news


Professor Benjamin Eggleton and CUDOS research labs feature in a front cover story in today’s Sydney Morning Herald and on channel 7 evening news, focusing on the three flagship projects underway at the new Sydney Nanoscience Hub.

Student Poster Prize winners announced


Winners of the best one-minute presentation and poster prizes announced at CUDOS annual workshop.

Workshop 2016


137 people attended the CUDOS workshop, making it one of the largest gatherings of photonics researchers in Australia.

CUDOS entrepreneur at INCUBATE


CUDOS PhD graduate, Tomonori Hu is in the middle of an intense 14 week entrepreneur program run to accelerate his start-up business, Miriad Technology, commercialising an invention he developed while working on his doctorial research paper.

New class of light wave discovered


CUDOS physicists have made a remarkable discovery that opens up future applications in many areas such as in precision laser surgery, imaging devices, and ultrafast computing and communication technology.