NEWS 2012

Grant Success: CUDOS Researchers receive ARC grants

The 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.

CUDOS alumni,receives prestigious prize for best PhD thesis

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Dr. Trung Vo,CUDOS alumni received the prestigious prize for best PhD thesis in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney. Photo shows Dr. Trung Vo and Head of School, Prof Clive Baldock in the last faculty prize ceremony.
Congratulations Trung!

IPOS research featured in Laser Focus World.

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IPOS research featured in Laser Focus World.
Work by IPOS researchers Dr. Alexander Argyros and Dr. Sergio Leon-Saval and collaborators from the University of Auckland was featured in Laser Focus World. The article described their work on low-loss polymer based hollow THz waveguides. The full article can be accessed here