2017 CUDOS News

CUDOS alumnus announced as new ARC Future Fellow


Dr Chunle Xiong, CUDOS alumnus and former Project leader of the Nonlinear Quantum Photonics flagship project, has been awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship for his project Quantum satellites.

Innovative CUDOS researchers secure funding for industry Linkage Projects


The innovative research of CUDOS scientists at Macquarie University and the Australian National University (ANU) has led to significant funding in the latest Australian Research Council (ARC) grants for Linkage Projects.

Women in CUDOS, Winter 2017


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

When science meets engineering


Interdisciplinary research team develops technology and prototype for a tunable and configurable radio frequency photonic filter.

World’s thinnest hologram paves path to new 3D world


CUDOS research team at RMIT University has created the world’s thinnest hologram, paving the way towards the integration of 3D holography into everyday electronics like smart phones, computers and TVs.

Simon Fleming recognised for accomplishments in optics and photonics


CUDOS Associate Investigator Professor Simon Fleming of the University of Sydney received Senior Member designation by the Optical Society (OSA) for his accomplishments in optics and photonics.

Dr Bjorn Sturmberg awarded Myer Innovation Fellowship


CUDOS alumni Dr Bjorn Sturmberg has been awarded the 2017 Myer Innovation Fellowship for his social enterprise SunTenants, which brings the solar revolution to Australia’s rental properties.

Bright Lights: the science of light at the nanoscale


Professor Ben Eggleton and Dr Andrea Blanco Redondo illuminated the science of light at the nanoscale with their dazzling Sydney Science Forum public lecture at the University of Sydney Westmead Campus.

CUDOS researcher recognised for scientific excellence by Australian Academy of Science


Senior researcher Dr Mohsen Rahmani from the Australian National University CUDOS node has been recognised as Australian finalist for the 2017 ASPIRE Prize by the Australian Academy of Science.

Harnessing light at the nanoscale: Why light is leading us to the next scientific frontier


CUDOS researchers Professor Ben Eggleton and Dr Andrea Blanco Redondo explain why light is leading us to the next scientific frontier.

Light at the start of the 21st century tunnel


PhD student Atiyeh Zarifi from the University of Sydney CUDOS node provides some insights into her photonics research and its applications.

Photonics breakthrough paving the way for improved wireless communication systems


CUDOS Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology have made a breakthrough achieving radio frequency signal control at sub-nanosecond time scales on a chip-scale optical device.

Women in CUDOS and Finisar Networking Event


Over 30 women from CUDOS and Finisar met at CUDOS headquarters at the University of Sydney for the second Women in CUDOS and Finisar’s networking event.

Student Poster Award winners announced


Outstanding posters created and presented by CUDOS students were acknowledged at the CUDOS Annual Workshop.

CUDOS researcher awarded 2017 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize


Dr Mohsen Rahmani from the ANU Nonlinear Physics Centre CUDOS node was awarded the 2017 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Laser Physics and Photonics in Fundamental Aspects.

Australian Silicon Photonics and Luceda Photonics launch new photonics toolset


CUDOS researchers at RMIT University, partnering with Luceda Photonics, have launched a comprehensive toolset of electromagnetic simulators for photonic devices, called REME.

2017 Annual Workshop


Over 150 people, including international Partner Investigators, collaborators and special guests attended the 16th and final Annual CUDOS Workshop, making it one of the largest gatherings of photonics researchers in Australia.

Martijn de Sterke acknowledged for outstanding contributions to optics and photonics education


Professor Martijn de Sterke, CUDOS Chief Investigator from the University of Sydney has been awarded the prestigious Esther Hoffman Beller Medal by the Optical Society (OSA).

CUDOS Director co-leads NSW Smart Sensing Network NSSN


CUDOS is a partner in the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN), addressing real-world problems in NSW and beyond through sensing technologies.

Improving the world one wavelength at a time


Photonics is becoming more important in improving technologies, medicine and exploring the universe. The backbone of this research field is insights into the micro-structure of materials. CUDOS PhD student Atiyeh Zarifi explains.

CUDOS invention solves complex photonic integrated circuits problem


CUDOS PhD student Andri Mahendra built an integrated circuits controller that enables complex photonic devices to be more robust to internal and external disturbances, addressing one of the key issues in the photonics integration industry.

CUDOS scientists developed new telescope chip to help find alien planets


CUDOS PhD student Harry-Dean Kenchington Goldsmith and his colleagues at ANU have assembled a chip-based interferometer that enables astronomers to reveal Earth-like planets that could harbour life.

CUDOS researchers at RMIT launch commercial service


CUDOS Chief Investigator Professor Arnan Mitchell and his team at RMIT University have launched a new service for Australian researchers and the data industry: Australian Silicon Photonics – a passive silicon photonic device prototyping service that will dramatically change the nature of Australian research and development based on Silicon Photonics.

Min Gu’s new RMIT Labs officially opened


Following Chief Investigator and On-chip Nanoplasmonics Science Leader Professor Min Gu’s transfer to RMIT in 2016, three new optics and laser laboratories were constructed to form the new Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence Nanophotonics (LAIN). The laboratories, which support CUDOS’ On-chip Nanoplasmonics project and topological photonics activities, are now fully commissioned.